Donald Trump’s New Sneaker: 45Footwear Sues Over Counterfeits

Donald Trump's New Sneaker

The company behind former President Donald Trump’s new sneaker line, 45Footwear LLC, has filed a lawsuit alleging the sale and promotion of counterfeit shoes. Filed in federal court in Arizona, the lawsuit claims trademark and copyright violations against several unidentified individuals, business associations, and entities largely operating outside the U.S. but using domestic websites.

45Footwear LLC accuses these defendants of illegally reproducing and selling fake Trump sneakers before any authentic pairs are shipped. The plaintiffs have not named the defendants in the initial filing; they will be identified in a forthcoming sealed document. According to the lawsuit, an online fraud investigator was hired to determine the counterfeit sellers.

The plaintiffs are seeking court orders to stop the defendants from reproducing, advertising, or selling counterfeit sneakers. They also want to prevent the defendants from operating or registering websites connected to these sales. Additionally, 45Footwear LLC demands that the defendants account for and hand over all profits gained from the trademark violations. If the defendants cannot do this, the company is asking for $2 million for each use of the counterfeited trademark and $25,000 for each copyright violation.

Donald Trump’s New Sneaker Line

The Trump Sneakers line was released in February and featured 3 distinctive styles: high-tops, purple laceless athletic footwear, and white laceless athletic shoes. Prices range from $199 to $399, and the footwear is marked with an exceptional “T” brand among other features. The footwear has additionally been promoted as a benefit for excessive-dollar donors, and Trump’s call, photograph, and likeness had been licensed for the sale of that footwear. However, the footwear isn’t affiliated with his campaign.

45Footwear LLC’s lawsuit goals are to shield the integrity of its brand and make certain that only true Trump Sneakers attain clients. By taking a felony motion against counterfeiters, the organization hopes to deter future infringements and secure monetary repayment for the damages resulting from the unauthorized sales. This lawsuit highlights the continued war in opposition to counterfeit merchandise in the marketplace and the significance of safeguarding intellectual assets rights.