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Shoe Co. to Paris Hilton -- Put a Sock in It

12/30/2009 8:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton wants people to take a walk in her shoes for once ... but it could cost her in court -- a New York shoe company says the heiress' new line of footwear is a complete rip off.



According to docs filed last week in Seattle, a company called Gwyneth Shoes is suing Paris over part of her new shoe design -- a heart-shaped pad on the insole -- claiming the idea was theirs first.

Gwyneth Shoes claims they filed to patent the heart cushion idea back in 2007 -- months before Paris' shoes launched in February 2008.

Gwyneth Shoes is suing for trademark and patent infringement ... and get this: they want Paris to hand over every last one of the allegedly infringing shoes -- which probably number in the thousands.

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Natttt    

PARIS DOESN'T STEAL I LOVE HER! I LIKE THIS STORY ABOUT HER SHOES BETTER! http://laurenbulbin.blogspot.com/2010/02/paris-hilton-new-collection.html

GO READ THAT :P

1719 days ago
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Anthony    

I don't do drugs either

1716 days ago
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Simone    

It's a complicated situation...

1757 days ago
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chicken lover    

PISCES
December 30, 2009

Expect some praise from someone a few steps removed from your daily life. It's always nice to get recognition, but this may come with some added benefits. Make sure to acknowledge your pride!

1757 days ago
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Grammar nazi    

Who cares when they're on your feet no one can see it anyway!

1757 days ago
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Quiet    

Do women go to a department store and buy shoes that were designed by Paris hilton? who does that?

1757 days ago
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Fred    

They only want back the ones she used. They plan to market a new fragrance.

1757 days ago
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amy    

No f***ing way, retarded patents. Funny how it says they filed to patent, it doesn't mean they actually got a patent. Who the hell files a patent on a heart in a shoe? The shoes dont even look anything alike, nor does the heart look anything alike. Ya, how bout Crocs filing a patent for the holes they have in their shoes. Then they can say "OMG you have holes in your shoes, we patented it! SUE!!"

1757 days ago
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Anita    

Looks like an attempted cash grab.
The heart is a universal emblem and unless they drew the exact same size heart and style, they are sol.

1757 days ago
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Anita    

I have a ton of Paris Hilton shoes and they are usually very well designed, with a lot of attention to detail.

But they are exactly to size, so if you have fat feet be sure to order the next size up lol.
Amazon . com carries some of her shoes too.

1757 days ago
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Anita    

They would have to sue Antebi footwear which is the manufacturer, not Paris Hilton herself.Never heard of Gwynneth footwear but Antebi has been around for a long time, and they would presumably know how to avoid copyright infringements.

1757 days ago
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Anita    

Her heart in the shoes looks completely different from the other company's.

The Paris heart is more stylized and modern and the placement on the shoe is also different.

The heart color is also a different shade of pink.
Antebi is using the pink which is generally associated with Paris, customers would know the difference.

1757 days ago
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Lin    

If "Pink Hearts" is trademark-able, I think Lucky Charms Cereal has a legitimate beef with both of these designers. SCANDAL!!

1757 days ago
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Anita    

Paris Hilton tweeted tonight that she was having fun skiing all day today in Aspen.
She also said she was going to bed early so they could ski some more in the morning.
So it doesn't look like she is losing sleep over a nuisance lawsuit.

1757 days ago
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Anita    

Just wondering if the shoe company that's suing her is having financial problems in this economy?

PH has had a heart in her shoes for at least two years, and it occurs to them only now to sue?
Seems a bit weird.

1757 days ago
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