Oct 30 2012 by Caitlin Black, Harrow Observer
fake jls goods
A MARKET stallholder was fined for selling fake JLS and Disney goods after trading standards officers exposed him in an undercover investigation.
Ali Ayubi, 39, admitted buying and selling counterfeit goods at South Harrow Market and was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £910 costs when he appeared at Willesden Magistrates Court.
Brent and Harrow Trading Standards officers were sold a fake door plaque and bag featuring a registered trade mark of the boy band, JLS, magistrates heard on Tuesday, October 9.
Ayubi, of West Way Court, Ealing, regularly trades at South Harrow Market under the name Select Print and, following a complaint in June last year, an undercover officer visited the stall.
The goods were examined by a representative of the trademark owner and confirmed as counterfeit.
In a separate incident on July 11 last year, Mr Ayubi signed an informal assurance with Surrey Trading Standards in relation to counterfeit goods that had recently been seized from a stall he was operating at Epsom racecourse.
In the assurance he stated he would refrain from supplying such goods in the future.
On October 25 last year, however, the officer returned to the South Harrow market stall and was sold a Toy Story mug, displaying images and words registered as trademarks by Disney.
Ayubi apologised to the court and showed remorse while stating he had ‘never heard of Toy Story’.
Ayubi had previously been prosecuted by Brent and Harrow Trading Standards in 2009 for similar offences and ordered to pay a £3,000 confiscation order.