FASHION LAW7

LUXURY AND FASHION LAW : THE CASE BETWEEN YSL AND CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO THERE WERE  NO « LUXURY LAWYERS ».

TODAY, THERE ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE FASHION AND LUXURY GOODS INDUSTRY.

THE CASE BETWEEN FRENCH HAUTE COUTURE LABELS YVES SAINT LAURENT AND CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, THE ICONIC SHOE DESIGNER, FAMOUS FOR HIS SEXY, RED-SOLED HEELS, OVER THE TRADEMARK PROTECTION OF RED SHOE SOLES WILL SET A PRECEDENT FOR THE PROTECTION OF A COLOUR IN THE US FASHION INDUSTRY – IF Mr LOUBOUTIN WINS.

 

BROADLY SPEAKING, THE ISSUE IS ESSENTIALLY THIS :

  • CAN A COLOUR REALLY BE PATENTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS A PRINT ?
  • OR WHEN CAN THE USE OF COLOUR ON A PORTION OF APPAREL GO FROM BEING MERELY A DESIGN ELEMENT TO A SOURCE-IDENTIFYING TRADEMARK, MAKING IT CAPABLE OF LEGAL PROTECTION  ?

WITH SUCH QUESTIONS, WE ALL UNDERSTAND NOW WHY DEMAND FOR TOP NOTCH LEGAL SPECIALISTS HAS RISEN STRATOSPHERICALLY  IN THE INDUSTRY AND WHY THE INTEREST IN LUXURY LAW HAS SKYROCKETED IN LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOLS OFFERING QUALITY BRAND MANAGEMENT COURSES.

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