Internship Experience @ Biswajit Sarkar Advocates, Kolkata: IPR Research Work, Legal Article Writing

Name, College and Year

Anonymous, ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, 4th Year

Organisation and Address

Biswajit Sarkar, Advocates and IP Attorneys, P 25, CIT Road, Scheme VI M(S), Kolkata.

Duration of Internship

2 months

Application Procedure

I came to know about the firm from Lawctopus and I applied via email at mail[at]biswajitsarkar.com.

Who can apply?

Law students in their 4th and 5th year of law school can apply. They must have covered IPR in their curriculum or have IPR as their Honours.

Office Timings

Monday to Friday – 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

First day formalities, first impression, infrastructure

On the first day, I had to submit a copy of my CV along with a passport size photograph, duly signed by me. I also had to submit a letter of recommendation from my college

The Kolkata branch office is located at a well-connected point of the city. The IP office Kolkata and the High Court at Calcutta is located at proximity to the office.

The office has a good working space and is well furnished. It has all the modern equipment necessary for working.

Main tasks

My main tasks included:

  • Research work on topics related to Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Writing articles on diverse issues pertaining to IPR.
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations on current topics of IPR.
  • Participating in many seminars and workshops.
Good things

The firm is well-known in the field of Intellectual Property Rights in India and is proactive to participate in many awareness programmes along with the Government bodies to educate the public at large the benefits and current issues of the subject.

Due to the constant calls from the various government bodies, Chamber of Commerce, and foreign institutions to highlight the current issues of Intellectual Property Rights, the firm is presenting all the practical findings and cases and whereby, the supporting team and the interns are involved to prepare such case details.

I assisted in organising and attended the East India- United States Symposium on Intellectual Property Law. I was introduced to several Government officials, entrepreneurs, professors and legal practitioners. It was an informative workshop and dealt with several IPR issues.

Bad things

No such bad thing.

Stipend

It is purely performance-based.

Accommodation to the office, commuting

Commuting to the office was not a problem. The firm is in a very well-connected location.

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