About Stopfake

We have adopted a "zero tolerance" policy and have put in place a comprehensive program to deal not only with websites offering fake Christian Louboutin® products, but the sources thereof, the distribution systems, the auction sites and other avenues of trade in the fake products.

Keep in mind that when something looks too good to be true, that's usually what it is worth. Websites selling very low priced Louboutin® looking shoes (so called “Cheap Louboutin” or “Louboutin Outlet”) are probably not selling the real thing.

Use good sense. Protect yourself. Buy via our authorized retailers.

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Numerous websites are selling shoes which illegally infringe our Intellectual Property rights. Even if we initiate various actions in order to limit their number, websites appear and disappear every day. The below search engine is thus at your disposal.

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Dec 5, 2018
Russia
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 70 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes.
Oct 31, 2018
United Arab Emirates
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 450 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes in Ajman.
Sep 19, 2018
Russia
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 40 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes.
Aug 13, 2018
United Arab Emirates
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 220 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes in Ajman.
Jul 29, 2018
United Arab Emirates
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 500 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes and bags in Ajman.
Jul 20, 2018
Mexico
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 1300 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes.
May 16, 2018
United Arab Emirates
Raid, with the help of local authorities, leading to the seizure of 140 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes in Ajman.
May 15, 2018
France
Christian Louboutin's red sole trademark is validated by the Paris Court of Appeal in a judgment dated 15th May 2018.

This decision follows a cancelation action initiated by a French company which offered shoes with a red sole for sale.
In a first instance judgment from 16th March 2017, the Paris District Court had already ruled in favor of Christian Louboutin, by confirming the validity of his trademark.
With this recent decision, the Court of Appeal confirms that the application of the color red to the sole of a high heeled shoe is protectable under trademark law. It thus supports the arguments that Christian Louboutin has been advocating for several years and acknowledges the exclusive nature of this signature red sole which enables the public to identify its creator.
Actions

Online auctions and classifieds

We monitor dozens of platforms worldwide and take down auctions and classifieds offering fake Christian Louboutin® goods for sale on a daily basis.

Search engines

We work closely with Police forces alongside with Google Bing Yahoo! and others to identify sellers of fake Christian Louboutin® shoes. Our program has already taken down thousands of websites adverts both sponsored and unsponsored links eventually redirecting Internet users to sellers of counterfeits.

Hosting and technical providers

Our program uses our IP rights - especially Copyright Law - to get hosting providers shut down websites stored on their servers which we identify as selling fake products and violating our IP rights. We have compliance in large measure in many countries stretching from the United States to Panama Korea Japan and China.

Domain name and udrp procedures

When we find a website that keeps coming back we file actions seeking a formal cancellation of its domain name or other similar action with the various bodies that by international agreement have the authority to literally wipe a site’s web address off the books or force a domain name registrar to do so.

Blogs and other social media

The bad guys are clever: they use blogs that really are just another way to lead Internet users to websites selling fake goods. We take them down. We also monitor social media such as Facebook Twitter Tumblr Instagram or Pinterest where counterfeit dealers try to sell their merchandise. When we discover such profiles we get them removed.

Customs

Our trademarks are registered with Customs services throughout the world. Those services are supported through constant training and dialogue with our Counsels and ourselves. Collaborations follow.

Investigations

We maintain a large number of field investigators around the globe who follow up on all information we receive regarding those who sell fake Christian Louboutin® products. The investigators turn information over to our Counsels who under our direction act on it.

Raids

A comprehensive program has been implemented. Our field investigators monitor markets factories warehouses and wholesale stores. When they uncover such places manufacturing storing and/or selling counterfeit goods the appropriate authorities are informed and raids are conducted. All the fake products are then seized and destroyed.

Civil actions

Depending on the size of the wrongdoer we use all remedies available. That is everything from a cease-and-desist letter a search-and-seize order an order freezing the counterfeiter’s assets to a judgment against the counterfeiter and wherever possible we recover fake products records and money damages.

Criminal actions

If the party appears to be one that warrants criminal action we interface directly with law enforcement authorities in the country to seek and encourage criminal prosecution of those who sell fakes.

We always measure our resources to be sure. Not everyone gets the same response but we move against everything. This is what we mean by "Zero Tolerance." No one should believe because they are relatively small they will not be found or not moved against.


To learn more about counterfeiting and its terrible effects you may visit the following links:

On an International scale

  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): http://www.wipo.int/
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO): http://www.wto.org/
  • The International Trademark Association (INTA): http://www.inta.org/
  • The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC): http://www.iacc.org/
  • In Europe

  • The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OAMI): http://oami.europa.eu/
  • The European Commission and Customs: http://ec.europa.eu/
  • The European Union’s criminal intelligence agency (Europol): http://www.europol.europa.eu/
  • In France

  • The National Industrial Property Institute (INPI): http://www.inpi.fr/
  • The National Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (CNAC): http://www.contrefacon-danger.com/
  • l’Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB): http://www.unifab.com/
  • The French Customs: http://www.douane.gouv.fr/
  • la Direction Générale de la Concurrence de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF) a division of the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance: http://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf
  • In the United States

  • The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE): http://www.ice.gov/
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS): http://www.dhs.gov/
  • The Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center): http://www.iprcenter.gov/
  • In Canada

  • The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC): http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/

  • Note: the above is not any recommendation or endorsement of any organization firm business legal or otherwise but is meant solely as a convenience to the reader.