Internship Experience @ Abrise Legal, Mumbai: Good place to learn IPR and Litigation

Name of intern and college:

Mugeera Patel, V.E.S. College of Law, Mumbai

Organisation

Abrise Legal, Abrise Legal, Andheri (West), Mumbai

Duration of internship

4th December 2018 to 14th January 2019

Who can apply

Anyone interested through their Website.

First impression

My very first day, I was the typical doe-eyed anxious student wondering about what this experience will entail, However as soon as I met the coolest boss ( a.k.a the Managing Attorney and Founder of Abrise Legal), Ms Richa Joshi, I was at ease.

She took an interview initially during which she gave me further pointers about my CV and the use of transferable skills from other things I had done, a perspective I’ve often found missing elsewhere, then it was the basic introduction to the working areas of the firm. Also, the office is so cute, for lack of a better word. It has elements that make you go Woah! Great enviornment=Great mood for work, A life lesson I learnt here

Main tasks

Trademark filings, Examination report replies, drafting agreements, Legal Research, Public search for trademarks, debt recovery notice, Preparing case studies, Also got a chance to attend trademark hearings.

Work environment

The Work environment is fun, positive and every moment is a complete learning experience, when I went here, I was John Snow -I knew nothing but soon I got hands-on work and learnt through it. I learnt about the nuances of the law, how small words make big differences, the essential skills for a lawyer, most importantly I learnt ways and processes of work that help me evolve and grow in terms of my career as well as my personality.

Towards the end I found myself being able to think critically before doing anything. I was also lucky to get lectures on various topics like the essentials of contracts, Trademarks etc.

Stipend

Yes, Depending on the work you do.

Good Things

Literally, everything, every single day of work was an enjoyable experience.

Bad Things

Nothing

Key Learnings

  • Have a passion for what you do.
  • Put your 105% in everything you work on and gain an understanding of it thoroughly, because there will be questions you cannot imagine
  • Formatting is your best friend
  • Learning to analyse situations in a multidimensional perspective
  • Life skills- how to talk to a client, how to address seniors

If you are interested in IPR or even otherwise in Litigation or Just want to give your best in law ‘ABRISE’ Legal is the place to be.

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