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.