Knockoff Report™ #576: Gambling, Drugs and Other Fun Things

Aladdin's magic brass oil lamp isolated on whiteWhy Alibaba’s Massive Counterfeit Problem Will Never Be Solved

Man Who Brought Fake Chips to Atlantic City Poker Tournament Gets Prison

Feds Raid Counterfeit Shop in Downtown Los Angeles

Judge ‘Troubled’ By His Own Ruling in Amazon Counterfeit Goods Case, Says it’s an Issue for Congress to Address

Tens of Thousands of Counterfeit Wheels Made in China are on Australian Roads, Experts Warn

Two Santa Cruz County Men Die From Counterfeit Xanax

Santa Cruz Police Arrest Man Involved in Deadly Counterfeit Xanax Case

30,000 Counterfeit Designer Goods Seized in Abu Dhabi Flats

Alibaba’s Global Ambitions Face Counterfeit Challenge

Indian Convicted for Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes in US

Toyota Has Issued a Warning About Thousands of Counterfeit Brake Pads Containing Deadly Asbestos

China to Enhance Crackdown on Infringement, Counterfeit on Internet

Fakers Gonna Fake: Counterfeit Goods Threaten Alibaba’s Rise Abroad

UGG Turns Up The Heat On Counterfeit Protection

Boost to War on Counterfeit Drugs in Kenya as Agency Acquires Instant Testing Equipment

Dorset Trader Prosecuted for Selling Counterfeit Goods at Car Boot Sale

Virginia Man Caught With Counterfeit Designer Bags, Watches in Jersey City

Mount Prospect Man Admits Selling Counterfeit Sports Items

Fighting Counterfeit Goods Passing Through the Panama Canal

Counterfeit Asbestos Brake Pads Recalled

Two Busted for Selling Counterfeit Football Tickets

China Moves to Crack Down on Counterfeit Disney Products

Mercedes-Benz/Holden Counterfeit Wheel Pothole Test Cracking

Knockoff Report™ #574: Trump, China, Eggs and Subs

Trump’s Next Target Counterfeit Campaign Merchandise - Knockoff Report™ #574Trump’s Next Target: Counterfeit Campaign Merchandise

Bank Of China Ordered To Disclose Counterfeiting Ring’s Records In Fake Gucci Bags Case

Chinese Counterfeit Eggs Made of Plastic May Be Popping Up in Thailand

U.S. Trade Group Seeks Relisting of Alibaba’s Taobao as ‘Notorious’

$11M in Counterfeit Handbags Seized at Miami Seaport

FBI Works with Online Stores to Clamp Down on Counterfeit Goods

Justice Department Announces New Strategy to Combat Intellectual Property Crimes and $3.2 Million in Grant Funding to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Components to Military Contractors

Why Counterfeit Cables Could be Hurting Your Business

Counterfeit Goods Worth More than £1.5m Seized by Police in Raids in Strangeways Area

Court Upholds Verdict in Billionaire Koch’s Counterfeit Wine Case

Suspected counterfeit goods seized at Goose Fair - Knockoff Report™ #574Suspected Counterfeit Goods Seized at Goose Fair

Calhoun County Resident Arrested on Counterfeit Goods Charge

NCC to Nigerians: Don’t use Counterfeit Mobile Devices

Counterfeiting Continues to be Concern for ICE

Guilty Plea in Counterfeit Cell-phone Parts Scam

Medicrime Convention Against Counterfeit Drugs To Enter Into Force In 2016

Kenya: Anti-Counterfeit Agency, Samsung Crack Down On Fake Phones

Police Seize Counterfeit Goods in Folkestone

Russian Government Cracks Down on Counterfeit Alcohol

Philadelphia ‘Purse Man’ Charged with Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Rolling Fire Doors

Man Charged with Trying to Sell 242 Counterfeit Cubs Hats Outside Wrigley

Startups Benefit as Feds Crack Down on Intellectual Property Crimes

Knockoff Report™ #571: Cosmetics, Donuts, Poker Chips

Knockoff Report™ #571 - CosmeticsCounterfeit Cosmetics: How Luxury Replicas Can Make Their Way Into Your Makeup Bag (feat. Rob Holmes)

Will Microsoft Block Windows 10 Users From Playing Counterfeit Games?

Do Venture Capitalists Care About Intellectual Property?

One Man’s Quest To Combat Counterfeit Drugs — With A Suitcase

Beware: Counterfeit Tourniquets Could Cost Lives

Meet Tim Mortons, South Korea’s Tim Hortons Knockoff

Canadian Company Charged in the U.S. With Selling Unapproved, Counterfeit Drugs

NC Man Admits Bringing Counterfeit Chips to Poker Tournament

Speck Sues Counterfeit iPhone Case Maker For Millions

The Chinese Made a Counterfeit Nerf Stryfe!

IPCybercrime CEO Rob Holmes to Speak at International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

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.

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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