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North London Husband and wife duo share directorship bans for importing fake health and beauty products from China


North London Husband and wife duo share directorship bans for importing fake health and beauty products from China

Hanif Balal Memon and his wife, Amina Memon, directors of Memon Group Ltd have been disqualified for a combined 13 years and six months from acting as directors for importing fake products from China for possession, sale and distribution to third parties in contravention of Trade Marks laws.

The Secretary of State accepted a 10 year undertaking from Hanif Balal Memon (51) banning him from acting as a company director or from managing or in any way controlling a company from 11 April 2014. His wife Amina Memon (58) also a director, gave an undertaking, for a period of three years and six months for abrogating her duties as a director of Memon Group Ltd and allowing Hanif Balal Memon to import various products from China for sale and distribution to third parties in contravention of section 92(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1995.

Commenting on the bans, Sue Macleod, Chief Investigator of Insolvent Investigations, (Midlands and West) of the Insolvency Service, said:

“When directors of a company do not comply with legislation designed to protect consumers and avoidable losses result, the Insolvency Service will fully investigate the circumstances and take action where appropriate.”

The investigation showed that Memon Group Ltd began trading on 1 November 2006 as an importer and wholesaler of household goods and as such, was required to comply with the Trade Marks Act 1994. However the company failed to comply with the legislation and imported fake beauty and health products from China – which, though not authentic, bore markings to imply they were – for possession, sale and distribution to third parties.

Memon Group Ltd entered into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation on 17 April 2012 with no assets and a deficiency to creditors of £395,898.


About The Author

Mark Hodgson is the Managing Director of Tremark Associates, one of the UK’s leading providers of investigative services. Mark has 30 years experience in private Investigations and the commercial debt recovery industries. He is Vice President of the Association of British Investigators, a member of the World Association of Detectives, The Institute of Credit Management and an associate member of R3 -The Association of Business Recovery Profession.


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