Christian Louboutin wins case over signature red soles

The world-renowned shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, has recently won a case in the European Court of Justice relating to the brand’s signature red soles.

This was a surprise decision for many as it had previously been ruled that the red soles were not able to be protected as they related to shape, as opposed to position.

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Christian Louboutin were happy with the result as it means their intellectual property and brand is now protected across Europe, following legal action taken against Van Haren who sold their own version of stiletto shoes with red soles.

The Pantone-18 Chinese Red soles were inspired by an assistant of the designer who was painting her nails red as he worked on a prototype, over 25 years ago.

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