Do you know the origin of the red sole of the shoes?

By Susana Navarro

The designs are protected from the moment of their creation, and it is possible to protect its appearance, its usefulness, its operation, the design and distinctive name with which you market it!

The famous French footwear and fashion designer Christian Louboutin was the creator of the design of the red-soled shoes.

One day, looking at one of his shoes with the traditional black sole, he had the impression that it lacked strength; So, he decided to paint the sole with red nail polish and thought that this could be the perfect sign of identity for his models. The soles painted with red lacquer have become a distinctive feature of his brand. It was from that moment that a right was born, from the moment that he created a design different from those that already existed, because he invested it with originality.

He registered his trademark and markets his shoe designs under the brand:

He protected his shoes, with the original red sole, as a design patent:

He currently enjoys the exclusivity right to use the red soles in his shoes, after a long legal battle with Yves Saint Laurent.

Our legislation on Intellectual Property regulates the different figures under which you can request the protection of your designs and prior to its protection, certain requirements, information and documents that you must present must be met, which are evaluated during the registration process, and If these are met, the deposit is carried out in order to enjoy the right of protection.

Designs are subject to and susceptible to protection through the figure of copyright, as a work of art or applied art, as a special protection. To the extent that a work expresses the personality of its creator and originality, deserves recognition as a work of art. And in that sense, artistic expressions cannot be disqualified for the mere fact of being fixed or incorporated into a utilitarian article.

Protecting your Intellectual Property is so important, because you have an exclusive right over your designs, and you can enforce them against third parties who seek to infringe the rights you have over them.


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