A couple from Albany Road, Romford appeared at Havering Magistrates Court on 17 October 2012, charged with a total of thirty (30) criminal offences contrary to the Trademarks Act 1994. Both pleaded guilty to all matters. They will appear for sentence on 14 November 2013.
The case was bought by TM EYE, at no cost to clients, as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of LOUIS VUITTON and MULBERRY.
It follows a three month covert operation by TM EYE at Dagenham and Kempton Park Markets. Evidence was gathered of criminality involving both brands. The couple also sold a variety of goods from other luxury brands.
Criminal summons were served on 9 October 2013. They pleaded guilty on their first appearance due to the overwhelming evidence secured by TM EYE.
A woman from Romford Road, Newham appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court today charged with six (6) Trademark Act offences of selling and possessing counterfeit goods for sale on 26 June, 12 July and 22 July 2013, at DESIGNER WALK, Camden Market, Camden, London. SHARMIN ADKHER pleaded guilty to all criminal matters and was sentenced to a fine of £720.00 (seven hundred and twenty pounds).
The case was brought, at NO COST, by TM EYE on behalf of its client LOUIS VUITTON.
The convictions follow a 2 month covert operation by TM EYE detectives, who gathered overwhelming evidence of criminality allowing the case to be brought today. A summons was served on ADKHER on 26 September 2013.
TM EYE Director David McKelvey said,”This conviction is the latest criminal case bought by TM EYE against those engaged in selling fake LOUIS VUITTON goods. We will continue to ‘catch and convict’ anyone who sells fake goods that damage our clients brands. We have a zero tolerance policy and anyone who risks committing similar criminal offences should be very aware that they risk a criminal conviction and potentially imprisonment if they choose to sell counterfeits of brands that we protect.
TM EYE has successfully carried out private criminal prosecutions for their clients and convicted over 45 people this year for Trademark Act offences from a variety of markets including; Wembley and Bovingdon markets, Dagenham market, Bristol Fruit market, Wellesbourne market, Camden market and online cases. There are a large number of ongoing cases both within the court system and in evidence preparation stage. We have seen dramatic reductions in fake goods sold that damage our particular clients. We undertake the intelligence and evidence gathering as well as bringing private criminal prosecutions at NO COST to our clients”.