Seattle, WA, United States (CNS) – Paris Hilton is being sued by a shoe company for allegedly stealing its heart. Seattle-based Gwyneth Shoes claims the heiress’ eponymous shoeline incorporated its patented design on her shoes.
Gwyneth Shoes, designed by Gwen Frempong-Boadu, said that Hilton’s shoes also have a heart-shaped cushion on the insole just like theirs.
It claims it filed to patent the heart pad back in 2007, months before Hilton’s Paris Hilton Footwear launched in early 2008, according to the documents filed in Seattle last week and obtained by TMZ.
Gwyneth wants all profits that Hilton earned from the alleged stolen patented idea for trademark and patent infringement.
Hilton’s shoe collection launched in February 2008 at Macy’s South Coast Plaza in Orange Country. According to her website, Hilton specifically chose the designs and materials of her shoeline, even coming up with the heart pad in question.
She said, “Each shoe has a heart shaped comfort pad sewn into the inner sole, so you can dance all night long! I also made the soles of the shoes pink so no matter how you look at them, they are super cute!”