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Ediplis Counsels
G1 (Ground Floor), Building No. 1542/A
28th Cross, 28th Main
Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore
India

Intellectual property Tier 3

A relatively young firm, Ediplis Counsels is spearheaded by the seasoned Nishant Kewalramani who is valued for ‘brainstorming IP strategy' with clients. A patent and trade mark attorney, his experience also extends to media law. The team assists clients on patent and trade mark protection – this includes freedom to operate searches and comparative advertising matters. Also a founding partner, Ashima Chalia leads on IP transactions and strategic alliances; she is also focused on pro bono work for female entrepreneurs. Senior partner and a  ‘top choice‘ for IP, Aditi Verma Thakur joined the team from IndusLaw in June 2021. She has a broad practice that spans IP due diligence and audits, acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing transactions, in addition to data privacy cases. Senior associates in the team include patents expert Neha Balekundri and Rohini Kumar, an IP litigator. Lawyers are based primarily in Bangalore with an office in Mumbai.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I have worked with this team since 2018 on a variety of cases – IP filing has been the bulk, but we have gotten legal opinions from them on other healthcare laws as well. They have always given genuine advice, done the detailed homework, put competent people on the job, and have been upfront with their pricing – which has always been reasonable. They have also collaborated with my Singapore-based IP lawyers in one instance. Overall I find the team a pleasure to work with.’

‘I really like working with Nishanth K. and Neha B. I typically work with Nishanth, the senior partner, only during the brainstorming IP strategy or at the beginning of filing patent applications. He always comes across as knowledgeable and thorough.’

Most of my IP-related work is handled by Neha who is very methodical and detail-oriented. She stays on top of the casework and makes sure that all aspects are given due importance, and makes sure I do not miss any deadlines! ’

‘The team at Ediplis puts effort in understanding the assignment and has a thorough knowledge of the subject including latest case updates. Firm was quick in response and accommodating in terms of time for calls as well as billing.’

‘I was working on an assignment with the partner Nishant Kewalramani. He was very patient during briefing session… had very pin pointed questions to understand assignment in detail, delivered assignment despite short timelines given to him, came up with good research and provided unique view on legal point which turned out to be very helpful in the case. He was also flexible with the fee structure. Though I used partner conference calls for duration more than agreed time, there was no additional billings. He accommodated odd hour calls and was responsive at all times.’

I have recently started working with the Ediplis team for patent related requirements. The team is very good and we are very happy with the strategy and guidance offered to us. We are happy with their services and pricing. We have collaborated with them and have even referred startups looking for patent related services to the Ediplis team as well.

We have been working with Ms. Aditi extensively on our branding strategy and enforcement since her Indus days. When it comes to IP, there are very few entities out there that we can count on as professional, and Ms. Aditi is one of them. The level of professionalism, transparency and responsiveness she has extended towards our business ventures has quickly made her one of my top choice among all the IP lawyers I have worked with in the past. Besides Ms. Aditi, we have interacted with Mr. Nishant regarding patent-related tasks. He is quite knowledgeable and offers strong business-centric and well-balanced perspectives.

Key clients

IIT Madras

Seshaasai Business Forms

Magma HDI General Insurance

Koo App (Bombinate Technologies)

Unacademy (Sorting Hat Technologies)

Repose Mattresses

Tricog Health Pte. Ltd. Singapore

IESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association)

Zephyr Toymakers

Spookfish Innovations

Moonwalkr (21G Designs)

TalentSprint

Navi General Insurance

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Macleods Pharmaceuticals in a trademark infringement litigation against Micro Labs.
  • Advised Koo microblogging platform regarding copyright and patent protection of their multilingual microblogging feature.
  • Currently advising and representing 21G Designs (owner of the sports brand Moonwalkr) in a series of trademark oppositions against Triumph International Inc (the estate of Michael Jackson’s merchandise licence company).

India > Data protection Tier 1

Ediplis Counsels has a focus on IP and technology together with advising on a range of data protection issues. It assists clients in a broad range of industries from software to healthcare with GDPR and compliance with other data protection regimes; advice on privacy policies and the processing of data.

About Ediplis Counsels

We at Ediplis Counsels are a group of dynamic legal professionals with diverse backgrounds ranging from extensive education and practice in law to prominent expertise in technology and management topped up with quintessential legal knowledge.

With a passion for helping our clients understand and demystify the intricate web of laws and over five decades of experience in dealing with complex legal issues, we bring more than just solutions to legal woes to the table. Our focus on furthering business goals and acting as an extended legal arm enables us to weave relationships with our clients in a manner that fosters trust and transparency.

We are a firm of around 25 lawyers, patent and trademark agents, and attorneys based out of Bangalore and Mumbai. The partners at our firm hold more than 50 years of combined experience in dealing with IP, legal and integrated areas; and have provided strategy and support to a wide range of companies ranging from start-ups, SME’s, Universities to multinationals.

Our primary practices are mentioned below:

Intellectual Property Practice

We offer a wide range of services across multiple domains. Our range of IP services is provided herein below for reference.

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Industrial Designs
  • IP Audits
  • IP Policy and process setup
  • Open-Source Software analysis

For Patents Specifically:

We render our patent consulting and assistance in the following broad level technology domains:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture Technology
  • AI/ML-based inventions
  • Automation
  • Automobiles
  • Blockchain
  • Computer Hardware
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Drone technology
  • Data technologies
  • IoT
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Devices / Medical technologies
  • Process industry
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Semiconductor
  • Software
  • Telecommunication

International IP Experience:

In addition to Indian IP filings and prosecution expertise, Ediplis also has significant experience in filing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and other IP applications in some of the major jurisdictions of the world including USA, EU, Japan, Singapore etc. The team at Ediplis has an in depth understanding of the IP laws in these countries and is able to provide end to end support with respect to international filings through partner firms in these countries with whom Ediplis has forged long standing and effective relationships.

Corporate Commercial Practice

Our corporate and commercial practice involve end to end handholding for the following services: –

  • Incorporation and Corporate Structuring

We aim at advising and assisting our clients on matters related to business incorporation including Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company, LLP, NBFC and other similar registrations, start-up structuring and advisory support, corporate and secretarial compliances, MCA, NCLT and other Compliances, Corporate Governance, XBRL Filings, Listing Regulation Compliances, RBI Compliances, FEMA Compliances, FDI and ODI strategies, Closure of Companies and/or LLP’s. We also assist our clients with respect to various statutory and other compliances to keep the business in conformity with all prevalent laws.

  • Drafting, Vetting and Negotiation of Commercial/ Transactional Agreements

Ediplis has significant experience in offering its expertise services in the legal arena. We aim at offering our clients in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and executing agreements of various nature be it a simple Non-Disclosure Agreement or a complex agreement such as a Turnkey Agreement.

  • Technology Transfers and Licensing

We offer our expertise to our clients by handholding them in advising, strategizing, drafting, negotiating and executing efficient technology transfer and/or licensing deals.

  • HR and Employee Management

We offer our clients with our expertise in drafting and implementing simple NDAs, Employment Agreements, Employee Handbook, Employee Corporate Policies etc. that helps our clients in managing their employees better.

  • Private Equity and Investments

As a natural extension of our corporate offerings, we handhold clients through the legalities of private equity transactions. Ediplis has amassed varied experience based on spearheading private equity and start up investment transactions that range from small angel rounds to large investment rounds like Series C and D. Our extensive clientele has also afforded us the opportunity to represent both startup companies and investors in different transactions and hence we bring in a rich perspective to these transactions. We have also successfully handled many private equity transactions which are cross border in nature and involve extensive RBI compliances.

Data Protection and Cyber Laws

The ever-growing global economy, interaction between businesses and clients, cross-border nature of transactions etc. has caused a manifold increase in data exchange. In today’s time, data alone has proved to be an important asset for any business entity, thereby causing businesses to protect the data collected/owned by them from various cyber-crimes/ data breaches. Recent times has also witnessed multiple jurisdictions imposing stringent data protection regulations such as the GDPR, HIPAA, Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, making it a legal requirement to secure the data rather than a mere business requirement.

Ediplis has been one of the forerunners in providing data protection, privacy and cyber law related services: –

  • Data protection advisory

Recent times has witnessed various jurisdictions imposing legal restrictions on business entities with respect to collection, processing, storing and sharing of data. It becomes imperative that business entities undertaking activities in those jurisdictions, comply with the legal requirements. We hand hold our clients through data protection compliance, advisory, commercial transaction structuring involving determination of data controllers, data processors etc.

  • Drafting of legally compliant documents

Every organization operating in the virtual world must ensure adherence with legal requirements and one way of ensuring the same is by maintaining legally compliant documents while operating business and exchanging information online. We have significant experience in drafting terms of use and privacy policies that are compliant with multiple jurisdiction regulations, IT and data protection guidelines for different organizations that help these organizations showcase compliance with various regulations and the like.

  • Data Audits

Data Privacy Impact Analysis is performed by organizations to analyze all possible vulnerabilities that could lead to a data privacy breach and take appropriate remedial measures. We help our clients in carrying out Audits with respect to processors and sub processors to ensure compliance with contractual terms and data protection regulations.

  • Domain name acquisitions and dispute resolution

With the development and progress in e-commerce activities worldwide, domain names have proved to play an important role as they help recognize a business entity and hence are treated at par with trademarks and other types of brand names. Business entities are seen to proactively involve themselves in building online identities through relevant domain names and also the protection of their domain names with an aim to prevent others from passing off the same. We have represented various small and large enterprises in domain name acquisition exercises as well as for disputes both with respect to Top Level Domains and Country Specific Domains.

  • Take down notices

With increase in awareness on the importance of intellectual property rights to business entities, IP owners around the globe are finding it imperative to protect their already protected IP from infringers. One of the remedies available to such IP owners is take down notices. Over the years we have assisted clients with take downs of infringing products, brands, content etc. from various forums including e-commerce portals, content hosting portals, social media etc.

  • Cyber law consulting

The growth of e-commerce and the ever-evolving social media in the cyber space has driven jurisdictions to impose effective regulatory mechanisms to curb the increase of cyber-crimes. We assist our clients with respect to resolving cyber bullying, cyber espionage and other forms of cyber-crimes.

Dispute Resolution

Our extensive dispute resolution practice involves strategizing and managing arbitrations, mediations and court / tribunal-based litigation. This practice ensures that our clients get all services under one roof right from corporate commercial advisory, IP protection to enforcement and defense of rights.

Our team has wide experience in handling IP, commercial and corporate litigation, cross border disputes, and we have over the years advised on and handled intricate arbitrations and mediations under various international rules including International Chambers of Commerce, SIAC etc.

Regulatory Compliances

The ever evolving Regulatory framework of the country makes it necessary that the companies focus toward both legal and compliance related aspects. Our Regulatory practice team comes with a 15 plus year rich experience of serving the financial industry in compliance management, corporate opinions & litigation support, which are crucial for corporate strategy planning. The team help the companies to mitigate the risks and minimise the impact of complex regulatory regimes. With a history of dealing with multiple regulators, the team follows a solution-oriented approach and helps companies to develop their regulatory safeguards.

 

More information about us and our services can be accessed on our website ediplis.com.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Aditi Verma Thakuraditi@ediplis.com
Ashima Chaliaashima@ediplis.com
Nishant Kewalramaninishantk@ediplis.com
Vishal Jainvishalj@ediplis.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ashima Chalia photo Ashima ChaliaSenior Partner
Vishal Jain  photo Vishal Jain Senior Partner
Nishant Kewalramani photo Nishant KewalramaniSenior Partner
Aditi Verma Thakur photo Aditi Verma ThakurSenior Partner
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