Year in Review: Louboutin vs. YSL

It only took 18 months of legal wrangling, but Christian Louboutin and Saint Laurent America Inc. finally resolved their differences this fall following a decision from a New York federal appeals court. So who won? Both sides claimed victory, actually. Louboutin’s red-sole patent was upheld by the court, but is only enforceable on shoes with contrasting uppers.

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