Christian Louboutin sues Yves Saint Laurent over red soles


When it comes to fashion world, trademarked style is a big possession. Design plagiarism then can turn things really, really ugly, just like it did for these two competitors. In what can be termed as the war of designs, or copying of designs, Christian Louboutin S.A, the makers of some of the world’s most sexiest women shoes, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against Yves Saint Laurent S.A.S., another French company based in Paris, accusing the latter of unfairly copying its line of women’s shoes with red soles. .The lawsuit says designer Christian Louboutin originated the Red Sole logo trademark nearly 20 years ago, after he painted red nail polish on the black soles of a pair of women’s shoes.

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The reason for copying given: the popularity of these shoes with celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlett Johansson and Halle Berry among others.
Let’s say the best footwork wins!
[BusinessWeek]