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I have literally just noticed and sent the email to them
Did you receive my last message?
yes thank you
When did you buy these items?
I'm not sure, May last year?
Ok whilst I understand this is a disappointing situation to be in, I am afraid you do not have any legal rights in this case. It is the creator/retailer of the original swimsuit design that will have rights – they are the ones that can pursue River Island for copying their design. You, as someone who has only bought this and not created or designed it, do not have any legal rights to challenge the copying of the design, even if you will be affected by it. The only thing you can do is approach the retailer to try and get a refund for your original purchase but due to the time that has passed they do not have to issue one any longer and this will be at their discretion now.
ok thank you
You are welcome