Rihanna Wins Lawsuit Against Topshop

In July 2013, a court ruled that Topshop could not sell a t-shirt bearing Rihanna’s image, and today, Britain’s Court of Appeal upheld the decision.
In 2013, Topshop began selling a sleeveless t-shirt bearing an image of Rihanna during her Talk That Talk era.
Although the idea thrilled her fans, Topshop had not actually acquired permission from the superstar to use and profit from her image.
The original judge ruled that the unauthorized use of Rihanna’s image constituted a loss of control over her repute in the fashion industry and that fans were likely to believe that she had authorized the image when she, in fact, had not.
Today, 3 judges agreed.
Go, Rihanna!
Check out the Topshop t-shirt that resulted in legal action below.