shoes-redsoles.jpgIPNews® – Luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin won a victory in the Second Circuit on Wednesday upholding his trademark protection for his signature red-soled shoes, in a setback for rival Yves Saint Laurent in its efforts to evade Louboutin’s infringement suit.

The appeals court reversed a New York district judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction against YSL’s own red-soled shoes. The lower court was wrong to rule the trademark was probably unenforceable on the grounds that a single color cannot ever serve as a trademark in the fashion industry, the Second Circuit said. To continue reading, click: 2nd Circuit Affirms Validity Of Louboutin’s Trademark Red Soles