Top of the Shops!

Recently the global pop star and renowned fashion icon Rihanna successfully brought a claim against the parent company of clothing retailer giant Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image. The case, Fenty v Arcadia, was the first successful celebrity case of its kind. The three Judges in the High Court unanimously agreed that marketing the t-shirt without Rihanna’s approval amounted to “passing off” despite the fact that previous attempts by other world renowned figures such as Princess Diana and Elvis Presley to protect their image being used by different organizations…

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