TEE TIME, TAKE TWO: Topshop is appealing a decision by a judge at Her Majesty’s High Court in London prohibiting the retailer from selling T-shirts featuring a particular image of Rihanna.
In 2013 the court issued an injunction requiring Topshop to refrain from selling T-shirts featuring an image of Rihanna without clearly informing customers that the garment is not endorsed, authorized or approved by the singer.
Topshop declined to comment Wednesday on its decision to appeal. Lawyers for Topshop appeared in court earlier this week to argue their case.
The image on the T-shirt was one of Rihanna’s face from her “We Found Love” music video. It was emblazoned on a T-shirt that Topshop sold in 2012 and no longer stocks.
The judge had ruled that the item was damaging to Rihanna’s “goodwill,” and represented a loss of control over her reputation in the “fashion sphere.”