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RECOGNITION AND ACCOLADES

The Firm’s senior professionals are members of Asian Patent Attorneys Association [APAA], Association Internationale pour la protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle [AIPPI], 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.

The Firm’s recognitions include:

  • Ranked in Tier 2 for Intellectual Property by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021

  • ​Ranked in Band 3 for Intellectual Property by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, 2021

  • Ranked Gold / Band 1 in ‘Firms: enforcement and litigation’ by World Trademark Review, 2021 (WTR 1000)​

  • Ranked in Tier 3 by Managing Intellectual Property - IP Stars Handbook Trademark and Copyright (Trademark Contentious) - 2021 and Other Notable Firms (Copyright) – 2020

  • Ranked in Tier 3 for Trademark Contentious & Copyright by Asia IP, 2020

  • “Recognized Practitioner” in the Dispute Resolution practice area in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2019 rankings​

  • “Editor’s Choice - IP Law Firm of the Year in India” for 2013 and 2014 consecutively, by Global Law Experts

  • “In-House Community Firm of the Year 2012” in the Intellectual Property practice area by the Asian Mena Counsel

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Appreciation from the Industry

“A notable team with demonstrable skills in a wide range of issues pertaining to trademarks, patents, copyright and domain names. Capable of advising on prosecution and opposition
mandates in addition to infringement litigation cases.”

- Chambers - Asia Pacific 2021

“The robust contentious IP offering at W.S. Kane & Co. is co-headed by Himanshu Kane and Ashutosh Kane. A diverse client list which includes heavy industry, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, restaurants, real estate and technology companies, regularly engages the team on trademark and design infringement and passing-off disputes before the High Court. Co-head Rahul Kadam is a key name for non-contentious matters including patent and trademark prosecution, IP licensing and IP transfers. Domain name disputes are regularly initiated and defended by the practice.”

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

“Himanshu Kane, the senior most partner, is a leading practitioner and the go-to person in the field of IP. His advice is legally sound as well as practical, keeping the best interests of the client in mind. The firm has capable associates who are able to deliver the services in a timely manner.”

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

“W.S. Kane & Co. is known for a notable team with demonstrable skills in a wide range of issues pertaining to Trademarks, Patents, Copyright and Domain names. Capable of advising on prosecution and opposition mandates, in addition to infringement litigation cases. The firm specialises in handling complex matters, especially in relation to IP infringement, with ease and proficiency. Key strengths of the team include "passion, dedication, honesty, good network and deep understanding of patent laws."

- Chambers - Asia Pacific 2020

“A perennial presence in Bombay’s courts, W.S. Kane & Co. is enduringly popular when only tenacious representation in litigation will do; it routinely pulls off stunning performances in the courthouse, but also has a gift for facilitating early wins. For a particularly complex case, Himanshu Kane is the person to call.”

- World Trademark Review 2019