Firm Profile > Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law > Mumbai, India

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law
MUMBAI 400 093

Intellectual property Tier 3

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law’s IP offering is strong on the patent side, covering litigation and prosecution services. Co-heads Mahua Roy Chowdhury and Sanjay Visen initiate and defend infringement and enforcement claims while patent agents and co-heads Samendra Patil and Muthu Pandi leverage their technical expertise to manage complex and high-volume patent portfolios. Trade mark and copyright filing are handled by a team led by senior associate co-head Manjari Mukherjee. IP acquisitions are also handled by the practice.


They have a deep knowledge of IP, are reliable, very client oriented and responsive.

The quality of work is really outstanding not only for trade mark but for patents as well. They show a deep understanding of IP law. Mahua Roy Chowdhury is a creative thinker and an amazing strategist. She views problems from multiple angles.

The firm: In 2017 Royzz & Co restructured to become a full-service law firm. It is headed by its founder and managing partner, Ms Mahua Roy Chowdhury. The restructuring has resulted in the expansion of its practice areas and, accordingly, the induction of new partners in various domains. Mr Sanjay Visen (litigation), Mr Rakesh Parik (corporate, M&A and tax) and Mr Dhaval Shah (real estate and project finance) and Mr.Suresh Balakrishnan (Insurance-OfCounsel). The firm has its offices in Mumbai, Delhi,  Chennai and Pune, and the fifth additional office in Mumbai (Fort area) for supporting its litigation practice. The firm is skilled in commercial dispute resolution and technology transaction while  retaining its core strength in IP inlcuding Patent drafting and prosecution. The firms practice have vast experience in ‘India entry’ and supports in all logistics for the same.

Areas of practice
Litigation and dispute resolution: the team has been successful in unprecedented litigation, including related to complex technology. Royzz & Co’s team of attorneys are qualified and experienced engineers and scientists, thus they can easily relate to and provide pragmatic solutions in contentious issues related to varied and complex technology. The team have been successful in several software infringement dispute resolution as well.

The team is also equally skilled in arbitration and mediation and has handled complicated contractual disputes involving diverse technologies.

The team has been involved in the establishment of a leading luxury automobile company as a well-known trade mark in India, received the relief of John Doe order against the counterfeit sellers from Delhi High Court, as well as being involved in the revocation of patents in different forums.

The team has successfully procured interim injunction orders for infringement of trade marks against 20 defendants in a joint suit from the Delhi High Court.

The team continues to assist a leading MNC software company regarding the enforcement of its and various rights in its products.

It successfully resolved a software infringement dispute against a leading software company for a multimillion-dollar claim wherein it challenged an audit report of a leading global auditing firm.

It was also involved in strategic advisory and representation in commercial arbitration, wherein the dispute was regarding a boot contract for providing filtration technology and services between two companies and a claim of multimillions of dollars.

General corporate: the team has been involved in advising, structuring and strategising various acquisitions including  acquisitions of technology, spin-offs and acquisition of stakes by investors.

The team has also advised in relation several Indian Entry including Tax and regulatory norms, downstream investment and FDI guidelines related to the same.

The corporate team supports transaction including JVs, appointing distributors and franchisees and has experience in vast Licensing agreements.

Intellectual Property: Royzz & Co, before being restructured to a full service firm, was a leading IP & IT boutique firm and evolved to become a full service, which was a natural growth encouraged by its diverse clients and track record of success in  litigation, dispute resolutions and handling complex transactions.

The team has patent attorneys and agents from various domains like electronics, software, life science, chemical, mechanical, automobile, biotech. The firm has clients like Indian Institute of Technology, several international universities and MNCs as its clients for patents.

The firm has a huge portfolio of trademarks and copyrights. Its team was thus the pioneer in developing an indigenous web based software for IP management. The firm created a new software DDfact , which manages the portfolio of client virtually.

Technology, media and telecommunication: the team advises TV channels, celebrities, advertising and media companies, content studios and several companies  for their brand endorsements, including disputes related to the same.

The team advises its client including for necessary compliances in broadcasting, acquisition of content and licensing contents. Conducting due diligence and negotiating agreements is part and parcel of this practice area.

The firm represents several multinational IT companies is resolving its cyber security disputes and represents them in several forums. It is supported by its lawyers who are electronics and software engineers too.

The team successfully contested a matter related to bundling and distribution of content in handheld devices at Bombay High Court.

It is representing a leading airline company in the Bombay High Court in relation to adwords in a popular search engine and diversion of online traffic.

It successfully defended a leading foreign bank in a suit a in Delhi High Court in relation to advertisement and licensing.

The firm is representing in the enforcement works of a legendary singer and a leading fashion designer in various forums.

The team successfully resolved disputes for a leading luxury automobile company against a tyre company in a licensing conflict.

Taxation: the team advised various clients on the newly introduced reforms in Indian Tax regime under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. It has expertise and experience in several companies entering India.

Insurance: Royzz & Co has evolved to be a firm dealing with insurance disputes, especially related to professional liability, which is an emerging domain in India and has extensive experience in negotiating claims and allocation. It is representing several IT companies in resolving its disputes with insurance companies.

Real estate: The team has a spectrum of experience and expertise in managing end to end advisory for major infrastructure projects including conducting due diligence and negotiating transactions for a leading multinational cafe and jewellery company across India.

Banking and project finance: the team has represented a leading manufacturing company and successfully restrained an infrastructure company from encashing performance bank guarantee.

It has expertise and experience in insolvency proceeding at various forums under the newly introduced insolvency and bankruptcy code.

Banking and project finance: the team has represented a leading manufacturing company and successfully restrained an infrastructure company from encashing performance bank guarantee.

It has expertise and experience in insolvency proceeding at various forums under the newly introduced insolvency and bankruptcy code.

Department Name Email Telephone
Patents – drafting, prosecution and litigation Samendra Patil
Trade marks – drafting, prosecution and litigation Madhavi Garde
Copyright and related rights Manjari Mukherjee
IT and TMT Audip Ghosh
Anti-counterfeiting Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Dispute Resolution Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Media and Entertainment Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Design Muthu Pandi
IP management Mahua Roy Chowdhury
Taxation Rakesh Parik
Insurance Suresh Balasubramaniam
Real Estate Dhaval Shah
Litigation Sanjay Visen
Corporate & Transactions Audip Ghosh
Photo Name Position Profile
 Audip Ghosh  photo Audip Ghosh Senior Associate Partner
 Mahua Roy Chowdhury photo Mahua Roy Chowdhury Mahua Roy Chowdhury is the founding partner of Royzz & Co. Mahua…
 Dhaval Shah  photo Dhaval Shah Partner
 Sanjay Visen  photo Sanjay Visen Partner
Number of lawyers : 30

Mahua Roy Chowdhury, Managing Partner

Managing Partner Mahua Roy Chowdhury explains how the firm is adapting to clients’ changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate royzz & co from your competitors?

Our firm represents next generation tech savvy law firms wherein our lawyers are either engineers or scientists.

We design and build our own portfolio management and tracking software based which are an amalgamation of our technical knowledge and wide experience. We provide use of these indigenous systems to our clients as value addition to our service.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Based on the fact that dynamics of products and market has changed to technology and online respectively, disputes related to ownership of technology, violation of digital licenses and infringements on cyberspace is going to increase.

Further, the bubble created as a result of a fast growing economy is bursting and thus we will witness more frequent triggering of recently introduced Bankruptcy & Insolvency Code.

Another, area of practice will be Infrastructure as the present government has a robust plan and equally fast pace to implement the same.

With the introduction of consolidated tax regime in India, we have been witnessing demand of day to day advise on taxation.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We have expanded our practice areas to provide a one-shop services to our clients. We have accordingly inducted Partners and Associates from practice areas like Corporate, India Entry, Tax, Real Estate and Litigation.

We have opened offices in Delhi and another in Mumbai with complete litigation support.

Further, we now use either a lump-sum or not to exceed fee calculated on the basis of our billable hours as a norm. The exception being only in long-haul contentious disputes, wherein we rely on billable hours. This assist our clients to budget and allocate resources accordingly.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

We were from the beginning a tech savvy law firm. We are now trying to achieve a paperless office and have successfully implemented the same in our Delhi Office. We provide web based access to our client to review their portfolio and receive additional notifications for deadlines.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Technology being our forte, we sometime cross-refer our clients and their products. We also update and advise our client to latest introduced technology and how they can integrate the same to augment their reach or improve their products.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

We would like to focus and solidify our position in the practice areas introduced by us. We are more interested in providing a holistic services and advisory to our clients.