About Rob Holmes

Rob Holmes is Founder & CEO of IPCybercrime.com. 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 regular clients include 20 of the 100 Best Global Brands. Rob is a private eye, funny guy, blogger, Calvinist, Freemason, Prius owner, and a Gene Hackman Fan.

Knockoff Report™ #551

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Homeland Security Nabs 126 Counterfeit World Series Tickets

High Court Forces UK ISPs to Block Websites Selling Fake Luxury Goods

Knockoff Goods to Be Targeted in China

Dozens Of New Lawsuits Filed In Counterfeit Surgical Screws Case

Windows Update Drivers Bricking USB Serial Chips Beloved of Hardware Hackers

Dentists Warned of Counterfeit Equipment Following Huge Haul

Rock Hill Beauty Supply Store Manager Accused of Selling Counterfeit Items

Grimaldi’s Sues Owners of ‘Counterfeit’ Pizzeria in Shanghai

Holographic Band to Appear on Cohiba Linea Clásica, 1492 Lines

Bay County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Counterfeit Debit Card Suspect

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Glasgow Police Seize Thousands of Counterfeit DVDs

Two Men Found With R3 Million in Counterfeit Goods (Africa)

Bath Man Prosecuted For Selling Counterfeit Alcohol

Trade in Fake Goods in Oman Remains a Challenge

Zimbabwean Farmer Group Warns of Influx of Counterfeit Seeds

Million Pound Seizure of Counterfeit Goods in South Ockendon

Value of Seized Counterfeit Goods Hit P9.53B (Philippines)

Tipp Fans Fall Foul of Hilarious ‘Counterfeit Enforcement Officer’ on ‘The Fear’

Knockoff Report™ #550

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Chinese PM Says Intellectual Property Rights Must be Protected

Former Los Angeles-area Businessman Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Prison for Selling Knock-off Batteries to Navy for Use on Warships

DARPA Technology Uncovers Counterfeit Microchips

Canada’s Combating Counterfeit Products Act Passes Latest Hurdle

Cartier Launches Legal Attempt to Block Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

Senator Calls for Tougher Regs on Counterfeit Prom Dresses

Sunrise Man Arrested After Deputies Find Card-counterfeiting Device

Counterfeit Viagra Traffickers Thrive in Jongno

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized from South Bend Store

Local 4 Defenders Expose Counterfeit Makeup in Detroit

Counterfeit Wristbands Being Sold for ACL; What to Watch Out For

Four Hackers Pinned for Stealing $100 Million Intellectual Property From U.S. Army, Tech Firms

Craigslist Seller Arrested, Accused of Selling Counterfeit Concert Tickets

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Winchester Man Charged with Selling Counterfeit Vaporizers

Pagedale Flea Market Linked to Counterfeit Goods Will Close Next Month

Help! A Fake Version of my Restaurant Opened in China.

Excise Police Seize $500,000 in Knockoffs from Liberty Bell Flea Market

1.2 Million Counterfeit Goods, 130 Million Cigarettes Seized In EU-led Operation

Operation REPLICA Stops Knockoffs From Reaching EU

Houston Man Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Beats by Dr. Dre

Canadian Man Shipped Knockoff, Flame-shooting Airbags from Blaine

Counterfeit Xbox One Makers Charged in US and Australia

CBP Seizes Counterfeit Handbags en Route to Houston Store

Here’s How Much Italy Spends On Counterfeit Goods

 

Knockoff Report™ #549

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Guangzhou Police Reveal Bust of ‘Billion-Yuan’ Counterfeit Bag Ring

Face Masks Become Top Counterfeit Product

Lincolnshire Couple Who Sold Counterfeit CDs on eBay Given Suspended Sentences

CBP Seizes Counterfeit Rechargeable Toys Valued at $1.3 Million

How Billionaire Bill Koch Fights Fake Wine

How Acuvue Tackled Issues of Counterfeit Lenses

Hyson Green Shop’s Future Hangs on Licensing Panel Decision After Counterfeit Tobacco Find

Seized Counterfeit Goods Hit P8B

Fake Designer Clothes and £14,000 in Cash Seized From Ilford Home

Overdose Deaths Linked to Counterfeit Drugs, Police Say

Police Raid Reigate Property in Counterfeit Goods Crackdown

Pub License Suspended After Counterfeit Vodka Found

Nearly 700 Held or Probed in Major Asia Counterfeit Sweep

FDA to Unveil ‘Laser Gun’ That Detects Counterfeit Drugs

Knockoff Report™ #548

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Alibaba Has a Major Counterfeit Problem (CNN)

DOJ Reopens Counterfeit Drug Charges Against Madison Pharmacist

Oreos, Ramen and Spreads: 5 Notable Knockoffs in the Food Business

Metro Police Warn Against Counterfeit Titans Tickets

Fighting Phony Brands with Customer Loyalty in Kiev

Federal Officials Warn of Counterfeit Cleveland Sports Items

Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Buffalo Bills Tickets

Microsoft Urges African Authorities to Combat Counterfeit Phone Imports

Italian Police Foil Counterfeit Tuscan Red Wine Scam in Biggest Food Fraud

Fake DVDs to be Transformed into Bottles and Mobile Phone Cases

Rovio Sues 2 Firms Over Fake Angry Birds Merchandise

Tanzania: Fake Smart Phones Seized in Dar Shops

Man Allegedly Sells Undercover Cop Crushed Pop-Tart, Claims It’s Cocaine

Action Against Selling Counterfeit 3M Products in India

Mobile Man Busted With More than 200 Counterfeit Items

Knockoff Report™ #547

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Counterfeit Goods Smuggling Ring Dismantled By FBI

How the Red Baron’s Knockoff Aircraft Became the First Great Warplane

China’s Newest Knockoff Predator Drone Takes to the Skies

Counterfeit Luke Bryan Concert Tickets Prompt Arrests

Alibaba’s IPO May Open Floodgates to Counterfeit Products

Man Accused of Selling Counterfeit Tickets to Jason Aldean SPAC Show in NY

Two Charged in PA with Producing Counterfeit Cards

Segway Owner Claims Chinese Knockoffs Roaming U.S. Streets

Mobile, LA Man Busted With More Than 200 Counterfeit Items

Beware of Knockoffs in App Stores

New Rochelle NY Man Sold Knockoff Bags, Yanks Caps, Cops Say

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Hadley, MA Police Seize Nearly 500 Counterfeit DVDs from Flea Market

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Specialists and Officers Seize Counterfeit Tablets Valued at $1.1 Million

Boardwalk Shop Busted for Counterfeit Goods

Swiss Combat Counterfeit Cheese With DNA Fingerprinting

Police Seize Counterfeit Goods Worth £1m in North Manchester raids

Police Find Drugs and Counterfeit Shoes in Speeding Ute (NSW)

Nespresso Settles With French Regulator on Knockoff Capsules

LVMH Ends Legal Spat With Google Over Counterfeit Search

Dubai Warehouse Raids Net Over 1m Counterfeit Drugs, Cosmetics

Ireland Pair Arrested in Ballymena in Counterfeit Car Products Inquiry

Some Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Vendors Told to Cease and Desist with Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit Cosmetics, Weight-Loss Drugs Seized in Dubai