Amira Rasol, founder of online retailer The Folklore, accused the pop star last week of selling products that tore down the logo of her company, which sells clothing, accessories and other designer products in Africa and the diaspora.
Rasool shared photos on Twitter and Instagram showing cardigans and hoodies with the words “Folklore Album” for sale on the Swift website.
“Based on the similarity of the design, I believe that the merch designer tore off my company logo,” she wrote on July 24. “I share my story to bring to light the trends of large companies / celebrities copying the works Owners of small businesses belonging to a minority, I’m not going to prevent uninterrupted crime”
As of Tuesday, the Swift website no longer sold clothing with the words “Folk Album”, replacing it with new designs that read: “Folk Album”, according to InStyle.
Rasool called the design change a “great first step” and said she and Swift’s team were discussing the situation.
“I am grateful to Taylor’s team for acknowledging the damage done to my company’s @ TheFolklore products,” she wrote on Tuesday. “I admit that she was a strong advocate for women defending their creative rights, so it was good to see that her team is on the same page.”
CNN asked publicist Rasool and Swift for comment, but did not hear.
On Thursday, Swift announced that it was handing over funds to Rasool.
“Amira, I admire your work and I am happy to contribute to your company and support the Black in Fashion Council donation (launch 8/3),” she wrote in response to a tweet from Rasool. Rasool later publicly thanked Swift for her response.
Swift’s decision to reject him and correct the move is opposed to how Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebelum, coped with a similar situation.
The country’s trio announced last month that it would abolish Antebellum from its name through an association with slavery and replace “Lady A.” But it turned out that blues singer Anita White has been performing under the name “Lady A” for a decade.
At first it seemed that the parties would be able to deal with things. But all went wrong, and the group filed a lawsuit in Nashville District Court for the Tennessee Central District. The lawsuit alleges that the group received a trademark named “Lady A” in 2011, after several years of using it interchangeably with “Lady Antebellum” for its products and services.
Lisa France CNN contributed to this report.