Christian Louboutin's shoes may give you an orgasm, but the current trademark lawsuit over their red soles will give you a headache. Nonetheless, Louboutin's most recent claims are pretty interesting.
As you may remember, Louboutin sued YSL in New York Federal Court in April because the latter was selling a shoe with a red sole: Louboutin's trademark, which the company legally obtained in 2008. Louboutin wanted a court-ordered injunction to stop YSL from selling the shoes while the case was in review. Instead, the presiding judge decided that maybe Louboutin's trademark--the one obtained in '08--wasn't even valid and that one designer shouldn't be able to have a "monopoly" on a color. Louboutin has been fighting back ever since and filed their appeal brief this Monday.
If they ever decide to do a Legally Blonde 3, this YSL vs. Christian Louboutin case would be perfect for Elle Woods. The two designers (well, their lawyers) came head-to-head yesterday at a court hearing before the three judges who hold the fate of Louboutin's red soles in their hands. Christian Louboutin himself attended as well. And as the Post began their report on the hearing, "The red soles were out in force." Indeed, fans of the brand were actually at the courthouse yesterday afternoon wearing Louboutins to show their support. One of them was Fordham fashion-law professor Susan Scafidi, who told the Post she was “voting with her feet.”