Hey all!

I’ve been out of touch so far this summer.  I lost my step mother in May to cancer.  From a professional standpoint, you may know her as Cheryl Holmes, CFO of Holmes Hi-Tech NY in the 80s ans 90s. Best detective I ever knew.  Things are good and the family is coping fine.  After that, my nephew (and official mini-me), Jake Holmes (son of our fearless President Jason Holmes) graduated high school. So Wifey and I headed back to Plano to the IPCybercrime HQ, did some business and saw Jake do his thing.  Then we brought him back to Venice Beach for some fun. Cases have been coming in and we’re closing them with great results. All else is good. Summer has been breezing through and this is my first post since April.

I’m thinking about different ways to deliver content (podcast, YouTube, etc.).  Let me know what you may be interested in.  I definitely want to continue to be the only one who gets you your IP news in a fun way.

Now, I’m going to finish my coffee.

 

 

 

 

Top Headlines

Pope ChalicePope Francis Buys Knockoff Chalice At Store In Vatican City Chinatown (Satire)

Cyberespionage: Your Intellectual Property Under Threat

Get Your Fake Yeezys: Counterfeit Ads Are All Over Instagram

Counterfeit Products Become Bigger Issue for Walmart

Chanel Scores Win Against Amazon Sellers in Counterfeit Fight

Burberry Seeks Damages From Counterfeiting Network

Congress Shouldn’t Let a Dangerous World into our Medicine Cabinets

If Your Air Conditioning Goes Out – Look Out For Counterfeit Refrigerants

CEO Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Software Scheme

Minority Communities Need Better Health Care, Not Counterfeit Drugs

3 Men Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Damien Hirst Art

Publishers Charge Follett with Selling Counterfeit Texts

Moet Hennessy Wins Counterfeit Case Against Aacker in Hong Kong

U.S. Local

Rocket CoptersCBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Rocket Copters

Counterfeit Items Seized in 7 Indiana Counties

Police Seize Counterfeit Goods, Pot in Graham Salon Investigation

Gucci Belts, Lacoste Shirts: An NC Flea Market Sold Them, But Agents Say They Were Fake

Amazon not Liable for Those Who Sell Knockoffs on its Site

Online Counterfeit Prescription Drugs Becoming a Growing and Dangerous Trend in the U

Couple Sentenced in Scheme to Counterfeit 5-Hour Energy Shots

In Detroit, Jack Ma Called Counterfeit Goods the “Cancer” of Alibaba

Gardner Man Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Steroids Conspiracy

New Mexico Senators Combating Counterfeit Tribal Art

Massachusetts Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Items

Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Nike Shoes from China

International

Knockoff LamborghiniDriver of Knockoff Lamborghini in China Stopped by Police

Trader Who Fleeced Football Fans With Counterfeit Scarves Banned From the Borough of Brent

Hundreds of Suspected Fake Designer Goods Seized from Leysdown

Fined €500 for Selling Counterfeit Nokia Phone Covers

How to Distinguish an Original Product from a Counterfeit One

Counterfeit Handbag Empire Brought Down After Thousands of Fakes Found in Leytonstone Lock-ups

Warning About Counterfeit Nokia Phones Sold in Thailand

How to Spot Counterfeit Wine

Europe: 122 Tonnes of Illegal and Counterfeit Pesticides Seized During “Silver Axe II” Operation

Belarus, China Team up Against International Trade in Counterfeit Goods

Confiscated Cigarettes to be Converted into Electricity

China, India Lead as Biggest Producers of Counterfeit Goods, Study Shows

Counterfeiting, a Threat to Nigerian Economy

Vintage Luxury Watch Seller With a Sensible Rant on Knockoffs

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US Coast Guard Warns of Dangers of Suspect and Counterfeit Items

The Global Anti-Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Packaging Market is Projected to Reach US$2,742.5 Million by 2026

Counterfeit Goods Seizures Skyrocket in Puerto Rico

Tanning Salon Used to Help People Launder Money from Counterfeit Steroid Ring, Authorities Say

Watch Out For iPhones ‘refurbished’ With Counterfeit Parts – Because it’s Apparently a Thing Now

Cubs, Blackhawks Fans Beware of Counterfeit Tickets

Pelham Company Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Patriots Gear

Clarksville Police Arrest 3 People With More Than $1.5 M in Counterfeit Goods

$1.1 Million in Counterfeit Goods Seized at Charleston Port

Counterfeit Sneakers Worth R2.8m Seized at OR Tambo

Police Say West Chester Man Sold Fake Designer Purses at Gas Station

Knockoff Report™ #608 - Alibaba Sued Over Counterfeit Fire ExtinguisherAlibaba Sued Over Counterfeit Fire Extinguisher

Counterfeit Products Cost Kenya Sh30 Billion in Revenue

Donovan Goes After Counterfeit Painkiller Pushers

Dior Files Suit Against “Network” of Counterfeit Sellers

Knockoff Chinese Juicer Hits US Kitchens, Says Quinn Emanuel

Louis Vuitton Going to Battle with Etobicoke Flea Market over Counterfeit Goods

About 18,000 Convicted for IP Piracy, Counterfeiting in China

Cincinnati Zoo Warns of Counterfeit T-shirt Scam

Two Charged With Selling Counterfeit Merchandise At Nyack Street Fair

Gucci Wins $9 Million Judgment Against Group of Knock-off Sites

Interpol Counterfeit Clampdown Results in €230m of Seized Goods

How to Spot Counterfeit Raiders Merchandise in Las Vegas

Knockoff Report™ #607

April 5, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Counterfeiting is the Biggest Transnational Crime

Counterfeit Prom Dress Warning Issued

Drug Dealers Thought They Were Selling Heroin, Were Actually Slinging Knockoff Fentanyl

Clampdown on Counterfeit Drugs Sees 40 New Engineering Jobs Created

Trump Takes on Counterfeiting with Executive Order

Dallas BBB Warns Of Websites Selling Counterfeit Gear

Alibaba’s Response to Counterfeit Goods Claims

Coty Argues For Brand Protection, Not a Restriction of Online Sales

California CEO Pleads Guilty in Houston to Trafficking in Counterfeit Labels and Packaging

Counterfeit Tobacco and Cigarettes Sold on Facebook

Artificial Sweetener Maker Splenda Sues IHOP and Applebee’s for Using ‘Cheap Chinese Knockoff While Making Customers Think it’s the Real Thing’

Why Canada is a Haven for Knockoff Goods

G Pen Maker Awarded $47m in Counterfeit Case

Centre County Man Pleads to Felony Trademark Counterfeiting

Man Pleads Guilty After Found in Possession of $10K Worth of Counterfeit Goods

One in Five Mobile Phones Sold Across Borders is a Fake

Dubai Seizes More Than 3m Counterfeit Goods in Four Raids

Police Seize $75K in Counterfeit Prescription Drugs in Cambridge

SKF India Seizes Fake Bearings Worth Rs 50 lakh

R18m Worth Counterfeit Goods, Stolen Cars, Illegal Firearms Seized

Amazon Seller Wins $6.8M in Suit Over Knockoff Fitness Gear

Knockoff Report™ #606

March 29, 2017

Amazon’s Counterfeit Goods Problem Growing – Here’s How to Fight Back

IACC President Testifies Before Italian Parliamentary Committee on Counterfeiting

Alibaba to Explore Blockchain in Fight Against Counterfeit Food

Large Amount Of Consumer Tech Is Counterfeit, OECD Report Finds

President Nominates Intellectual Property Advocate as Trade Rep

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Uses Social Media to Call Out Counterfeit Memorabilia

This Girl Accidentally Bought a Counterfeit Urban Decay Palette on Groupon

Pill Presses for Counterfeit Drugs Seized in Record Numbers

Secrets of Drug Traffickers’ Counterfeit Drugs

32 Deaths in Metro Phoenix Attributed to Counterfeit OxyContin Pills

Member Of Atlanta Counterfeit CD & DVD Ring Gets Five Years

Jewelers Arrested, $31 Million In Counterfeit Goods Seized

3 Million Pieces of Counterfeit Goods Seized in Dubai

U.S. Customs Seize 40,000 Counterfeit Condoms in Puerto Rico

I-95 Speeder Found with Cocaine, Gun and Counterfeit Items, Nash Co. Deputies Say

Nearly 100,000 Counterfeit Car Parts Seized in 31 Raids Last Year

Facebook Trader Avoids Jail Over Counterfeit Goods

CBP Officers: $15,000 in Counterfeit Earbuds, Adapters Seized at Peace Bridge

Mercedes Seized 1.6 Million Counterfeit Parts Last Year

FOX 29 Investigates: Counterfeit High-end Sneakers

Traffic Stop Leads to Investigation of Designer Knockoffs, Fake Merchandise in Oklahoma City

Thousands of Counterfeit ‘Timberland’ Shoes Destroyed Under Court Order

Make it a Crime to Buy Fake Goods, Police Say

Indian-Origin Woman Convicted in UK for role in Counterfeit Clothing Racket

See Inside Leicester Fake Clothing Factory Where Counterfeit Adidas and Superdry Goods Were Made

Warriors Treat Mom, Young Son Who Were Burned By Counterfeit Tickets

Knockoff Report™

Knockoff Report™ #605

March 15, 2017

US Must Bolster Fight with China Over Intellectual Property Rights

FBI Warning About Dangerous Levels of Bacteria From Urine in Counterfeit Cosmetics

Counterfeit Hoverboard Battery Could Cost Amazon $30 Million

Department Of Homeland Security Offers Tips To Avoid Buying Counterfeit Merchandise

Alibaba-backed Indian Marketplace Paytm Mall Lacks Dedicated IP Infringement Teporting Mechanism; Brand Owners Urged to Push for Change (feat. Rob Holmes)

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Calls on China to Jail Counterfeit Sellers

Fort Myers Man Found Guilty of Selling Counterfeit DVDs Made in China

Jericho Man Nabbed for $1M in Counterfeit Jackets

Cranston Police Seize Counterfeit Goods During Raid

OC Developer Ordered To Pay $450,000 For Alleged Art Knockoffs, Court Rules

See the Huge Haul of Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized During a Council Operation

Owner of Codman Square Store Charged With Selling Counterfeit Phones, Clothing

Counterfeit BMW, Jaguar, Volkswagen and Ford Car Badges – Man Given Suspended Prison Sentence

Police Set for Farm Visits as Counterfeit Pesticide Drive is Stepped Up

DED Closes Down 8,894 Social Network Accounts for Peddling Counterfeits

Suspended Sentence for Man with Illegal Haul of Counterfeit Cigarettes and Tobacco

Customs Agents Sequester PHP200M Counterfeit Apparels in Pasay

St. John Police Discover Juveniles with Thousands in Counterfeit Cash

Moose Knuckles Awarded $52 Million in Counterfeit Parka Lawsuit

Britain Faces £1.7billion Fine from EU Over Counterfeit Goods in Move that Risks Souring Brexit Negotiations

Chelsea Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit iPhone Components

Taiwan FDA Seeks Crestor Recall After Counterfeit Finds

Dubai Launches e-Trader Licences in Fight Against Fake Goods Sold via Social Networks

Ivorian Authorities Have Burnt 50 Tonnes of Counterfeit Medicine

Specialized Counterfeit Handlebars Test

Knockoff Report™ #604

February 22, 2017

Customs Seizes $2 Million Worth of ‘Counterfeit’ Glock Mags

Officials Warn of Rising Deaths in Ottawa from Counterfeit Drugs

Megadowner: ‘Kim Dotcom May be Extradited to US Amid Intellectual Property Rights War’

Counterfeit Cosmetics Seizure in China Worth Over $120 Million

How Will Trump Handle Intellectual Property Disputes With China?

Chanel Alleges Amazon Sellers Offer Counterfeit Products

Colourmix Retailer fined Over Counterfeit Bioderma Make-up Remover

Kenya Says New System to Fight Counterfeit Phones, Not to Monitor Users

LA Busines Makin Bacon Facing Ruin From Chinese Knockoffs Sold on Amazon

Derry Bar Fined for Selling Counterfeit Vodka

Sharjah Economic Development Department Seizes 17,800 Counterfeit Products

Rubin Museum of Art co-chair Claims Couple Conned her Into Paying $18M for Knockoffs of Ancient Indian Jewelry

UNC Warns Fans of Counterfeit Tickets

Counterfeit Pesticides Damage EU Economy

Cambodian Vendors Scatter as Thailand Cracks on Knockoffs

Knockoff Report™ #603

February 15, 2017

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Alibaba Says IP Agencies Are Filing False Counterfeiting Complaints Against Its Sites

Counterfeit Goods Are a $460 Billion Industry, and Most Are Bought and Sold Online

Should eBay Be Doing More to Stop Sales of Fakes?

LG Cracks Down on Counterfeit Headsets, Wins $168MM

‘Cash Me Ousside’ Girl Is Selling $65 Knockoff Sweatshirts

BMW of North America LLC Alleges eBay Seller is Offering Counterfeit Parts

Kate Bosworth is Wearing ‘Counterfeit’ Calvin Klein to NYFW

Counterfeit Pills Carry Overdose Risk, Police, Health Officials Warn

With New Orleans Set to Host NBA All-Star Game 2017, Officials Urge Fans to Beware Counterfeit Merchandise

Fake Autographs? Not on Ezekiel Elliott’s Watch

Joshua Dobbs Shuts Down Counterfeit Autograph On Twitter

$77,000 of Counterfeit Clothing Seized From Halifax County Business

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Counterfeit Pesticides are Substantial Blow to Economy: Infiniti Research

Husband and Wife Fined for Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes From Shops in Shelton and Hanley

Qatar: Counterfeit Jewellery Seals Seized

Northampton, UK: £35,000 of Counterfeit Goods Seized

Mobile Phones Top List of Counterfeit Goods Seized in Dubai

Website Lets Oz Consumers Report Knockoff Car Parts

Huge Counterfeit Cigarette Haul Seized in Dublin

UK: Firm that Flooded Blackpool with Counterfeit Toys is Found Guilty

Counterfeit Cosmetics Seized in New Zealand

Shenyang Shopping Mall Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Knockoff Victoria’s Secret Show

Revenue Officers and Gardaí Seize Almost €12k of Cigarettes and Counterfeit Vodka

New Chip to Fight Counterfeit Smartphone Chargers

Crackdown on Counterfeit Cotton in Egypt Catalyses Crop Cultivation