First day formalities include Ms. Sanyukta Banerjie, Associate, briefing the interns about the office infrastructure, kind of work the interns may expect and general introductions of the team.
Mason is an excellent firm to intern to learn the basics of IPR. Finishing 3rd year is ideal, to begin with at such a place. The team of associates and partners is quite vibrant and the entire staff is very helpful.
You can approach them to ask any type of questions related to the work given.
Since I had joined in June, the courts were closed and there were relatively lesser workload and no court visits. But still, quite a significant number of tasks were given which involved both drafting and research in copyright trademark and patent law.
My work including drafting written statements, admission denial affidavit and replication in Copyright cases, Counter-Statement to a trademark opposition application and research in Copyright, Trademark and Patent law.
The work environment there is one of the best ones I have experienced. All associates are approachable and friendly. One can learn a lot if one is eager to work. The timings are quite flexible, from 10:30 AM-7:00 PM through weekdays and 11:30 AM-6:00 PM on Saturdays.
There is nothing as such bad to recollect.
Accommodation and communication
I stayed in my college hostel but PGs are available. The nearest metro station is Hauz Khas on the Magenta Line and it’s a 10-minute commute from there.
Apart from being exposed to a new area of law which is quite sought after these days, often one has to seek work at law firms and law offices. One needs to prove their mettle and eagerness to learn. Persuasion is the key.
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