Rihanna Defeats Topshop in Court Battle over T-Shirts

January 22, 2015 5:54 PM

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Pop star Rihanna has won a significant legal case over retail giant Topshop over the selling of T-shirts displaying her picture. The victory reinforces the ability of high profile names to control their own public image.

The three judges, Lords Justices Richard, Kitchin and Underhill ruled that Topshop's unauthorised use of the singer's photograph on a range of t-shirts amounted to "passing off". Though affirming that there was no English law allowing anyone to restrain reproduction of their name or image, but the j...

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