Internship Experience at Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys, New Delhi: Important Learnings

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Name of the Student, College, Year of Study

Anonymous

Name and Full Address of the Organization

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates & IP Attorneys

About The Firm: Khurana and Khurana, Advocates & IP Attorneys, is a leading full-service  Intellectual Property and Commercial Law firm started in 2007. The firm provides services in the areas of  IP- Protection, Portfolio Management, Litigation, Enforcement, Advisory as well as Commercial Law, Sports Law, Media & Entertainment and Tax Law Practices. More details about the firm can be found at  https://www.khuranaandkhurana.com/ 

Duration of Internship

March 15th, 2021 – April 11th, 2021 (4 Weeks)

Office Timings

The office timings were 9:00 A.M to 6:30 P.M. The Office was closed on Sundays  and 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. 

How Did you Apply?

I applied for the internship in my 5th Year of Law School.  

I mailed my CV & the Cover Letter in the first week of December 2020, to the e-mail available at their  official website. The e-mail has since changed to internship@khuranaandkhurana.com  

Received an auto-mated reply on the same day- asking for submission of an original article/blog based on  any recent IPR/Commercial Law/Media Law/ Sports Law/Entertainment Law topic of my choice, within  a week, based on the quality of which I shall be given the internship.  

*Interns had to write an Article/Blog for the firms blog every week if selected for internship.* 

After mailing my written submission, I had followed up twice by e-mail. I received the internship confirmation in February, 2021, along with a ‘Non-Disclosure Agreement’ that I was supposed to Sign  and Scan back to them.  

Location and Commuting to Office

I interned at the newly opened office of the Firm located at ‘S-378,  Panchsheel Park’. It’s a very short walk from the Panchsheel Park Metro Station to the Office building.  

Internship Experience and Main Tasks

On my first day, I reached the office located on the first floor at sharp 9:00 A.M. and to my surprise it was closed. I waited for around 15 minutes when the first staff came. The Office inside seemed like a  residential apartment converted into office space. I later found out that since the office was new it hadn’t completely been set up and functioning.  

It was unfurnished and had four big rooms that were converted into working areas for associates, conference rooms, reception area, kitchen and bathrooms.  

The new office had just a few Patent Attorneys working there along with the other 3 Associates. By afternoon  I had met the first associate, Ms. Meenakshi Ogra, who was in the IP/Commercial Litigation team. She was an extremely nice and warm person, who was kind enough to introduce herself to me and greeted the other interns as well. 

I was given my first research work during the afternoon. The work was several research questions given at once and I had to submit the work after a few days. 

Since it was a new office, interns were made to sit in the reception area which had a big round table for the 4 interns (including me) working there. During my time there, we had office cubicles installed there and we were made to shift there later. 

For the first 3 weeks of my internship, there were only 4 patent attorneys and Ms Ogra working in the office.  

Most of my work during the internship included research work under Commercial Laws, Civil Procedure Code, 1908 as well as IPR Laws, briefing the associates about new cases & checking listings of pending matters every day. The flow of the work was good- you wouldn’t find yourself sitting idle and the work pressure was also less.  

Another Associate we had in the office was Ms Shrutika Misra, who was in the Trademark Prosecution department and mostly gave drafting work. During my period of internship, I was given work like drafting  ‘Replies to Discrepancy Letters’, Affidavits for the same, etc. She was also a very nice person and would explain the work to you very clearly before giving it to you.  

The work given by both the Associates was challenging but they were very approachable and would make you understand the research question or drafting task first. It was evident that not only did they want you to do their work but also learn and understand along the way.  

We also had to write one article on any recent topic of our choice every week that we had to submit each Monday, mandatorily. 

Good Things

  • I cannot emphasize this enough how nice everybody was. The Associates were very approachable,  understanding and warm. This was a perk because during my previous internships I had worked under  some of the most unnecessarily rude people, who would belittle you if you approached them with any  sort of difficulty.  
  • The work given was very interesting, that is if you’re interested in IPR Laws, specifically Trademark or Copyright.  
  • Frequent celebrations and treats were a good mood booster.  
  • Since mine was a litigation internship, the office used to close around 7 p.m. The most late I had to  stay was 8 p.m. once. This was good since it gave us time to write the Articles/Blogs to be submitted  every week. 

Bad Things 

  • I worked with the Commercial/IP Litigation team however, was never able to visit the courts.
  • The only other downside was that since the office was new, it was not furnished and had very few  people, which was not good if you wanted to network and interact with more lawyers.  However, since it has been some time I guess the situation would be different now.  

Accommodation, Travel And Food

I live near Laxmi Nagar and travelled by metro which would take me around 1 hour of travel from each  side. The other interns rented a flat in Govindpuri and used to take an Auto-Rickshaw every day that would take about 20 minutes approximately to reach the office. The place Govindpuri does have several  PGs and or Flats for rent available catering to students.  

Panchsheel Park and nearby places such as Greater Kailash, Chirag Delhi, etc., are posh areas so finding a PG/Flat at a reasonable price would be difficult.  

The Office is extremely close to the Metro station that makes it easier to travel as well.  There is a market near the building where there are grocery stores. I never looked for or found any close  by restaurants but you can always order food online.  

All the interns brought their own lunch or ordered online. In the Office we were provided one cup of tea  in the morning. The kitchen had a refrigerator and microwave that you could use.  The Associates also used to celebrate birthdays and regularly give treats to everyone in the office.  

Entire Experience

It was easily one of the best internships I did. We could see that the work culture of the firm allowed not  only us- the interns but also the Associates with a work life balance, although it is fair to mention that that  could be because the office only had Patent Attorneys and Litigation Associates.  The nature and behavior of the people at a firm really could impact an intern’s work as well; this is based  on personal experience. Also I got to do a good amount of drafting work which was something I was  expecting to learn.  

If you like a competitive but friendly work environment you can apply here. 

Internship Rating (Based on Work Culture, Learning Scope, Work Pressure, etc.)

8.5/10

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