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Abdul Jalil ZULMAI of Gurney Close, Barking, Essex, IG11 8JZ appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Tuesday 5th December 2017, charged with three (3) offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He pleaded guilty to all matters. He was sentenced to a Conditional Discharge for 3 years and required to pay £4,020.00 towards the costs.

 

The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of its client APPLE and another luxury goods client.

 

The case follows a covert test purchase operation by TM Eye’s Covert Undercover Unit supported by its surveillance team in the Camden Market area.

 

Covert test purchases were carried out from ZULMAI who sold a wide variety of fake goods from 271 Camden High Road, London. Each purchase was covertly filmed. Fake luxury branded leather goods were purchased on 26th April 2017, 29th April 2017 and fake APPLE goods were purchased on 2nd May 2017. These formed the evidence for the prosecution and conviction.

 

The conviction follows the ongoing TM Eye Operation PREFIX targeting those who sell illicit goods in and around Camden Market. A number of criminal cases are ongoing with many more to follow.

 

TM Eye Director David Mckelvey said,”TM Eye are having a major impact on the open sale of fake goods for the brands we represent and anyone evidenced selling counterfeit goods that damage those brands will be prosecuted in the criminal courts.

 

It is a shame that many other luxury brands do not robustly protect their IP Rights which leads to their fake goods replacing the brands that TM Eye protects allowing criminality to flourish. It is very frustrating for our detectives to see other luxury branded goods openly on sale with no support to take action from those brands”.

 

All those convicted by TM Eye have their convictions recorded on the Police national Computer. They have their fingerprints, photographs and DNA taken by police and recorded on national databases.

 

TM Eye has convicted over 450 persons with a 100% conviction rate.

 

 

 

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A shop keeper from Camden High Road has been convicted by TM Eye for a second time within 6 months at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for selling counterfeit goods.

 

Ahmed JAVED of 190 Denton, Malden Road, London, NW1 8BS, appeared on 14th December 2017, at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for one offence of selling fake leather goods contrary to section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He pleaded guilty. JAVED was sentenced to a fine of £660.00 and ordered to pay £600.00 costs.

 

The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its clients.

 

The conviction follows a covert operation by TM Eye as part of its Operation PREFIX  in the Camden High Road area prior to Christmas and has resulted in a number of convictions and pending criminal cases. JAVED operated from shop premises at 216 Camden High Road selling a wide variety of fake products.

 

JAVED had originally been convicted on 19th July 2017, at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for three (3) offences of selling fake APPLE and BEATS products. He had been fined £80 for each matter and the conviction was recorded on the Police National Computer.

 

Undercover Operatives from TM Eye’s Covert Undercover Unit supported by their surveillance team identified that JAVED had continued to sell fake goods despite his conviction. He had changed the fake products for sale believing that TM Eye would not prosecute for these new luxury brands on sale. TM Eye carried out a covert test purchase for fake goods belonging to one of its clients leading to the conviction.

 

TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,”JAVED beloved that by changing the fake goods he had for sale he would avoid prosecution. Unfortunately he was unaware that TM Eye also protect the brand involved and as a result he has now been convicted again. Should he re offend he will likely face a custodial sentence.”

 

Operation PREFIX targeting illicit sales in the Camden area have resulted in over 50 convictions to date.

 

All those prosecuted have their convictions recorded on the Police National Computer and have their fingerprints, DNA and photograph taken by police for their indices.