The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
Bronze - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
A beacon of IP establishment in India for more than 25 years, SS Rana is a discerning choice for those seeking trademark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting actions. Consisting of more than 50 professionals coming from diverse academic backgrounds and displaying extensive industry knowledge, it has a proven track record of representing numerous Fortune 500 companies and Indian conglomerates in defending their IP rights. Managing partner Vikrant Rana has frequently set foot in courtrooms litigating trademark and domain names throughout his career. He is also committed to increasing awareness of the importance of intellectual property by regularly working with various government departments and participating as a speaker and panellist in seminars and conferences.
Vikrant Rana is managing partner of SS Rana & Co, a premier full-service law firm in India. He has been consistently ranked in the silver band for trademark prosecution and strategy, and as a “highly recommended individual” by WTR 1000 2020, 2021 and 2022. He has also been ranked in the Top 100 A-list Lawyers in India by IBLJ 2017, 2019,2021, 2022 and as one of India’s IP STARS.
Mr Rana advises several Fortune 500 and national and international companies, multinational, as well as grassroots innovators in India and around the world. He enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1996 and is also registered as an advocate on record with the Supreme Court of India (2006) and as a registered patent agent (1998). Mr Rana is an IP facilitator with the government’s Start-ups Intellectual Property Protection scheme.
He has been member of INTA for the past 25 years and is actively involved in leading advocacy for various issues within INTA. He has served as co-chair of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia Sub-committee of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee and as co-chair of INTA’s India Global Advisory Council. He is a regular panellist and speaker at various national and international events. In addition to INTA, Mr Rana is also an active member of other international organisations, including ECTA, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition, the International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
Mr Rana is also actively involved in raising awareness on IP rights in India and is associated with several government and non-government organisations and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences organised for the industry, academia and students.
He is an arbitrator with the National Internet Exchange of India to adjudicate domain name disputes under the ‘.in’ Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
An avid sportsman, Mr Rana is an enthusiastic runner who has completed 15 half-marathons. He is also a certified yoga teacher.
SS Rana & Co is a full-service law firm, with its corporate office in New Delhi and associate offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Noida, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. The firm is dedicated to its vision of proactively assisting its Indian, International and Fortune 500 clients, as well as grassroots innovators, with the highest quality of legal services on contentious and non-contentious matters.
The firm was established in 1989 and is one of the leading law firms in the area of intellectual property rights and corporate law practices in India. With a dedicated team of more than 160 professionals and staff, for more than 30 years the firm has represented many Fortune 500 companies in the areas of:
- domain names;
- IP licensing;
- IP audit;
- litigation; and
- corporate laws.
The firm believes in anticipating its clients’ business requirements and offering proactive, timely and qualitative solutions. It is also one of the few firms in India that is a single point of contact for the countries in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region.
The firm has eight partners, assisted by a team of managing associates and senior associates and a total strength of more than 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:
- consumer goods;
- real estate;
- heavy machinery;
- media and entertainment;
- aviation; and
- sports and gaming.
Alongside the above, the firm 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 globally, assisting more than a thousand clients across more than 100 countries. The founding partners of the firm, with combined experience of more than 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 carries out legal research and provides thought leadership through its brainstorming sessions, which regularly discuss and deliberate on 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).
Through its corporate social responsibility initiative IP4Kids, the firm offers a platform to build a fully-fledged multilingual interactive website for the purposes of spreading awareness about intellectual property and innovation among the younger generation. The Firm aims to stimulate a culture of innovation in the young minds of children and to inculcate in them respect for the fruits of one’s labor.
Under this initiative, the firm regularly organises events and competitions throughout the year for school and college students. The firm also participates every year in the National Innovation Festival of the National Science Center, wherein the firm, through its workshops, spread intellectual property rights awareness among the youth innovators of India.