She dissed a girl, and she liked it

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Katy Perry is suing an Australian fashion designer bearing the same name as her. Despite having a minor difference in their names’ spelling, Katie Perry found herself the subject of a lawsuit filed by the “Hot N Cold” singer.

The Australian Katie, who has a Katie Perry luxury loungewear label set up two years ago, launched a trademark application for her brand last September, which the American Katy found displeasing. The designer received a letter from the singer’s Queensland lawyer last week, telling her to stop trading.

Let’s compare birth certificates, shall we? The American Katy is named Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; the Aussie Katie is named Katie Jane Perry.

Bill Wyman was not available for comment.

(Via Agent Bedhead.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    18 June 2009 · 1:23 pm

    Oddly, this makes me think of:

    “Michael Bolton: Yeah, well, at least your name isn’t Michael Bolton.

    Samir: You know, there’s nothing wrong with that name.

    Michael Bolton: There *was* nothing wrong with it… until I was about twelve years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.

    Samir: Hmm… well, why don’t you just go by Mike instead of Michael?

    Michael Bolton: No way! Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks. ”

    My argument would be that the Aussie lady probably had the name first, therefore she gets to keep it.

  2. fillyjonk »

    18 June 2009 · 1:26 pm

    And I would add I’m glad I have a somewhat-unusual name combination. There are other people by my name out there but luckily none of them are famous. (Though one was a child who was murdered about 15 years ago. It’s unsettling to read a news account about how someone having the same name as you was brutally killed. I mean, more unsettling than reading about a child’s murder is already)

  3. CGHill »

    18 June 2009 · 1:57 pm

    I admit to owning one album by Bolton: his first, in 1975, issued under his birth name of Michael Bolotin.

  4. sya »

    18 June 2009 · 3:02 pm

    Huh. This made me google myself and one result was a twitter from somebody who said she was attending my funeral in New York. I suppose I should be leery about visiting New York or people will think I’ve come back from the dead.

  5. Dan B »

    21 June 2009 · 1:51 am

    Didn’t Katy Perry start her career under the name Katie Hudson? As in awful close to the name of Goldie Hawn’s daughter? Hmm.

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