Business Crime: Counterfeit Goods

We have a particular expertise in trading standards-related matters and are acknowledged leaders in this area.

Our specialist Trading Standards Practice Group is regularly instructed by Local Authorities throughout the country on a wide range of trading standards issues.

We have particular expertise in matters relating to:

  • product safety
  • consumer credit
  • car clocking
  • counterfeit goods
  • food safety
  • consumer protection
  • trade description matters

Members of our Trading Standards Practice Group regularly provide training in intellectual property and trading standards law and practice.

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


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