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BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop


Scrambling for the win: Mattel and Zynga in the UK Court of Appeal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2015

Toy manufacturing giant Mattel has won out in the final round of its recent dispute with social game services provider Zynga (of Farmville and Words


SCRABBLE v SCRAMBLE: Mattel and Zynga on appeal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2015

Overturning the decision of the High Court, the Court of Appeal has decided that Mattel's SCRAMBLE mark is valid and infringed by Zynga's use of


United Kingdom: the perils and powers of passing off
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2015

Passing off can be a useful supplement to registered trademark protection, although the evidential requirements can increase uncertainty and costs In


Rihanna t-shirt ban upheld: Robyn Rihanna Fenty and others v Arcadia Group Brands Limited and others
  • Swan Turton LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 18 2015

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ban on Topshop selling a sleeveless t-shirt bearing the image of the singer Rihanna that had been produced without


Rihanna hasn’t lost her appeal
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2015

Rihanna's case against Topshop, Robyn Rihanna Fenty v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd, continues to make the news. This was, of course, the case where


Rihanna top of the shops
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2015

In a recent Court of Appeal decision, Rihanna's passing off claim against Topshop has been upheld. This appeal decision is an important ruling in


The sale by Topshop of Rihanna t-shirt does amount to passing off - Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

The Court of Appeal has unanimously upheld the High Court decision that the sale by Topshop (part of the Arcadia Group) of a t-shirt displaying an


Topshop's sale of Rihanna t-shirt was unlawful, agrees the Court of Appeal
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2015

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in Robyn Rihanna Fenty & Ots v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd & Anr ("Topshop"), concerning


United Kingdom: an imperfect image
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2015

The term ‘image rights’ or publicity rights refers to an individual’s right to exploit and prevent others from using his or her name, image, likeness