ParisTech is member of the « Pan-European Seal Programme » offered by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Launched in 2015, the « Pan European Seal Programme » allows students to work for one year at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich (Germany) or at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante (Spain). This program creates a link between the academic world and the professional world of intellectual property.
At EUIPO, it's an internship. In 2022, the program became the "Pan-European Seal Young Professionals Programme" at EPO; it means you are employee in the first year and the programme can be extended to 2 years if you are interested and selected.
The two Offices are particularly interested in welcoming students with a background in science and engineering. Only students from the program's partner institutions, which are leaders in their sector, can apply for this internship. The program currently has 80 partner institutions in 35 countries. Each year, 100 internships are offered in each of the two Offices.
ParisTech and the two Offices have signed an agreement in early 2021, making this program ideal for students in science and engieering from ParisTech schools who would like to acquire complementary skills in intellectual property and evolve in an international and intercultural environment.
During their internship, students benefit from
Each person receives a certificate upon completion of the course.
Chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, IT
Intellectual property law
|Telecommunications||Intellectual property management and knowledge|
|Materials sciences||Political science and international relations|
|Data science / data analytics||Economics and Business Administration|
|Economics or finance||Communication|
|Political science||Facilities management (architecture, civil engineering, logistics)|
|International relations||Human resources|
A student cannot apply to both offices at the same time.
Conditions are quite different since 2022:
May-June: The two Offices announce the results
Mid-September: Beginning of the internship
Selection criteria of the two Offices are: excellence, academic profile and Offices’ needs.
The two Offices provide educational resources on intellectual property in the framework of
Discover the program at the European Patent Office in video
Discover the program at the European Union Intellectual Property Office in video
Read the testimonial of Brice Tayama (AgroParisTech) and Baptiste Borowczak (Chimie ParisTech), 2020/2021 interns.