If you see a woman wearing these shoes, three things can be deduced. One, she spent a pretty penny on them. Two, those are Christian Louboutin shoes. Three, the surrounding women are a tad jealous.
Since Christian Louboutin first decided to give his shoes an “edge” by painting the sole of his shoes with red nail polish in 1992, this fiery addition to his shoe collection unarguably has become his signature look. In fact, in 2008 the USPTO granted Christian Louboutin a trademark registration for the red-colored sole, giving Louboutin exclusivity to this distinctive element of the shoe. Below is a summary of the granted trade-mark registration.
|Trademark||Reg. No. & Date||Goods||Description|
January 1, 2008
|Women’s high fashion designer footwear||The color red is claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a lacquered red sole on footwear. The dotted lines are not part of the mark but are intended to only show placement of the mark.|