On June 22 2017 Advocate General Maciej Szpunar of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered his opinion in the Christian Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen BV case, stating that the prohibition contained in Article 3(1)(e)(iii) of Directive 2008/95 could potentially apply to Louboutin’s red sole trademark. The District Court of The Hague asked the ECJ if the notion of...

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