Christian Louboutin fury over red-soled copycat shoes

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  • Christian Louboutin sees red as rivals 'mimic' signature sole

    Christian louboutin is reportedly furious over rivals copying the signature red sole of his shoes.

    Stiletto-maker to the stars, Louboutin’s red soles give the wearer the cudos of sporting his designs, and mark them out as exclusive. But the shoe maestro is upset with rivals from New Look to Miu Miu over attempts to allegedly ‘copy his signature.’

    The French designer, whose celebrity fans include Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, attempted to trademark his red soles in the US, and is so incensed with one American company, Oh…DEER!, he’s entered in to a legal battle with them.

    Oh…DEER! launched last year, promising that all its styles would ‘possess the ever popular red soles,’ but Deer Stags, the brand’s parent company, denies infringing the trademark and is trying to block Louboutin’s move by filing an opposition with the US Trademark Office.

    ‘The shiny red soles has no function other than to identify to the public that the shoes are mine,’ Louboutin told the Trademark Office.

    The famous designer first used the red sole ‘by accident’ when he applied red nail polish on a whim to ‘energise’ his heels in 1992. (10 September 2007)

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