I started as a junior associate at Bird & Bird in January 2019 having previoulsy worked at the firm as a summer trainee during summer 2018. In that role I assisted all the practice groups in various matters which gave me a good insight into the different areas of work around the firm. In autumn 2018 I came back to Bird & Bird as a thesis trainee in the Intellectual Property group.As a junior associate I provide legal services on both national and international matters, especially within the field of intellectual property, for example assisting in intellectual property disputes, drafting agreements and performing judicial enquiries. My work keeps me engaged in several of Bird & Bird's key sectors, media, entertainment & sport, technology & communications and retail & consumer. The sectors help me stay on top of the latest news concerning legal aspects within the different fields.