7 For All Mankind confront counterfeitors!7 FOR ALL MANKIND carry the torch for premium denim and prove the exclusive denim industry has a bright future. Following the efforts by Red Monkey Company to battle fakes, 7 FOR ALL MANKIND provide the following indispensable information:

The 7 For All Mankind trademark is a registered trademark throughout the world. The use of that trademark without permission is considered counterfeiting and warrants legal action.

Counterfeiting is an enormous problem affecting the world, and we are doing all we can to help to contain it. Many people do not understand the global ramifications of counterfeiting, or what they are really buying when purchasing any counterfeit goods. The impact that counterfeiting has on our economy is tremendous. Because of the manufacturing, sale and distribution of counterfeit goods, millions upon millions of dollars in legitimate revenue are lost, as well as tens of thousands of jobs. This lost revenue results in fewer hospitals and schools being built as well as fewer police officers, firemen etc. being hired to protect the public. Lost jobs are the result of honest intellectual property owners having to cut back on their staff due to decreased sales and the destruction of the reputation of a brand. When a consumer purchases a defective counterfeit good, they don’t blame the counterfeiter, they blame the brand. Counterfeiters are not small time crooks who are making a few measly dollars. They are thieves who are stealing huge amounts of money from the community, consumers and corporations.

Counterfeiting has been called the “drug trade of the 21st century.” With the relatively low risk of prosecution and the enormous amounts of money being taken in, counterfeiting has become a cash cow for members of organized crime. The manufacturers of counterfeit goods do not pay taxes; do not pay fair wages or benefits to their employees. They frequently use child labor and have been known to fund terrorism and other crimes.

When a consumer purchases a pair of counterfeit 7 For All Mankind jeans from a street vendor, website or unlicensed wholesaler, they are often dealing directly with a person who has been involved in numerous serious criminal activities. When people decide to host a “jean” party in their home, it usually consists of the host or hostess purchasing a large amount of product from unlicensed wholesalers who often come to the home, or require a shipping address to distribute the counterfeit goods. These hosts must realize that when doing so, they are allowing people with criminal records into their lives and homes, granting access to their valuables and their families! Remember, while it is not illegal to purchase counterfeit goods, it IS illegal to distribute, making the host of the party eligible for prosecution.

7 For All Mankind is extremely dedicated to helping fight the crime of counterfeiting. Our legal team works closely with US Customs and law enforcement in order in insure that counterfeit goods never make it to their planned destination. We work with these agencies to make sure that whenever counterfeit goods are spotted, the counterfeiters are arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We rely heavily upon our loyal customers to help us put an end to this illegal activity.

For more information regarding this serious matter, please visit the following links: www.iacc.org

If you would like to submit information on a suspected seller of counterfeit 7 For All Mankind products, please click here to complete our counterfeit reporting document. Completed documents can be faxed to 7 For All Mankind at 646.839.5434 or email completed documents to counterfeits@7forallmankind.com.