Name of the organisation.
City K&S Partners, Law Firm, Gurgaon
How big was the office? Team strength?
The office was huge. It is purely IPR Firm divided in to several floors. They have a pretty interesting setup.
The basement has the library where generally all the interns sit and work and where all the files are kept.
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The first floor has all the conference rooms.
The second floor is the Patent Department and the third Floor is Trademark and Fourth is Copyrights.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
They generally take interns from fourth year but if you have a contact you can find a way into the Firm.
The Internship needs to sent at least four months prior to the desired time slot.
The HR Ms. Sabri Ghosh is pretty quick in reverting back to the mails.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
3 Weeks. 5 days a week. They have a great working style. they start at 9 and you are also expected to be on time i.e. 9 sharp and they generally leave at around 5:30.
If any of the mentors are making you stay longer for some work, they are decent enough to get you dropped safely.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I stayed at my relatives place in Greater Kailash and used Delhi Metro for commuting The office is less than a kilometer from the Huda City Metro Station.
Though couple of my co-interns were staying in nearby PGs. there are quite a number of PGs available in that area so accommodation is not an issue
First impression. First day, formalities:
They operate in proper corporate style. You need to meet the receptionist and sign all the documents. The HR introduces you to your mentor. You are required to sign a confidentiality agreement too for not circulating their private information.
A internship worksheet is given to the interns at the very onset in which you are required to fill the day to day tasks assigned by your Mentor and you need to also get your mentor’s signature.
It is important to keep your worksheet safely as you have to submit it at the end of your internship and after proper perusal of internship worksheet only, your internship worksheet is issued. I lost mine though and was in trouble.
There is a wide range of tasks that an intern is supposed to do. They generally start with basic provisions as in you are supposed to go through the main provisions of the Act you will be dealing with during your internship.
They have this technical issue of not letting the B.A LL.B students to do Patents as you require a science background in your graduation to work in Patents as it is intricate and technical and needs expertise of science.
I was lucky enough as I got to draft a counter statement for one of the cases. I took me four attempt to get a final perfect draft. Primarily the tasks include, perusal of case files and relevant research. Finding case laws and relevant provisions of law for cases were major part of tasks.
Work environment, people
The work environment is amazing. I personally would like to intern there again.
The people are very congenial. All the Associates, Partners, Interns and other supporting staff eat lunch together in the dining hall. The associates/mentor are warm and take extra effort to explain the question of law to the interns.
They explain the errors and ways to improvise. There is a wide variety of interns from law graduates to IITians and biotech people. It was an amalgamation of all talents.
Almost everything! They provide the interns and everyone else with a sumptuous meal everyday with all variety of foods. Chicken is in the menu on Fridays so all the Chicken lovers don’t miss your internship on Friday.
The best part was you get an opportunity to interact with the Partners during lunch break as you never know the person sitting next to you may be the Managing Partner. They all are very friendly and frequently initiate the conversations.
There is a CCD coffee machine and you have all the brightly coloured coffee mugs which just enhance the sipping experience.
The magnificent office, great working style, proper organization and good people make a perfect internship experience.
They are good with timings as they leave the interns by 5:30p,
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
We all used to have our little chit chats in between the tasks. Lunch used to generally interesting. MG Road is just two stations away so after internships you can always go hang out and shop there. There is lot to enjoy in Delhi.
Though I m yet to study IPR in my regular curriculum I found it pretty interesting and upcoming too. Biggest lesson was that discipline and hardwork can give you edge over others.