Leather recliner chair, office and desk chair in India to go on sale

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – A London-based designer of office and desktop chairs will go on trial in India next month on charges of selling unlicensed goods.

A group of lawyers representing designer John McDonough has said it will ask the court to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the firm from selling the chairs, and said McDonough would pay a £30,000 ($37,600) fine if convicted.

The firm, which includes chairs such as the leather recliner and the faux wood-reinforced leather seat, has been accused of selling products it knew were not legal in India.

The company has said Mcdonough will not be allowed to sell its products in India unless the court finds him guilty.

“We have taken the issue to the High Court in London and we will be appealing the decision,” a company spokeswoman said.

The trial is being heard in the Supreme Court of India.

(Reporting by Gautam Ghosh in Bengaluru; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)