Recently, Ploom Inc (the makers of the popular Pax portable vaporizer) announced that they have launched a lawsuit agaisnt iPloom.com, a website which has known to infringe on Ploom’s copyrights and has sold counterfit Pax products. Personally I see this as a good step, as Ploom is a company dedicated to developing and supporting high quality products. I have heard many negative things about the counterfeit Paxes (terrible battery life, inconsistent heat), and I can see why Ploom would be interested in preventing others from tarnishing their reputation. Below is an excerpt from the PR statement released by Pax:
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ploom, inventors and manufacturers of first-in-category premium vaporizers, was granted registered trademarks US4437217 and US4437218 for its invention and vaporizer brand, Pax. Ploom is committed to educating and protecting consumers from counterfeit Pax products that are being sold as authentic.
Ploom is dedicated to ensuring customers receive the modern technologies, beautiful design and world-class support that encompass the brand.
The fight against unauthorized sales and counterfeiting is a long-term commitment to quality and service by Ploom. It is Ploom’s first and foremost goal to protect consumers from poorly performing counterfeit devices not covered by warranty. Ploom urges consumers to protect their investment and ensure they are receiving authentic quality Ploom products.
“Ploom has increased efforts and investment to protect retailers and consumers and stop counterfeiting by implementing stronger authenticity measures, including when necessary taking legal action against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of counterfeit items,” said James Monsees, co-founder and CEO of Ploom.
You can read the rest of the press release here on Businesswire.