Christian Louboutin has filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent claiming that a pair of red shoes with red soles are virtually identical to his trademark red soles, reports Refinery 29. Christian Louboutin noticed the shoes back in January and has been fuming ever since. The lawsuit sites to four YSL shoes that are considered copycats: the Tribute, Tribtoo, Palais and Woodstock.
The Manhattan federal court suit commented by saying “”Mr. Louboutin is the first designer to develop the idea of having red soles on women’s shoes”. Mr. Louboutin is now asking for more than $1 million for alleged trademark infringement and counterfeiting of his red soles. Spokeswomen for YSL have declined to comment on the situation.