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Silicon Beach Vital to Future of IP on the Web, IPCybercrime Re-Opens CA Office

Silicon Beach Vital to Future of IP on the Web, IPCybercrime Re-Opens CA OfficeNext month, world renowned intellectual property investigations and cyber consulting firm IPCybercrime will be opening a satellite office in Los Angeles’s Westside in order to address the needs of their intellectual property and technology clients.  This neighborhood, also known as the Silicon Beach, has long been home to digital entertainment firms and is now headquarters to more than 500 technology companies and content creators.

Long a staple in the fashion and luxury markets, IPCybercrime has seen a surge in technology clients in the last half decade; specifically, content creators.  “In 2013 we witnessed the dawn of the platinum age of television.  In 2014 quality online streaming video became a viable profit model”, says IPCybercrime’s founder & CEO Rob Holmes.  According to PwC, streaming home video revenue will exceed physical home video revenue by 2018.  “In 2015 we will be faced with a new gold rush of intellectual property theft.  For the first time in history online pirated content will be in direct competition alongside major legitimate sources of revenue,” Holmes predicts.

Originally forming his company in Los Angeles, Rob Holmes moved IPCybercrime’s headquarters to the burgeoning North Texas area a few years ago to be more central between coasts and to position the company for long-term growth.  For the last several years, Holmes has been a prominent fixture in the Texas technology, marketing and political communities, while making frequent trips to both coasts.  Since 2006, the operational side of IPCybercrime has been overseen by President & COO Jason Holmes, who will continue to run operations and employees at the IPCybercrime Headquarters in Texas.  Rob will be consulting on major IP projects and developing new business in California.  With qualified principal officers in both Texas and California, IPCybercrime aims to tackle the tough issues for brand owners with twice the force.  Both Rob Holmes and Jason Holmes have more than twenty years experience investigating intellectual property crimes each (forty years combined).

IPCybercrime’s focus will remain on enforcing the intellectual property rights online for fashion, entertainment and technology companies.

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IPCybercrime CEO Rob Holmes to Speak at International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

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robiprsummitThe International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition’s spring meeting is in Dallas, Texas this year. That means New York lawyers will be kicking back and eating barbecue for a few days. As part of the program, they tapped IPCybercrime’s CEO Rob Holmes to speak on his expertise where trademarks and the Internet collide.

To kick off the conference, on May 1st, Holmes will present one of his most popular talks “The Virtual Crime Scene: Website Analysis”. In this presentation, Rob will explain his procedure when a client first sends over a new case. He will detail: What to record as the “first responder”, how to grab data along the way, and how collecting small pieces of data case help save your case. Since all of his cases begin online, this is the keystone of his business. Listen as Rob gives you a glimpse of his day-to-day case intake for Internet counterfeiting cases.

On the closing day, Friday May 3rd, Rob will join a panel of experts for a presentation entitled “Social Media and New Technology”. Technology is advancing at a feverish rate. The next generation of counterfeiters will have grown up using
social media in their everyday lives prior to even commencing their illegal enterprise. In order to stay ahead of
the curve, you need to embrace this fast-paced environment before it’s too late. This discussion will explore the newest trends in counterfeiting and social media and provide an outlook into the future of technology to help
you ‘meet & greet’ the ever-changing challenge ahead. The moderator will be David Lipkus of Kestenberg, Siegal, Lipkus LLP and they will be joined by David Benjamin, Senior Vice President, Anti-Piracy, Universal Music.

If you plan on attend this conference, come and check it out.  Rob’s talks are always fun and educational.

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

American Bar AssociationIPCybercrime’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 are some of the efforts taken by in-house counsel to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights when they, their domestic and foreign licensees, and distributors, or others elect to market their brands via social media websites? The decision to host user-generated interactive content on one’s own site versus a well-established third-party social media site will be addressed, as will quality control provisions in domestic and cross-border licensing agreements and their relationship to trademark usage guidelines, social media policies and best practices.

Rob Holmes SpeakingIn Rob Holmes’ segment he will be laying the foundation of how trademarks and social media affect e-commerce on a daily basis.  From Facebook and Twitter to eBay and Craigslist, Social Media and e-commerce are blending together in this connected society.  This presentation combines Rob’s professional and personal passions: Intellectual Property protection and Social Media.  He will be joined by a panel of distinguished experts including Matthew Asbell (Ladas & Parry LLP), Robert Doerfler (SVP Worldwide), Fawn Horvath (Macy’s Inc.) and Kelly Slavitt (Reckitt Benckiser).

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