Through its cooperation with strategic University partners, the Pan-European Seal offers an extensive catalogue of IP training materials, providing professional input to academic education and helping improve the professional qualifications of young graduates.

Thus, through the Learning Portals of their respective Academies, both the EUIPO and the EPO will make available e-Learning material on IP and IP protection/enforcement produced by the Offices, as well as by other IP organisations. This will be provided, free of charge as a professional complement to partner Universities’ IP training syllabuses. The EPO’s eLearning portal also contains some content subject to payable fees.

At the EUIPO Academy Learning Portal, all courses are structured according to different levels of IP knowledge and intensity – they can be used by absolute beginners as well as those who already have a good grounding in IP.

EUIPO Academy Newsletter April 2017


Training the future Intellectual Property (IP) experts!

The University of Innsbruck offers you the opportunity to apply for a traineeship at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) with a monthly training allowance, E-Learning courses and other benefits.

Through the Pan-European Seal Traineeship Programme young university graduates are given the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job professional work experience in the multicultural environments of the EUIPO and the EPO.

Each strategic partner university is entitled to submit a yearly shortlist of 10 deserving candidates, five to EUIPO and five to the EPO, from which a yearly average of 100 trainees will be selected, according to each student’s profile and considering the Offices’ needs.


The programme addresses students interested in the growing market of patents and intellectual property, holding a bachelor's/master's degree (or have completed university studies at an equivalent level) from the faculties of

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Ecomonics and Statistics
  • Faculty of Engineering Science (formerly Faculty of Civil Engineering)
  • Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
  • Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
  • Innsbruck University School of Management
  • School of Social and Political Sciences (formerly School of Political Science and Sociology)

Please send us your expression of interest until the 10th March 2017 per E-mail (to: indicating your field of competence (e.g. chemical, mechanical, computing engineering, law etc.). Then we will inform you about the next steps.

We are looking forward to hear from you soon!
Yours sincerely,
The projekt.service.büro-IP-Team and Career-Service-Team of the University of Innsbruck