Katy Perry – born Katheryn Hudson – was sued for trademark infringement by Australian fashion designer Katie Taylor. Photo / AP
Katy Perry has lost a trademark battle over her name.
The pop star – who was born Katheryn Hudson – was sued for trademark infringement by Australian fashion designer Katie Taylor – who runs a clothing brand using her birth name of Katie Perry – and a judge Downunder ruled against the singer by confirming the Roar star had breached Katie’s trademark several times.
In her ruling, Justice Brigitte Markovic wrote: “This is a tale of two women, two teenage dreams and one name.”
The Katie Perry brand was set up in 2006 before being trademarked, and the designer claimed merchandise sold during the singer’s subsequent Australian tours was in breach.
The judge found several infringements to have taken place in the singer’s social media