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Melania isn’t the only member of the Trump family accused of being a copycat.


Luxury Italian shoe company Aquazzura has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in New York towards Ivanka Trump, IT Assortment LLC and her manufacturing partners Marc Fisher Holdings LLC and M.B. Fisher LLC, alleging they copied a popular shoe design.


Melania has been broadly criticized Tuesday after her speech on the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Monday night was discovered to include verbatim phrases utilized by First Lady Michelle Obama when she addressed the 2008 Democratic Nationwide Convention.


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The lawsuit against Ivanka Trump and partners claims the defendants infringed on Aquazzura’s fringed sandal the "Wild Thing" with the "Hettie," additionally a fringed strappy shoe. Aquazzura’s Wild Thing is priced at $785 on Net-A-Porter; Ivanka Trump’s Hettie shoe is priced at $145 on Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.88%


"Seeking the identical success Aquazzura experienced however with out having to put within the exhausting inventive work, defendants resorted to knocking off plaintiff’s fashionable designs," the lawsuit says. "Defendants have copied nearly every element of plaintiff’s properly-recognized and coveted Wild Thing Shoe, from the form and silhouette to the fringe protecting the toes, to the tassel on the heel."


The Wild Thing is also offered at shops together with Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, a Hudson’s Bay Co. retailer HBC, +3.61% along with Aquazzura’s personal boutique.


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This isn’t the first time Aquazzura claims Trump lifted a design from the company’s model e book. Aquazzura previously complained about different design similarities, cheap Ferragamo Belts after which "defendants ceased their sale of the Trump Necila."


"Defendant M.B. Fisher LLC has filed go well with in opposition to Aquazzura for a declaration of non-infringement relating to the Trump Teagin Pointy Toe Pump with Tassel," the lawsuit says.


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Aquazzura has taken his case to the court docket of public opinion, posting a facet-by-aspect comparison on Instagram with the rebuke, "Shame on you @ivankatrump! Imitation shouldn't be probably the most sincere type of flattery. You must know better. Disgrace on you @ivankatrump! Imitation isn't essentially the most honest type of flattery. #aquazzura #ivankatrump Proud of mine #madeinitaly #italiansdoitbetter 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹


A post shared by AQUAZZURA by Edgardo Osorio (@aquazzura) on Mar 4, 2016 at 5:30am PST


Aquazzura was based in 2011 by Edgardo Osorio, who has beforehand worked for other excessive-finish shoe manufacturers including Salvatore cheap ferragamo belt outlet Shoes (Click To See More) S.p.A. SFER, -8.44% and Roberto Cavalli.


Neither Ivanka Trump nor Marc Fisher could possibly be reached for comment.


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Tonya Garcia


Tonya Garcia is a MarketWatch reporter overlaying retail and consumer-oriented corporations. You may comply with her on Twitter @tgarcianyc. She is predicated in New York.