Thursday, September 1, 2011


It all started when YSL and Louboutin went tete-a-tete in court earlier this year over a pair of red monochrome YSL heels. Louboutin claimed the YSL heels infringed upon their trademark rights to the signature Louboutin red-sole.  The verdict favored YSL saying the shoe did not overstep the Loubi trademark boundaries. As if that wasn't enough for us torn shoe addicts, the judge decided to put into question whether the Loubi trademark which was obtained in 2008 should have ever been granted!!  Louboutin has appealed the original ruling and until that case is settled, the red-sole rights will not be addressed.

In the meantime, I'll be asking myself, "Does the Loubi make the sole? Or, does the sole make the Loubi?" What do you guys think?

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