Image Rights – Rihanna

Rihanna’s image is protected under the ‘umbrella’ of passing off The Court of Appeal dismissed Topshop’s appeal, confirming that its sale of the t-shirt bearing Rihanna’s image amounted to passing off. Topshop started selling a t-shirt in 2012 which had on the front an image of a photograph taken of Rihanna by an independent photographer.…

Details

Data Protection breach risk

ICO Fines NHS Surrey In July, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) fined NHS Surrey £200,000 as a result of NHS Surrey providing at least 1,570 computers with hard drives containing personal data to a contractor for erasure/destruction without properly monitoring the contractor.  The contractor was permitted to sell on the computer hardware after having…

Details

Damages for passing off

Carry on Camping   The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) recently handed down a judgment in relation to the assessment of damages in a passing off case. The Claimant in this matter purchased a camping business called “Doone Valley Holidays” (“DVH”) from the Defendant. As part of the purchase the Claimant bought the business, the…

Details