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 https://www.vantageasia.com/