Founded in 1853, Levi Strauss & Company is one of the world's largest brand-name apparel marketers, with sales in more than 110 countries. There is no other company with a comparable global presence in the jeans and casual pants markets. Its market-leading apparel products are sold under the Levi's, Dockers and Levi Strauss Signature brands. The Levi's trademark is one of the most recognized in the world and is registered in more than 160 countries. The company is privately held by descendants of the family of Levi Strauss. Shares of company stock are not publicly traded. Shares of Levi Strauss Japan K.K., the company's Japanese affiliate, are publicly traded in Japan. Levi Strauss & Company is a worldwide corporation organized into three geographic divisions that include Levi Strauss North America, based in the company s San Francisco headquarters; Levi Strauss Europe, based in Brussels; and the Asia Pacific Division, based in Singapore.