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Rihanna sues retailer over T-shirt proceeds

By The Associated Press
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Racks of T-shirts bearing Rihanna's image have been on display at London's High Court, where the singer is suing a British retailer for using her image.

Lawyers for the star seek damages from Arcadia Group Brands Ltd., which owns the Topshop fashion chain, for selling shirts bearing her picture without permission.

Rihanna's lawyers accuse Topshop of trying to pass off the T-shirt as being approved or authorized by the singer.

The store says Rihanna is seeking legal recognition for a flawed assumption that “only a celebrity or her successors may ever market, or license the marketing, of her own character.”

A hearing was held Friday.

 

 
 


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