Firm and boss fined in crackdown on counterfeit toys

Counterfeit Frozen dolls, Minions yoyos and Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob jigsaws were among more than 9,000 items seized by Manchester City Council Trading Standards from a single wholesaler, Import Export Wholesale Poundline Plus. The company and its manager Tommy Zheng were also fined a total of almost £6,000 when both parties pleaded guilty to trademark and safety offences at Manchester Magistrates Court. Trading Standards officers first visited the firm at 59b Derby Street, in the Strangeways area of Manchester, on July ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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