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Katy Perry sues…Katie Perry

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Pop act Katy Perry, who may not be kissing Katie Perry any time soon

The Australian fashion community are rallying around Sydney designer Katie Perry, after she was sued by “namesake” Katy Perry, who is trying to force her to stop trading under her own name.

Aussie Katie was understandably shocked with the legal action, especially when you consider Katie Perry is her real name (as opposed to the singer Katy Perry, whose real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson), she makes no claim to associate herself with the “I Kissed a Girl” Katy and she had been selling her “Katie Perry” designs (out of a small store and also her own website) a year before Katy’s music was released in Australia.

If Katie is forced to give up the business name, she estimates it will cost her around AU$17,000. She’s released a YouTube video pleading for understanding, from one K.Perry to another. In our opinion, she makes a lot of sense!

“I’m absolutely no threat to you…But at the moment, the only people who are making any money from this are the lawyers.”

Who are you riding with? Katie or Katy?

As a bonus, here’s a picture of Katy Perry in the bath with a pizza (yep, really) jacked from her Twitter page. Bizarre!

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