Should Louboutins red sole trademark be protected?

August 10, 2011
Today, An American judge denied Christian Louboutins requests to stop YSL’s production of their red soled products. YSL says that Louboutin has no right to monopolize the colour to be used on soles of shoes, although Christian Louboutin claims he was awarded an official trademark for the soles. The judge said “Because in the fashion industry color serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection.”

Christian Louboutin should with it’s ‘trademark’ soles.

What do you think? Should the red soles be exclusive to Christian Louboutin? Is it their trademark to be untouched? Or is it just a colour, and it shouldn’t be monopolized?

4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Should Louboutins red sole trademark be protected?”

  1. Sophie says:

    I don't know, I think the YSL's wouldn't suit anything but red really. xxx

  2. Cheyenne. says:

    Red soles are the Louboutin signature, its how they stand out and get noticed, even people who dont care about fashion or shoes would be able to distinguish them..
    (bit of a rant there, sorry :p)
    Loving the blog, im new to all this.. check mine out, (http://cheyenneheatherbarnes.blogspot.com/) i have my own red sole's post (: xx

  3. I think the red soles should be exclusive for Louboutin. It's their signature. x

  4. Rachhh. says:

    Cheyenne, Sure I'll check it out + Rachella – I Voted (:

    Thanks for comments, I'm really curious to find out what everyone thinks! xo

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