April 11, 2011

Louboutin Gets Fiesty Towards YSL Over Red Soles

Christian Louboutin and his dream team of lawyers recently gave Yves Saint Laurent the virtual middle finger by slapping a lawsuit at them. The lawsuit is for YSL ripping off Louboutin by painting the soles on their shoes red. It is at 1 million dollar in damages. As ABC News report:

"The defendants' [YSL] use of red footwear outsoles that are virtually identical to the plaintiffs' [Louboutin] Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public."


The YSL models guilty infringement includes: Tribute, Tribtoo, Palais and Woodstock. These pumps are being sold in the same high-end stores that sell Louboutins, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. A regular pair of Loubous cost between $400 to $4000 while a pair of YSL with red soles cost between $600 to $800.


left: YSL Palais ; Right: YSL Tribtoo


Sure, Louboutin has the right sue YSL for those reasons as red soles is Loubou's trademark. But what about this? Paris Hilton treats Loubous like some stained Payless pump found in the garbage dump of a strip club after some stripper lost it trying to escape from her pimp. This cause more confusion and deception in terms of value than us seeing this lady boy being a prettier than most of us who were actually born with a vagina. And do you see us suing the lady boy?! We should, actually.

Here are some pictures of the Christian Louboutin Summer 2011 campaign.



Pop Champagne on Twitter: PopCBlog

44 comments:

  1. i million dollars in damages? whoah, intense...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well they do have a point though, everyone associates red out-soles with Louboutin.

    ReplyDelete
  3. HA! Wow good for Louboutin. Someone needs to put their...heel...down.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. I feel a bit ignorant on the subject, I had no idea you could trademark a color on the sole of a shoe! Somebody needs to sit me down and teach me the "girl" stuff hahaha!

    ReplyDelete
  5. YSL tribtoo are very very beautiful! :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can see C.L.'s point.
    Man that man is pretty! ; )

    ReplyDelete
  7. thanks for sharing! it was very interesting! but those are pretty shoes...hehe anyways keep posting! :) xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can see Louboutin's point, it is their trademark & I think it would make it easier even for those who like to sell knock off's even easier because they could say it's whoever's now. I always liked the unique-ness of the red soles, maybe others should use blue or some other colour instead ;) Have a great day! xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOL.. Love this post. And yes, CL should sue YSL for copying it. It's his trademark! When you think of CL, you think red soles. So good for CL!

    KL
    http://kohlepe.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fashion catfight! Omg that´s a guy!! He is a gorgeous woman xD...that sounded wierd but its so true haha

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

    ReplyDelete
  11. oh wow....thats interesting. why would YSL do that...so blatant!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is cool! I have some YSL pumps with a red sole and never really thought anything of it lol. I also have a pair of Carlos Santana shoes with a red sole that I got years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  13. LOL. That's just ridiculous.. I don't even know what Louboutin is..

    ReplyDelete
  14. oh heell nooo, why did ysl have to go there?! U don't mess with the red sole ppl!

    ReplyDelete
  15. LOL I don't think people who can afford Louboutin are going to et confused and buy YSL ones at the same high end stores. ^^

    ReplyDelete
  16. haha its their signature sole, so they do have "some" right to do that. haha

    ReplyDelete
  17. cute! i love those shoes! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh wow. I'd be pissed if I were Louboutin!! Gah, I love those shoes!

    ReplyDelete
  19. ruh roh. that's a lawsuit ysl is gonna lose. you know louboutin patented that shit.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hmm I dont know....I get that Louboutin's Sig is the red sole....but how long are they going to continue to hold on to that. Other designers are going to want to be inspired as well?

    Perhaps YSL should have done another colour...but in essence wouldn't YSL technically be helping the Louboutin fame? most people would not think they are YSL

    just sayin'

    ReplyDelete
  21. heheheehahaha...lady boy!!! lets sue her plsssss... im with u on that one

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just interesting, but little bit ridiculous!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

    ReplyDelete
  23. I agree with Louboutin! He did come up with that idea and that is his trademark.

    PS- I looove lookbook.nu! I just haven't been on the comp long enough to go over 500 pages (like I used to) hehe.

    XO

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hmm I'm not too sympathetic towards Louboutin's lawsuit. I just Googled YSL heels and most pairs have an outer sole that colour-coordinates with the rest of the shoe. It just so happens that for the red and magenta pairs the outer sole matches the rest of the shoe and is also red/magenta. I don't think YSL intentionally went out and put a red sole on ALL their shoes just to mimic Christian Louboutin.

    ReplyDelete
  25. they should pick blue or something, that color is way more in!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I swear, it wasn't that long ago that I was at the mall and saw (I think?) Charlotte Russe with red-bottomed shoes in its display. They retailed for $25 or something. I assumed anyone can do a knockoff...but I guess if you're a big name designer you can't.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh well, I guess CL has a point.

    Happy Monday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I really didn't now, the color of the sole could be trademarked! What if someone trademarked black soles? They could make a fortune with the following lawsuits *rofl* (just kidding!)
    IMO all these lawsuits (in general) are getting ridiculos.

    ReplyDelete
  29. WOAH that's a ton of damages!! That seems pretty extreme. I mean, sure, they've got the right to sue, but this does seem pretty ridiculous to me...

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

    ReplyDelete
  30. huh, red undersoles are gorgeous and sexy but I didn't know it was Louboutin's trademark O_o

    ReplyDelete
  31. Well it aleast its not Steve Madden geting a court order...

    However, I tought YSL makes the sole whatever color the shoe is...

    xo $ARMIN

    ReplyDelete
  32. haha, saw this on yahoo news. i guess if christian louboutin got it trademarked or something, then tough luck, ysl! :/

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  33. Payless pump found in the garbage dump of a strip club after some stripper lost it trying to escape from her pimp omg i love ur wrting! ur so witty and funny :p

    ReplyDelete
  34. Dang those are nice shoes. But I thought Louboutin's were fries with gravy and meat??? LOL! At least I amused myself with my lame "stupid american" joke.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Eff you, YSL.
    That crap pisses me off.
    Everyone knows that red soles = Christian Louboutin.
    Get over it and make your own signature.

    ReplyDelete
  36. That boy is so pretty. I feel like that's not fair for all of us girls...Personally, I rather have a pair of YSL heels over Christian Louboutin heels, even though Louboutins are more expensive...I don't know why. I'm just a bit biased towards YSL.

    ReplyDelete
  37. wowowowowow!!!! this is crazzzzzyyyyyyyy....Im shocked!

    ReplyDelete
  38. That campaign is pretty cool and I can't believe they sued YSL (Seriously so many others they could go after!)

    ReplyDelete
  39. PS - Sure he's pretty, but not prettier!

    ReplyDelete
  40. There are plenty of lower end designers that rip off the red soles (Steve Madden for example). But I can see how CL would sue YSL over red soles - they target the same clientele.

    ReplyDelete
  41. YSL has been around for eons longer than Louboutin! Plus, how can anyone own a color? Ugh I hope CL LOSES.

    ReplyDelete
  42. wow i didn't know that could be trademarked but it definitely makes Louboutins stand out... very interesting!

    XOXO

    ReplyDelete