Louboutin Sees Red, Sues YSL

Famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin is suing Yves Saint Laurent for trademark infringement because YSL is selling red-soled shoes, which Louboutin insists is his creation.

Louboutin registered his red outer sole with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997, however, it's not clear if the trademark covers all red-soled shoes. Shoes from the YSL spring 2011 collection also feature green, purple and navy soles.

In the suit, filed in Manhattan, Louboutin asks the judge to impose $1 million in damages and order YSL to stop manufacturing similar shoe designs.

Shoe wars! Wonder who will win?


Posted on April 10, 2011 and filed under Fashion.