California Grrr: Katy Perry has been sued by Australian designer Katie Perry for violating her trademark
- The Australian designer Katie Perry is suing her namesake for violating her trademark
- The Sydney designer described her clash with the singer as & # 39; David and Goliath & # 39; fight
- The two competed against each other in 2009 when the Australian noticed her name
- The legal team of Singer opposed the attempt, but later withdrew their challenge
- But Katy Perry's fashion brand has now launched its clothing line throughout Australia
An Australian designer named Katie Perry is suing her American pop superstar namesake Katy Perry for violating her trademark.
The Sydney fashion designer described her clash with the American singer as a real & # 39; David and Goliath & # 39; fight after filing legal action with the Federal Court.
The pair was involved in a legal battle earlier in 2009 after the maker of the fireworks attempted to deter the Australian from trademarking her name.
An Australian designer named Katie Perry (photo) sues her American pop superstar namesake Katy Perry for violating her trademark
Sydney's fashion designer described her clash with the American singer (photo) as a real & # 39; David and Goliath & # 39; fight after filing legal action at the Federal Court
Katy Perry's legal team took up the challenge, but the singer's designer clothing has now been launched throughout Australia.
& # 39; I have been powerless to act, & # 39; told the designer in Sydney The Daily Telegraph.
& # 39; People have sent me pictures of her things and I have never had the legal or financial firepower to do anything about it. & # 39;
The Australian, who has filed the new case under her married name Katie Taylor, has sought legal advice from trademark lawyers and has gained access to legal financing through Litigation Capital Management.
& # 39; My friends have warned me about this, but I want to be an example to my children, & # 39; she said.
The designer started her brand in 2006 after working in the UK and sells her casual wear in her Paddington workshop.
The Australian (photo) started her brand in 2006 after working in the UK and sells her casual wear that she makes in her Paddington workshop
The final battle comes after a federal jury in Los Angeles has held the American singer liable in a copyright infringement case related to her 2013 Dark Horse song.
Perry was ordered to pay $ 550,000 to rapper Flame for copying his 2008 Joyful Noise song.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the management of the singer for comment.
The Australian, who filed the new case under her married surname Taylor, has been granted access to legal financing and has been introduced to trademark lawyers
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