The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is the European Union agency responsible for managing two important vehicles for the protection of creativity and innovation — the European Union trade mark and the registered Community design.
If you aspire to work with us, you can apply for any vacancy published on our website that matches your professional profile. However, due to the amount of correspondence received, we cannot consider any unsolicited applications and/or CVs.
Call for expression of interest for contract staff (OHIM/CAST/10/2014 and OHIM/CAST/15/2015)
The EUIPO (formerly - Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - OHIM) launched a Call for Expressions of Interest for Contract Staff in order to set up a database of candidates from which to recruit contract agents to cover the needs of the Office over the period 2016-2019.
As vacancies arise within the Agency, we will invite candidates registered in the database, who best match the job requirements in question, to participate in the appropriate tests and interview. On the basis of the outcome of the tests and interview, candidates may be offered a post.
Therefore, if you have validated your application in a certain profile within OHIM/CAST/10/2014 or OHIM/CAST/15/2015, you may be contacted for selection tests/interview once the need for your specific profile arises.
Any contracts offered will be for an initial period of up to five years and may be renewed not more than once for a further fixed period of not more than five years.
Candidates who succeed in the selection procedures for temporary agents are placed on a reserve list. The Office may use these lists to fill vacant posts with the same profile, function group and grade. However, being on a reserve list does not guarantee employment in EUIPO.
The reserve lists that are currently valid until 31 December 2016 can be viewed below:
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Types of employment
At EUIPO we offer different types of employment depending on the functions and expertise sought. Contracts are for an initial period of up to five years and may be renewed once for a further fixed period of up to five years.
For more information on types of contracts, pay and benefits see the ‘Our staff' section.
Equal opportunities and special needs
EUIPO is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post irrespective of race, gender, age, disability, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership status, religion/belief or nationality.
As part of our equal opportunities policy, we are especially committed to providing career opportunities to people with special needs. We are proud to say that we are certified as complying with optimal accessibility conditions for people with impaired mobility.
If you require special arrangements in order to take part in one of our selection procedures, please indicate this in your application.
Personal data protection
As the body responsible for organising selection processes, EUIPO ensures that applicants' personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. This applies particularly to the confidentiality and security of such data.
Information Security Policy
EUIPO is ISO 27001 certified and works accordingly. Consequently, EUIPO employees are required to observe the following information security instructions:
- to handle all confidential information in line with the applicable rules;
- not use (or authorise any other person to use) any confidential information, other than for EUIPO business;
- not disclose (or authorise any other person to disclose) any confidential information;
- to follow and respect EUIPO's Information Security policies, standards and procedures, defined in the Office's ISO 27001 certification.
If a candidate considers that he/she has been adversely affected by a particular decision, he/she can lodge a complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union. The complaint should be submitted to the attention of Human Resources Department at our Office's address.
The complaint must be lodged within three months. The time limit for initiating this type of procedure starts running from the date the candidate is notified of the act adversely affecting him/her.