Fashion designer’s battle against Katy Perry


A Sydney dressmaker has received a “David v Goliath” courtroom battle towards US pop star Katy Perry after greater than a decade of battle over the title infringing on logos.

Since 2007, Katie Jane Taylor has offered and designed her personal line of clothes beneath the label title “Katie Perry” and, from about the identical time, US pop star Katy Perry has been rising in fame.

Taylor acquired paperwork in June 2009 from the pop star’s attorneys telling her to withdraw her Australian trademark utility and cease promoting garments or every other items bearing the “Katie Perry” title.

Designer Katie Taylor had a partial win against singer Katy Perry in a trademark case.

Designer Katie Taylor had a partial win towards singer Katy Perry in a trademark case.Credit score: Janie Barrett

“Then two hours earlier than the courtroom case they withdrew their opposition to my trademark after which, since 2009, they’ve nonetheless been breaching [my copyright],” Taylor stated.

After Taylor shared her story at an occasion in 2009, an viewers member put her in contact with a trademark lawyer who helped the style designer launch a case towards the pop star for utilizing her model.

In October 2019, Taylor sued the singer, legally named Katheryn Hudson, and two of the pop star’s corporations, Killer Queen and Kitty Purry, for infringement within the Federal Court docket.

Singer Katy Perry.

Singer Katy Perry.Credit score: Greg Briggs

Justice Brigitte Markovic printed her judgment on Thursday, describing the case as “a story of two girls, two teenage desires and one title”.

Markovic discovered Hudson had infringed towards Taylor’s trademark after personally selling pop-up shops for Katy Perry clothes and objects on Fb, Twitter and merchandise firm Bravado. The judgment didn’t, nonetheless, discover Hudson owed compensation.

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