A market trader, Nadeem ISLAM from Gravesend appeared at Staines Magistrates Court on 30 August 2013, charged with 7 (seven) trademark offences. The case is being brought by TM EYE, at no cost, as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of LOUIS VUITTON, MULBERRY and JIMMY CHOO.
The Defendant entered not guilty pleas to all 7 offences.
A Trial has been listed for 11 November 2013 at 10am at Redhill Magistrates’ Court.
The case follows a substantive surveillance and test purchase operation by TM EYE at KEMPTON PARK MARKET in Surrey.
A Barking man Mirwais AZIMI, appeared at Havering Magistrates Court today charged with seven (7) Trademark offences contrary to the Trademarks Act 1994. He pleaded guilty to four (4) offences of selling counterfeit LOUIS VUITTON and MULBERRY goods at Dagenham Market on 31 March 2013, 14 April 2013 and two offences on 5 May 2013. He will be sentenced on 5 September 2013.
The case is the result of a private criminal prosecution brought by TM EYE, at no cost to its clients.
Evidence was gathered over a period of months at Dagenham Market and a summons issued and served on the defendant. AZIMI had been involved in the sale of a variety of luxury brands at the market.
TM EYE Director David McKelvey said,”TM EYE acting on behalf of our clients LOUIS VUITTON and MULBERRY took decisive action at the market to stop the sale of fake goods by this man. We were supported by the market operator, Charfleets as well as law enforcement officers from Barking and Dagenham Trading Standards and police.
This is again an excellent example of partnership action involving all agencies working together with a common purpose. We will continue to prosecute those criminals who engage in selling fake goods that impact on our clients brands.
I would also thank the IPO Intelligence team and National Markets Group who assisted in co ordinating the action as part of the REAL DEAL campaign to stop the sale of counterfeit goods at markets.”