Russian firms ordered to pay Christian Louboutin $365k for selling counterfeit goods
MOSCOW, April 15 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has recovered 24.3 million rubles ($365,500) from four Russian firms in favor of famous French fashion designer Christian Louboutin and his company "Christian Louboutin S.A.S." for sales of counterfeit perfumery products, RAPSI reported from the courtroom on Friday.
The defendants, “Interlux-Perfume”, “InterPrestige Group”, “Image Perfume” and “Klementina”, were prohibited from selling perfumery goods misrepresented as the plaintiffs’ production.
According to the plaintiffs’ representative, Moscow companies were selling fakes online using their websites.
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. 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.