The practice covers all areas of IP rights including patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, geographical indications, trade secrets and related matters. K&S is specially noted for the depth and wide range of expertise in patent prosecution matters and for pioneering work in the protection of geographical indications. K&S is the largest filer of Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) applications in India.
K&S services include counselling on the nature and extent of available IP protection in India; conducting searches; assisting in registration of IP rights in the Indian Intellectual Property offices; handling post registration aspects including enforcement of IP Rights through civil and criminal proceedings; border enforcement measures through the Indian customs offices; IP licensing; IP due diligence in M&A and other transactions; and IP advisory and transactional work.
K&S also assists clients in obtaining and enforcing IP rights in India's neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan through a network of associates in these countries. K&S also has one of the largest portfolios of foreign patent filings for Indian clients in foreign countries including in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office and Japanese Patent Office.