Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is facing a lawsuit over her shoe designs.
She has been accused of copying Italian shoe manufacturer Aquazzura's Wild Thing sandal design.
Trump and bosses at her manufacturer, Marc Fisher, have been named in the lawsuit and executives at Aquazzura also allege other designs have been 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 (is copied)," the lawsuit reads. "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."
Aquazzura company bosses are seeking an injunction barring the sale of Trump's shoe, a report of the profits of the shoe, damages and attorneys' fees.
However, Matthew Burris, CFO of Marc Fisher, is slamming the allegations.
"This is a baseless lawsuit aimed at generating publicity," a statement to People.com reads. "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."
Trump discussed her mission for her brand earlier this week (ends24Jun16), saying, "The reason that I started this brand is that I thought that there really wasn't relevant product for millennial, working women that is trend-right yet appropriate, that was acceptable from a price perspective but also quality, and that there was a real opportunity to fill that void.
"So we wanted to create beautiful pieces that were appropriate for work, but also transitioned with our very active, multi-dimensional women through the arc of their day."