UGG boots trio are committed for trial

Court Grab - DAWN & JOHN POTTER. (W523G231)
Court Grab - DAWN & JOHN POTTER. (W523G231)

A COUPLE accused of selling counterfeit UGG boots and handbags have been committed for trial.

Dawn and John Stephen Potter, of Heeley Road, Kettlethorpe, have been charged with offering 80 UGG handbags for sale that were likely to be mistaken for the registered trade mark of UGG Australia.

Court Grab -  STEVEN POTTER. (W523A231)

Court Grab - STEVEN POTTER. (W523A231)

They face other Trades Mark Act charges relating to nine pairs of UGG boots, five pairs of UGG slippers, eight pairs of UGG gloves, three of their scarves and three Pandora bracelets.

Potter, 45, and his 45-year-old wife also face a similar charge relating to a North Face jacket.

His brother, Steven Andrew Potter, also faces the same seven trade mark offences.

But the 40-year-old, of Leeds Road, Castleford, faces a separate charge of evading duty on 800 cigarettes.

District Judge Marie Mallon, sitting at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, committed their cases for trial at Leeds Crown Court. They face a plea and directions hearing on October 24.

The UGG brand is perhaps best known for its classic sheepskin boots, worn by both men and women.