Knockoff Report™ #528

These Hollywood Movie Poster Knock-Offs From West Africa Are Worth $3,000 - Knockoff Report™ #528These Hollywood Movie Poster Knock-Offs From West Africa Are Worth $3,000

Massive Fake Health and Beauty Supplies Ring Busted on Long Island

Springfield Merchant Josue Rivera Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Goods in his Indian Orchard Shop

Longview Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting Silver

Buyer Beware: Scammer Using Counterfeit FFL for Fake Online Gun Sales

Woman Admits Selling Counterfeit Designer Handbags at Shop in Leicester

Buckfastleigh Trader Fined for Selling Counterfeit Phone Cases

Mobile Apps The New Frontier For Counterfeiting

California Men Charged with Operating Large-Scale Movie, Music Counterfeiting Scheme

Added to the List of Counterfeit Items from China: Condoms

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Lexington County Man for Transporting Knockoff Goods

Counterfeit Mezuzah Factory Uncovered by the Rabbanut & Police

Elmsford Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Cocaine, Fireworks, Counterfeit DVDs

Cameroon Cracks Down on Counterfeit Tecno Phones

Interpol Official Praises Qatar’s Operation Against Counterfeit Goods

Fredericton Bus Passes Prove Easy to Counterfeit

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Goods

Sheriff’s Office Seizes Counterfeit Merchandise from Murfreesboro Business

Suspect Arrested For Selling Counterfeit Gibson Guitars Speaks Out
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Tenth Anniversary of the Jackpot

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.