A market trader from Kingston, Gurcharan SAJDEVA, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 12 September 2013, charged with 11 (eleven) Trademark Offences relating to the possession and sale of counterfeit watches and leather goods at Camden Market, Camden, London.
He pleaded guilty to 3 (three) matters and elected for trial for the remaining offences. The case will be heard on 18 December 2013 at Tottenham Magistrates Court at 2pm.
The case was brought by TM EYE as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of clients RICHEMONT (CARTIER) and LOUIS VUITTON.
A market trader from Islington Maureen WARBY appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 12 September 2013, charged with six offences under The Trademarks Act 1994. She pleaded guilty to all matters and was sentenced to a fine of £195.00 with a victim surcharge of £20.00. The Magistrates accepted that it was a first offence and that the defendant had ceased to trade in fake goods at Camden market immediately.
The case was brought by TM EYE as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of PANDORA JEWELLERY at no cost.
The conviction is the result of a pro active TM EYE operation commenced in May 2013 at Camden Market. WARBY was identified selling fake PANDORA jewellery on her stall in Camden Hall, Camden Market. A series of covert test purchases took place and evidence was gathered. The six offences relate to the evidence gathered on seperate occasions. She was subsequently served with a criminal summons in August 2013 to appear at Magistrates Court.
TM EYE Director David McKelvey said,”TM EYE will track down and prosecute in the criminal courts any person who sells fake PANDORA goods. There has been a significant reduction in offending against the brand in recent years but we remain vigilant and will ‘catch and convict’ anyone who commits similar criminal offences”.