Case Study: Louboutin V. Yves Saint Laurent

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT) -- In the highly awaited decision to the Christian Louboutin SA v. Yves Saint Laurent America Holding Inc. case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seems to have come to the correct conclusion that single color trademarks are registerable, protectable and enforceable in the fashion industry. While this conclusion most certainly benefits trademark owners in the fashion industry, it does still leave some open-ended questions that have yet to be resolved.

A trademark identifies the source of a product or service. A consumer viewing...
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