Scupholme man charged with using false trademarks on goods


A man from Scupholme is due to appear in court today (Wednesday August 20) faces 19 charges of applying false trademarks to items which he then allegedly tried to sell in Ingoldmells.

Michael Joseph Ashby, 54, of Scupholme near Louth, is due to appear at Boston Magistrates’ Court facing multiple charges of “applying to goods or packaging a sign identical, or likely to be mistaken for, a registered trademark”, as well as offering goods for sale with a false trademark in Ingoldmells on or before May 29, as well as charges of being in possession of such goods at his home.

The goods that Ashby allegedly attempted to sell included an Elvis tobacco tin, a Mickey Mouse clock, a Hello Kitty picture frame and a Star Wars clock, in addition to a number of items with Premiership football team trademarks applied to them.

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