- A judge from New York has decided that Ivanka Trump must testify in a lawsuit attempted by an Italian shoe designer because one of the shoes from her company's collection would be a copy.
The Italian company, Aquazzura, sued the US president's daughter to court because they believe that the shoe 'Hettie' is a copy of their popular Wild Thing model. The color, shape and brush on the shoe are almost identical. This writes the telegraph.
Ivanka initially wanted to be involved in the lawsuit because she says she is the former head of the company and now serves as a US president's assistant and must be present at the White House office. She also stated in the statement: 'I have not been involved in designing, producing and selling the 'Hettie' shoe. '
The lawyers of the Florence shoe designer advocated that they are not about to embarrass Ivanka. It would concern them only the information they would have and what steps they take to counter the deliberate copying of designs.
According to the same lawyers, it would not be the first time that her company had copied a design.