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Ivanka Trump Steals Italian Shoe Design

It seems that plagiarism runs in the Trump family – Aquazzura Italia SRL (“Aquazzura”) has filed a complaint against Ivanka Trump (“Trump”), her company, IT Collection LLC, Marc Fisher Holdings LLC, and M.B. Fisher LLC for trade dress and design patent infringement, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices under the Lanham Act. Aquazzurra is a luxury Italian footwear manufacturer who is alleging that Trump’s “Hettie” shoe infringes Aquazzura’s distinctive “Wild Thing” shoe design. Aquazzura specializes in women’s shoes and maintains a very successful line, which it claims that Trump, in her laziness, copied in nearly every aspect, including the color palette.

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