Christian Louboutin Loses Red Sole Trademark in Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Over the past couple years, Christian Louboutin has been fiercely protecting its signature red soles all over the world, because it has built this brand image of luxury, wealth, and glamour based on the simplicity of beautiful 4 inch red-soled heel.

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In September 2012, Louboutin won a significant battle in its trademark infringement┬ásuit against Yves Saint Laurent, where the Second Circuit upheld Louboutin’s trademark of the red sole only where the sole is contrasting in color to the upper portion of the heel, meaning that Louboutin has a trademark over heels with red soles where the shoe itself is not also red.

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