Wednesday, April 13, 2011
RED SOLE CATFIGHT ALERT
Here we go again.
Christian Louboutin is not at all happy with a fellow stilt peddler slicking some red on their soles.
While Louboutin seems to be in a constant state of battle with lesser brands mimicking his patented red soles, this time the fight is in the big league.
Apparently there is no room in the market for a second brand of shoes with red coloured soles and this time it is rival YSL.
Louboutin claim they were awarded an official trademark for the red sole in 2008 and have fiercely protected it since.
YSL have declined to comment on the case; although fashion insiders agree that the YSL shoes are part of a range where the soles are merely matching the colour of the upper, rather than various coloured shoes each with a red sole.
Make up your own mind. I don't mind YSL's matching red version.
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