Ivanka Trump is being sued over ‘unfair competition'

Kate Solomon
Ivanka looks on as Donald Trump delivers a speech [REX/Shutterstock]

Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is being sued after a rival company claimed it is benefiting unfairly from its owner’s relationship to the President of the United States.

Modern Appeal Clothing (MAC) has filed a class action lawsuit saying that the firm has had a number of leg-ups as a result of Donald Trump’s presidency.

It claims that Trump’s husband Jared working for the President gives her company an “unfair advantage”, adding that it thinks Donald Trump, his adviser Kellyanne Conway and White House spokesman Sean Spicer have all given Ivanka’s products a sales boost.

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“That advantage is specifically prohibited by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the law of the State of California,” MAC stated in court documents.

They were filed last week in San Francisco Superior Court, and go on to say that Ivanka Trump and her “employees and agents” have been “exploiting the power and prestige of the White House for personal gain, including, but not limited to, piggy-backing promotion of defendant Ivanka Trump products on appearances at executive branch and other governmental events.”

MAC wants the court to grant a restraining order that would prevent Ivanka Trump products from being sold in California.

The lawsuit comes as it emerges that Ivanka has been given a role on her father’s staff, including a White House office.

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