Completion of expert evidence for prosecutions by law
Reactive cases involve the receipt of samples of suspected fake goods and requests from Trading Standards, Police, UKBA or other law enforcement agencies for evidence packages for criminal prosecutions.
In such cases TM EYE supply expert witness statements, digital photos of the examination, continuity of evidence, and disclosure for court. Costs include attendance at court to give evidence, which would ordinarily impact on a company’s ability to trade when vital members of staff are tied up in court.
We complete National Customs Applications to prevent the import of counterfeit goods and again support UK Border Agency officers in any detentions of goods with seizure notices and statements.
We carry out reactive investigations of those importing counterfeit goods into the UK to then identify suspects for Trading Standards and Police enforcement action.
Between 2008 and 2012 TM EYE completed over 500 evidential packages to support criminal prosecutions by Trading Standards officers and Police across the United Kingdom.