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RECENT CONVICTIONS
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Operation 1791-RS-18

Gary Didcote of Kings Meadow, Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on the 26th of November 2018 and pleaded guilty to three charges of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He was sentenced to a 12-month Community Order to include 80 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £929.52 costs and an £85 Victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was granted by the court for all goods seized by TM-eye.

Didcote sold fake goods on the online marketplace eBay using the name ‘Cotess 1’. Research revealed that Didcote had sold numerous fake items with a total revenue of £44,454.44. Three covert test purchases were made between the 17th May and 17th September by undercover operatives from TM Eye’s Deddicated Undercover Unit, supported by the TM Eye surveillance team. All purchases were covertly recorded and formed the evidence leading to the conviction. 

Operation 1842-RS-18

Beata Brysiewizc, born 09 12 1980, appeared at North Somerset Magistrates court on the 9thJanuary 2018, where he pleaded guilty to three trademark offences for selling counterfeit goods on the online market place eBay. Brysiewizc was sentenced to a Community Order for 18 weeks with a curfew between 6pm and 6am. He was also ordered to pay £4850 in costs and an £85 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was also granted by the court for all goods seized by TM Eye.

The investigation by the TM Eye Online Investigations Team had identified that in a 6-week period Beata Brysiewizc sold 1617 counterfeit items. Undercover operatives from the TM Eye Dedicated Undercover Unit performed three test purchases between the 17th of August and the 11th of September 2018, gathering evidence to bring the private criminal prosecution.

Operation 1827-RS-18

Daniel Bignell born 09 12 1980, appeared at North Somerset Magistrates court on the 9th January 2018, where he pleaded guilty to six offences contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994, for selling counterfeit goods on the online market place eBay.

The investigation was carried out by the TM Eye Online Investigations Unit supported by the Dedicated Undercover Unit and Surveillance Team. Financial investigations showed that during a 6-week period Daniel Bignell had sold 491 counterfeit items. The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its luxury goods clients.

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RECENT CONVICTIONS
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Operation 1276-DH-18

Ali Abid sold fake goods in Counterfeit Street, Manchester

Ali Abid, born 16.03.1986 and Munawar Iqbal 01.01.1978 appeared at Manchester Magistrates court on the 27th of November 2018, and both pleaded guilty to four offences each contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994, for selling counterfeit goods from a shop in Great Ducie Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Abid and Iqbal were both sentenced to a 12 Month Community Order to include 40 hours unpaid work, a 7 day rehabilitation activity requirement order and a £85 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was also granted by the court for all goods seized by TM Eye. The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its luxury goods clients.

Munawar Iqbal sold fake goods in Counterfeit Street

Operation 1844-BW-18

Feroz Khan sold fake goods from a shop in Camden High Road

Feroz Khan, born 26 08 95 appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on the 29th of November 2018 and pleaded guilty to four offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He was sentenced to a 12 Month Community Order to include 100 hours unpaid work together with a 25 day rehabilitation requirement and an £85 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was granted by the court for all goods seized by TM Eye.

Khan already had two previous prosecutions as a result of previous TM Eye investigations and private criminal prosecutions. These convictions had taken place at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in 2017 and 2018. Despite these convictions Khan continued to re offend and was targeted by TM Eye again resulting in the third conviction. Khan sold thousands of fake goods from a shop in Camden High Road.

Operation 1848-JB-18

Rakesh Birdi, born 18 12 1984, appeared in St Albans Magistrates Court on the 21st November 2018 and pleaded guilty to three offences contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994, for selling counterfeit goods at Bovingdon market. He was ordered to pay a £360 fine, £744 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was granted by the court for all goods seized by TM Eye. The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its luxury goods clients.