Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (T/A Topshop): ChD 5 Jul 2013

The claimant a famous pop singer (Rihanna) alleged that in putting her image on certain t-shirts, the defendants had committed passing off. The claimant had her own business merchandising her image. The defendants now applied for an order striking out a number of witness statements and parts of witness statements then being relied on by the claimants.
Held: Statements from three witnesses which the claimants had wished to call were ruled out, and any remaining evidence which was simply an opinion about human nature and/or an opinion on the ultimate issue before the court was of no value and need not be cross-examined.

Birss J
[2013] EWHC 1945 (Ch), [2013] Bus LR 1165
Bailii
Cited by:
DirectionsFenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (T/A Topshop) and Another ChD 31-Jul-2013
The claimant (Rihanna), a famous singer, complained that the defendant company had used her image on a T-shirt. The defendant had a licence from the photographer but not Miss Fenty. . .
DirectionsFenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd and Another CA 22-Jan-2015
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Intellectual Property, Litigation Practice

Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516276