June 18, 2009 23:36

Katy Perry takes action against Katie Perry

Singer's reps don't want fashion designer using her name

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Representatives for Katy Perry are attempting to prevent an Australian fashion designer from using the brand name Katie Perry to represent her clothing line, even though it is the designer's birth name.

The pop star's record label, EMI, sent a cease-and-desist order to the designer, who recently opened an outlet in Sydney, Australia. They claim that the names are too "similar", and that Katy Perry's brand name must be protected, reports Billboard.

The designer was born Katie Jane Perry, but occasionally uses the name Katie Howell.

The American singer's tune 'I Kissed A Girl' hit the top of the Australian charts in 2008, and she is set to embark on a tour down under this August.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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