Christian Louboutin is committed to fully recognizing his right to the “red sole”.
14.06.2018 2659

Christian Louboutin is committed to fully recognizing his right to the “red sole”.

On June 12, the European Court made a positive decision, confirming that a certain shade of red is a hallmark of the shoes of the French luxury brand Christian Louboutin. According to representatives of the luxury brand, the latest decision confirmed the registration of the Christian Louboutin trademark in the form of a red sole for the whole of Europe. “This is a complete victory for the brand,” the Fashion House said.

Christian Louboutin has been suing the Dutch company Van Haren for five years, proving its exclusive right to the red sole.

In 2009, the French luxury brand filed an application for registration of a trademark in the region, and in 2010 received it. And already in 2012, the luxury brand was forced to sue the Dutch company Van Haren, which operates in the footwear segment at affordable prices in the Netherlands, because it violated his rights. In 2013, after the Brussels Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Louboutin, Van Haren was forced to stop producing red-soled shoes.

Meanwhile, the Dutch brand continued to insist that the recognition of the “red sole” as the hallmark of the brand is unlawful. The company referred to the connection of the red sole with the shape of the shoe, and the shape of the shoe does not fall under the protection of European trademark law.

In February, the opinion expressed by the general lawyer of the European courts, Macia Shpunar, turned out to be on the side of Van Haren. Shpunar then stated that a trademark in the form of a combination of color and shape - as in the case of red-soled Christian Louboutin boats - could be invalidated on the basis of EU trademark law and sent the case back to the Dutch courts.

After the ruling on June 12, the case was sent to the Hague District Court. At the same time, Christian Louboutin said that he was counting on a quick and fair court decision, and confirmation of his exclusive right.

“The red color used on the soles of women's high-heeled shoes is a brand positioning that Christian Louboutin Fashion House has been supporting for many years. The company warmly welcomes the decision, ”commented the representatives of the luxury house.

Louboutin successfully sued his right to the red sole in the United States. In 2012, Fashion House filed a lawsuit about violation of its trademark rights to the luxury brand YSL.

In February 2017, Swiss courts rejected the brand's appeal, stating that the red sole was just an aesthetic element. The courts noted that the fact that Christian Louboutin contested its exclusive right to the red sole in the markets of China, Australia and Russia does not mean that the brand can count on the same decision by Switzerland.

In December, the French luxury brand seized nearly 10 Lac Rupees ($ 156,078) from Indian shoe distributors Kamal and Adra Steps.

According to representatives of Christian Louboutin, the latest decision confirmed the registration of the Christian Louboutin trademark in the form of a red sole for the whole of Europe. “This is a complete victory for the brand,” the Fashion House said.

On June 12, the European Court made a positive decision, confirming that a certain shade of red is a hallmark of the shoes of the French luxury brand Christian Louboutin. According to…
5
1
Rating

Latest News

Adidas pulls out of sneaker campaign featuring Bella Hadid

A recently launched advertising campaign for Adidas Originals sneakers, the face of which was chosen by American supermodel Bella Hadid, unexpectedly found itself at the center of a public scandal. The ad caught the attention of the American Jewish...
22.07.2024 159

Sneakers with Donald Trump's victory image become bestsellers

"Fight Fight Fight" is the name of a pair of high-top sneakers featuring a victorious image of Donald Trump after the attack. The shoes, which the politician released in memory of the terrorist attack in Pennsylvania, were produced in an edition of 4700 pairs, and were a commercial success. Pair…
20.07.2024 473

Birkenstock opens first store in Paris

Birkenstock's first Parisian store opens this Saturday. Two-story store with an area of ​​130 sq. meters is located in the heart of the fashionable Parisian Marais quarter, where interior showrooms, art galleries, boutiques,…
19.07.2024 547

OrthoLite expands its production center in Europe

The American insoles manufacturer has announced the expansion of its European facility, OrthoLite Europa (OEU), located in Almansa, Spain. The company strives to become closer to European partners and aims to increase…
18.07.2024 698

Almaty will host an exhibition of footwear, fur, leather and accessories Euro Shoes@CAF

From August 18 to 20, the main exhibition of the fashion industry in Central Asia - Central Asia Fashion (CAF) will be held in Almaty at the Atakent exhibition complex. For the fourth season of CAF, it is being held with the support of the Moscow International Footwear and…
17.07.2024 594
When you sign up, you will receive weekly news and articles about the shoe business on your e-mail.

To the beginning