Christian Louboutin shoes are one of those accessory brands that a woman dreams about as part of her "when I'm super rich" fantasy.
The French couture footwear generally retails for between $500 and $1,000 a pair and is favored by celebs and movie stars. You can always tell when someone is wearing a pair at an event because of the telltale red soles ... well, maybe not anymore.
You see, for the past couple years Christian has been waging a couple legal battles against lower-end shoe brands that offer similar styled high-heeled stilettos with red soles. (It seems there's a market for women who want to look like they pay the equivalent of their rent for pair of shoes without actually paying that much). Christian's argument is that the red soles are his trademark and thus infringe on his business.
Unfortunately, on Monday, a French court disagreed and ruled in favor of international fashion chain Zara, which Christian accused of knocking off his brand with a pair of red-soled shoes. The court even fined the designer to pay equivalent of $3,600 in court costs to Zara.
Meanwhile stateside, Christian similar lawsuit against designer brand Yves Saint Laurent, which he also lost, is currently in the process of appeal.
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