On 2 April 2013, Sajdeva & Singh appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.
Both defendants attended for sentence having previously pleaded guilty. Due to issues of culpability and forfeiture the Court thought it appropriate that sentencing of both defendants took place at the same time.
As a result sentencing will now take place on 17 April 2013 at 2pm.
Pre-sentence reports regarding the defendants have been compiled.
This is a privately brought prosecution brought at no cost by TM Eye on behalf of clients RICHEMONT and LOUIS VUITTON.
The prosecution follows substantive enforcement action by TM Eye supported by Camden Police and with the approval of local trading standards. This was the culmination of a covert evidence gathering operation resulting in a series of test purchases. These test purchases formed the basis for a number of criminal offences under the Trademarks Act 1994.
During a raid at the stall in January 2013, a large number of luxury branded watches were recovered together with leather belts and purses. The value of seized goods would if genuine have been in excess of £500,000.
TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,”We are very pleased with these convictions. These persons were involved in the open sale of our clients products in one of the World’s most visited markets. All the goods on sale and recovered were fake. The damage being done to the brands was immeasurable. TM Eye will continue to catch and convict those engaged in such criminality to prevent and deter offending. We now await the sentence”