Louboutin Says YSL Is Stealing Its Soles

Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT) -- French footwear designer Christian Louboutin SA gave rival Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. the stiletto-heeled boot on Thursday, accusing the high-end fashion house of intentionally infringing its trademarked red-soled shoes.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Louboutin claimed that the U.S. YSL unit is trying to take advantage of the cachet associated with Louboutin's women's footwear with red lacquered outer soles by starting to sell its own shoes with nearly identical red bottoms despite knowing about...
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