ROUND 2: Rihanna vs Topshop

We previously reported about the High Court fight between Rihanna and clothing giant Topshop over a t-shirt with Rihanna’s face printed on it. The legal battle that was fought over almost 2 years reportedly cost over a million pounds. But who is going to pay the legal costs?

After losing their appeal earlier last month, Topshop had been ordered to pay the legal costs which they hardly tried to defeat, arguing there was “no proper basis” for forcing them to pay the bill.The judges have just recently decided that the costs order were “reasonable” and dismissed the challenge.

The retail firm now has to pay all legal costs which is reportedly a sum of £1.5 million– A separate hearing is still to take place to confirm about how much Topshop must pay Rihanna for the damage.


Maria Sophie Bissendorf