Parshotam SINGH of Dunedin Way, Hayes, Middlesex appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court on 12 October 2016, charged with five (5) 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 fine of £150.00 on each matter, totalling £750.00. He was also required to pay a £20 victims surcharge and £600 towards prosecution investigation costs.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of its client HUGO BOSS.
The conviction follows a two month pro active covert operation by TM Eye at KEMPTON PARK and BOVINGDON markets. TM Eye undercover operatives carried out test purchases of fake HUGO BOSS goods on 7th and 14th January and 4th February 2016 at KEMPTON PARK market and at BOVINGDON market on the 6th February 2016. This evidence led to the criminal case being brought.
SINGH will now be required to attend a police station to have his fingerprints, photograph and DNA taken, to be recorded on police databases. The conviction is now recorded on the Police National Computer and if he re offends will be used to provide evidence of his criminality.
TM Eye has convicted over 230 persons in private criminal prosecutions. Fifteen (15) traders have been convicted at KEMPTON PARK market by TM Eye in private criminal prosecutions in the past 12 months and over 50 traders have been convicted at BOVINGDON market in that same period.