Man guilty of selling counterfeit Chanel and Emporio Armani perfumes
PUBLISHED: 17:38 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:38 04 March 2015
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An online perfume seller who sold counterfeit fragrances from his former Felixstowe home has been found guilty.
Radi Naydev was found guilty of eight charges under the Trade Marks Act for the sale and possession of counterfeit fragrances while trading as Dreamstorage Limited in 2009.
Naydev, formerly of Holland Road, Felixstowe, was the director of the company that dissolved in 2011.
Naydev failed to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday and the case was heard in his absence. He is due to be sentenced on March 11.
Naydev, thought to be 31, was due to appear in court in 2011 but absconded and an arrest warrant was issued. He was arrested when trying to enter the country on August 8 last year and was re-bailed.
An initial complaint was made by a customer to Suffolk Trading Standards about the supply of an Emporio Armani men’s aftershave being counterfeit.
Suffolk Trading Standards made a test purchase of a Chanel Allure ladies perfume via the website www.dreamstorage.net. The perfume was sent to the trademark holder who confirmed the product was counterfeit.
A warrant was then executed at his business address with Suffolk Constabulary. Naydev was arrested and products were seized.
Perfume samples were sent to trademark holders who all confirmed the products were counterfeit.