On 3rd June 2019 Abdul Kader of Salisbury Road, Southall, London appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court charged with four (4) offences of selling counterfeit goods and possessing counterfeit goods for sale contrary to Section 92 of The Trademarks Act 1994. He pleaded guilty to all matters. He was sentenced to a 12 Month Community Order on each offence to run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay a £250 contribution towards prosecution costs. The court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of all goods seized.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its well known luxury goods clients.
The prosecution and conviction follows a 2-month investigation by TM Eye’s Illicit Luxury Goods Team supported by experienced detectives from its Dedicated Undercover Unit and surveillance team.
Undercover Detectives deployed to Bovingdon Market in Hertfordshire on 23rd March 2019, 30th March 2019 and 6th April 2019 and carried out covert test purchases from KADER who operated a substantial stall selling a wide variety of fake goods from a number of well known luxury brands. All purchases were covertly filmed and this evidence led to the prosecution.
TM Eye Director David Mckelvey said,”KADER is the latest criminal to be convicted of selling fake goods at Bovingdon Market in Hertfordshire. TM Eye has convicted over 100 traders operating at that market in recent years. Most of these criminals no longer openly sell brands that TM Eye represents and focus on brands that do not undertake such robust enforcement action.
It is often frustrating to see people that we have convicted simply stop selling our clients brands and then openly sell fake goods for other brands that make no efforts to take any enforcement action. These criminals make vast sums of cash and seriously damage brand integrity.”
KADER will now have his fingerprints photograph and DNA taken. The conviction will be recorded on the Police National Computer (PNC) as a result of the MOU between TM Eye and The Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office.