Christian Louboutin's battle to protect his red soles was given a lift on Tuesday when the EU's top court said they did not consist exclusively of a shape, which are usually not protected under EU trademark law.
The Paris Court of Appeal has acknowledged the exclusive rights of designer Christian Louboutin for red shoe soles in a dispute pitting the label against Kesslord, a brand offering models with similar features for sale.
The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report 2018 was published on Monday, revealing a growing problem in the luxury industry, where online sales of fake goods accounted for 31% of total counterfeiting-related losses in 2017.
Social media analytics firm, NetBase, released its 2018 Luxury Brands Report this Wednesday, revealing that high-end fashion labels account for half of the top ten luxury brands active on social media.
Christian Louboutin’s bid for exclusive rights to put red soles on high-heeled shoes ran into trouble on Tuesday when a court adviser said he may not be entitled to stop others from selling the same kind of sole.