NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company’s shoe designs.
Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Friday in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia SRL against Trump and her company IT Collection LLC.
The Florence, Italy-based company sued President Donald Trump’s daughter last year, saying her Hettie shoe was a knockoff of its Wild Thing Shoe. It says nearly every detail of its shoe was copied. Its lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
The judge says Ivanka Trump must submit to questions posed during a deposition lasting no more than two hours and occurring in Washington, if that’s Trump’s preference.
The judge says the deposition is appropriate because Trump says she’s active in her company’s decision making.
Trump’s lawyers haven’t responded to messages seeking comment.
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