I am frequently asked about our intern program. Our firm works with law students almost every semester and summer to provide them mentoring, education, and experience in the field of trademark law. We have been fortunate to host law students from many schools including George Mason, American University, Catholic University, Howard University, Franklin Pierce School of Law (now University of New Hampshire), and Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.
When their internship – which is often for school credits – begins, we review expectations and responsibilities, and we have each intern sign the following agreement. The agreement is important for several reasons – one of which is the IRS and tax law. Another is to ensure that the firm’s – our computer intranet, for example – intellectual property stays ours.
I have received several requests from others to share our intern agreement, so here it is: