German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has triumphed in a court battle against German magazines, after the high court upheld a previous ruling.

The L'OREAL spokesmodel, 34, was furious when paparazzi took photos of her and her young son CASPAR on a London street after a car accident in May 2003, and offered them for sale to German publications.

In July last year (04) a Hamburg court ruled the magazines would breach the privacy of Schiffer and film producer husband Matthew Vaughn's young tot, who was five months old at the time of the accident.

The publications appealed to the High Court and their requested was rejected yesterday (22JUN05).

Schiffer's lawyer MATTHIAS PRINZ says, "This decision acknowledges the trend of the courts to save parents and their children from the paparazzi."

Schiffer's fierce battle with the media over photographs of her children has received much criticism in her native Germany, because the beauty has been happy to pose with Caspar in advertisements for mail order catalogue company QUELLE and KINDER chocolates.

Schiffer also has a seven-month-old daughter, CLEMENTINE.

23/06/2005 13:36