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Top Shops appeal is rejected, but Rihannas passing off claim was close to the borderline

19 March 2015

The Court of Appeal has affirmed the High Courts finding that Top Shop is liable for passing off in relation to its sale of T-Shirts bearing a photographic image of Rihanna (born Robyn Fenty), which the pop star had not approved.

This article was first published in The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

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