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EU court set to stamp on Louboutin’s red-sole trademark

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Feb 07, 2018
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Michael Hocken 3 months ago

The caveat here is important. Although the judges do generally go along with the advocate-general’s recommendation, they don’t always, and since the Court’s reorganisation, things have become very much less predictable, partly it is thought as a result of the move away from perceived “specialist” panels. 

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Luigi Passamonti 3 months ago

You can also argue that they can arrive at a similar result, using a different reasoning

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Michael Hocken 3 months ago

That’s quite possible too, of course, Luigi! I admit to slight surprise that such a distinctive feature is not susceptible of protection, and will be interested to see what transpires. I also know several Leboutin owners who would be in deep mourning were this to go through.