Levi Strauss Sues Gardeur Over Pocket Stitching Designs On Jeans

San Francisco, CA – Clothing and jeans giant Levi Strauss owns several USPTO registered trademarks for its arcuate stitching design initially used in 1873, which it alleges is the oldest known clothing trademark in the United States. Based on this long and continued use, Levi Strauss alleges that its trademarks are famous and recognized in the U.S. and around the world.


Levi Strauss alleges that Defendant Gardeur is manufacturing and selling “clothing that displays stitching designs that are confusingly similar to [Levi’s] Arcuate trademark.” The case is Levi Strauss & Co. v. Gardeur GmbH, CV10-2122 EMC (N.D. Cal. 2010).