Successful Trademark Clearance Investigation

When a creative team decides on possible names for a new company or product, the legal team must conduct proper trademark clearance to be sure that the use of that name is not infringing upon the rights of someone else who may already be using the mark.  This process can avoid lawsuits down the road. […]

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Why Seizing Domains is Reaping Failure

The bad guys don’t care.  Just like popping a wheelie on your bike, it’s a neat trick but it only works for a few seconds.  Please understand that we are investigating criminals, not websites.  The person on your staff that tells you they are investigating websites should be fired for incompetence.  That is like a […]

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Holmes Debuting Brand Protection Talk at Emerging Tech Conference

This Saturday, June 23rd 2012, Rob Holmes will be debuting a new presentation at the Emerging Tech Conference.  He will be among thirty industry leaders in New Media lecturing on emerging trends in content marketing, social media, blogging and search engine marketing.  Holmes’ new lecture is entitled “Brand Protection: Confidential”. In the era of telecommuting and coffee […]

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Rob’s Jobs Series: “The Hero”

As children, and even adults, we follow our fathers’ footsteps and look to them for answers.  “What would Dad do?” or “Let me ask Dad.” are common things that may go through one’s mind.  Everyone who knew my father tells me how great he was.  He excelled at everything he did.  His personality was bigger […]

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Rob’s Jobs Series: “The Launch”

In recent years, due to the economic downturn, I have found myself approached by dozens of good friends and acquaintances who have lost their jobs.  The reason they do so is because I am approachable, I know tens of thousands of people, and I have been running a successful business for more than a decade […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Black Market Billions

As I do the last few days of every April I was preparing for the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Spring Meeting.  Per my normal routine, I downloaded the agenda and devised a conference plan.  I noted that this year, unlike last, the conference had a host: Hitha Prabhakar, author of the new best seller Black Market Billions: How […]

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Why the New gTLDs Don’t Matter

If somebody wanted to name their product or company during the Dot Com Boom they wanted to own the .com.  After all, it was the Dot Com Boom, not the Dot Poo Boom.  Their second choice was .net, then .org, and so forth. The Web 2.0 generation no longer cared for an accurately-spelled domain at all costs. […]

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If Hasbro Had Called Me…

I read yesterday in TechCrunch that Hasbro had used brainless tactics to enforce a simple case of overzealous fandom in an IP-related case.  A popular toy gun blog, Urban Taggers, had reported about an upcoming Nerf product being offered on the Chinese marketplace Taobao.  Hasbro representatives then contacted this blogger asking for his address so they could […]

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Holmes Presenting at 27th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in DC

IPCybercrime’s founder Rob Holmes was invited by the American Bar Association to speak at their 27th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington DC on Thursday March 29th on a panel entitled “Licensing, Control and Monitoring of Trademark Use on Social Media Websites”. What effects do trademarks and social media have on each other? What […]

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Eco Friendly Investigations

IPCybercrime.com LLC is committed to improving the environment by acting responsibly in our every-day business practices and conducting eco friendly investigations.  We were among the first in the investigations industry to place this as a priority.  We saw this as a way to not only cut waste, but also a way to innovate and become […]

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