Win over the signature red soles..
The renowned fashion designer & trendsetter, Christian Louboutin recently won a key legal case in a very long-running court battle in order to protect the brand’s signature ‘red bottom’ from copycat designers. Last week the European court of justice (ECJ) ruled vanHaren, a retail/designer Dutch company was addressed to have had infringed on the Louboutin’s trademark. By their distribution of a range of red-soled shoes. And for those who are still not aware the designer has been practicing the scarlet sole branded designs dating back to 1992, when the fashion designer painted a sole red with nail varnish he borrowed from an assistant.
According to the Guardian, the legal case centered on the European trademark law that forbid the registrations of exclusive ‘shapes’ that added substantial value to specific product, but then later the courts expressed that the law was limited to a combination of shapes and colors. Whereas the designer himself replied that the shape of his shoes are not in question in the specific case, it was the specific application of a color to a specific ‘location’ of his shoes, being recognized as a global brand.
Louboutin stated: “For 26 years, the red sole has enabled the public to attribute the origin of the shoe to its creator, Christian Louboutin.
The fashion financials has also released new info that, the global designer Christian Louboutin has as also gotten a pay out £3million payout for shoes sold in the UK last year despite dwindling profits and flat sales stated otherwise.