Media Mentions – WWD – 5-22-2012

Gucci Presses Trademark Case in Other Courts
WWD, May 22, 2012


At issue in the Louboutin case is whether a color can be trademarked for fashion items. In the Gucci case, the judge said that the red-green-red coloration when designated to three stripes is a viable trademark that demands protection.

“In the context of Louboutin, Judge Scheindlin tacitly affirmed that color marks are protectable,” said Susan Scafidi, director of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute.