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Red Soled With Envy

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Should Christian Louboutin be the only designer allowed to put red soles on his shoes? A new lawsuit the company's filed against Yves Saint Laurent certainly seems to assert this. The NY Daily News reports the lawsuit claims: "Defendants use of red footwear outsoles that are virtually identical to plaintiff's Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public as to the origin of the infringing footwear... The location of the bright color on the outsole of a woman's pump is said to provide an alluring 'flash of red' when a woman walks down the street, or on the red carpet of a special event." [NYDN, via The Cut]