Fashion Law: Tiffany Files Legal Brief in Support of Christian Louboutin in Louboutin v. YSL Trademark Dispute

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“A legal dispute between fashion labels Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent took a new turn yesterday when the jeweller, Tiffany, came in on the side of the shoe designer.

It filed an amicus curiae to support Louboutin’s case that a colour can be trademarked and its use prohibited.

The case revolves around Louboutin’s signature red soles and the accusation that YSL infringed copyright by selling shoes with soles in the same colour.

“We are enormously pleased that Tiffany has weighed in,” Louboutin’s lawyer, Harley Lewin, told fashion magazine Women’s Wear Daily. “Tiffany has not only agreed with our arguments, but it also put forward arguments that strengthened the case. . .”

The Independent UK has the full story.

To read the brief, click here.


Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email ( You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw


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