Louboutin Wins Trade Mark Appeal Over Red Soles

IP & IT analysis: An appeal launched by fashion designer Christian Louboutin in the United States has overturned a previous ruling that a single colour could not warrant legal protection, thereby enforcing its trade mark for the colour red in the shape of a shoe sole. Anna Kurian Shaw, counsel, Lovells US LLP and Sahira Khwaja, partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP respectively outline both the US and UK implications of this decision.


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