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Even though the judge in the Christian Louboutin vs. YSL case made that "nice shoes" comment in regards to YSL's evidence, some documents didn't make the cut. A chart that YSL tried to include, which listed red-soled shoes the brand has sold from 2004 onward, was tossed out. Louboutin's lawyer, Harley Lewin, said it was "a bald attempt of YSL and counsel to circumvent the law and sneak into evidence the chart they acknowledged was a demonstrative' at the July 22 hearing." No verdict has been made yet, so it's still unclear as to whether or not you can truly copyright a color. [WWD]