A New York federal court gave Christian Louboutin's red-sole trademark the green light on Wednesday, bringing an end to a year-long battle with Yves Saint Laurent.
In case you've been living under a rock for the past 16 months, Louboutin first sued YSL last April, claiming their red shoes with red soles were "virtually identical" to his signature outsoles.
A judge ultimately denied Louboutin's request for an injunction and filed for an appeal.
At the beginning of 2012, the case went before an appeals court and nine months later Christian has come out victorious.
However, it's not a complete slam dunk.
The case is set to return to a lower court to determine if Louboutin's trademark applies to all-red shoes under the new ruling.
Hopefully YSL will be able to let this one go, but that's probably just wishful thinking.
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