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Taylor Swift wins legal battle

Taylor Swift has won a court battle in which she claimed counterfeit merchandise bearing her name and Grammy-winning album "Fearless" violated her trademark.

The 20-year-old country star's case against 16 individuals led to a federal judge in Nashville granting a default judgement permanently barring them from making or selling Swift merchandise. The judge also ordered that the fake items confiscated be destroyed.

The lawsuit claimed that the counterfeit goods, including T-shirts containing Swift's image, were sold during the singer's 2009 tour.

Court records indicated that the 16 accused had no attorneys listed and had not responded to the lawsuit.

Watch Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' video below: