IPCybercrime is a boutique firm providing investigations and consulting to corporations and their attorneys in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet. Since 1982, we have been investigating intellectual property theft and, since 1995, we have been the trailblazers in doing so online. What sets us apart from the rest is our years of intellectual property experience, superior investigative research capabilities, and an unparalleled knowledge of cyberspace and the mind of the cybercriminal. We are popular leaders in the investigative, cybercrime and intellectual property communities. Many private and government agencies now seek our advice and emulate our approaches. We have been involved in some of the most influential cases of our time in relation to IP Cybercrime. Simply put, we are the Intellectual Property attorney’s best friend.Read Our Story
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Here’s What the Media is Saying
The fashion industry has its own Sherlock Holmes, and thanks to him, one of the Internet’s largest traffickers in counterfeit goods is going to pay.
Wall Street Journal
Rob Holmes, CEO of IPCybercrime.com LLC, a private investigator that specializes in helping brand owners identify violations of intellectual property rights, says Alibaba is “a major thorn in the side” of his clients.
Rob Holmes works with all kinds of major brands. Trolling eBay, buying counterfeit products and going after the people selling them.
Rob Holmes is the Sherlock Holmes of the Internet.
Rob Holmes is ‘the’ brand detective.
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Such a compelling story!
Women’s Wear Daily
“Tiffany is David and eBay is Goliath now; it’s not the other way around anymore. These Internet companies are bigger than the luxury brand companies, financially and structurally,” said Rob Holmes, president of IPCybercrime.
…Rob Holmes, president of IPCybercrime a firm that tracks counterfeit products online, figures that about one fifth of the goods listed on eBay are fakes.
IP Law & Business Magazine
Many brand owners share the opinion of IPCybercrime’s Rob Holmes…
When it comes to online detectives, Rob Holmes is the guy. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier — they all use him.
Protecting the cyber world is the Sherlock Holmes of the Internet, Rob Holmes. Rob sets up the virtual crime scene, analyses it, and then catches the bad guys.
San Jose Mercury-News
Holmes believes that HP’security team used clever tricks in their surveillance of directors, employees and reporters, but he said that to discuss these tactics openly in internal company e-mails was the height of ‘amateurism.’
One of the men helping to put counterfeit dealers out of business is Rob Holmes. He’s part of a stunning new investigation into the knockoff business.
“It’s inceasingly easy for counterfeiters with little experience to build a site that looks and functions like a major company’s website”, says IPCybercrimes Rob Holmes
IPCybercrime has worked to close down several bulletproof operations.
Founder & CEO
Raised in New Jersey in a family of private investigators, Rob worked his first trademark infringement case at the age of twelve. While aspiring as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles in the early 90s, he was employed at a premiere intellectual property investigative firm. Here, he found himself assigned to investigate a new breed of faceless perpetrators: online infringers. Rob conducted some of the world’s first IP-related Internet investigations, and pioneered the study of the “virtual crime scene”. His clients include 20 of the 100 Best Global Brands.
President & COO
Jason Holmes has been on the forefront of Intellectual Property Theft investigations for more than two decades. Working along his father Bob Holmes throughout the eighties and nineties, Jason earned his chops as a member of the first successful Anti-Counterfeiting enforcement program encompassing all of New York City, including counterfeit laced Chinatown. During this era their investigations yielded the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in bogus goods and the takedown of some of the most elusive operations in the counterfeit trade.
At eighteen Nastassia's interest in the European fashion and music scene led her to Toronto where she gained experience as a runway/print model represented by John Casablancas. She moved to Beverly Hills in the early 1990s and began working in fashion retail where she was mentored by some of the city’s finest businesspeople. In 2001, she co-founded IPCybercrime. She currently oversees the company’s infrastructure and planning. She is a dog lover, Judith Ripka fan, Beverly Hills Princess, Fashionista, and Humane Society supporter.
Angie comes to IPCybercrime.com with a background in retail sales, accounting and education. Her analytical skills and experience in retail sales makes Angie an exceptional analyst in our anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting investigations. Angie is an honorably discharged veteran of the US Armed Forces and is English-Spanish bilingual.
Duncan has experience that includes several years in production for one of the top anime and foreign entertainment properties in North America. As a native of Hong Kong and a US citizen, Duncan’s ability to translate both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese is a strong benefit to brands and law firms who require analysis and investigation into Chinese based offenders.
Emily comes to IPCybercrime.com with a solid background in marketing, merchandising and real estate sales & management. Emily’s experience with real estate, branding and marketing makes her well suited for IPCybercrime.com’s anti-piracy, trademark and due diligence investigations.
Mary Franco, CPA
While beginning her career as an auditor with Erst & Young, Mary has spent the bulk of her time focusing on small business. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a CPA. Mary graduated magna cum laude with her BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns!).
In 2007 Chauncey left Arkansas for Hollywood to fulfill his dream of becoming a famous detective like his hero Scooby Doo. It was here where Rob Holmes took him under his wing and taught him the chops he needed to become a real sleuth. Chauncey's charisma and amazing ability to track down wrong doers makes him the perfect addition to the team.