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Topshop ordered to pay Rihanna £200k

Topshop has been ordered to pay £200,000 to Rihanna and has been banned from using a particular image of the pop star unless stipulating the product is not endorsed after using her picture on one of their T-shirts.

The Arcadia-owned retailer has released a statement to say that contrary to several reports it was not ordered to pay Rihanna’s legal costs of £920,000 and was instead asked to make an interim payment of £200,000.

In the statement the retail said: “The Judge noted that Rihanna’s legal costs were “startling”. In addition he specifically disallowed some of Rihanna’s legal costs in relation to certain of her evidence and positively awarded Topshop its costs of certain applications.”

In July the singer won a legal dispute against Topshop, over the use of her image on T-shirts being sold by the retailer.

The judge has granted an injunction meaning Topshop must refrain from selling any T-shirts feature a particular image of Rihanna without clearly informing customers that the garment is not endorsed, authorised or approved by Rihanna.

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