Name. College. Year of Study. School of Law: KIIT University
Name of the organisation. City: ITAG Business Solutions Ltd, Kolkata.
How big was the office? Team strength? The size of the office was not huge but adequate to fit in about 10 employees and 5 interns.
Application procedure. Internship contact details: The email i.d is provided in their website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings. Duration of internship was about 3 weeks (20 days). There are 6 working days, Saturday being a half day.
The timings was 9 a.m- 6 pm, and on saturday’s it was 9 a.m – 2 30 pm. (The tmings were strictly followed)
First impression. First day, formalities etc. My first impression was pretty good. The Director of the firm met me and gave me a warm welcome. On the very first day he assigned me with a project work dealing with Copyright Amendment Act 2012.
Main tasks (in detail): My main task was to assist the employees of the firm in helping them research in various issues dealing with copyright and trademark laws and filing Patent Aplications.
Work environment, people: The employees were very good, particularly the HR. The employees were always ready to help and friendly. I dont remember any moment when anyone was rude to me.
Best things? The employees and the work as a 2nd year student I got in the areas related to IPR.
Bad things? There were few days when I literally had nothing to do or was assigned with clerical work. As an intern one should be prepared to do clerical work.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues: My co interns inspite of being senior to me were fun to be with. Our lunch recess used to be filled with humour. Moreover near the office, one can indulge itself into various kinds of cheap and tasty street food
Stipend/ month: 1342 for 3 weeks. (Don’t ask me, how they calculated it)
Anything else you’d like to tell: For a newcomer in the field of IPR, I would say my internship experience was rather better than expected. I learnt how to draft patent applications and the manner IPR related research work is carried out.
Biggest lessons: Work Culture.i.e When to speak, How to Speak and How Much to speak.