The Louboutin vs. YSL Suit Is Officially Over

The red sole lawsuit between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent has finally come to a definitive end after 18 months of court dates, appeals, and media trash talk.

Back in April of last year, Louboutin asked the court to stop YSL from selling red shoes with red soles and filed a case against YSL for trademark infringement. A Manhattan court judge denied Louboutin’s request, prompting the company to appeal. In September, a federal court granted Louboutin trademark protection, except in situations where the entire shoe is red — which was exactly the case here.

YSL considered the ruling a “conclusive victory”, and filed a motion to dismiss counterclaims. Today, a Manhattan federal district court finally put the kabosh on the whole lawsuit and confirmed that Louboutin has no more claims against YSL and red-soled shoes.


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