n Without Prejudice - Whose red is it anyway? : intellectual property

Volume 11, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Recent news reports covered a court case in America relating to the colour of the soles of high-heeled shoes for women. Shoe-wear designer Christian Louboutin is said to have registered the colour "red" for the soles of shoes for which his brand is known and which he claims he first produced in 1992 (for a depiction - fashionablyjust.com). Yves Saint Laurent was said to have infringed Louboutin's trade mark by using red on the soles of YSL shoes.

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