n Without Prejudice - Lost soles : intellectual property
|Article Title||Lost soles : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Reggie Dlamini and Refilwe Nkgodi|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||14 - 15|
In a world in which stilettos are among the most desirable possessions a modern woman can own, it is no wonder that the designer-shoe market has become increasingly competitive. In an effort to add a distinctive element to their products, designers are increasingly aware of the role of colour in distinguishing their goods. However, when it comes to enforcement of colour trade marks this can be a tricky business, as seen recently in the judgement of the United States Court of Appeals in Christian Louboutin S.A. v Yves Saint Laurent Am. Holding, Inc.
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