Christian Louboutin Versus YSL Red Sole Battle Is Finally Over

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The never-ending fashion feud between two of the industry's biggest players, Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent, is finally coming to a close.

The Manhattan federal district court officially dismissed the case yesterday, putting the 18-month legal battle between the iconic brands to an end, according to Women's Wear Daily.

Christian Louboutin initially filed suit against YSL in April 2011 for selling a shoe with a red sole, and in October 2012, YSL filed a motion to dismiss all of their counterclaims against Louboutin.

Just before New York Fashion Week, the court ruled that Louboutin has the right to trademark protection over its signature red soles and that other companies, including YSL, have the right to sell shoes with a red sole, as long as the entire shoe is red. YSL then decided to dismiss counterclaims, and this week, the case was finally officially dismissed.

The back-and-forth fashion battle will thus end in 2012, starting 2013 with amicable accessory relationships, and plenty of room for a new style scandal to arise.