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Director pays the price for selling counterfeit goods

Published Tuesday, 22 April 2014

At Wood Green Crown Court 53 year old Kabamba Tabukanga, director of Gramadi Place Limited at 3 Hoe Lane, Enfield EN3, pleaded guilty to 16 charges under the Trade Marks Act on Wednesday 16 April.

He was fined £1,500 for each offence, all to run concurrently and ordered to pay a contribution to Trading Standards, costs of £1,300 and a victim surcharge of £150.

The case was brought by Enfield Council’s trading standards officers who seized counterfeit goods on 9 January and 21 March last year.

Despite warnings on three previous occasions, counterfeit clothes and jewellery were still found on the Gramadi premises.

The high class brands were Chanel, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.

Andrea Clemons, Assistant Director for Community Safety & Environment for Enfield Council said “Selling counterfeit goods of any kind misleads the public and steals the integrity of well-developed brands.

“Often counterfeit goods are made from inferior materials and the workmanship is of poor quality. This case is a strong warning that our trading standards officers will seize counterfeit goods and prosecute.”

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