Brussels District Court rules Louboutin’s Color Mark is a Shape Mark

As reported recently by the IPKat here, a Belgian court has made a very curious finding.  Rather than as a color mark, it classified the famous red sole of Christian Louboutin’s shoes as a shape mark and then not only found against Louboutin, but also declared the mark invalid.

Frankly, I’m puzzled by this.  Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to find an English translation of the judgment and I don’t speak Flemish.  However, I’m fairly sure Louboutin will appeal and the last word on this has not been spoken.  Stay tuned…

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