The debate over single colour trademark protection saw some interesting developments this year. The Christian Louboutin brand, famous for its red-sole shoes, enjoys trademark protection for various marks under classes 3, 14, 18 and 25. It appears to have a strong ground for enforcement against infringement and passing off.

Harshada Wadkar in her IBLJ article discusses about Louboutin's fight for single colour trademark protection. The same can be viewed at

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