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MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his daughter Ivanka Trump looks after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Ivanka Trump is being sued by an Italian shoe company that claims the fashion line carrying her name is selling a knockoff of one of its designs.

The suit was filed Tuesday by Aquazzura in federal court in New York against the Republican presidential candidate’s daughter. It also names Marc Fisher Holdings, which produces the shoe line for Ivanka Trump.

Aquazzura is claiming infringement over one shoe in particular and is demanding a jury trial.

Marc Fisher CFO Matthew Burris calls it “a baseless lawsuit aimed at generating publicity.” He says “the shoe in question is representative of a trending fashion style” and isn’t subject to intellectual property law protection.

The lawsuit includes side-by-side pictures of its shoes with those from the Ivanka Trump Collection in order to illustrate similarities.