Online Internship Experience at Royzz and Co., Mumbai: Trademark, Copyright, IPR Research and Drafting Work

Name, College and Year of Study

Ashmita Sharma, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, 4th Year.

Name of the Organisation and Location

Royzz and Co., Mumbai

Address: Floral Deck Plaza, A-101/102, Off, MIDC Central Rd, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400093

Royzz and Co. (previously known as Soloman and Roy) is a full- service law firm, comprised of tech-savvy engineers and lawyers from multidisciplinary practice areas. They are skilled at making the best out of creativity and scientific temperament in times of business needs to advise on and subsequently succeed in challenging situations.

The company headquartered in Mumbai and has its presence in Chennai, Delhi and Pune.

How did you Apply?

I applied via my University Placement Cell. One can send an email to the firm: admin[at]royzz.com. To get them to know one better, one can also fill their information on the form provided on their website.

Duration of the Internship

29th April 2020 to 27 th June 2020 (eight weeks).

Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Nature of the Internship

This was a remote internship based on the work- from- home model, originally scheduled to last one month. Extension of this duration depends on the quality of work.

First Impression and First Day Formalities

On my day of joining, I got a call from Ms. Manjari Mukherjee, a senior associate at the firm, who asked me about my work experience, introduced me to the people and practices of the firm and told me what was expected of me. I was assigned work right away.

The interns are required to sign a Non- Disclosure form. The work is assigned via e-mail, or on call.

Main Tasks

  • Majorly, I worked on interesting Trademark and Copyright issues. I assisted on matters related to Disputes in Advertising, IPAB’s functions, Bank Guarantees in the time of COVID-19, to name a few.
  • I attended the proceedings in the Booking.com case which was heard in May, and it made history as the first US Supreme Court case to be heard via telephonic conferencing, broadcasted by media in real-time.
  • In addition to this, I was a part of continuous internal webinars for thorough discussions on the latest issues and developments in IPR Law and other leading issues.
  • The firm also has a practice where you can be asked to do a presentation on any contemporary topic, towards the end of your internship, which is attended by all the members of the firm and is very interactive.

Work Environment

Royzz and Co. has a very healthy and friendly work environment. All the associates and partners were easy to approach and very helpful. Interns are involved in all the group activities of the entire staff, such as the internal webinars and the occasional Game Nights on Saturdays.

Take Away

I was very apprehensive of working as a remote intern for the first time, knowing that the firm I was going to be a part of was also new to adjusting to this kind of work model.

However, my experience was a boon in this time of crisis. It did not for once feel the distance was causing any problems for me as an intern, as I was getting sufficient amount of intriguing work. All my seniors provided very valuable feedback throughout my internship. It was an enriching experience and it is safe to say that this internship was one of the best utilization of time at hand due to this unprecedented COVID- 19 pandemic.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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