Loses to Louis Vuitton after the Tivoli episode

The 40-year-old Italian designer Roberto the Book, who operates a small sustainable shoe company in Denmark, has in the Maritime and Commercial court, lost to t

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
07 January 2020 Tuesday 05:00
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Loses to Louis Vuitton after the Tivoli episode

The 40-year-old Italian designer Roberto the Book, who operates a small sustainable shoe company in Denmark, has in the Maritime and Commercial court, lost to the French modemastodont Louis Vuitton and therefore to the pockets.

It appears from a recent judgment.

Through its brand Rich-Ycled he makes shoes out of old clothes, which he then sells on. In some cases he has used the materials with the Louis Vuitton's well-known trademark, which representatives from the French modegigant not have been satisfied with.

In this context, Roberto the Book, who has lived in Denmark in the last ten years, felt so bothered that he chose to sue them, so they could acknowledge his right to design his shoes, which he would.

the Lawyers for Louis Vuitton responded with a claim of nearly half a million. In addition to the shoes, they were also dissatisfied with some t-shirts that had their well-known trademark on.


According to Roberto The Book, and his lawyer Julian Rosencrone von Benzon was the crux of the matter, that you may well use the materials because they were recycled and became part of the so-called upcycling trend.

But it ended the right not to take a position, because you found it proven that the material, which had been used, was not the original Louis Vuitton-material.

Thus there was an infringement.

however, the Court held that Roberto The Book had done it with intent, why he was ordered to pay Louis Vuitton 75.000 Danish kroner in relation to the half-million, as the French fashion house originally required. In addition, he must pay the costs of approx. The 32,000 crowns and destroy the shoes or t-shirts, that have not been sold.

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A few of the shoes, as the whole controversy deals. According to Roberto the Book, is the case as about four pairs of shoes in total. Photo: Roberto the Book:

concretely, the derived case from an episode in Tivoli in October 2018. Here had Roberto the Book a small shop, where he had about 200 shoes for sale.

the Two of them was amongst other things made with it that looked like Louis Vuitton materials, and they stood as models on display in front of the store.

Here he was confronted by a representative from Louis Vuitton, which claimed that the shoes were removed. He also had a staff member from the Tivoli itself.

Shortly after he got a warning letter and was, according to his own admission, contacted of Louis Vuitton several times, but in consultation with his lawyer he refused to comply. He also got a visit in his shop in Malmö by people from Louis Vuitton, there bought a pair of his shoes as regular customers.

He threatened to sue them if they stopped. The threat he made so seriously of.

- Just because they are powerful and have a lot of money, it does not mean that we must accept what they say. We must defend it, as we have the right to. If we do not do it, it will be the beginning to the end, he said in relation to the Ekstra Bladet.

the Extra Leaf has unsuccessfully tried to get a comment from Roberto the Book. His lawyer Julian Rosencrone von Benzon discloses that consideration be given to the appeal.

Updated: 07.01.2020 05:00
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