Pan-European Seal Programme

The purpose of the Pan-European Seal programme is to spot IP talent early in Europe's brightest and highest-achieving graduates. Targeting young, aspiring IP professionals, it offers them year-long paid traineeship posts sponsored by the EPO and the EUIPO.

Requirements
Candidates must:
  • be a national of one of the EPO member states
  • hold a bachelor's/master's degree (or have completed university studies at an equivalent level) in a technical field, natural sciences or any of the eligible academic areas (i.e. , law, economy, international relations, European affairs, political sciences, communication or marketing)
  • obtained no more than two years prior to the date of application
  • have a very good level of English. Knowledge of French or German is of advantage
  • have completed the required online EPO e-learning course(s) with certificate
  • have customer service, organisational and prioritisation skills, communication skills, capacity to analyse problems and find appropriate solutions, ability to work independently as well as within a team, responsibility, professionalism, flexibility and self-initiative
  • Participation in international programmes such as Erasmus will be considered an advantage.
How to apply

Important: Only candidates who submitted an expression of interest are eligible to apply.

For a full application, please send the following documents in English language to projektservice@uibk.ac.at:

  1. A motivation letter highlighting your interests, experiences and strengths in the field of intellectual properties (one page max.).
    Important: science and engineering need to indicate three to five CPC classes or sub-classes in their field of competence
  2. An up to date curriculum vitae (one page max.)
  3. Degree/Master diploma or proof of conclusion, indicating the final grade
  4. 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)
  • Introduction to the European patent system (mandatory for all)
  • Using CPC (mandatory for science and engineering only)
  • The EPO as PCT authority (mandatory for all other academic areas)

Submission deadline is 12.00 a.m., 27th of March 2017
(submit via mail to projektservice@uibk.ac.at)

Information Event

You can obtain the slides about the information event here. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via projektservice@uibk.ac.at.

Ressources

The European Patent Office's Online Training offers Open-access modules on ley topics such as

  • Searching for patents
  • Applying for a patent
  • Patent law & practice
  • Intellectual property in business

The EUIPO Academy Learning Portal provides information on

  • Intellectual property
  • General soft skills

The IP Teaching Kit provides a comprehensive overview on Intellectual Property Rights