A businessman implicated in July for manufacturing fake Clarks shoes was fined $500,000 or a sentence of six months in prison.
The police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said 30-year-old, Pankaj Bhatia of Edam Drive, Kingston pleaded guilty to charges of unauthorised use of trademarks registered to C & J Clark International Limited in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, October 23.
Bhatia was arrested and charged with unauthorised use of trademarks following a police operation on July 15, where 1857 pairs of shoes bearing the ‘Clarks’ and other trademarks registered to C & J Clark International were seized.
The Judge also ordered that the 1857 pairs of shoes seized be forfeited and destroyed.
Meanwhile, four other people who were charged for a similar offence following a separate raid on East Queen Street, Kingston on Thursday, July 17 today face the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court.
They are 39-year-old Craig Muir of Wildman Street, Kingston; 51-year-old George Phillips of Chenton Road, Kingston 2; 43-year-old Albert Hall of Lucas Road, Kingston 2; and 32-year-old Jermaine Kellyman of Bridgeport, St Catherine.