WS Kane & Co

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1942
    • Partners: 4
    • Split of work: Domestic 75% International 25%
    • Offices: Mumbai
    • Practice Areas: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution; Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Proper ty;

    Long-established Mumbai disputes firm WS Kane & Co garnered international praise for the quality of its IP work, regularly acting before the Indian courts on behalf of big-name clients. The firm’s experience extends to patent, trademark, copyright, design, geographical indication and domain name matters, and sources describe it as “one of the most recognisable” firms in Mumbai for IP work.


    Managing partner Himanshu Kane has been practising as an advocate and trademark and patent attorney for over 40 years and had argued IP matters before the Indian District and High Courts, as well as the Supreme Court and various industry tribunals.


    WS Kane handled two lawsuits for infringement of trademark and passing off on behalf of Skol Breweries in recent years. Both cases were led by Himanshu Kane and proceeded before the Bombay High Court. Other past clients include Tilaknagar Industries, Serum Institute of
    India and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.