Legal Unit Traineeship LU/2019

Community Plant Variety Office

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), located in Angers (France), invites applications for a traineeship of 12 months.

Detailed information about the CPVO can be found at http://www.cpvo.europa.eu/.


Profile / Duties

The Legal Unit of the CPVO deals with all the legal aspects involved in the plant variety rights protection system and in the running of the CPVO. The trainee will participate in the work of the Legal Unit of the Office. His/her main tasks will include, among others, providing assistance in conducting legal searches, attending Office committees’ meetings, drafting decisions, reviewing contracts, providing support in the preparation of seminars and presentations on plant variety and Intellectual Property related issues. Support to the activities of the Registry to the Board of Appeal may also be required. Please note that applications can be sent to the Office in any of the official EU languages; knowledge of multiple EU languages is considered an asset.


General Conditions

To be considered eligible, applicants must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for the submission of applications:



Professional Experience

None required

Additional Requirements


Contractual Conditions

The successful candidate will be offered a traineeship of 12 months (not renewable).

Start date:  1st October 2019

Recruitment procedure

For applications to be valid, candidates must be made through the CPVO electronic recruitment portal which can be found on the CPVO web site: http://www.cpvo.europa.eu/main/en/home/about-the-cpvo/vacancies.

Incomplete applications, and applications not sent via this tool, will automatically be excluded from the selection procedure.




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