Ivanka Trump Faces Shoe Design Infringement Claim by Italian Firm

By | June 28, 2016

Ivanka Trump is being sued by an Italian shoe company that claims the fashion line carrying her name is selling a knockoff of one of its designs.

The suit was filed by Aquazzura in federal court in New York against the Republican presidential candidate’s daughter. It also names Marc Fisher Holdings, which produces the shoe line for Ivanka Trump.

Aquazzura is claiming infringement over one shoe in particular and is demanding a jury trial.

Marc Fisher CFO Matthew Burris calls it “a baseless lawsuit aimed at generating publicity.” He says “the shoe in question is representative of a trending fashion style” and isn’t subject to intellectual property law protection.

The lawsuit includes side-by-side pictures of its shoes with those from the Ivanka Trump Collection in order to illustrate similarities.

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