Frontwoman says "Against Me!" is a trademark that she legally owns
Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace has accused Topshop of selling a leather jacket with the band’s name on it without her permission.
Grace shared a picture of the jacket on Twitter last night (September 17), writing: “Hey @Topshop, you’re selling a $700 leather jacket with my bands name on it and you have no permission. Not cool.”
Responding to questions on Twitter, Grace told fans, “”Against Me!” is a trademark that I in fact legally own,” and said: “Even the font they used is stolen.”
According to Spin, the jacket was being sold online at Topshop’s website, but the listings page has since been taken down. At the time of writing, Topshop has yet to respond to Laura Jane Grace’s tweet.
Rihanna won a lengthy legal battle against Topshop last year after the UK clothing chain used her image on a T-shirt without permission. Sales of the item were banned as three judges at the Court of Appeal in London agreed that marketing the unlicensed T-shirt amounted to “passing off”. Rihanna’s victory marked the first successful celebrity case of its kind.
Meanwhile, Against Me! released their seventh album ‘Shape Shift With Me’ on Friday (September 16). Read the NME review here.