Christian Louboutin Sues Yves Saint Laurent Over Red Soles


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Christian Louboutin is seeing red over Yves Saint Laurent's shoes ... and he doesn't like it.

The shoe designer, famed for his signature red soles, has filed a trademark infringement suit against the brand for allegedly copying his design, Reuters reports.

According to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court against Yves Saint Laurent America, Louboutin has been demanding since January that the fashion house stop producing the red-soled footwear.

He is asking for $1 million in damages and for manufacturing of the red-soled shoes to be halted.

"Mr. Louboutin is the first designer to develop the idea of having red soles on women's shoes," the lawsuit alleges, noting that the Frenchman trademarked the design in the U.S. in 2008.

"Defendants' use of red footwear outsoles that are virtually identical to plaintiffs' Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public. The Red Sole has become synonymous with Christian Louboutin and high fashion."

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