@Foxy2 Full Count and Orslow already had adapted their products to other markets. Orslow by placing their tab on the bottom right of the pocket (as opposed to being on the 'levis' side as it is in Japan), and Full Count were already sold in most markets outside of Japan without the arcs and / or tabs. This move is something different and I really doubt if these companies would have undertaken such a sudden, and potentially damaging move without some kind of pressure. And if that is indeed the case, I don't see why other companies wouldn't suffer the same kind of threat. Warehouse have dealt with copyright issues in pretty clever ways, which might legally stand in their favor. Their tabs aren't technically tabs and their arcs, well, they are 'different' : ) TCB are more exposed but they've been diversifying of late.
Personally, I think the above-mentioned companies are simply responding to the demands of the market. I blame Levis for not taking up the challenge of producing repros that are any worth. Their repros are cheaply made, poorly researched and executed, and overpriced considering they are mass-produced. I love old Levis but I almost never buy any LVC stuff for the above reasons. I think Levis should either leave these companies alone and let them continue their labor of love, which is exactly what they're doing, or start making reproductions that are equivalent in quality and price to what the Japanese are producing. In other words, let their workers do the talking, instead of their lawyers. Greedy f.ck.rs.