John Olsen, a London-based partner in Edwards Wildman's
intellectual property practice, discussed the impact of Guernsey’s image rights register and debate whether celebrities need added image protection in World Intellectual Property Review. In the article, "Celebrity Image Rights: A Bridge Too Far?
", Olsen noted that the recent passing off case between musician Rihanna and Topshop, where Rihanna successfully sued the clothing retailer for selling a T-shirt without her permission, may have gone on for far longer if it weren’t for a technicality. "Passing off is amongst the most costly cases to bring," Olsen said.