True Religion Apparel Inc. (Nasdaq: TRLG) today announced that the Company has recently won two court default judgments against several individuals and businesses charged with importing and selling counterfeit True Religion Brand Jeans. The default judgment orders from both cases total approximately $1 million, after legal expenses. In one of the legal cases, True Religion Brand Jeans worked together with Ben Sherman Ltd. to pursue a claim against individuals and businesses charged with selling counterfeit clothing for both brands. The five hundred thousand dollar judgment in that case was awarded jointly to both plaintiffs.
"We actively enforce our zero tolerance policy on counterfeiting and will continue to protect our trademark whenever and wherever appropriate," commented Jeffrey Lubell, Chairman and CEO. "As the visibility of the True Religion brand continues to grow both in the U.S. and abroad, we are working aggressively to protect our intellectual property and ensure that only authorized department stores and specialty store customers receive our authentic, high-quality, custom-fit goods."