The Designer of Everyone's Favorite Red Heeled Shoes Sues to Protect His Empire

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French designer Christian Louboutin is one of the most exciting high fashion shoe designers in the world. Initially, he developed his now famous trademarked Red Sole Mark shoes by merely using red nail polish on the bottom of a shoe nineteen years ago. In August 2006, he registered the mark described as “The color(s) red is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The color red appears in the design representing a stylized red sole.” This idea has now been launched into a shoe empire with stars and ordinary women laying down from $600 up to as much as $4,500. Mr. Louboutin’s shoes look especially good walking down the red carpets at award shows or at movie premiers. Stars such as Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce are often seen on these carpets wearing them. Jennifer Lopez even sang a song about her favorite shoes.

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