South African in hot water for selling fake Volkswagen accessories

The Gqeberha Large Courtroom has convicted a man for contraventions of the Counterfeit items and Trademark Functions, immediately after he was found to be offering fake Volkswagen car or truck accessories.

The Hawks Critical Business Investigation uncovered that the guy was promoting VW components at a car or truck dealership in the city in between December 2021 and February 2022. Spoor and Fisher Lawyers whose mandate consists of acting on trademark and counterfeit similar circumstances acted on behalf of VW when these allegations came to gentle.

This was brought to the Japanese Cape Hawks’ for a probe. For that reason, on 6 December 2021, an evidence-accumulating transaction was executed the place four Volkswagen alloy wheels were being acquired.

The procured merchandise had been analysed and found to be counterfeited. This resulted in a look for and seizure operation on 17 February 2022.

Wheels, centre cap hubs, around eighty VW badges and stickers all bearing VW badges were being confiscated. The price of the seized items was believed at just beneath R90,000, which the German, Wolfsburg based mostly business was prejudiced of.

As a result of the investigation, the man was served with a court docket summons on 10 March 2022, to experience more than three hundred and sixty counts,  his 1st courtroom look was on 13 April 2022.

Next a plea cut price, the person was requested to fork out a R17,000 great, which he paid on Tuesday, 19 April.

On top of that his business, Greystone Buying and selling has been documented to the Businesses and Mental House Commission (CIPC) for further sanctioning and also faces the prospective clients of a civil accommodate from Volkswagen.

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