Bank Guarantee: Hedging the Shock Waves of a Pandemic

Speaker: Mr. Prashanto Chandra Sen
Designated Senior Counsel of the High Court of Delhi and is an alumnus of the University of Oxford (1996).  

Mr. Sen practices in Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and Tribunals in New Delhi with a focus on commercial, competition, mining, environmental, electricity, infrastructural and public law matters.  

He has been on the panel of Senior Advocates representing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) as well. He has represented CCI in issues relating to cartelization, abuse of dominance, and procedures of investigation to be followed. He began his practice in 1998 assisting Dr.A.M. Singhvi, Senior Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India.

He has been part of the team which procured landmark judgements such as the BALCO, that dealt with the distinction between seat and venue in arbitration proceedings in the Supreme Court. He was also part of the widely discussed Competition Commission of India v Bharti Airtel Ltd.

He is presently appearing before the Constitution Bench on the issue of the abrogation of Article 370.

Speaker: Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Principal Partner, ROYZZ & CO

Mahua has extensive experience in contractual disputes and has advised various clients including a leading infrastructure company and also in Insolvency proceedings against enforcement of bank guarantee.

She has also been involved in several cross border disputes for IT companies and had the opportunity to advise and rely on alternative to bank guarantee, a way forward for doing business in the future.

Date: May 23, 2020 | 6:00 PM (IST)

What are Patents? Substantive law and Cases

Our first session was focused on basic fundamentals of Patent rights. Now that we have learned the basics it is time to dig deep into the substantive law which governs filing, prosecution and grant of a patent. In this session our focus will be to teach various important provisions under the Indian Patent Act, 1970 and important case studies related to these provisions.  

Date: May 26, 2020
Time: 05:30 PM(IST)

Webinar: What are Patents? A basic guide to patent law.

Patents are one of the important motivating factors for encouraging research. A patent is an exclusive right, for limited period, granted by the government to a person for an invention, to prevent others from making, using, selling, and importing an invention, in return of full disclosure. A patent before being granted is assessed by government bodies. In today’s Session 1 we shall learn about the basics of Patent law.

Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 05.30 PM IST

Webinar: What Are Patents? A basic guide to Patent Law.


ROYZZ & CO is conducting an educational webinar exclusively for students on ‘What are Patents?’ A basic guide to Patent Law, Practice & Procedures.  The sessions will be spread out in different levels viz Level 001, 002 etc.  

Patent law, including its drafting and procedure is a specialised subject and cannot be taught in a general Intellectual Property (IP) subject in colleges. Unfortunately, there are not many institutes available who brings in experts from the field to educate in this field.

We at ROYZZ & Co take pride that we have so far trained many engineers, freshers, including IP professionals in patents drafting and  procedures.

We also believe that whether you are a science student or not, fundamentals of patents should be known by all legal practitioners, engineers and science graduates. Whether you aspire to be a litigator or a corporate transactional lawyer, you need to know the basics of patent law. If you are a engineering or science student, you should be able to value innovation and know what is patentable and what is not.

ROYZZ & CO and its leaders are propagating IP and its education, whether by extending scholarship for LLM in IP (UNH) or by conducting workshops for a long time. During this Lockdown period, we would like students to utilise their time constructively and thus in our endeavour to contribute socially we are beginning our series of webinars on Patent Law, Practice & Procedures. In our Level 001, we will begin with the basics of Patent law as under: 

Topic: What are Patents? A basic guide to Patent Law
Date: May 12, 2020 
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:30pm

By : Mahua Roy Chowdhury  &  Samendra Patil


Webinar | LAWking horns in the advertising age

The face of advertising has seen an uplift in the last decade. We have moved from television, radio and print to social media and influencers. We have with us Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani, in-house legal counsel at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) to discuss the interplay of law with advertising and the competitive spirit of brands.

Guest Speaker: Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani

Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani is an in-house legal counsel at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) with rich experience in IP. Prior to joining HUL, she has worked with reputed companies like BIC India, Marico Limited and UPL. Her experience focuses principally on various aspects of IP management, IP litigation management, Brand Protection and enforcement issues (contentious and non-contentious), IP monetisation, strategic inputs related to brand acquisition/divestment. In her current role with HUL, her additional responsibilities include creating and upholding a centre of excellence for IP within the teams in India and South Asia, devising strategies with the global team for ensuing a strong IP framework for Unilever and HUL, leading/promoting/conducting capability building/training and IP awareness sessions inhouse as well as for law enforcement agencies and school students. Ms. Malkani is also a guest lecturer in IP at the Institute of Intellectual Property Studies and a dissertation guide/supervisor on topics of IP for students of NMIMS. She was recently recognised as one of the top 100 powerful woman in law by WIPF and also awarded the IP star woman of the year at the Global IP awards 2019 organised by Legal Era.  Ms. Malkani is also the co-chair of the FICCI IPR Committee.

Ms. Malkani is a law graduate and also holds an LLM in IP from the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, USA. Her other qualifications include certificate course in IP by IPCIC- Interpol, CopyrightX from Harvard Law School, PG Diploma in IP from NLS, Bangalore, WIPO courses on IP and PG Diploma in HR from Wellingkar Institute.

Speaker: Manjari Mukherjee – ROYZZ & CO, Senior Associate

Moderator: Mahua Roy Chowdhury – ROYZZ & CO, Managing Partner

Register here.