Internship Experience at FICCI, Delhi: Proofreading of FICCI’s Report on IPR Environment in India

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Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Rahul Ranjan, Lloyd Law College, 2nd Year

Name of Organization, Location City

FICCI, IPR Division, Delhi, walking distance from Mandi House Metro Station

Application Process with Contact Details

The internship at FICCI, IPR division was ideally an opportunity for me to work in the field of IPR law. I applied by dropping an email with my CV and cover letter at ficcihrd[at]

Duration of Internship and Timings

1st Dec to 30th Dec, 9:45a.m – 5:45pm

First Impression, First Day Formalities, Infrastructure

On my first day, I was introduced to the head of the IPR division which was followed by our introduction specifying our name, college name and other details. One was required to carry their own laptops and FICCI provided with their internet access, which could be obtained by filling the form given by the IT department of FICCI on your first day.

Main Tasks

  2. Various trademarks application status
  3. MSME’s and IPFC’s
  4. Startups and IPR
  5. Some cases

Proofreading of FICCI’s report on IPR environment in India (Sector-wise study), which they were planning to publish in a few months. I was also asked to do my independent research so that I can contribute something new in their report. My other task was related to Signal Piracy in India. I was asked to prepare a report on Signal Piracy and was told to concentrate on kinds of
evidence collected to prove such crimes in court, how TRAI Act deals with these crimes.

I have done a little bit of work on MSME. My last week I did work on Researched on the Certification requirements of Non-destructive testing labs and prepared a report on the Nitric Acid Emission standards by researching on the Environmental Protection Rules, 1986 and Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

On the last day, we were told to fill a form. The IPR head took a Viva, viva was very important as that will be added to your certificate.


Work Environment and People

The work environment at FICCI IPR division was very good. Everyone in the office was friendly and always ready to help. I had my internship under the Research Associates Divyaish Srivastava and Gaurav Kumar they both are very cooperative and helpful. There are many Interns under IPR department

Good Things

  1. Good infrastructure plus the availability of Coffee shop inside the office.
  2. It is situated near Bengali Market, so you would never starve. Its quite a good market to hang around when you are free
  3. As I said earlier, the best part is the WORK ENVIRONMENT.

Bad Things

I have nothing to label as bad things or bad experience.


No stipend

Lessons learnt

To get something you never had, you will have to do something you never did.

Life is as simple as this sentence. Don’t be afraid of failing or losing just be confident that when you will fail or lose, you will have the courage to get up and try again.


Note: This internship experience was first published on 6th January 2020.

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