Monday, January 26, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14

FBI e 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/20/13) – The former owner of Tree Tops business, located in Henderson County, was sentenced on Friday to 12 months and one day by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., in United States District Court for trafficking in counterfeit goods, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. There is no parole in the federal system.

Yorel Petrie, of Henderson, Kentucky, pleaded guilty on February 20 to a one-count federal indictment returned on September 12, 2012. According to the plea agreement, between January 2008 and October 6, 2009, Petrie, while owner and operator of Tree Tops, trafficked in hats, shoes, and clothes, while knowingly using counterfeit marks to represent trademarks then owned and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Examples of the spurious marks the defendant knowingly used, which were identical to or substantially indistinguishable from marks that were then in use and registered for hats, shoes, or clothes include: the Nike “Swoosh” trademark, the Nike “Jumpman” trademark, the Polo Ralph Lauren “Polo by Ralph Lauren” tag, the Major League Baseball logo, the NBA logo “Jerry West” silhouette, the Ed Hardy stylized cursive logo, and the Lacoste “alligator” logo.

Petrie admitted in court that the purpose of the Tree Tops business was the importation and sale of goods bearing counterfeit trademarks. Further, Petrie admitted that the use of the counterfeit marks and logos was likely to cause confusion and deceive customers.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Micah R. Reyner and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

SurfKY News
Information provided by the FBI Louisville Division

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
1 DOW 17,660.43
-12.17 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 2,049.72
-2.10 (-0.10%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,752.39
-5.48 (-0.12%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 8033

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 20, 2015 6929

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 22, 2015 6907

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5553

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 23, 2015 5514

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 22, 2015 5093

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4763

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4284

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20423

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20101

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 3672

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 25, 2015 1964

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 25, 2015 1313

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 25, 2015 1178

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 1045

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 1003

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
January 25, 2015 924

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 849

Outdoor Truths - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller
January 25, 2015 818

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
January 26, 2015 508

Henderson County Traffic Advisory

in Local (Henderson) Top News by Keith Todd
January 25, 2015 414

MCCH Offers Free Screenings at the Love Your…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Kyser Lough
January 25, 2015 358

Two Arrested for Trader Baker Robbery

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Deputy Pearre