Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Anjaly T.A, Govt. Law College Thiruvananthapuram Kerala, 4th Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Cholamandal IP, YMIA BUILDING,
Old No: 49, Moore Street,
II Line Beach Road,
Near Parrys Corner,
Chennai- 600001, Tamil Nadu, India.

Application Process with contact details

Send an mail to cholamandalip@gmail.com with your CV and Cover letter. You will receive a mail with some queries regarding your personal details

Duration of internship and timings

April 2018 – May 2018

Timings mainly depend on your nature of work, office timings are from morning 9:30 to evening 6:00 but there are occasions we worked till 8:30 pm.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

There is a mandatory rule to be followed every intern shall meet senior attorney Adv. Sanjai Gandhi this to brief about the nature of work, the deadlines to be followed and how the firm works etc. Sir is really interested to assign you to work relating to the area of your interest in IP so in the very first-day meeting open up a few things

  1. What are you expecting from this internship
  2. In which area of IP you are most interested which helps you a lot throughout the internship journey, or else you may end up in doing each and every work. once if you inform your area of interest you’ll only be assigned to that particular area.

The first day I was introduced to the other attorneys in the firm Adv. Raja Kumar Sahoo and Adv. Divya Sampath. Adv. Rajakumar Sahoo was in-charge of Interns the first-day formalities was, as usual, signing the filling the HR forms and signing the Non-Disclosure Agreement along with a few passport size photos and a copy of your CV.

Main tasks

The main task is to research on various GI matters, Trademark-related cases and Patents. since I informed sir regarding my interest for Patent and Trademark and I was only assigned with Patent and Trademark.

In the first week you will be assigned with research works. This is to assess your researching skills and in the second week, they will assign you some drafting work, like drafting the reply to the examination report by patent examination reports in which they will assess your drafting skills. depends on that assessment the various duties are assigned.

After my 2 week assessment I was assigned to various patent applications and drafting the applications, reply to the examination reports issued, etc. I was dealing with pure drafting work in this one month.

Mainly 4th year and 5th year students are the real beneficiaries of this internship since your drafting and researching skills will be polished in this one month long internship.

Work environment and people

The work environment and people in the firm are really positive and they are always there to help you out with all your needs. All the associates are very humble and friendly.

Best things

Officials are always there to clear any doubts. So overall it is good to work here

Bad things

None

Stipend

No

Biggest Lessons

The biggest lessons punctuality – you cannot compromise on the time and about the deadlines which are really of serious nature. Everyday target must be successfully completed learnt the art of drafting as well as better research skills.

Overall Rating

9/10

Accommodation

Since I’m not from Chennai I had to search for better PG’s / Hostels around. The one I stayed in Chennai was located at West Mambalam, Catherine Ladies Hostel. From there it’s a 20 minute travel to office. I used Chennai local train for the daily travel.

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