FRANCE: Zara wins case against Christian Louboutin
Spanish fashion retailer Zara has reportedly won its appeal against a trademark infringement claim brought by luxury footwear maker Christian Louboutin over its famous red-soled shoes.
The Cour de Cassation, the final court of appeal in France, last week ruled Zara can continue to sell red-soled heels, according to reports in The Daily Mail. As a result, Louboutin has allegedly been ordered to pay Zara GBP2,000 (US$3,107) in compensation.
The case, which has been ongoing since 2008, started when Louboutin filed a lawsuit against the Spanish retailer because its red soled shoes were similar to the designer's.
This is not the first time Louboutin has complained about rival retailers selling red-soled shoes. Last April, Louboutin sued Yves Saint Laurent for trademark infringement of its famous shoes.
Both Zara and Christian Louboutin declined to comment when contacted by just-style today (12 June).
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