LATEST: Supermodel Niki Taylor has won the first round of her court battle
with two Tennessee cosmetics companies as she fights to stop them from using
her image in marketing campaigns.
Taylor, 30, claimed in a lawsuit that the Irene Group and Fortune Hills
International companies used Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition photographs
taken of her in 1998 to market their own beauty products without her knowledge
A Tennessee court has issued a temporary restraining order against the
companies, stopping them from using the photographs.
The former Cover Girl spokesmodel is planning to launch her own cosmetics
line this autumn (05) and feared fans would be confused by her apparent
endorsement of a rival product.
The case is back in court in October (05).