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Jun
23
2017

Suing shoes

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has published his opinion on the Christian Louboutin’s – Van Haren case. You know, the one about the ‘red sole trademark.’ After Louboutin sued Van Haren for its “Halle Berry”-collection pumps with red soles, the Dutch shoe retailer struck back by appealing the decision. Now the […]

Jul
23
2015

Red, red and red

Yes, this post is about the colour red. This colour is the main subject of a recent decision of the Court of First Instance (T631/14). On one hand, red is the colour of the sole in the famous position mark of Louboutin. Against this trademark the company Roland filed an opposition based on their trademark […]

Apr
28
2015

The color red

We keep talking about Louboutin and his famous shoes with red soles, just see our earlier posts here. The red sole has been registered as a trademark, but is this trademark a valid one? No, it’s not, according to the Belgian District Court. The Brussels Court did not agree and reversed this decision. Now, in […]

Oct
9
2014

Sole brothers

We talked earlier about Louboutin.  This shoe designer is known for its unconventional trademark, a bright red sole. Despite some struggles this trademark has been registered in the European Union. Moreover, on the basis of this trademark Louboutin could block a shoe with a red sole of a Dutch discounter. Now this brand is likely […]

Apr
8
2014

Soled out (3)

Bad news for Christian Louboutin, after a Belgian court has invalidated their registered trademark for red-soled shoes in the Benelux, Louboutin has been a big source for our blog over the last years (see earlier posts here), and yet again the shoe designer takes the IP spotlight. The Belgian court ruled that the red sole cannot […]

Aug
12
2011

Louboutin turns red

Further to our post yesterday about the war in the US between Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent,  Louboutin has seen some success in the European Union. His trademark (left) has been accepted by the European Trademarks Office after an appeal against the refusal of this mark. The mark is now registered for high heels and […]

Aug
11
2011

Red faces with Louboutin

Big news today for fashionistas, in the near future shoes with the red soles will not tell everybody that these shoes are true Louboutin shoes. These shoes could just be bought at the local Walmart. In a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent, Louboutin claimed the exclusive trademark rights on the red soles. Judge Victor Marrero […]