Pan-European Seal Programme - details of 2018 edition are shown below. The terms of participation in the program in 2019 can be found in the download file below.
1. From 1 to 31 March, shortlisted candidates shall submit their applications through the e-recruitment tool available on the Pan-European Seal section of the EUIPO Traineeships Website.
For this, candidates will need to select their reference-University from a drop-down list including all the Pan-European Seal Members, and follow the steps indicated in order to submit their application, uploading also the documents indicated below:
- CV in word format (Europass format, preferably),
- Motivation letter, clearly indicating the choice of traineeship at the EUIPO,
- Degree/Master diploma or proof of conclusion, indicating the final grade. This can be replaced by a provisional declaration, until final diploma is issued. The original degree or relevant certificate by the University should be provided to the EUIPO Traineeships on the candidates’ first day at the EUIPO, sooner if possible,
- Certificate(s) of completion of at least one online course offered by each of the Offices.
EUIPO applicants are required to indicate their preferences as regards the different traineeship profiles available at the Office. In this sense, the selection of a traineeship at any of the EUIPO Departments must be done, based on the profiles described below:
2) IP Law
3) IP & Knowledge management
4) Political Sciences & International Relations
6) Economics - Business administration
7) Information Technology
a. Customer service solutions
b. Data analyst
c. Software engineer
9) Facility management
10) Human Resources.
However, the EUIPO is in no case bound by the preferences indicated, thus selected candidates may be offered any other position related to their profile different from the ones indicated in their application.
2. Only online applications of candidates included in the shortlists of candidates approved by IP Law Chair will be considered.
3. Selected candidates will be contacted by the EUIPO Traineeships at the beginning of May 2018 in order to provide them with information about the Office Department for which they have been selected, and the tasks description related to the traineeship.
4. Candidates offered a position need to inform EUIPO Traineeships of its acceptance by the end of May the latest.
5. All the selected candidates will be informed on about precise date(s) of the beginning of the traineeship (Welcome Week).
Online mandatory courses
6. Each candidate must complete at least one online course with certificate (the completion of modules is not enough) as follows:
- Candidates must register through the EUIPO Academy Learning Portal, as a Pan-European Seal user (by selecting in the registration’s drop-down menu the name of the correspondent University/Programme. Please find this tutorial on how to create a Pan-European Seal user account),
- Candidates must complete at least one of these courses: “EUTM in a Nutshell” or “RCD in a Nutshell” (approx. 4h per course). This is a mandatory requirement for all the Pan-European Seal candidates in order to be eligible for the selection procedure from EUIPO.
- A certificate of knowledge of English (at least level B1). The higher English skills are of of advantage.
The required documents should be first submitted to dr Dariusz Kasprzycki via mail or in person before March 23. By March 30, the Intellectual Property Chair will select up to 15 candidates (from Law studies and Intellectual Property Law and New Media studies) in form of shortlist. Then EUIPO will decide the number of selected candidates. The duration of the paid traineeship is of 12 months, and will start at the mid-September.
More information available on:
Submission of applications by the graduates:
− All candidates shortlisted are required to file their application through the e-recruitment tool available on the EPO website here until 30 April 2018.
− The application shall contain a motivation letter to apply for an EPO internship
− Updated curriculum vitae
− Degree/Master diploma or proof of conclusion, indicating the final grade. This can be replaced by a provisional declaration, until final diploma is issued.
− Certificate(s) of completion of the e-learning course(s) as required depending on the graduate’s profile (science and engineering or all other academic areas).
o Introduction to the European patent system (mandatory for all)
o Using CPC (mandatory for science and engineering only)
o The EPO as PCT authority (mandatory for all other academic areas)
EPO selection procedure:
− As of 1 May, the EPO will start evaluating the applications submitted online by the candidates based on the shortlists provided by the universities.
− Only online applications of candidates included in the shortlists will be considered.
− The EPO reserves the right to select the candidates from the shortlists according to profile of the applications and the Office’ business needs. The number of selected candidates will be established by the EUIPO and the EPO taking into consideration the maximum number of 100 traineeships yearly offered
− The Universities institutions will be informed about the outcome of the procedure by the end of June 2018
Note to the candidates:
Candidates must bear in mind that withdrawals have a serious impact on the selection procedure as well as on the smooth running of the Programme itself. Furthermore, having been selected implies that other candidates have not been able to participate in the programme due to the limited number of internships.
It is therefore expected that all candidates give considerate thought to their application and the necessary commitment until the final selection has taken place.
The required documents should be first submitted to dr Dariusz Kasprzycki via mail or in person before April 23. By April 30, the Intellectual Property Chair will select up to 5 candidates in a form of shortlist. Then EPO will decide the number of selected candidates. The duration of the paid traineeship is of 10 months, and will start at the mid-September.