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Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection. Trademark serial No. 77141789 beats YSL

5 September 2012 No Comment
Christian LOUBOUTIN, trademark, potection, 77141789

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Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection for his lacquered red sole shoes! Also known as  Serial Number 77141789 in the trademark world. Decided by Judge Jose Cabranes in Manhattan federal court via a 31-page decision, the appellate judge reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that Louboutin’s signature red soles were a “brand with worldwide recognition” that “qualifies for trademark protection” — except if the shoe itself is red.

Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: women’s high fashion designer footwear. FIRST USE: 19920000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19920000
Mark Drawing Code (2) DESIGN ONLY
Design Search Code 09.07.06 – Other women’s shoes
29.03.01 – Red or pink (single color used on a portion of the goods)
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code ART-09.07 Footwear
SHAPES-COLORS-1 Design listing or lined for a single color
Serial Number 77141789
Filing Date March 27, 2007
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 10, 2007
Registration Number 3361597
Registration Date January 1, 2008
Owner (REGISTRANT) Christian Louboutin INDIVIDUAL FRANCE 24 rue Victor Massé Paris FRANCE 75009
Attorney of Record Susan Upton Douglass
Description of Mark The color(s) red is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a lacquered red sole on footwear. The dotted lines are not part of the mark but are intended only to show placement of the mark.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
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