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Law Professors Side With YSL In The Battle Of The Red Soles

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Law professors have come to the defense of Yves Saint Laurent in the Christian Louboutin red-soled shoe saga.

On Tuesday 11 professors filed an amicus brief with the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit saying Louboutin's request to trademark a single color should be rejected because it goes against the doctrine of aesthetic functionality.

In a nutshell the aesthetic of functionality prevents companies from "using trademark as a kind of back door to perpetual patentlike protection for attractive but non-novel product features".

The professors

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