In July 2014 Aaron Davies of East Preston, West Sussex was convicted by the jury at the end of a two day trial at Chichester Crown Court of all counts of offences under the Trade Marks Act. Sentencing was adjourned until the outcome of a Police trial in respect of weapons (stun guns) found and seized at the same time as the counterfeit goods. Mr Davies was also convicted at this trial on 9th January 2015.
Mr Davies was sentenced to five and a half years in respect of the weapons and an additional 9 months for each count of the Trade Marks offences to run concurrently.
An Order for forfeiture and destruction of the goods was also made.
Surelock carried out authentication examinations on some of the seized counterfeit items.