We do occasionally hear from people who have accidentally bought fake/copies of Fat Gripz (usually on Amazon, eBay or Gumtree). They usually email us because the incorrect size of the fakes/copies makes them ineffective for training or because the material contains toxic metals like lead or is not strong enough and they have torn (none of which can ever happen to real Fat Gripz). If you haveany concerns about some Fat Gripz you plan to buy or have bought, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify.
Rest assured that we highly value and protect our customers and take legal action (including police action) against anyone selling fakes/counterfeit Fat Gripz. WE HAVE RECENTLY TAKEN SUCCESSFUL LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SEVERAL THIRD PARTIES IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED TO DO THIS and won’t hesitate to do the same again with anyone else who attempts this. If you become aware of anyone selling suspected fake/counterfeit product (usually at a much lower price owing to low quality) please inform us immediately and we offer discounts and rewards to customers for helping us combat this issue.
Fat Gripz is a trade mark and/or registered trade mark in many countries including the United States (International Registration 1 013746), all countries of the European Community including the United Kingdom (Registration 8378598), Canada (Registration TMA823,154), Australia (International Registration 1 013746), Japan (International Registration 1 013746), Russia (International Registration 1 013746), S. Korea (International Registration 1 013746) and Brazil (Registration 906142130) as well as other rights in other countries.
The design of the Fat Gripz product is the subject of legal protections in many countries including the United States (Design Patent D616,950 S), all counties of the European Community including the United Kingdom (Registered Design 1584772-0001), Canada (Industrial Design 133933) as well as other rights in other countries.