So many of you have asked if other sellers of the purple plates are selling the original purple plate created by Ralph Bergstresser. Our goal is to offer people the genuine product, especially when people are seeking the genuine purple plates. However, there are several copycats and others claiming to sell the original EIP products that are not the product manufactured by EIP in Arizona. The following list combines organizations listed below selling purple plates that are not manufactured by EIP in Arizona. These products are not issued, nor energized, by the manufacturer. This list is verified by the manufacturer. Nature's Alternatives simply wants you to be an educated consumer and know that we only offer authentic, official EIP Purple Plates.
- PurplePlates. com - According to the owner of EIP in Arizona, they stopped selling EIP products at wholesale to Purple Plates .com prior to January, 2014, claiming that PurplePlates .com now offers a copycat of their version. The owner of EIP also sued Purple Plates' owner in a Federal Trademark Proceeding for claiming trademark of and use of the EIP logo, under the grounds of "Priority and likelihood of confusion" through Opposition No. 91221428, in which the UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE Trademark Trial and Appeal Board found in favor of EIP's owner. Through this ruling they revoked the trademark registered with the USPTO for the EIP logo filed by Purple Plates' owner.
- Vedic Research and Innovations in India - Krishan Kant started copying the plates after his first purchase from Nature's Alternatives.
- Swiss Tesla in Switzerland - multiple colors of copycat plates.
- TeslaVital in Germany - multiple colors of copycat plates called Teslaplatten. Very similar to Swiss Tesla. Maybe the same?
- rockandrolletc on eBay - suspected as a front for or close association to PurplePlates. com being that both are from Longmeadow, MA.
- TeslaPurplePlate. com, Purpurna Svetlost, Jovan Vrtikapa in Serbia - also offering copycat purple plates.
- Anyone selling 1-inch diameter Disks and any size of Angels including the old sizes (1 3/8" x 1 3/8" and 2 1/8" x 2 1/8"). These were discontinued years ago by the manufacturer. No other sizes existed in the past. PurplePlates.com has crafted new 2½" x 2½" angels. The angels have not existed for years now, and the manufacturer states no one purchased enough to still be selling the genuine article today.
Purchase genuine and authentic purple plates at Nature's Alternatives.