The Louboutin Saga in France: A New Victory

Overview


Laura Morelli authored this bylined article about a recent Paris Court of Appeal ruling in a trademark dispute. “The Court found that the conditions of Article L.711‑1 of the French Intellectual Property Code were met since the trademark was a combination of a specific color (precisely defined by a Pantone) and a specific position clearly defined by dotted lines (a sole of a high‑heeled shoe), and since the fanciful nature of such combination gave the trademark a distinctive character,” she wrote.