Pan-European Seal

The Double Degree LL.M Programme in IP Law of the Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is a member of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme (the Pan-European Seal).

The Pan-European Seal is a comprehensive IP programme which bridges academia and the IP labour market. It is promoted in partnership by two of the world’s largest IP offices, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) 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.

As our commitment to social responsibility, and in the context of the ongoing fight against high levels of youth unemployment in Europe, the Pan-European Seal will offer 100 traineeship posts every year, administered by both Offices (number of posts offered by each Office will be determined annually).

Students of the Double Degree LL.M Programme that have passed the grand oral exam are eligible to apply for the traineeship programme. Applicants should submit the following documents by 30th May each year:

-letter of interest(at least 4000 char.);
-CV;
-proof of proficiency in the EUIPOs or EPOs respective working languages,
-a copy of the certificate/diploma for the University of Strasbourg D.U programme in IP Law
-copy of diplomas/transcripts issued by the SS.Cyril and Methodius University; and
-certificate proving that the applicant has successfully passed selected EUIPO /EPO online courses.

The documents should be submitted by email at: goce@ip.ukim.edu.mk, or at the office of the Double Degree Programme of Intellectual Property Law: Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, Goce Delcev 9b, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia. The applications will be evaluated upon following conditions:proven interest in IP law, certificate on selected EPO/EUIPO online courses, language skills.

Registration to the online training courses: register by clicking the link to the 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 EUIPO/EPO for the duration of 12 months starting in September.

More information is available at:

 https://euipo.europa.eu/knowledge/course/view.php?id=1851 for EUIPO

For submission of applications and basic information on the traineeships you can contact the programme chairman Prof. Dr. Goce Naumovski at: goce@ip.ukim.edu.mk.