Melania Trump isn’t the only one in her family being accused of stealing ideas from other people, i.e. her speech which turned out to be extremely similar to Michelle Obama’s own speech at the DNC from 2008.
Ivanka Trump is now being accused of copying shoe designs from luxury footwear label Aquazzura, and they’re filing a trademark lawsuit against her for it. They claim she is guilty of “repeated infringement” and “deceptive trade practices.” Several of their top designs were copied, they claim.
The high-priced heels range anywhere in price from $145 to as much as $785. No small price to pay. Several celebrities have been seen wearing the shoes, including Olivia Palermo and singer Solange Knowles.
The company wrote a message on Instagram calling her out for it:
“One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn’t care. You should know better. Shame on you Ivanka Trump! Imitation is not the most sincere form of flattery.”
Aquazzura is seeking a court injunction in order to bar the Trump daughter from further selling the shoes, as well as a detailed account of her profits, in addition to damages and attorneys fees. They allege in the complaint:
“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.”
Here is a copy of the entire 27-page legal complaint:
Lawsuits seem to be normal for Donald Trump. To date, it’s reported that he’s been involved in at least 3,500 court actions. Now his daughter can claim she’s at least following in his footsteps.
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