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Private Criminal Prosecutions


A Newham man, Satwinder SINGH, was today sentenced at St Albans Magistrates’ Court having pleaded guilty to a number of Trademark offences. The Defendant had previously entered pleas of guilty to all 7 charges. The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of ARMANI. He was sentenced as follows:


Charge 1 – fined £200.

Charge 2 – no separate penalty.

Charge 3 – no separate penalty.

Charge 4 – fined £200.

Charge 5 – no separate penalty.

Charge 6 – fined £200.

Charge 7 – no separate penalty

Victim Surcharge of £20.

The Court has effectively applied one penalty per date for each of the dates upon which offences were committed and reached a total fine of £620.00.


The conviction was the result of a 3-month pro-active operation by TM Eye detectives on behalf of ARMANI working closely with Rapisardi Intellectual Property.


TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,”This is another excellent result for both TM Eye and its client ARMANI. Those who engage in the sale of fake ARMANI goods will be identified and brought to justice in the criminal courts. The case was a brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution at no cost to our client. Another criminal engaged in the sale of counterfeit goods has been convicted. This sends a clear message out to those engaged in this criminality that our rights holders will not accept offending against their brands. TM Eye will continue to tackle IP crime ‘head on’. I would like to thank Newham Trading Standards and police for their support in this action.”


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A Stratford man summonsed to attend Watford Magistrates Court for a number of Trademark offences today failed to appear.


The case is being brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution.


Magistrates put the case over to 1 July 2013 at 11am for further enquiries to be carried out to establish the whereabouts of the defendant.