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Second Circuit Holds That Christian Louboutin’s Use of a Red Sole on Women’s Footwear Is Eligible for Trademark Protection

September 5, 2012 Read the memo

On September 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc., No. 11-3303-cv (2d Cir. Sep. 5, 2012), holding that a single color may serve as a legally protected trademark in the fashion industry and, in particular, as the mark for a particular style of high fashion women's footwear.

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