Amazon and GoPro team up to sue accessory counterfeiters

GoPro Handler
The GoPro Handler, one of the products that was counterfeited (Image credit: GoPro)

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – but it appears that GoPro has had enough of being flattered, however sincerely.

Together with Amazon, the firm has announced a lawsuit against “seven individuals and two entities” who have counterfeited GoPro’s camera accessories. Among the products highlighted are The Handler, GoPro’s floating hand grip. and the GoPro 3-Way, its three-in-one grip, extension arm, and tripod mount.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.