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Law gets fashionable as designer labels learn to love litigation

The landmark 2012 case in which Christian Louboutin won the exclusive right to make shoes with a red sole. Haute couture is brand-building and the luxury industry is making monstrous fortunes.


LONG considered "too fluffy" for serious lawyers, fashion law has emerged in recent years as one of the most lucrative - and occasionally absurd - new battlegrounds for the legal profession.

Take, for example, a blink-and-you-miss-it shot of a basketball with what looked like...

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