Rihanna beats major UK retailer in court

In honor of New York Fashion Week, I am proud to see that some courts have begun to regulate the business of fashion design.

Rihanna sued Topshop when Topshop began to sell t-shirts with her image.

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The High Court ruled that Topshop’s sale of the t-shirt was an act of “passing off”. The law of passing off prevents one person from misrepresenting his/her goods or services as being the goods and services of the claimant. Passing off also prevents one person from holding out his or her goods and services as having some association with claimant.

Will the US courts ever follow suit?

Check out the story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23514738

JD

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