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Louboutin Wins Appeal Over Saint Laurent Red-Soles Shoes

Christian Louboutin Sarl won trademark protection for its women’s shoes with red soles and different colored tops while an appeals court also ruled the company can’t trademark a design that is simply all red.

Louboutin had sought a preliminary injunction that would have prevented Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. from selling all-red shoes that Louboutin claimed were identical to some of its own. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in August 2011 rejected Louboutin’s bid for an injunction and indicated it would probably lose the trademark case against Yves Saint Laurent.