SS Rana & Co

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Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, SS Rana & Co boasts six offices across the country, as well as a busy trademark practice  - in 2019 it handled over 1,000 applications globally, in addition to more than 400 opposition proceedings in India. Playing an active role in tackling the issue of counterfeiting, it also conducted over 57 raids that year. The team consists of over 50 professionals from diverse academic backgrounds and displays in-depth knowledge across a wide range of industries. Its ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 accreditations speak to its high standards for efficiency and information security. Founding partner Vikrant Rana has experience litigating in courts all over the country. He is also committed to increasing awareness of the importance of intellectual property by frequently working with various government departments and participating as a speaker and panellist in seminars and conferences.

Firm Profile

SS Rana & Co is a full-service law firm with a focused IP rights practice, with its corporate office in New Delhi and associate offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Noida, Chandigarh and Kolkata. The firm is dedicated to its vision of proactively assisting its Indian and Fortune 500 clients worldwide, as well as grassroot innovators, with the highest quality of legal services.

The firm was established in 1989 and is one of the leading law firms in the area of IP rights in India. With a dedicated team of over 70 professionals and a total team of over 160, for close to three decades the firm has been representing many Fortune 500 companies in the areas of trademarks. patents, copyright, designs, domain names, IP licensing, IP audit searches, anti-counterfeiting, enforcement, litigation and corporate laws, anticipating their business requirements and offering proactive, timely and qualitative solutions. It is also one of the few firms in India which is a single point of contact for the SAARC region.

The firm has seven partners, assisted by a team of 11 managing associates and senior associates and a total strength of over 50 attorneys and 20 patent professionals. The firm’s IP professionals comprise experienced and qualified advocates, patent attorneys, patent agents and engineers from technical fields such as electronics and communication, IT, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, automotive and mechanical engineering, as well as the applied sciences industry.

The firm provides legal advice across various industry domains including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, consumer goods, real estate, technology, banking, ecommerce, heavy machinery, media and entertainment, aviation, sports and gaming, and represents clients in all aspects of IP prosecution, enforcement, litigation, licensing and transaction matters in India, the SAARC region and worldwide.

The firm manages a portfolio of several thousand trademarks, patents and designs, both in India and the SAARC region, and globally assists over 800 clients across 100-plus countries. The founding partners of the firm, with combined experience of over 100 years of specialisation and expertise in IP litigation, have represented the world’s leading brands in several IP infringement and passing-off suits in India. Every client benefits equally from the firm’s knowledge pool and its expertise, and can be assured of high quality legal advice and service.

The firm’s carries out legal research and provides thought leadership through its brainstorming sessions, which regularly discuss and deliberate various current legal topics and problems, as well as publishing legal research papers and publications.

The firm’s value proposition of being proactive and customer centric, offering quality assurance and being committed to maintaining and delivering cutting-edge legal services in an ethical and professional manner is supported by its various quality certifications, namely ISO 9001:2015 (the global standard for quality management principles) and ISO 27001:2013 (the global standard for information security management system).

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