Heavy fines and POCA confiscation for traders following a WRi Group investigation on behalf of our clients.
Following a lengthy investigation by WRi Group into a commercial trader offering branded vehicle number plates on-line which included a number of covert visits and test purchases, the matter was referred to Slough Trading Standards for investigation and subsequent prosecution.
Quote – Gareth Mogg, Chief Operating Office at WRi Group, said ‘We are very grateful to Slough Trading Standards for taking forward this investigation and congratulate them on this excellent court result and POCA confiscation’
”This commercial trade in counterfeit vehicle registration plates not only impacted on our clients brand reputation but enabled criminals to exploit consumers. This result should send a strong message out to any business that flaunts the law and breaches IP rights”