Christian Louboutin release official statement regarding their red soles

Christian Louboutin has been in the press a lot lately and it hasn’t exactly all been positive. Of course we’ve seen piece after piece on the celebs that are continually obsessed with their shoes, but there’s another story that’s been getting a lot more air time this week. Blogs and online media outlets have paid a great deal of attention to the fact that Christian Louboutin lost another trademark case battling for their iconic red soles. This time around they lost out to the mega high street brand, Zara. For Louboutin fans, and you can list us as one of their biggest, this is both sad and infuriating. However, taking a step back from the situation we find it is truly of little consequence in the grand scheme of things. Christian Louboutin is so much more than it’s red sole. Each and every shoe is so iconically Louboutin that truly the red sole these days is just that, a red sole. Other brands may copy the sole, but they can never copy the quality of a Louboutin shoe.

Why address this now? Well, we’ve just received an official statement from Christian Louboutin on the whole scenario and we wanted to share it, word for word, with you now.  So lovely Loubs, take over…

“We would like to respond to the recent commentary in various articles from newspapers and blogs regarding the French court decision in the Zara case. Much of the discussion either implies or states that through this ruling we have lost our rights to our world famous Red Sole Trademark. We would like to clarify that what has been disputed and canceled is only one French registration of said Red sole Trademark.Christian Louboutin continues to own valid and enforceable trademark rights in its Red Sole Trademark, including in France itself as well as throughout the world. A number of court decisions have recognized the strong association between Christian Louboutin and the Red Sole Trademark, including in France.Christian Louboutin will continue to protect and enforce its rights to its Red Sole Trademark which has been its iconic signature for the past 20 years.We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who continually show support toour brand.”


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