Aditi Verma Thakur

Senior Partner

Ms. Aditi Verma Thakur is a leading IP lawyer and corporate commercial advisor. She focuses on IP, commercial, technology, data protection, and media law related matters.

Aditi Verma Thakur

Ms. Aditi is well-regarded in the domain for her versatile practice. She has to her credit years of diverse experience in advising on contentious and non-contentious aspects of IP subjects, and on intricate commercial and transactional aspects.

Some of her achievements include:

  • 'Leading Individual’ by the Legal 500, in their 2022 and 2023 India Edns.;
  • ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ by asialaw Profiles, in their 2023/24 India Edn.;
  • Awarded ‘Copyright Lawyer of the Year’, at the 2023 Women in Business Law Awards (APAC);
  • Amongst 'Top 30 Female Lawyers', in the 2022 India list of Asian Legal Business of Thompson Reuters;
  • Finalist for ‘Trademark Lawyer of the Year’ award, at the 2022 Women in Business Law Awards (APAC);
  • one of ‘Top IP Lawyers’ India by the ALB India of Thompson Reuters for 2020, 2021 and 2022;
  • Recommended Individual’ by the World Trademark Review, in their WTR 1000 India 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Edn.;
  • IP Star’ in India by IP STARS, for 2021, 2022 and 2023;
  • Band 1 Lawyer' in Legal Media 360 Brand Sentiment Index, in 2022 and 2023;
  • ‘Leading Lawyer’ for IP by the Legal Era Magazine (India), in 2022 and 2023;
  • One of ‘Top 100 IP Lawyers In India’ by Asia IP, for 2020, 2021 and 2022;
  • ‘Notable Practitioner’ by asialaw Profiles, in their 2022/23 India Edn.;
  • One of ‘Top 15 IP Lawyers Across Asia’ for 2021 by Asian Legal Business of Thompson Reuters;
  • Ranked Lawyer’ for ‘IP’ & ‘Trademarks’ in Legal Media 360 Brand Sentiment Index, in 2021;
  • Recommended for IP by Asialaw Profiles 2021; and
  • Recommended for IP in RSG India Report 2019.

International Publication houses while recommending her practice, recorded key observations and client testimonials, as:

  • “She is very accessible and is ready to simplify complex matters. She is very experienced and provides strategic advice.” – client feedback to asialaw 2023/24.
  • “Problem-solver with transparent communications.” – client feedback to asialaw 2023/24.
  • “An exceptional lawyer, specialising in IP and technology laws, with a remarkable understanding of commercial aspects. Aditi has been providing us with valuable advice on our collaborations with third-party developers. She also has commendable negotiation skills.” – client feedback to asialaw 2023/24.
  • “….. is a seasoned IP expert with vast experience and a keen commercial sense.” - World Trademark Review 1000, 2023 Edn.
  • “..... the name to note for soft IP on the trade marks side." - the Legal 500 APAC 2023 Edn.
  • ........ a ‘top choice’ for IP; …. has a broad practice that spans IP due diligence and audits, acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing transactions, in addition to data privacy cases.” – The Legal 500, 2022.
  • "We have been working with Ms. Aditi extensively on our branding strategy and enforcement…. . 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." – Client feedback to The Legal 500, 2022.
  • Aditi Verma Thakur, now at IP boutique Ediplis Counsels, is a seasoned IP lawyer and adviser with a special focus on soft and commercial IP matters." A client comments - “… the understanding of legal as well as practical business nuances I saw in Ms Aditi and her team has been truly exceptional.” - WTR1000.
  • …Aditi Verma Thakur specialises in trademark and copyright enforcement and defence actions…” - Legal 500, 2021
  • Always available and has a clear explanation for all things.” - Asialaw, 2021
  • "Described as ‘very experienced and practical’ in all matters relating to trademarks; and recommended for helping craft an overarching strategy as well as defending IP claims." - RSG India Report, 2019

Her practice extends to conducting IP due diligences and audits, open-source audits, structuring IP transactions, acquisitions and licenses, and conducting risk analysis about IPs. She frequently consults and negotiates on commercialization aspects, such as, license and franchise arrangements, technology transfers and licenses, joint ventures and collaborations, work-for-hire arrangements, development arrangements, endorsement agreements, production agreements, etc. She strategically counsels in relation to privacy rights around personal data, intermediary liabilities, and take down actions under the IT law. She has also advised clients for their domain acquisition requirements and has successfully handled domain disputes before the WIPO and .IN Registry (NIXI).

Before joining Ediplis, she expanded and spearheaded the IP Practice of IndusLaw for around 7 years. In the career spanning almost 16 years, she had also been associated with other corporate and IP firms in India. She has also served as a guest faculty at premier law schools in the country and has been making contributions towards several national and international publications.