"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.
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