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Fake brands t-shirt seller handed £2,300 penalty

A Kingston clothes shop owner is more than £2,300 out of pocket after admitting selling fake t-shirts and tops. 

Huseyin Doygundag, aged 37, pleaded guilty to 11 charges of selling counterfeit clothes pretending to be well-known trademarks including Starbucks, Warner Bros and Jack Daniel’s when he appeared before Lavender Hill Magistrates last week. 

Kingston Council trading standards officers seized almost 300 items in January 2013 at Doygundag’s Punky Fish women’s clothing store in the Eden Walk shopping centre after an earlier visit had aroused suspicion. 

Doygundag was fined £600 and ordered to pay £1,708 costs plus a £60 victim surcharge. 

Magistrates ordered all the counterfeit clothes to be destroyed. 

Councillor David Glasspool, Cabinet Member for Trading Standards, said: 

“Deceiving people into paying for inferior quality by selling counterfeit goods devalues the image of branded items and creates unfair competition for honest businesses in our borough. 

“The council works hard to keep Kingston fake-free and to prevent shoppers being ripped off.” 

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Notes to editors 

Photograph attached of some of the seized counterfeit clothes. 

“Punky Fish” is a trading name of Kool Kool Ltd, which licences the use of its trading name. Mr Doygundag uses the trading name “Punky Fish” under licence and trades under his company, Falin Ltd. 

DATE: 9 June 2014