12 June 2018Trademarks

TM shape restrictions do not include Louboutin red sole: CJEU

Europe’s highest court has today issued a seemingly positive ruling to fashion company Christian Louboutin after saying that a trademark for its red-sole high heel does not meet legal provisions that prevent certain shape marks being registered.

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