As I regularly search for shows on my TiVo using keywords that relate to my interests and work, I ran across a rerun of ‘Swift Justice with Nancy Grace‘ that originally aired on 2/28/11 entitled “An online rip-off; pit bull puppies”. This was caught in my filter because the word ‘knockoff’ was in the show’s… Read More Anatomy of an Idiot or: The Case of the Counterfeit Judge
Since I last posted, I have been to three conferences in two countries, hosted two events and conducted five hours of public speaking. During this time, I’ve been in coffee shops and hotel rooms doing the marketing, bookkeeping, client meetings and other tasks required of a small businessman. I am by no means a small… Read More Wrap It Up. I’ll Take It.
Corporate policy enforcement is often paradoxical. The two faces of humanity clash in the office. One is to compete for first place while the other appears to try to help others. As someone who is commissioned to protect specific brands from being tarnished, I find myself in a position to tangentially help brands with whom… Read More The Whole World Vs. Competition
Even only a year ago, spam primarily consisted only of unwanted email in your inbox. But now as blogs become more popular, services such as Google Reader make it easy for people to aggregate those blog feeds (commonly RSS and Atom) into your inboxes. Along with feeds/blogs to which you specifically subscribe, one can also… Read More Google Reader: Latest trend in Fakery
On Friday August 28th, 2009 a jury in the Northern District of California found ISP/web hosts Akanoc Solutions, Inc., Managed Solutions Group, Inc. and Steven Chen liable for contributory trademark counterfeiting and awarded Plaintiff Louis Vuitton Malletier $32 Million. This story is not only the first you will likely read on this case, but its… Read More EXCLUSIVE: Holmes and the case of the naughty web host
Some of you may have been in attendance at one of my public appearances last year entitled “2008 Cyber-Review”. In this presentation, I covered tips, tricks, trends & tactics that I thought were important to impart to you folks. One of the trends about which I spoke was the virtual goods market. I stated that… Read More Virtual Goods Market
Rob Holmes, CEO of IPCybercrime.com, is scheduled as a panelist at the 2008 Annual Fall Conference in Santa Monica, CA. The conference is set for October 22-24, 2008. Mr. Holmes will brief IACC members during a workshop entitled, “The Investigative Game – Best Practices” on Thursday, October 23rd. The prediction of sunny weather on the… Read More Sun, Fun and Counterfeits