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.
See our current job opportunities and traineeships opportunities, create or access your candidate account, apply for one of our vacancies.
Please be informed that as of 19 May 2018, the EUIPO will make use of the EPSO CAST Permanent database in order to recruit contract agents.
The CAST database of the EUIPO (OHIM/CAST/10/2014, OHIM/CAST/15/2015 and EUIPO/CAST/1/16) will be closed on the same day. Nevertheless, the EUIPO can, in parallel, continue until 31 December 2019 to make use of those candidates registered in its CAST database who were shortlisted and invited to sit a series of reasoning tests in Alicante and who successfully passed the afore-mentioned tests.
Should you wish to re-register your interest in working at the EUIPO as a contract agent, please find below further information explaining the next steps to be taken to register in the EPSO CAST Permanent, which we hope you will find useful.
A Call for expression of interest, EPSO/CAST/P/1-19/2017, (CAST Permanent), comprising several profiles, opened permanently for registration as of 5 January 2017. Provided you are eligible, you may apply to one or more CAST Permanent profiles and/or function group(s) and you will be able to access and modify your application as and when you see fit. If you are already registered in the EPSO CAST Permanent there is no need to re-register. You are advised to indicate in your profile/application your continued interest in working at the EUIPO based in Alicante, Spain.
If in the future you are no longer interested in recruitment as a contract agent, by not updating or not declaring your continued interest at least once every six months, your application will remain invisible to recruiters.
With regard to data protection, you can find relevant information in the data protection privacy statement in your EPSO account.
Should you have any questions regarding the CAST Permanent, please have a look at the FAQ section and FAQ on CAST Permanent on the EPSO website.
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 30 June 2020 can be viewed below:
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The reserve lists that are currently valid until 31 December 2020 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 the selection, the Office ensures that applicants’ personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39–98). This applies in particular 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.