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.
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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.
When it comes to online detectives, Rob Holmes is the guy. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier — they all use him.
Rob Holmes is the Sherlock Holmes of the Internet.
Rob Holmes is ‘the’ brand detective.
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IP Law & Business Magazine
Many brand owners share the opinion of IPCybercrime’s Rob Holmes…
IPCybercrime has worked to close down several bulletproof operations.
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.
“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
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.
“In the old days, we would bust a warehouse full of fakes.” recalls Rob Holmes an investigator of online infringement. “Now, because of how good the logistics are out of China they ship one [item] at a time.”
Rob Holmes, a security expert with IPCybercrime, said yesterday that whether or not GoDaddy was hacked, the outage showed the dangers of shared Web hosting services.
…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.
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.
“Many infringers are getting smart, instead of charging $100 for a $700 handbag, they’re now charging $500.”, said Rob Holmes, CEO of IPCybercrime.
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.