High profile shoe brand Louboutin got a huge blow today now it seems that the signature red soles that defines the SHOE of all SHOES won’t be exclusive for Louboutin.
Judge Victor Marrero of the Southern District of New York ruled that the trademark Louboutin obtained in 2008 for its “lacquered red soles” (on shoes that can sell for more than $1,000 a pair) was “overly broad” and likely not protectable.
The court ruled that allowing Louboutin to claim that scarlet sole as solely its own would have been like enjoining Monet from using a specific shade of blue in his Water Lilies series because Picasso had gotten there first with the paintings in his Blue Period.
“We are profoundly disappointed at the judge’s decision,” Louboutin’s lawyer, Harley Lewin, told Agence France-Presse today. “We are currently evaluating all alternatives.”
So, don’t be surprised if you find red soles at Payless or any other shoe brand!
But fair is fair: there are no BEAUTIES like Louboutin shoes: have a look at these cinderella ones for the coming winter season!