Sediq Yazdani of Monmouth Avenue, Bury, appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 3rd May 2018, charged with three (3) offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He pleaded guilty to all matters. Yazdani was sentenced to a 12 Month Community Order with a requirement to undertake 60 hours of unpaid work. He was also required to pay an £85 Victims Surcharge.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution.
The case is the latest conviction in TM Eye’s pro active enforcement Operation MORDOR tackling organised crime in the area of Manchester known as ‘Counterfeit Street’.
Yazdani and others operated from a large warehouse premises in Lockett Street selling fake goods from a wide variety of brands.