Notorious protector of its intellectual property, Christian Louboutin rather famously filed suit against fellow luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent in 2011 for making red-soled footwear. Paris-based Louboutin has since launched a cosmetics division and is suing to protect its rights therein. For instance, you may recall that it filed suit in Russia’s Moscow Commercial Court in August 2015 against four Russian companies – InterPrestige Group, InterLuxParfum, Image Parfum and Klementina – to collect upwards of 11 million rubles ($170,000) in connection with the copying of its new beauty range.
Well, as of this month, the Moscow Commercial Court has recovered 24.3 million rubles ($365,500) from the four Russian defendants derived from sales of fake fragrances posing as authentic Louboutin products. In addition to disgorging the defendants of these profits, which have been awarded to Louboutin, the court ordered that each of the companies be prohibited from selling fragrance and other cosmetic goods misrepresented as authentic Louboutin goods.
According to a statement from Louboutin, the four Moscow-based companies were offering the fakes for sale online using an array of websites.