*Fenty and others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd and another

Passing off – Clothes. The defendant retailer, Topshop, had sold a t-shirt with an image of the pop star Rihanna. The t-shirt was not officially endorsed by her and while the photograph had been licensed to Topshop by the photographer, it had been taken during a video shoot for the star's new album. Rihanna successfully issued proceedings for passing off. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed Topshop's appeal as the judge had not made any error in his identification of the relevant law or his application of it to the present case.

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