Monday, 11 April 2011

Louboutin Sues YSL Over Red Soles

The bottom of Yves Saint Laurent's shoes have Christian Louboutin seeing red and now he's suing!

In the lawsuit filed on Thursday, Louboutin claims YSL's red shoes with red soles "are virtually identical to plaintiff's Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public as to the origin of the infringing footwear."

While the shoes in question do look similar, we think Monsieur Louboutin is going to have a problem winning this one. YSL's red on red shoe is part of a larger collection that matches the color of the shoe with the sole.

The court papers also say Louboutin only noticed the alleged copycat in January, which is kinda funny since YSL's sold red sole shoes in the past.



  1. wow! this is really nuts. I think its important to guard your territory, but its not some no name house knocking off the red sole. It's YSL! thats practically a tribute....... not sure.

  2. Shouldn't two brands with this kind of clout find a way to deal with this in a backroom away from prying public eyes? This type of lawsuit brings everyone down.

  3. Hollywood stars are red sole shoes so keen on Christian Louboutin red-sole shoes that even though how expensive they are, these stars will buy the expensive shoes one by one. It is said Red Pumps Sale that there are more than 3000 female stars who own 500pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes.