Counterfeit Goods: Notable case

Virgin Media v Faulkner and others (2010)

Multi-defendant cable television fraud whereby ‘smart cards’ (programmable cards inserted into cable boxes which enable access to subscription channels) were counterfeited, and programmed to enable access to all cable services.

Evidence obtained from MSN chat logs indicated thousands of such cards had been maufactured and sold, and exported from the UK across the world, including to China.

Notable cases:

R v K (2012)
Selva Ramasamy secures acquittal of sub-postmaster accused of committing stamp fraud 
Selva Ramasamy

Virgin Media v Faulkner and others (2010)
Multi-defendant cable television fraud
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

R v Davies
Counterfeiting and confiscation
David Groome

R v Purseglove
The 'world's biggest bootlegger'
David Groome

R v Wendy Fairs Markets Ltd
Test case prosecution of market fair organiser
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

R v Mitchell
Multi-handed counterfeiting case
David Groome | Ari Alibhai

Articles:

Prosecuting offences involving counterfeit goods
Incorporating trademark offences, the Trademarks Act 1994, classification of trademarks, prosecuting copyright offences, the 13.3.2009
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For more information on Fraud-related matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7933 8855 or barristers@qebhw.co.uk