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|27 June 2018||Guildford Magistrates' Court||Prosecution of 3 companies in relation to an unsafe gas camping stove supplied to a Surrey consumer. An independent test house tested the gas stove and found 2 safety failures and no rating plate attached which bore the CE mark and other required information.||Each company was fined £10,000 for supplying an unsafe gas stove and £1,000 each for the labelling offence. The court awarded full prosecution costs of £6,460 to be split equally between the 3 companies. The court also awarded the consumer compensation of £4,500 again to be split equally between the companies. Including the statutory victim surcharge, each defendant will have to pay £14,823.|
|13 June 2018||High Wycombe Magistrates' Court||218 packs of 20 cigarettes and 19 50g pouches of hand rolling tobacco were seized from a trader and charges laid for offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994, the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015.||Sentenced to 12 weeks custody reduced to 8 weeks for early guilty pleas suspended for 12 months. Also ordered to pay £1,500 towards the prosecution costs and was subject to a £150 victim surcharge. Forfeiture of the tobacco products was also granted.|
|5 December 2017||Aylesbury Crown Court||This case involved 13 offences contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994 being in possession of items showing registered trademarks with a view to selling them. 120 items were confirmed as counterfeit products from 13 different brand holders. These were seized by trading standards.||Sentenced to a 6 month custodial sentence suspended for 2 years concurrent on each count and 150 hours unpaid work concurrent on each count. £1,000 to be paid towards prosecution costs.|