Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin have been fighting in court and through the media about who has the right to use the infamous red sole. The first person to create a lady’s shoe with an entirely red sole was the Frenchman Louboutin, but does he have the right to ask no one else to use red soles for their shoes no matter the occasion?
In fact, in September 2012 it was announced that a Federal Court judge has finally ruled that the first one to use the trademarked element has all the right to ask from Yves Saint Laurent, and from everyone else who has this intention for that matter, to never use a red sole for their products.
But were really the designers from the other brand really infringing the copyrights? Controversial as it is, a year before this judgement, another US judge has announced that Louboutin had no right to complain whatsoever. This is because the Laurent product is actually en entirely red shoe and, as claimed by the opposing side, the copyright cannot be used when there is no contrast between the sole and the other parts of the product.
Who is right and who’s wrong, it really does not matter for the public. What matters was that everyone came to know about these ultra expensive and very classy shoes.