Christian Louboutin's been dealt another legal blow is his crusade against any and everyone producing red soled shoes!
Back in 2008 the French cobbler sued Zara France for counterfeiting and unfair competition over an open-toed shoe that looked identical to his YoYo heel.
After the court ruled in favor of Louboutin, Zara filed their own appeal, which resulted in the original decision being overturned in June of 2011 because "the terms of Louboutin’s trademark registration were too vague, noting for instance that it did not contain a Pantone color reference for the red soles".
Oops. That's why they pay lawyers the big bucks, right?
Last week the 4 year legal battle came to an end in France's final court of appeal, which upheld the 2011 ruling in favor of Zara. The court determined there was no legal or procedural error in the case and ordered Louboutin to pay Zara $3,600 as compensation.
We can only imagine the massive grins the folks at Yves Saint Laurent have across their faces right now!
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