Pan European Seal Programme



The Faculty of Law is a member of the Pan-European Seal Traineeship Programme . The Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme is a comprehensive IP programme which bridges academia and the IP labour market.

Pan European Seal Programme is promoted in partnership by two of the world's largest IP offices, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante (Spain) and the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich (Germany) together with their strategic University partners.

The Pan-European Seal is an IP Programme that covers many academic areas. Through it, high-achieving young university graduates can access paid traineeships in EUIPO and the EPO, helping them get a foot in the door of the competitive world of IP through valuable on-the-job multicultural professional work experience.

The application period for EUIPO traineeships is in March and the 12 month traineeships begin at the end of September or at the begin of October. The application period for EPO traineeships will be published later. Faculty of Law preselects the candidates from which the EUIPO and the EPO will choose their trainees.

Who can apply

  • National from an EUIPO and/or EPO member state. A limited number of trainees may be selected from third countries.
  • Candidates must have completed at least one online EUIPO Academy Learning Portal/EPO e-Learning course with certificate.
  • Present (as a minimum) a certified B1 level (Common European Framework of Reference for languages) in one of the five working languages of the EUIPO (DE, EN, FR, IT, or ES) or one of the three working languages of the EPO (EN, FR and DE).
  • Participation in international programmes such as Erasmus, will be considered favourably.
  • Have customer service, organisational and prioritisation skills; communication skills; capacity to analyse problems and find appropriate solutions; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; responsibility, professionalism, flexibility and self-initiative.

More information about the programme is available on the Pan-European Seal website.

In addition of the e-learning portals the agreement with the Pan European Seal Programme has enabled LIS students and teachers access to the IP Teaching Kit

For inquiries, please, contact:

Ulla-Maija Mylly,