Suspended Sentence imposed in £1.5 million counterfeit toys trial – Dan Thomas & Marianne Alton defend

Dan Thomas leading Marianne Alton obtained a Suspended Sentence after Blackpool Trading Standards secured convictions against their client, a Managing Director, for importing over 270,000 counterfeit toys worth over £1.5 million into the UK.

In passing what was recognised by the trial judge as an exceptional sentence in light of the Court of Appeal authorities, the trial judge made particular reference to evidence elicited during the cross-examination of the lead investigator regarding the client’s attitude and approach to the investigation.

In a case described by Trading Standards as one of the largest prosecutions of its kind nationally, Dan and Marianne were instructed by Jeremy Pinson, a specialist business crime consultant at Olliers Solicitors and David Phillips & Partners, due to their experience in civil Trade Marks matters.