Louboutin denied exclusive rights to red soles

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Photo: Christian Louboutin

The advocate General of the European court of justice in Luxembourg Maciej Szpunar believes that French Shoe designer Christian Louboutin has exclusive rights to a bright red sole, which he made the hallmark of its products. Opinion Sunara published on the court’s website.

Louboutin in 2012 filed a lawsuit in the district court of the Hague against the Shoe brand Van Haren, who used red soles. The court took the side of the designer, and temporarily banning the company to sell such shoes. In 2014, Van Haren filed a complaint to the court of appeals, which sought the advice of the European court of justice, said Footwear News.

Spooner explained that the color of the sole can not be considered the registered trademark and is not subject to protection under intellectual property rights. The court of justice noted that the opinion Sunara is not equal to the opinion of the court, the court started consideration of the case and make a decision later.

In December 2017, the wife of the President of the United States Donald trump Melania chose for Christmas party shoes the French brand Christian Louboutin. During the celebration in the family estate of Trumps Mar-a-Lago and traditional telephone congratulations from President and first lady Melania was dressed in a pointed “louboutins” high heels with a floral print that complements a red dress with long sleeves.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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