Internship Experience @ I – WIN IP Services, Hyderabad: Variety of Cases in IPR, Research and Drafting Work, Court Visits

Name, Year and College:

Rakesh Maloth, 2nd year Student (BA.LL.B), PG College of Law, Osmania University.

Name of the organisation and addresses:

I – WIN IP Services, Flat Number 202, Above State Bank of India, Sri Siva Ramakrishna Mansion, Kamala Prasanna Nagar, Allwyn Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072, India.

Application Process:

One needs to send their CV along with a Cover letter to the email ID at vijay[at]i-winip.com and if one gets selected they will receive a mail from sir’s office.

Duration of internship and timings:

I have interned for a period of one month i.e. from June 03rd, 2019 to July 03rd, 2019. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure:

On my first day of internship, I reached the office by sharp 10.00 a.m. and reported to Vijay Sir. There was a short of formal introduction and he asked me about my previous internship experiences.

Then I was asked to sign one Non-Disclosure form under which the intern should ensure confidentially with respect to all the files, documents and any other things provided to the intern. And then we were well explained about how the work has to be done.

The way the first day came to an end, we were glad that we could crack this opportunity of being an intern at such a systematic and hardworking office.

The infrastructure was good enough and there was ample space for the interns. There were proper infrastructural amenities for the interns as well as the cabins for the associates were well set up and maintained.

I met the other associates and staff in the office, all of them was very friendly they guided me throughout the period of Internship.

Main tasks:

Here we deal extensively with diverse areas of Intellectual Property Right such as Trade Mark, Patent, GI, and Copyright even there were works pertaining to IP valuation and IP Audits.

The work which we were assigned were both related to office as well as visiting district courts and other courts and attending the hearings, getting to know about the cases and their judgements and also, we got to learn drafting and filing of the cases and their motions.

Some of the insights of the work that I was given were, for instance, Drafting Trade Mark notice of opposition, Drafting Rule 46 evidence affidavit, making the Hearing sheets for the upcoming dates and researching on various aspects like related to the recent copyright amendments etc.

I got to visit the district courts, High court where we were accompanied by associates and sir as well. Sir even took me for Client meetings it was a very new and fresh exposure and indeed a very good one it gave me an idea about this side of working.

Work environment and people:

There was an outstanding work environment, Sir and all the associates are very helpful and approachable. Sir himself used to teach us facts regarding cases and made us learn a lot.

Sir, used to make sure that he takes us to the court whenever he was about to argue in the court, Even while we are on the way to courts beforehand only he used to give us a briefing about the case so that the matters do not seem to be alien to us.

As I said, all the amenities were provided in the office. The environment encouraged us to learn more since I had complete access to the books and the case files. People were also very kind and helpful in the office.

Accommodation:

One can easily find accommodation at a reasonable cost near the office. The office is well-connected to the rest of the city and easy to commute to, either by road or metro.

Good things:

This internship proved to be very beneficial and gaining experience for me. The best thing is that it created a room for me to enhance my drafting skills and acquire knowledge of court proceedings.

Another good thing is the pleasant nature of Vijay Sir, he is an optimist and is very friendly with the interns. The best thing was that he was easily approachable which is very difficult to find in other busy firms. And some of the good things include:

  • Research is always on random topics so one can learn about different fields of law.
  • The team is a small one which works as an advantage as for the interns as there is always work on hands.
  • The Associates are helpful and approachable at all times.
  • The interns are treated as a part of the firm and due credit is given to their work.
Bad things:

In my intern period here for 30 days, I haven’t come across anything that I could term as a drawback of interning at this place.

Stipend:

No Stipend.

Overall experience:

The best part was that instead of giving opportunities to draft or public search, there were also briefing and teaching sessions for the interns from time to time.

I really recommend other students to work at this wonderful firm.

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