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Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent - No End to Their Trademark Battle Over the Color Red?
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Travis Burchart

Red M&Ms, red Crayolas red Porsches - let's hope they never end. But what about the famous red shoe battle between designers Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent? You thought there was an end to that red dispute, right? You might be... Read More

Someday, You Might Need a Trademark License to Use Christmas’ Red-Green Color Scheme
Posted on 27 Feb 2013 by Travis Burchart

Okay, so Christmas' red-green motif isn't actually in jeopardy, but the use of colors (in particular, red and green) as trademarks is becoming a reoccurring legal theme. First, it was red. In the case of Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint... Read More

UPDATE: Red Shoes Made for Walking but Not Trademarking? Christian Louboutin Files Reply Brief in Christian Louboutin/Yves Saint Laurent Red Mark Lawsuit
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Travis Burchart

UPDATE : On Tuesday, January 10 th , Christian Louboutin filed its reply brief, arguing that: I. the district court erred in: misconstruing the red outsole mark, ignoring the statutory presumption of validity, and ignoring the burden of... Read More

More Fighting Over Color: This Time It’s Not Red Soled Shoes but Light Blue Tennis Tape
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 by Travis Burchart

From high heels to tennis rackets we go, and all in the name of color. As the red mark war wages on between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent, a recent decision from the Northern District of Georgia addressed the validity and infringement... Read More