Rihanna wins big

Barbadian international pop star Rihanna will be singing all the way to the bank following a big win  against British High Street apparel giant Topshop.

Rihanna sued Topshop’s parent company Arcadia for US$5 million after it sold sleeveless t-shirts bearing her image without her permission.

Back in 2013, a High Court judge ruled in Rihanna’s favour, on the grounds that consumers would buy the item on the “false belief” that Rihanna had approved it.

Topshop appealed the ruling arguing that it was wrong to assume that only a celebrity may ever market his or her own image.

But three Appeal Court judges disagreed and upheld the ruling. They however made it clear the ruling would not necessarily open the floodgates for similar claims.


15 Responses to Rihanna wins big

  1. Frederick Walcott
    Frederick Walcott January 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I bet she uses it on a good cause……

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    GOOD! If in doubt ask!

  3. Anne Williams
    Anne Williams January 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Good for you Rihanna you could help your hometown lol

  4. patricia williams January 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Good for her I guess she show them who is the boss I hope she use some to help them with the hospital love

  5. Mia Blackman
    Mia Blackman January 22, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Anne how u know she doesn’t help. U ppl act like u expect her to put money in everyone’s hand. There’s a reason why she has a charity. Everytime she gives the public don’t always know. She’s just like us have to work hard for her money only difference is that she’s getting way more. She’s not responsible for the ppl of Barbados.

  6. randy forde January 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Well said mia Blackman!

  7. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall January 22, 2015 at 6:43 pm


  8. ch January 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Exactly @ Mia Blackman.
    Bajans of today like too much begging and Rihanna worked hard and sacrificed for her money and she can do as she likes for herself.

  9. Anita Jackman
    Anita Jackman January 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    So true mia Blackman

  10. Anita Jackman
    Anita Jackman January 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    So true mia Blackman

  11. Elaine Lewis-richards
    Elaine Lewis-richards January 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm


  12. Jack B Nibble
    Jack B Nibble January 22, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Anne there’re more haters like you an that’s why barbados the way it is,if that was your daughter yu wud wan’t she give yu all so hush do

  13. Glenda Ifill- Applewhaite
    Glenda Ifill- Applewhaite January 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm

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