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.
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Administrators (EUIPO/AD/01/17) and assistants (EUIPO/AST/02/17) in the field of Intellectual Property
The EUIPO has launched two open competitions in order to draw up reserve lists of officials specialised in the field of Intellectual Property. The number of successful candidates sought is as follows:
- 70 administrators (Grade AD 6 in the European Union civil service career scheme)
- 75 assistants (Grade AST 3 in the European Union civil service career scheme)
The officials recruited will take part or provide assistant support in activities relating to the protection of European Union trade marks (EUTM) and registered Community designs (RCD).
They may also be required to contribute to cooperation and harmonisation measures with the national or regional intellectual property offices in the European Union, to work with the main intellectual property offices outside the EU as well as with international counterparts and partners.
Within the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights established within the EUIPO, they might be involved in work to facilitate and support the activities of national authorities, the private sector, and the Union institutions in the fight against infringements of intellectual property rights.
In addition to EU citizenship, the minimum conditions to apply are listed below:
|AD 6||AST 3|
|Education||Completed University studies of at least 3 years||Post-secondary education
|Professional experience in the field of intellectual property||At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of intellectual property||At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of intellectual property, if the level of education is post-secondary
At least 6 years of professional experience in the field of intellectual property, if the level of education is secondary
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Call for expression of interest for contract staff (EUIPO/CAST/1/16)
The EUIPO has launched a Call for expression of interest for contract staff (EUIPO/CAST/1/16) to set up a database of candidates from which to recruit contract agents to cover the needs of the Office. This will complement the EUIPO’s existing databases. The selection procedure is organised with technical support from the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). As needs arise within the Agency, the EUIPO will invite candidates registered in the databases, whose profile is found relevant for the specific job requirements, to participate in computer-based tests, competency tests and an interview. On the basis of the outcome of the tests and interview, candidates may be offered a post.
The Call for expression of interest has been published on EPSO’s website.
You can register your interest online on EPSO’s website. The deadline for completing and validating an application is 21/12/2016, 12.00 (midday —Brussels/Alicante time).
For further information, visit the European Personnel Selection Office
Specific Questions and Answers related to the selection procedure.
- 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 2017 can be viewed below:
|Administrator (AD) Show|
|Assistants (AST) Show|
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.