Friday, January 23, 2015

Rihanna wins $5.5m legal battle against Topshop

Rihanna has won a two-year multi-million pound legal battle with Topshop after they unlawfully used her image on a popular T-shirt sold to thousands of fans.

She sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for £3.3million ($5.5million) over the clothing,
In 2013 her legal team successfully argued her fans, who saw her as a fashion icon, would have falsely thought she had endorsed the garment sold by the high street fashion store. Today Lord Justice David Kitchin said:

'People could be deceived into buying the t-shirt perhaps believing it was authorised by Rihanna.'Topshop sold the t-shirt without Rihanna's approval and this amounted to passing off.
Pictured with Top Shop Boss Sir Philip Green 

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