Katy Perry vs Katie Perry: Musician refuses to appear in court for cross-examination

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Katy Perry was not present in the court for the latest hearing in the copy infringement case filed against her by her namesake Katie Perry.

Katy Perry, real name Katheryn Hudson, is being sued by an Australian fashion designer named Katie Perry for alleged trademark infringement for selling clothing in Australia bearing her stage name, which she shares with Katie. However, the musician isn’t planning to make an appearance in court for cross-examination, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Katie Perry, legal name Katie Jane Taylor, uses her maiden surname for her brand. She launched Federal Court proceedings against the “Roar” hitmaker in October last year for infringement of the trademark she registered Down Under in 2008.