The defendant YANG HAN was today sentenced at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for Trademark offences. The defendant had previously entered pleas of guilty to nine offences. The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution at no cost for clients Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Jimmy Choo.
The matter was heard before a District Judge
The Judge ordered:
– the Defendant be sentenced to a conditional discharge for 18 months; and
– the Defendant pay a victim surcharge of £15.
The Judge warned the defendant if she offended again during the 18 month period then it will be treated seriously, likely involving a prison sentence.
The private prosecution case was brought by TM Eye as the result of a 5 month pro-active investigation. The charges related to covertly recorded test purchases by TM Eye detectives. The defendant operated at Camden Stables Market selling fake handbags and leather goods from a large number of rights holders on a daily basis.
TM Eye Director David McKelvey said, “This was another excellent result for TM Eye and our clients Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Jimmy Choo. We have secured evidence and convicted another prolific seller of counterfeit goods at Camden Market, preventing any further damage to the brands involved. The case was brought by TM Eye and our lawyers at no cost to the clients. Camden Market is visited by thousands of tourists daily and this criminality seriously damages the luxury brands involved. We will continue to target those engaged in selling fake goods that impact on our clients IP rights”.