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Prosecutions and other court actions

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DateCourtOffenceResult
27 June 2018Guildford Magistrates' CourtProsecution 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 2018High Wycombe Magistrates' Court218 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 2017Aylesbury Crown CourtThis 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.

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