Following this week’s decision in France against Christian Louboutin, the man himself issued a statement showing that he stands by his brand and is ready to put up a fight:
Much of the discussion either implies or states that through this ruling we have lost our rights to our world famous Red Sole Trademark. We would like to clarify that what has been disputed and canceled is only one French registration of said Red sole Trademark. Christian Louboutin continues to own valid and enforceable trademark rights in its Red Sole Trademark, including in France itself as well as throughout the world. A number of court decisions have recognised the strong association between Christian Louboutin and the Red Sole Trademark, including in France. Christian Louboutin will continue to protect and enforce its rights to its Red Sole Trademark which has been its iconic signature for the past 20 years. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who continually show support to our brand.
You go girlfriend!
(By the way, Christian Louboutin owns a trade-mark registration in Canada for the Red Sole Trademark. The Canadian trade-mark registration does narrow the color claim by including a Pantone reference in the color claim.)