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Counterfeit Products

August 16, 2017 - 13:09

On 14 August 2017 Christopher Ian McDonald, (aged 44, of Beech Avenue, Bournemouth) pleaded guilty at Weymouth Magistrates Court to eight specimen offences of possessing counterfeit items for sale, contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994. McDonald was ordered to pay £2,000 in fines and prosecution costs plus a £60 victim surcharge. The case was brought by Dorset County Council.

October 5, 2016 - 08:46

Dorset County Council’s trading standards team has been named the Premier League Enforcement Authority of the year for 2015-16.

The award was announced at Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium on 22 September at a ‘Football About Fakes’ event that was promoting awareness of counterfeiting and intellectual property crime.

February 1, 2016 - 17:00

A former restaurant owner from Weston-super-Mare has been handed a 16 week custodial sentence for the possession of counterfeit tobacco.

 Cam Binh Mu, 43, formerly of Brean Down Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, was found guilty of an offence under the Trade Marks Act 1994 for the possession, custody or control of goods with an unauthorised copy of a Trade Mark. Mr Mu had previously pleaded not guilty to this offence.

November 9, 2015 - 09:50

A trader has been prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods at a car boot sale. Dorset County Council’s trading standards officers seized 215 items from the trader at the sale held at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, near Wareham.

April 27, 2015 - 15:41

Borough of Poole's Trading Standards team has successfully prosecuted a local man for possessing counterfeit goods with the intention to sell.

October 30, 2014 - 11:32

Borough of Poole's Trading Standards team successfully prosecuted David and Linda Cross, of Lytham Road, Broadstone who pleaded guilty to 20 charges of trademark offences at Bournemouth Magistrates Court on 14 November 2013.

November 26, 2012 - 10:46

Local traders who imported and sold counterfeit goods from China have been prosecuted in two separate cases brought by Dorset County Council’s trading standards service.


April 24, 2012 - 12:49

A ROGUE market trader who sold counterfeit clothing carrying top brand names has avoided jail. Ashiq Hussain, 39, sold the tracksuits and other items at Bristol Fruit Market in St Philip's on Sundays, when it becomes a general market. Clothing found in his possession carried fake trademarks for several well-known brands, including Adidas, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Superdry, Henri Lloyd, Moschino, Bench, Dolce and Gabbana, Timberland, Lacoste, G Star, Lyle and Scott and JLS.

April 16, 2012 - 15:24

At Bristol Crown Court, market trader, Ashiq Hussain, aged 39, of Acocks Green, Birmingham pleaded guilty to fourteen offences of having in his possession with a view to sale counterfeit clothing contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994. He is due to return to court for sentencing in April.