Two market traders from Manchester who sold counterfeit goods at a car boot sale near Mere have been ordered to pay combined costs of over a thousand pounds and given a total of 400 hours of unpaid work.
Ian Geddes and Phillip Pinfield, both from Openshaw, were working on a stall at the Cheshire Lounge car boot sale in 2010 when they sold a number of counterfeit CDs and DVDs to an investigator fromm the British Phonographic Industry over a three-month period.
Officers from Cheshire East Council’s consumer protection and investigation team then stepped in and were sold counterfeit clothing by the pair on two separate occasions.
Both were arrested under the Trade Marks Act 1994 and further counterfeit goods were seized from their home addresses. The total retail value of the items seized from the stall and home addresses totalled £13,000.
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