Case law: Rihanna succeeds in preventing from selling t-shirts with her image
20-02-2015, 11:26  / ნანახია: 988

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Case Comment: Fenty v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd 

"Rihanna succeeds in controlling how her image is used "Rihanna’s successful claim against Topshop, which prevents it from selling t-shirts displaying a photograph of her, has been reported as being ‘a test case about the ability of celebrities to control their public image. It was, in fact, a passing off claim and, as the Court of Appeal made clear in their decision ([2015] EWCA Civ 3), there is in English law no right to control one’s image.
 
However, despite this the decision does hold the door open for certain celebrities to bring proceedings if their image is being used in a way which falsely suggests that they have endorsed or approved goods or services and they have been caused damage as a result."
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