Ivanka Trump sued by Aquazzura for allegedly ripping off their shoe design
Finally diverting attention away from the endless barrage of scandals to hit Donald Trump's campaign is a new scandal ... involving Ivanka Trump's accessories line.
Trump and the manufacturing company that produces her line, Marc Fisher, are currently being sued by luxury footwear brand Aquazzura for allegedly ripping off their famed Wild Thing fringed, suede sandal.
The lawsuit states that Trump copied "nearly every detail of [the] plaintiff's well-known and coveted Wild Thing shoe, from the shape and silhouette to the fringe covering the toes, to the tassel on the heel." It continued, "seeking the same success Aquazzura experienced but without having to put in the hard creative work, defendants resorted to knocking off plaintiff's popular designs."
L: Aquazurra's 'Wild Things' Sandal R: Ivanka Trump's 'Hettie' sandal; Photo: Barneys, Lord and Taylor
Trump's team is planning to fight back, with Marc Fisher CFO writing, "This is a baseless lawsuit aimed at generating publicity. The shoe in question is representative of a trending fashion style, is not subject to intellectual property law protection and there are similar styles made by several major brands. The lawsuit is without merit and we will vigorously defend ourselves against the claim."More lifestyle:
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