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Where does 2006's number one most Googled denim brand, True Religion, remain wildly popular? On the interwebs, of course. And more specifically, on over a hundred unofficial URLs selling counterfeit True Religion jeans out of China. But justice has been served: Each have been slapped with $8.15 million bill for a grand total of $863.9 million in damages to be paid to those fancy pocketed denim makers that were cool just six short years ago (remember?).
The URLs were also handed over to the company, who have since replaced the illicit goods with a nifty FAQ page about how to avoid being duped into buying inauthentic jeans. It warns against "jeans parties," eBay, and those wily counterfeiters who "have studied authentic True Religion Brand Jeans jeans and are capable of copying the look of most of our labels and tags (although they are much lower quality)."
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