Two Newham women, ROBB and EKEMEZUMA were served with criminal summons at Dagenham Market on Sunday 4 August 2013, by TM EYE detectives supported by Barking and Dagenham Trading Standards and police. The market operators, CHARFLEETS, fully supported the action and assisted in removing the suspects from the market and banning them.
The two women will appear at Romford Magistrates Court on 22 August 2013, charged with a number of Trademark offences. The case is being brought by TM EYE as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of MULBERRY, LOUIS VUITTON and Jimmy CHOO. There is no cost to the clients.
Trading Standards seized fake MULBERRY, LOUIS VUITTON and JIMMY CHOO leather goods from the stall that had been operating for a significant period of time.
The case follows a covert operation by TM EYE detectives over many months. Evidence gathered by TM EYE will be used to prosecute the suspects.
TM EYE Director David McKelvey said,”We will continue to target those engaged in damaging or impacting on our clients IP rights by selling fake goods. Anyone selling counterfeit MULBERRY, LOUIS VUITTON or JIMMY CHOO goods will be targeted, evidence gathered and they will be brought to justice in the criminal courts.
TM EYE also continue to monitor the sale of fake goods at other markets and online for all our clients and will take robust action to prevent and deter offending.
We have seen some significant sentences of imprisonment recently for some of our private criminal prosecutions. Those who continue to offend and sell fake goods representing our clients brands risk a custodial sentence if caught.”