Amira Rasool, creator of the internet merchant The Folklore, accused the pop superstar a week of selling product that ripped off the emblem of her firm, that sells clothing, accessories and other goods by artists from Africa and the diaspora.
Since the accusation, Taylor Swift's merch changed subtly, following legal action by Rasool.
"This morning, it came to my attention that musician Taylor Swift is selling merchandise to go along with her new album "Folklore".
"I commend Taylor's team for recognising the damage the merchandise caused to my company The Folklore's brand", Rasool posted on Twitter.
Rasool added: "I am sharing my story to bring light to the trend of large companies/celebrities copying the work of small minority-owned business owners".
In the statement, Swift's rep explained that the "Cardigan" singer chose to remove the "The" in the phrase "The Folklore Album" on four pieces of her merchandise to distance the branded items from Rasool's company. "I recognize that she has been a strong advocate for women protecting their creative rights, so it was good to see her team is on the same page".
Swift has since stated she would be making a donation to Rasool's company. Afterwards, Rasool publicly uttered Swift for her answer.
"Taylor's team took swift action to have "the" removed from all merchandise". See: The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum who, in an attempt to change their name to remove its slave-owning connotations, sued a Black artist named Lady A to try to steal the name she's been performing under for more than a decade.
The region trio introduced previous thirty day period that it would be dropping "Antebellum" from its name because of the affiliation with slavery and alternatively go by "Girl A".
To begin with, it seemed that the parties would be capable to sort items out. But things broke down and the group filed suit in Nashville's US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.