K&S Partners

India

Analysis

Overview

Buoyant on client and market recognition, K&S Partners remains strong in the ‘Outstanding’ tier for IP. The IP specialist firm excels on all fronts of the industry, from trademark and patent prosecution to trademark and copyright contentious. Founded in 1994, the firm has niche specialties in engineering, chemical, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biosciences. It is also a leader in geographical indications and border enforcement of IP rights. The firm employs more than 120 fee earners – including 17 partners – spread over offices in Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi. The firm has handled multiple landmark cases over the years including successfully challenging and cancelling the turmeric and Basmati patents in the US on behalf of the government of India, representing the winning parties in the ground-breaking judgements of Myspace v. Super Cassettes India and Microfibers v. Girdhar.  

Partners Amrish Tiwari, Srihari SK and Deepa Tiku are frequent lead partners in the firm’s key patent and design cases, with partners Rajendra Kumar, Latha Nair and Prashant Gupta acknowledged for their trademark work. Legal industry giant Jyoti Sagar, while retired from J Sagar Associates, remains an active managing partner of K&S Partners as one of the firm’s founders.

Client feedback

“They are friendly and responsive.” – Intellectual property

Gopinath AS

“He is friendly and offers very personal service.”