Paula Spence born 12.08.1966, appeared at St Albans Magistrates court on the 21st of November 2018, where she pleaded guilty to three offences of selling counterfeit goods at Bovingdon market contrary to section 92 of the Trademarks Act 1994. She was ordered to pay a £120 fine, £255 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was granted by the court for all goods seized by TM Eye. The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its luxury goods clients.
Zablullah Hashemi, born 01 01 1995, appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court on the 21st November 2018, where he pleaded guilty to four offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He was sentenced to a 12 Month Community Order to include 100 hours unpaid work, pay £270 in costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
Hashemi had been previously investigated and prosecuted by TM Eye by way of a private criminal prosecution in 2018. He had been summonsed to appeared at East Berkshire Magistrates Court on the 3rd April 2018 for five trademark offences, however he failed to appear. He was identified by TM Eye detectives at Bovingdon Market and arrested by police. He appeared at court on the 19th of June 2018 and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 12 months Community Service to include 70 hours unpaid work together with an £85 victim surcharge. Despite this conviction he continued to re offend leading to another TM Eye Investigation and another Private Criminal Prosecution.
Amir Atta, born 30.05.2000, appeared in St Albans Magistrates Court on the 19th December 2018, where he pleaded guilty to four offences of selling counterfeit goods contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He was ordered to pay a £414 fine and a £30 victim surcharge. A forfeiture and destruction order was granted by the court for all goods seized by TM Eye.