Archive by Author

Top Online Marketing Conference Slates Rob Holmes to Speak

Top Online Marketing Conference Slates Rob Holmes to SpeakFounder 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

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.

Silicon Beach Vital to Future of IP on the Web, IPCybercrime Re-Opens CA Office

Silicon Beach Vital to Future of IP on the Web, IPCybercrime Re-Opens CA OfficeNext month, world renowned intellectual property investigations and cyber consulting firm IPCybercrime will be opening a satellite office in Los Angeles’s Westside in order to address the needs of their intellectual property and technology clients.  This neighborhood, also known as the Silicon Beach, has long been home to digital entertainment firms and is now headquarters to more than 500 technology companies and content creators.

Long a staple in the fashion and luxury markets, IPCybercrime has seen a surge in technology clients in the last half decade; specifically, content creators.  “In 2013 we witnessed the dawn of the platinum age of television.  In 2014 quality online streaming video became a viable profit model”, says IPCybercrime’s founder & CEO Rob Holmes.  According to PwC, streaming home video revenue will exceed physical home video revenue by 2018.  “In 2015 we will be faced with a new gold rush of intellectual property theft.  For the first time in history online pirated content will be in direct competition alongside major legitimate sources of revenue,” Holmes predicts.

Originally forming his company in Los Angeles, Rob Holmes moved IPCybercrime’s headquarters to the burgeoning North Texas area a few years ago to be more central between coasts and to position the company for long-term growth.  For the last several years, Holmes has been a prominent fixture in the Texas technology, marketing and political communities, while making frequent trips to both coasts.  Since 2006, the operational side of IPCybercrime has been overseen by President & COO Jason Holmes, who will continue to run operations and employees at the IPCybercrime Headquarters in Texas.  Rob will be consulting on major IP projects and developing new business in California.  With qualified principal officers in both Texas and California, IPCybercrime aims to tackle the tough issues for brand owners with twice the force.  Both Rob Holmes and Jason Holmes have more than twenty years experience investigating intellectual property crimes each (forty years combined).

IPCybercrime’s focus will remain on enforcing the intellectual property rights online for fashion, entertainment and technology companies.

Rob Holmes Addresses eDiscovery Panel at INTA Meeting

eDiscoveryThe International Trademark Association annual Leadership Meeting in Miami Beach is underway. The closing session on Saturday Nov 16th is entitled eDiscovery: Obtaining Electronic Documents without any Glitches.

The moderator is legendary attorney Susan Kayser (Partner, Jones Day) who will be fielding questions with Rob Holmes (CEO, LLC), Douglas ‘Chip’ Rettew (Partner, Finnegan LLP) & Jed Wakefield (Partner, Fenwick & West LLP).

This will not be your mother’s eDiscovery panel. There will be mojitos served and lots of good chit chat. Actually, I’m working on the mojitos.  We’ll see if the association approves it.  I wonder if they’ll let me bring sand on the stage….

The topics covered will vary from the latest rules decreed by US courts to International considerations. What does the process cost? What third-party organizations exist to foil your efforts? Are there standards to follow? What are the best practices to follow for collection and production? All of this will be addressed and more in this fun panel on the beaches of Miami with mojito in hand.

If you haev any interested in this topic and enjoy a good mojito you MUST NOT miss this.

IPCybercrime to Address Law Enforcement in St. Louis

nw3c_logoAs a part of a federal grant program, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) along with the National Association of Attorney’s General (NAGTRI) are addressing law enforcement officers and prosecutors on the state and local level in St. Louis, Missouri tomorrow, September 17th at William J. Harrison Education Center located at St. Louis Community College.  The project was created to raise awareness and give support to law enforcement officers and prosecutors on the state and local level  all over the nation in the area of Intellectual Property Rights.  Rob Holmes, CEO of IPCybercrime, will present his talk entitled IPCybercrime: Knockoffs & The Web where he demonstrates the relationships between sellers of fakes and elaborate criminal organizations.

Following Holmes’ presentation will be other dynamic speakers including: Michelle Boykins (National Crime Prevention Council), Judy McKee (National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute), Keith Lyon (Deputy Attorney General, State of CA), Sheresa Absher (Detective, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department), Jeffrey Othic (Homeland Security Investigations), Matt Braunel (Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP) and Bryon Hennessey (Morgantown PD).

This is a one-day training that should not be missed by Law Enforcement in the Greater St. Louis area.

IPCybercrime CEO Rob Holmes to Speak at International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

robiprsummitThe International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition’s spring meeting is in Dallas, Texas this year. That means New York lawyers will be kicking back and eating barbecue for a few days. As part of the program, they tapped IPCybercrime’s CEO Rob Holmes to speak on his expertise where trademarks and the Internet collide.

To kick off the conference, on May 1st, Holmes will present one of his most popular talks “The Virtual Crime Scene: Website Analysis”. In this presentation, Rob will explain his procedure when a client first sends over a new case. He will detail: What to record as the “first responder”, how to grab data along the way, and how collecting small pieces of data case help save your case. Since all of his cases begin online, this is the keystone of his business. Listen as Rob gives you a glimpse of his day-to-day case intake for Internet counterfeiting cases.

On the closing day, Friday May 3rd, Rob will join a panel of experts for a presentation entitled “Social Media and New Technology”. Technology is advancing at a feverish rate. The next generation of counterfeiters will have grown up using
social media in their everyday lives prior to even commencing their illegal enterprise. In order to stay ahead of
the curve, you need to embrace this fast-paced environment before it’s too late. This discussion will explore the newest trends in counterfeiting and social media and provide an outlook into the future of technology to help
you ‘meet & greet’ the ever-changing challenge ahead. The moderator will be David Lipkus of Kestenberg, Siegal, Lipkus LLP and they will be joined by David Benjamin, Senior Vice President, Anti-Piracy, Universal Music.

If you plan on attend this conference, come and check it out.  Rob’s talks are always fun and educational.