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Lawsuits, Take Two

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Christian Louboutin is not playing around about all this red sole stuff. A few days ago, YSL got sued for using the same color soles, and now Carmen Steffens, a Brazilian shoewear brand, is getting slapped with the same charges. Steffens's response? Via a press release, they find it "surprising that another brand is trying to reserve the rights to any color," which kind of makes sense, except that Louboutin did go through all that trouble to patent it. To be fair, though, only three out of 250 styles in the current collection actually have the red sole, which they prefer to call rosette. [WWD]

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