Designer Louboutin wins case on red soled high-heels

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wears Christian Louboutin shoes while she speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., U.S.A.. The European Union’s top court has ruled Tuesday June 12, 2018, defending French fashion designer Christian Louboutin’s claim to trademark red soled high-heel shoes. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, FILE)

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union's top court has defended French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's claim to trademark red soled high-heel shoes.

The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Van Haren, a Dutch company that sold similar shoes, had infringed the trade mark.

The court said that it did not matter that its shoes were different in shape. It said the registration of the trademark "sought solely to protect that application of a colour to a specific part of that product."

Louboutin said in a statement that it "warmly welcomes this judgment."

People also read these

Austrian authorities seeking Hitler double seen...

Feb 11, 2017

US-AUSTRIA-HITLER:Austrian authorities seeking Hitler double seen around birthplace

Shipulin holds off Fourcade to give Russia...

Feb 18, 2017

US-BIATHLON-WORLD:Shipulin holds off Fourcade to give Russia biathlon relay title

Leader of Germany's far-right party meets Putin...

Feb 21, 2017

US-GERMANY-ELECTION-AFD:Leader of Germany's far-right party meets Putin allies in Moscow

Twin panda cubs at Vienna Zoo go exploring in...

Feb 28, 2017

US-WILDLIFE-PANDA-AUSTRIA:Twin panda cubs at Vienna Zoo go exploring in first outdoor outing

Weaker euro helps propel euro zone factory growth...

Mar 1, 2017

US-EUROZONE-ECONOMY-PMI:Weaker euro helps propel euro zone factory growth to six-year high

Sign up now!