Monday 26 January 2015

Rihanna wins £3million Legal Battle

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.

The pop star sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for £3.3million ($5.5million) over the clothing, which featured a photo taken during a video shoot for her hit 'We Found Love' in 2011.

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.

Rihanna and owner of TopShop
In their first legal skirmish the courts banned the store selling a Rihanna 'tank' sleeveless T-shirt without her permission  - but the fashion chain then tried to overturn the initial ruling.
Today the Court of Appeal upheld the ban agreeing that marketing the clothing  without the 26-year-old singer's approval amounts to 'passing off,' a term used to enforce unregistered trademark rights.
Rihanna and Daughter's of TopShop owner

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