As you know, I am full time lawyer part time blogger. So when I see news that merge the two like this, my mouth waters.
What is the first thing you think of when somebody says red soles? It's Christian Louboutin ("Louboutin"). Which is exactly why the designer and his company is fighting like crazy to protect its red sole.
For those who don't remember, let me give you a quick summary. After years of applying and applying Louboutin finally got its trademark application approved in 2008. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this trademark will mean that you cannot produce shoes with red soles if you're not Louboutin. This is exactly why Louboutin sued the Pinault-Printemps-Redoute ("PPR") company and one of the most popular luxury brands Yves Saint Laurent America ("YSL"). The court case, is about YSL producing shoes with red soles and Louboutin wanting to put a stop to it. The brand even asked for a preliminary injunction (with which the court would demand YSL to stop producing red sole shoes until the case was decided). However, the judge declined Louboutin's request which leads me to think that Louboutin might be facing a harsh decision.