Christian Louboutin sues four Russian companies for $170K
MOSCOW, August 14 (RAPSI) - The Moscow Commercial Court has registered a lawsuit brought by the French fashion house Christian Louboutin against four Russian companies to collect 11 million rubles ($170,000), the court writes on its website on Friday.
The court materials do not reveal the cause of action.
The co-defendants in the lawsuit are Moscow-based InterPrestige Group, InterLuxParfum, Image Parfum and Klementina.
According to BIR-Analitic analytics system, the first two companies are mainly involved in the bulk sale of perfume and beauty products, with Kim Anthony Namri as their president. Image Parfum owns an online perfume store while Klementina mostly deals with textile sales.
French fashion designer Christian Louboutin is famous for his collection of trendy red-soled shoes. In 2012, the New York Court of Appeals granted Christian Louboutin the exclusive right to red soles in women’s shoes. A dispute between two fashion giants, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin, had gone on for several years. As a result, the court ruled that the contrasting red sole of Louboutin shoes is a distinctive mark that should be protected as a trademark. In 2012, Christian Louboutin launched a beauty product line.