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Knockoff Report™ #608 - How to Avoid Counterfeit Dresses and Other Prom DisastersHow to Avoid Counterfeit Dresses and Other Prom Disasters

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™ #569 BABA, Bikes, Shoes and the Pope - Alibaba Hears It From U.S. Clothing Group About Counterfeit GoodsAlibaba Sues Sellers of Counterfeit Goods for the First Time after it was Blacklisted by the US

Alibaba Teams up with Samsung, Louis Vuitton and Other Brands to Fight Counterfeit Goods

Alibaba’s Counterfeit Woes Won’t Stop any Time Soon

Counterfeiting to Grow by 3 Per Cent a Year

Is Your Montblanc Fake? German Luxury Product Giant Wins Case Against Counterfeit Montblanc Products Sold on a Local Shopping Website

How to Tell if You’re Buying a Counterfeit Product and Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper When Buying a Home

Ebay Is Finally Doing Something About Counterfeit Goods

Amazon Is Losing To Chinese Counterfeiters Because Their HR Strategy Is Broken

Gucci Alleges Online Sellers are Marketing Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeiting to Grow by 3 Per Cent a Year

How to Tell if You’re Buying a Counterfeit Product and Why You Should Consider a Fixer-Upper When Buying a Home

Las Vegas Man Involved in International Counterfeit Contact Lens Scheme is Sentenced to Prison

Police Issue Warning Over Counterfeit Gold Bars Being Sold in Edmonton

Customs Agents Seize Record Number of Counterfeit Items

opioidCounterfeit Prescription Drug Found in Alaska Contained Fentanyl

Cops Stub out Limpopo Counterfeit Cigarette Operation

Puerto Rico Authorities Seize Counterfeit Luxury Watches

With Playoff Game Looming, Falcons Warn of Counterfeit Tickets

Cubs Introduce Preventive Measures to Block Counterfeit Tickets

Theme Park Crime: Counterfeiters Prefer Disneyland; Shoplifters Like Universal Studios Hollywood

Spyderco Knife Maker Sues Kittery Trading Post

Waging War on Counterfeit Drugs

Chinese Authorities Warn Counterfeit Nestle, Knorr Products May be Toxic

China to Strengthen Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

Chinese Counterfeit of Popular Nightclub Zouk is Fooling Even Guest DJs Who Can’t Tell it’s Fake

CBP Seizes $1.1 Million in Counterfeit Electronics in Joint Operation With Hong Kong Customs

ITC To Look Into Chinese Knockoff Arrowhead Claims

Man Arrested for Allegedly Pawning Counterfeit Rolex Watches in Singapore

China: Mad About (TV Show) Knockoffs

Counterfeit Magic Card Fails Light Test But Passes Rip Test

Pubcon - IPCybercrimeFounder and CEO of IPCybercrime, Rob Holmes, is scheduled to speak at PubCon, which is known worldwide as the leading online marketing conference in the world. Holmes will take part in a panel entitled ‘Trends in Trademark and IP’ which will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 11:35a – 12:35p at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here, he will share the stage with seasoned attorneys and other online professionals. Rob will share many insider tips and tricks he observes from his various cases.  On Tuesday, October 6, from 11am to noon, Rob will be meeting with attendees for exclusive one-on-one lab sessions. Here he will be sharing his insights on where the Black Hat Meets the Black market.  It should be noted that Rob Holmes will be the only licensed private investigator slated to speak at PubCon. His most recent major cases include a victory in Federal Court against a major online marketplace on behalf of a conglomerate of luxury brands.

In addition to Rob Holmes, other speakers at this conference include Guy Kawasaki, Rand Fishkin and Google executives Gary Illyes, John Brown and Richard Zippel.

If you’d like to book an appointment with Rob, send an email to rob@ipcybercrime.com.

About Pubcon

Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference and expo, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on October 5 – 8, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls in the sunny entertainment capital of the world. Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, is supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and digital advertising, and offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions. Pubcon named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business — is one of the biggest and boldest international gatherings of optimization and new media innovators ever assembled. Since 2000, Pubcon has been bringing the very best in online marketing and SEO to countless attendees from over 130 different countries.

Happy Tenth Birthday, IPCybercrime!

Ten years ago on this date you may have seen a goofball driving down Washington Boulevard in Culver City blasting the Tom Petty song ‘Free Falling’ while joyfully singing out the car window as if he were Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry Maguire‘.  That was me.  The reason for this occasion was that, just like the title character of the aforementioned film, I quit my job with no safety net or certain future in order to start my own business.

Six years prior to that, I married the love of my life.  Believe it or not, the anniversary of our marriage doesn’t equate to me as much as the day I told my wife that we were never going to have to have jobs again.  I stopped off at the grocery store on the corner of Doheny and Beverly and came home with that chilled  ten-dollar bottle of California sparkling wine.

Rob at work in 2001

I began my company in the kitchen of my one-bedroom apartment on Oakhurst Drive in Beverly Hills.  All I had was a desk, a fax machine, and a computer that I assembled myself from scraps.  I spent the next week or two learning Quickbooks.  During this time I attended the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition’s Fall Meeting in Las Vegas.  This was the first time I showed up in public as Rob Holmes, proprietor.  Just as for my father before me, this organization and its members are my family and home.  I look forward to spending my tenth IACC Fall Meeting in Orlando with these fine people.

Since 2001 I have carved a niche for myself in the areas of Intellectual Property and the Internet.  I catch bad guys and get paid for it.  Half of the time I’m sitting on my ass at Starbucks.  Life is good.  Thanks to all of you who have made this a possibility for me.  I love you all.  Let’s have another great decade.

Now I’m going to finish my coffee.