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Jeannie Suk, Opinion, Little Red (Litigious) Shoes, N.Y. Times, Jan. 22, 2012, at SR14.

Abstract: Can you trademark the color red? This week a federal appellate court will hear arguments in a case involving this very question. The issue arises in connection with shoes, specifically, the vivid red soles beneath Christian Louboutin shoes. The high-end designer says four separate styles of Yves Saint Laurent shoes infringe its trademarked sole. All four shoes are red all over -- including the soles.