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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

eBay - IPCybercrimeChinese Spies Target U.S. Intellectual Property

Notre Dame Warns About Counterfeit Tickets for Texas Game

Irvine-Based Wimo Labs Files eBay Lawsuit, Alleging they Facilitated the Sale of Counterfeit Merchandise

First Defendant in Fake Cancer-Drug Case to Be Arraigned

Sayreville Couple Charged With Counterfeiting Designer Watches

Feds in Dallas Warn of Knockoff Products — Including Cancer Drugs — Hitting the Market

Counterfeit Goods Easily Available, But Not Always Easy to Spot

Oman Crime: ROP Seizes 3,000 Boxes of Counterfeit Cigarettes; Deports 70 Illegal Expats

Beijing Firm Accused of Selling Knockoff of Israeli AESA Radar

Counterfeit Tourniquets Found in New Hampshire

Counterfeit Mobile Phone Accessories: 2 Arrested in Raids

Iran’s Supreme Leader is not Happy About This McDonald’s Knockoff in Tehran

Don’t Waste Your Money: Counterfeit Cosmetics

IPCybercrime is a boutique firm providing intellectual property investigations for brand owners and their attorneys in cases involving the Internet.The 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.

Hey everyone.  I was interviewed on “Trafficked“, a podcast on human trafficking last week.  Much of what we do in anti-counterfeiting is tied to that dark world.  Click above to listen.

Also, my IPCybercrime Boot Camp is launching again here in Dallas on April 11th.  I would love for you to attend, or at least recommend the seminar to your colleagues.  You can do so by clicking here.