Swift Ordered To Give Deposition

Taylor Swift has been ordered to give a deposition in connection with a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in California last year.

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Swift had sought a protective order claiming she was being harassed by clothing company Blue Sphere Inc.

The harassment claims raised by Swift’s team stemmed from a request from Blue Sphere for photographs in which her buttocks or breasts were visible, according to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

However, the judge in the case wrote Aug. 5 that the “extraordinary circumstances that would warrant a protective order prohibiting the deposition of a named party are not present here.”

The judge also sided with Blue Sphere that Swift’s image is relevant to the case. Blue Sphere’s suit alleges the singer infringed upon its “Lucky 13” trademark by selling clothes bearing the mark and holding a “Lucky 13” sweepstakes.

Attorneys for Blue Sphere apparently plan to question Swift in court about trademark rights and some of her existing sponsorships. The case is scheduled to go to trial in November.