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Louboutin sees red, sues YSL over soles in US

French footwear star Christian Louboutin has filed suit against rival Yves Saint-Laurent in New York, alleging a deceitful use of red soles on YSL‘s women’s shoes. The million-dollar suit for “trademark infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin” filed on Thursday in Manhattan claims Louboutin was the first to come up with the idea […]

Apr 12, 2011 | By rty aze

Christian Louboutin heels

French footwear star Christian Louboutin has filed suit against rival Yves Saint-Laurent in New York, alleging a deceitful use of red soles on YSL‘s women’s shoes.

The million-dollar suit for “trademark infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin” filed on Thursday in Manhattan claims Louboutin was the first to come up with the idea of a scarlet sole on its luxury heels.

Louboutin — whose glam footwear was a focus of conversation on the TV series “Sex and the City” — charges that YSL’s use of red soles amounts to deception.

His shoes typically cost $1,000-4,000 a pair.

Source: AFPrelaxnews


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