Ivanka Trump denies ripping off this shoe design

Jihan Forbes

Ivanka Trump and her licenser, Marc Fisher, found themselves at the center of controversy back in June when Aquazzura filed a lawsuit accusing the label of ripping off a few of the Italian brand’s designs.

But despite the marked similarities between the shoes mentioned in the court documents, Trump is seeking to get the lawsuit thrown out.

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As documents obtained by the Daily Mail show, Trump’s lawyers claim there haven’t been any issues of “infringement…, unfair competition or deceptive trade practices” when it comes to her shoes.

Ivanka has denied ripping off the design.

Back in June, Marc Fisher CFO Matthew Burris told the Huffington Post that its “Hettie” high heel, which bears a striking resemblance to Aquazurra’s “Wild Thing” fringed shoes, “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.”

Aquazzura, whose head designer is Edgardo Osorio, says in its filing that the brand’s “Forever Marilyn” and “Belgravia” heel styles were knocked off as well.

The court papers also state that Trump “lacks knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations.”

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