Christian Louboutin isn’t playing around when it comes to protecting his brand. The French shoe designer has taken legal action against Yves Saint Laurent, filing a lawsuit last week in the Manhattan federal court for using his trademarked red soles. And it doesn’t stop there. In addition, he has now taken legal action this week against footwear company Carmen Steffans for the same offense. According to the lawsuit, Christian Louboutin originated the Red Sole logo trademark nearly 20 years ago and is seeking more than $1 million in damages from Yves Saint Laurent.
Christian Louboutin released the Pik Boat Men’s Flat. The leather boat shoe has silver spike-studded detailing that runs parallel to the stitching. The luxury shoe designer priced this item at $795.