Bobby Desmond has experience in many areas of copyright law including copyright registration, drafting copyright licensing agreements, and filing copyright takedown requests on websites that infringe on or pirate creative works. His article on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbors was published by the Journal of Technology Law and Policy.
Bobby Desmond gained knowledge and skill in trademark law representing startup companies as well as broadcast and cable television networks. He is adept at trademark registration and drafting trademark licensing agreements.
In addition to his training at the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Intellectual Property Law Program, Bobby Desmond has worked to preserve companies’ trade secrets by drafting NDAs and improving employment policies to foster confidentiality and prevent corporate espionage.
As a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism, Bobby Desmond has a profound respect for the nation’s unofficial fourth branch of government and its role in American society. He has a particular interest in defamation, access to public records, and other media law issues.
A former television host, director, and critic, Bobby Desmond’s knowledge of the entertainment industry gives him a competitive advantage in this area. He has significant experience counseling and advising both broadcast and cable television networks.
Internet and Social Media Law
As Managing Editor of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Bobby Desmond gained useful insights into the rapidly developing world of internet, social media, and software law. His research on criminal copyright infringement has been featured on a popular cybercrime blog.
Bobby Desmond has experience in a wide range of business law issues from forming business entities to drafting contracts and employment policies. He has experience writing NDAs, founder agreements, bylaws, and more.
Labor and Employment Law
Bobby Desmond has researched many areas of labor and employment law. He is knowledgeable on the applicability of anti-harassment laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, marijuana legalization, and other federal and state regulations to the workplace.
Lobbying and Legislation
With his experience in Washington D.C., Bobby Desmond has a strong foundational knowledge of the lobbying and legislative efforts that are inherent in the federal regulation and rulemaking process. He is skilled at filing comments in FCC proceedings.