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Louboutin red sole does not fall within absolute grounds for refusal, says CJEU

Patrick Wingrove, London

The case now heads back to the court in The Hague, after the CJEU holds Louboutin's mark does not relate to a specific shape

Louboutin’s red sole trade mark does not fall within absolute ground for refusal, the CJEU ruled today.

In its judgment in Christian Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen (C-162/16), the CJEU held the mark did not seek to protect a...

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