Managing Partner: Mr. Himanshu Kane
Number of partners: 4 (other than the Managing Partner)
Number of lawyers: 12 (excluding the partners)
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi
Founded in 1942, W.S. Kane & Co. (‘WSK’) is a firm of Advocates, Solicitors and Notary specialised in the field of Intellectual Property Laws and Dispute Resolution. The firm’s professionals are members of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Association Internationale pour la protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)alig, International Trademark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Law Practitioners Association (IPLPA), Bombay Incorporated Law Society, Bar Council of India, Bombay Bar Association and Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF). WSK represents many leading and well-knows corporates in various sectors of the economy such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, petrochemicals, textiles, hospitality, liquor, tobacco, telecommunications, engineering, electronics, automobile, FMCG, power, banking, mining, building and construction, media and entertainment, etc.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Search and Prosecution of trade marks, patents (including drafting of specifications), designs, copyright and geographical indications
■ Oppositions to applications for registration of trade marks, designs and grant of patents (including pre-grant and post-grant oppositions)
■ Applications for cancellation of registration of trade marks, designs and copyright, applications for renewal of patents and trademarks, applications for revocation of patents; recording assignments/license of intellectual property
■ Handling cases of infringement and passing off of intellectual property rights; appeals from the orders of the Registrar of Trade Marks/ Controller of Patents and Designs, etc.
■ Contesting Writ Petitions/Appeals challenging the orders passed by the Central Government or the Registrar of Trade Marks, Registrar of Copyrights or Controller of Patents and Designs in various High Courts/ District Courts
■ Prosecuting or defending domain name disputes before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
■ Preparing documents pertaining to assignment and licensing of intellectual property, as also drafting a wide variety of agreements relating to IP rights
■ Undertaking due diligence with respect to corporate transactions involving alienation of IP rights and attend to valuation of intellectual property rights
■ Assisting clients in protecting their IP rights in foreign jurisdictions
■ Protecting the IP rights of foreign clients in India
Key Contacts: Mr. Himanshu Kane, Managing Partner and Mr. Ashutosh Kane, Partner
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
■ Handling disputes related to Commercial Contracts, Collaboration Disputes, Contractual Disputes, Construction Agreements, Service Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Supply Contracts, Marketing and Distribution Agreements, Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, etc.
■ Advising and representing clients in civil and commercial litigation matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and various High Courts, District Courts and Small Causes Courts in India
■ Representing clients in domestic and international commercial arbitrations (both ad-hoc and institutional), including in the appellate proceedings before various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India
■ Advising clients in criminal proceedings initiated before local Magistrates, Session Courts and High Courts of India.
■ Advising clients in commercial litigations in various jurisdictions outside India
■ Advising and representing clients in winding up, corporate insolvency and liquidation proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunals in India
■ Representing clients in real estate disputes, including before the RERA Authority and RERA Appellate Authority
■ Representing clients in consumer matters, including before State and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions ■ Advising and representing clients before various quasi-judicial authorities such as Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Facilitation Council, Statutory authorities under the Geology and Mining Department, etc.
■ Advising and assisting clients in conducting due diligence with respect to litigations/arbitrations conducted in India and jurisdictions outside India
Key Contacts: Mr. Manvendra Kane, Partner and Mr. Rahul Kadam, Partner