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What Louboutin's EU Trademark Win May Mean For Fashion IP

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Christian Louboutin, famed designer of the iconic red sole shoe, has dedicated years to pursuing not only innovative fashion, but also to obtaining intellectual property protection for his designs, including trademark, trade dress and design patent registrations around the world. However, as those in the industry know, many provisions within IP law are not tailored to fashion, and counsel and courts must unravel unprecedented interpretations as they navigate the patchy landscape of fashion law.

Recent decisions surrounding Louboutin’s red soles reveal that courts are still trying...
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