Louboutin Presses 2nd Circ. To Reverse Red Sole Mark Ruling

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 8:07 PM EST) -- Paris' Christian Louboutin SA took the closely watched trademark and unfair competition case over its famous red-soled shoes to the Second Circuit on Tuesday, pushing for the reversal of a ruling suggesting that color used in fashion cannot be trademarked.

Louboutin has been fighting since April to stop rival French fashion powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent SAS from making red-soled women's shoes — a Louboutin staple that fetches as much as $1,000 a pair and has even earned a tribute song from Jennifer Lopez.

“Mr. Louboutin had...
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