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Louboutin red sole trade mark: Advocate General issues second opinion

Ellie Mertens, New York

Advocate General Szpunar in a second Louboutin v Van Haren opinion at the CJEU states he is “even less inclined to classify the mark at issue as one consisting of a colour per se”

This story was updated on February 8 to include Louboutin's response. 

Advocate General Szpunar has delivered a second opinion in the famous Louboutin v Van Haren case relating to women’s red-soled shoes.

“[I]n my first Opinion I was...

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