Sylvie Djeuga of Park Lane, London, N17, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates Court on 9th November 2018, charged with three (3) offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. She pleaded guilty to all matters. She was sentenced to a Community Service Order for 6 months to include 40 hours of unpaid work. She was ordered to pay a Victims Surcahrge and costs of 120.00.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of a well known luxury goods client.
Djeuga sold fake goods on stalls within ‘Bonzer’ Car Boot Sale, Whalebone Lane, Essex every Thursday and at Dunton Car Boot Sale, Basildon, Essex every Wednesday and Saturday. A series of covert test purchases were made by TM Eye Undercover operatives from her at both markets leading to the prosecution and conviction.
TM Eye Dircetor David McKelvey said,”TM Eye monitor all prolific markets, online sites and car boot sales. Where we identify suspects selling fake goods that impact our clients brands we will gather evidence and prosecute them. We are seeing significantly reduced numbers of counterfeit goods for the brands we protected as the criminal traders realise they risk prosecution, conviction and confiscation proceedings. They either stop trading or sell fake goods for brands that unfortunately do not so robustly enforce the law.
Djeuga now has a conviction and should she re offend will be prosecuted again risking a custodial sentence. She will now have her fingerprints photograph and DNA taken for police indices.”