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An excerpt from News and Updates section "Sole Ownership of a Color? Louboutin Loses Appeal in French Court in Trademark Dispute with Zara Over Signature Soles on Shoes"
In May, in a decision affecting trademark protection of color, high-end French footwear designer Christian Louboutin suffered yet another loss in its ongoing legal battle over its iconic red-soled shoes. On May 30, 2012, the Cour de Cassation — the highest French court of appeal — determined there was no risk of consumer confusion between a red peep-toe platform heel with red soles sold by Spanish fashion retailerZara and Louboutin’s own “Yo Yo” design, a nude peep-toe platform heel with his signature red soles.
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