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Rihanna wins latest legal battle with fashion chain

Singer Rihanna has triumphed in the latest round of her legal battle with leading British fashion chain Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.

The Umbrella hitmaker won a ban against the clothing chain in 2013 after she sued bosses for selling their 'Rihanna Tank' garment, which featured a photo taken by a freelance photographer without her permission on the set of her We Found Love music video.


The fashion giant appealed against the decision at London's High Court, but on Thursday (22Jan15) judges ruled the injunction preventing Topshop from using the pop star's image on the item should be upheld.


They agreed that marketing the clothing without Rihanna's approval or knowledge amounted to "passing off" her image as an endorsement of the item.


Rihanna was not in court for the hearing.