Another fashion icon has joined the ongoing trademark dispute between Yves Saint Laurent and Louboutin, and despite the fact that many of its goods are very small, the company is actually quite a giant. Tiffany and Company.
Yes, Tiffany. We’ve all been waiting for the company’s two amicus cents to be thrown into the fight. I know I have. Since filing the amicus brief, Tiffany has been called a friend or ally of Louboutin, but I think their so-called “friendship” is secondary to Tiffany’s primary concern of protecting its own little blue boxes. If, as it has been predicted, Judge Marrero’s ruling in Christian Louboutin SA v. Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. eliminates trademark protection for color marks in fashion, Tiffany is going to have to worry about a lot more than alliances in the industry. What will Tiffany do with all of its free time if it doesn’t have to go around suing e-Bay on the daily?
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