A legal fight over the similarity of soles of women’s shoes is to break out soon in new York between French luxury footwear designer Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint-Laurent. The former sued the latter for “trademark infringement” following Saint-Laurent’s release of women’s shoes with scarlet soles – the designer idea that Louboutin claims originates with him.
The suit that will deal with millions of dollars’ worth illegal means of commercial competition was filed in Manhattan last Thursday. Louboutin says he regards it as a deception on the part of his rival to freely make use of other people’s brainwaves.
Louboutin’s shoes (that were once a subject of discussion on the TV series “Sex and the City”) are sold at prices within the $1,000 – 4,000 range.
Source of the image: Shoeblog.