Zara: 1, Christian Louboutin: 0
Apparently, Yves Saint Laurent wasn’t the only brand Louboutin was fighting with over its iconic red bottoms. In June 2011, the company also sued fashion retailer Zara after they sold a pair of open-toed, red-sole shoes similar to Louboutins “Yoyo” shoe.
Zara snapped back at the lawsuit, saying that Louboutin's 2008 trademark for their shoes wasn’t specific enough and a French court ruled in their favor, arguing that there was no risk of confusion between the two shoes. Now, the fashion retailer is free to produce and sell any style and type of red-sole shoes they desire.
Although the holding only stands in French markets for now, we wonder what other companies will try to come for the red-bottom Louboutin throne? Now, there's really no telling who's actually wearing the original red-bottoms, and the only loser is the consumer.
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