This excerpt taken from the GPS 10-K filed Mar 28, 2005.
PROTECTING THE BRAND
As Gap Inc. employees, we have a responsibility to protect all Company assets from loss, damage, misuse or theft. This includes cash, inventory, computers, equipment, supplies and intangible assets such as our brands, trademarks and reputation.
Our trademarks are valuable assets, and all employees and business partners should help protect them. As our Company becomes better known worldwide, we encounter increasing problems with counterfeit merchandise and pirates who try to sell merchandise under our trademarks. Our vendors are also prohibited from selling or otherwise improperly distributing any merchandise bearing our trademarks for example, Gap, GapKids, BabyGap, GapBody, Gap Outlet, GapMaternity, Banana Republic, Old Navy Maternity or Old Navy), called sell-off merchandise, to any third parties.
If you find sell-off or counterfeit merchandisebearing any portion of any of our trademarks on labels, hang tags, price tags, pocket flashers, other packaging, or screened or embroidered onto the merchandisein a location other than one of our stores or a store in our International Sales Program, note the name of the store, its location and size, and the volume of sell-off or counterfeit merchandise being sold, and email the Legal department at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see large volume sales of such merchandise in a location that would be difficult for someone to return to, buy a sample of each type of merchandise (for example, a shirt or a pair of jeans) and estimate the quantity being offered for sale. (You can be reimbursed for these purchases.) If there are signs or advertisements, take photographs, if possible, and collect business cards or promotional material.
Also report any stores operating under different names that copy the look and feel of our stores, or use labels or advertisements with our distinctive lettering or advertising styles. If you see anything that you believe might be a trademark violation, email the Legal department at email@example.com.
The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy trademarks are owned by Gap Inc. and its subsidiaries, Gap (Apparel) LLC, Banana Republic (Apparel) LLC, Old Navy (Apparel) LLC, Gap (ITM) Inc., Banana Republic (ITM) Inc., and Old Navy (ITM) Inc.