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Counterfeit costumes find leads to £10k fine

Some of the counterfeit children’s costumes which were intercepted by police
Some of the counterfeit children’s costumes which were intercepted by police
Some of the counterfeit children’s costumes which were intercepted by police

By staff reporter

An Antrim company selling counterfeit children's superhero costumes has been fined a total of £10,400 at Antrim Crown Court.

An officer of the company - Mr Quan Gan (55) - was also sentenced to 140 hours of community service for selling the fake Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Mickey Mouse and Cinderella outfits without the consent of the brand owner.

In a case brought by Trading Standards, Gat Fashion Ltd pleaded guilty to 15 charges under the Trade Marks Act 1994.

In November 2016, Trading Standards officers raided premises at Springfarm Industrial Estate, where they found large quantities of counterfeit costumes. The items were being sold online from the premises.

Some 4,400 suspected items were seized and another 2,400 items were later voluntarily surrendered.

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