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Nilesh (Neal) Patel

Nilesh (Neal) Patel

Frost Brown Todd LLC
3300 Great American Tower, 301 E. Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-369-4805
npatel@fbtlaw.com
Neal is an advertising and intellectual property attorney with significant experience in the advertising and promotions legal field.  Backed with many years of in-house legal experience, he has worked on promotional campaigns for some of America's leading brands, delivering pragmatic solutions that ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations without sacrificing creativity and impact.  Offering a "soup to nuts" oriented practice, Neal has handled a wide range of counseling and transactional legal needs for individuals, companies and agencies that advertise.  His experience includes advertising review, claim substantiation, sweepstakes, word of mouth marketing, content and intellectual property licensing, website operations, online promotions, privacy, COPPA, behavioral advertising, product placement, sponsorships, endorsements/testimonials, and virtually all types of promotion related agreements.  He also routinely assists clients with advertising related disputes and challenges before local BBB chapters, CARU, the NAD, the FTC, and in federal and state courts.  Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd LLC, Neal was lead advertising counsel for Sprint Nextel Corporation.  

Education:

J.D., University of Nebraska, 1997, highest distinction; Order of the Coif, Nebraska Law Review, Research Editor
The Ohio State University, B.S.B.A, 1992

Fields of Practice:

Advertising Law, Intellectual Property Licensing, Unfair Competition, Privacy, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Publications:

"Internet and Journalism," Legal Handbook for Ohio Journalists, 4th Edition, published by Ohio State Bar Association, August 2007 Puerto Rico is Calling; December 22, 2009; http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/news_ca_puertoricoiscalling Review Your Contracts & Website Terms - Largest Arbitration Companies Exiting Consumer Arbitrations; July 28, 2009 http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/news_ca_termsandconditions_2009 Keyword Advertising - “Use In Commerce”- A Defense Finally Eliminated?; September 29, 2009; http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/09-29-20091 Partnering With Charities For Goodwill (And Increased Sales); September 28, 2009; http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/Partnering_With_Charities_For_Goodwill_And_Increased_Sales_09-28-2009 AHHHH . . . I Can’t Believe He Posted That On Our Website!; June 2, 2008; http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/06-02-20081 Social Media Security - Is Your Company Protected?; June 9, 2010; http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/news_events_Social-Media-Security

Community involvement:

Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses - Chairman, Board of Trustees
American Marketing Association (Cincinnati Chapter) - Legal Advisor
Media Bridges - Board of Trustees
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science Advisory Board - member