HomeEntertainmentSuperstar Katy Perry infringed on trademark of a fashion designer who sold...

Superstar Katy Perry infringed on trademark of a fashion designer who sold her products by using her name

An Australian court has ruled that pop superstar Katy Perry infringed on the trademark of a Sydney-based fashion designer who sold her products locally under her birth name ‘Katie Perry’.

Katie Taylor, who filed the lawsuit in 2019, claimed the singer ignored the trademark and sold Katy Perry clothing to Australian customers during her 2014 and 2018 concert tours in the country through retailers and websites.

Federal Court Judge Brigitte Markovic has ruled that Katy Perry’s company Kitty Purry partially infringed the trademark of Katie Taylor’s business, which sells mostly clothing online, by promoting the singer’s products through social media posts, a court heard Thursday.

image search 1682765466753

Compensation will be decided later

“This is a story of two women, two teenage dreams and one name,” Markovic said in her ruling. A judge has rejected a pop star’s bid to invalidate Katie Perry’s trademark. Taylor, born Katie Perry, called the verdict a “David and Goliath” win for small businesses.

“I wasn’t just fighting myself, I was fighting for small businesses in this country, many of them women-owned, who may find themselves up against overseas entities that have far more financial power than we do,” she blogged.

Representatives for Katy Perry could not immediately be reached

The dispute between the pop star and the Australian fashion designer over the homophone name began in 2008, when Taylor registered the trademark “Katie Perry” in Australia.

Katy Perry first tried to block the registration and later hired lawyers to try to force the designer to cease and desist from using the mark for good, but later dropped that move, Taylor said.

Read Now:Tanks and artillery rocked Khartoum & army is deploying jets or drones on RSF troops in neighborhoods

[responsivevoice_button buttontext="Listen This Post" voice="Hindi Female"]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Trending News

Canadian Study Links Adolescent Marijuana Use to Dramatically Increased Risk of Psychotic Disorders

A Canadian study found that drug use increases a teenager's risk for psychotic disorders by 11 times. This is...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Captures Stunning Image of Gas Jets from Newborn Stars

NASA regularly shares amazing images of the universe and amazes space lovers. In a new post, the US space...

Nuclear Power: Key to Achieving Decarbonization by 2050, Says IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has campaigned for nuclear fuel to be decarbonized...

European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 Satellite Captures Stunning Images of Ram Setu

The European Space Agency has shared images of Ram Setu taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite. Also known as...