Rihanna image infringed by Topshop

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By Gary Assim

The High Court has ruled in favour of pop star Rihanna against high-street clothes retailer Topshop, which used an unauthorised image of her (almost identical to one used on her CD) on some of its T-shirts.

Customers had believed it was an approved image, so the High Court confirmed Topshop was guilty of passing off.

While the judge stated that there is no ‘general right by a famous person to control the reproduction of their image’, Rihanna’s image, and the reputation in it, were the important factors in this case…

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