US jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has filed a lawsuit against top Hong Kong-based fashion chain Esprit Holdings Ltd for allegedly sewing its trademarked tab on the backs of Esprit blue jeans.

The San Francisco-based company is demanding damages from the company and is seeking to stop Esprit from using the tabs on its jeans.

The suit is one of 300 trademark cases filed by Levi Strauss currently pending in the US. Esprit has yet to comment on the suit.