Pop Star Rihanna Wins UK Case Over Topshop T-Shirts

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A British judge sided with pop star Rihanna on Wednesday in her spat with retail chain Topshop over T-shirts bearing an unauthorized use of her image.

Judge Colin Birss of the High Court said Topshop — a subsidiary of Arcadia Group Ltd. — had misled consumers into believing that the T-shirts were somehow authorized or endorsed by her, exploiting the goodwill associated with Rihanna for commercial gain.

“Many will buy a product because they think she has approved of it,” the judge wrote. “Others will wish...
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