Pan-European Seal Programme
Nova School of Law has become 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.
It is promoted in partnership by two of the world’s most important IP offices, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) 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 or students in the last year of their studies can access one-year paid traineeships in OHIM and the EPO, helping them to get a foot in the door of the competitive world of IP through valuable on-the-job multicultural professional work experience.
Those interested in participating in traineeships under this programme should submit a written application by 19th June 2015. The applications should include a CV, proof of proficiency in the OHIMs or EPOs respective working languages, letter of motivation marking the preferred institution (at least 4000 characters), copy of a diploma or a list of passed exams (for students in their last year of studies) and certificate proving that the applicant has successfully passed at least one selected OHIM/EPO online courses.
The applications will be evaluated upon following conditions: proven interest in IP law, certificate on selected EPO/OHIM online courses, language skills (English, German, French, Italian or Spanish on at least B1 level for OHIM; English, German or French on at least B1 level for EPO). Participation in Erasmus or other similar exchange programmes and further language skills will be considered as an advantage. EPO and OHIM have reserved the right to revise the results of the selection process. Nova Law School will provide to the OHIM and the EPO shortlists of candidates and these institutions will select candidates on the basis of these shortlists.
Registration to the online training courses: register by clicking to the upper right corner on the Pan-European Seal Programme websites and select to register as “Members of the Pan-European Seal Programme”.
Successful applicants will be offered a traineeship agreement with OHIM/EPO for the duration of 12 months starting on 13th October 2015. and be provided with a grant of 1000 EUR/month.
More information is available at:
• https://oami.europa.eu/knowledge/course/view.php?id=1851 for OHIM
The flyer for traineeships applicants
For submission of applications and basic information on the traineeships you can contact Professor Cláudia Trabuco at email@example.com