Joby sent out a press release today warning consumers that there are counterfeit versions of its popular GorrilaPod products circulating.
At the recent Photokina Show in Cologne, JOBY representatives took decisive action against two manufacturers of “rip-off” products. In the presence of Photokina show organisers and security, imitation products and promotional material were confiscated from the booths of two Far-East based manufacturers.
Loraine Morgan, Senior Marketing Manager for Joby in the UK said: “Since the original GorillaPod was launched, we have always taken a strong stance with manufacturers and distributors of products that infringe on our design patents – and will always take action to close down such activity.”
“The quality of these products is poor and ultimately it is the consumer who suffers when they buy a product that does not deliver the function and reliability of a genuine JOBY product.”
The firm warns consumers that ‘only genuine Joby products carry the brand logo’, and to beware of ‘cheap imitations’.
A box of fake ‘GorriaPods’
Above: the genuine article!