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Protect your intellectual property in the European Union


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OHIM is European Union agency responsible for managing two important vehicles for the protection of creativity and innovation–the Community trade and the registered Community design.

If you aspire to work with us, you can apply for any vacancy published on our website that matches your professional profile. However, due to the amount of correspondence received, we cannot respond to unsolicited applications and/or CVs.

See our current job opportunities and traineeships opportunities, create or access your candidate account, apply for one of our vacancies.

Call for expression of interest for contract staff (OHIM/CAST/10/2014)

OHIM/CAST/10/2014 has reopened for applications! You can register your interest online on the EPSO website. The deadline for completing and validating your application is 21st December 2015, 12 noon (Brussels/Alicante time).
If you are already registered in the database, there is no need to re-register. Your previous application remains valid. Furthermore, you will be able to upload an updated CV via your EPSO account.

At the same time, the Office is enlarging the contract agent profiles required and is looking for intellectual property officers and experts to be recruited as contract staff (OHIM/CAST/15/2015).
You can register your interest online on the EPSO website. The deadline for completing and validating your application is 21st December 2015, 12 noon (Brussels/Alicante time).

For further information, please read the FAQs and visit the European personnel Selection Office

Reserve lists

Candidates who succeed in the selection procedures for temporary agents are placed on a reserve list. The Office may use these lists to fill vacant posts with the same profile, function group and grade. However, being on a reserve list does not guarantee employment in OHIM.

The reserve lists that are currently valid until 31 December 2015 can be viewed below:

Administrator (AD) Show Hide
  • 593/10/EN/AD 6
  • VEXT/09/595/AD 7/QMD Process/Functional Architect
  • VEXT/10/600/AD 7/ITD IT Professional in the field of SAP Solutions and Services
  • 609/11/DE/AD 6
  • VEXT/11/610/AD 10 CF Programme Manager
  • VEXT/11/621/AD 9/INFRASTRUCTURE Programme Manager
  • VEXT/11/625/AD 8/RD
  • VEXT/11/626/AD 9/ICLAD Administrator
  • VEXT/11/700/AD 6/CS Web Editor
  • VEXT/12/784/AD 6/CS Communication Administrator
  • VEXT/12/792/AD 6/ID Enterprise Architect
  • VEXT/12/796/AD 6/ICLAD Enforcement Investigations
  • VEXT/12/797/AD 6/ICLAD Copyright Specialist
  • VEXT/12/798/AD 9/ICLAD Public Awareness
  • VEXT/12/806/AD 6/IP
  • VEXT/12/810/AD 8/RD Procurement Administrator
  • VEXT/12/803/AD 8 Administrator – Budget
  • VEXT/12/811/AD 8/OD Administrator
  • VEXT/12/827/AD 6/OBS Economist
  • VEXT/12/835/AD 6/ID Occupational Safety Officer
  • VEXT/13/863/AD 6/QMS Risk Manager
  • VEXT/13/868/AD 6/ID Logistics Coordinator
  • VEXT/13/872/AD 7/ID Programme Manager
  • VEXT/13/887/AD 7/ID Senior Solution Manager
  • VEXT/13/876/AD 6/ID Application Portfolio Manager in the field of SAP Solutions and Services
  • VEXT/13/911/AD 9/CAB Spokesperson for the President (English language)
  • VEXT/14/940/AD 8/ICLAD Programme/Project Manager
  • VEXT/14/941/AD 6/ID Business Architect
Assistants (AST) Show Hide
  • 575/09/SL/AST 2
  • 576/09/FI/AST 2
  • VEXT/09/584/AST 3 Administrative Assistant
  • VEXT/09/594/AST 3/GSD Procurement and/or Inventory Assistant
  • 596/10/MT/AST 2
  • 597/10/LT/AST 2
  • 598/10/EE/AST 2
  • 599/10/SK/AST 2
  • 605/10/LV/AST 2
  • 606/10//RO/AST 2
  • VEXT/11/612/AST 5/ITD Application Portfolio Manager
  • VEXT/11/624/AST 3/ID English Linguist
  • VEXT/11/631/AST 3/RD Administrative Assistant
  • VEXT/11/708/AST 5/ID IT Application Administration Officer
  • 731/11/GR/AST 2
  • 732/11/NL/AST 2
  • 733/11/SL/AST 2
  • 734/11/CZ/AST 2
  • 735/11/BG/AST 2
  • VEXT/12/737/AST 3 Administrative Assistant
  • VEXT/12/767/AST 3 Multimedia Assistant
  • VEXT/12/794/AST 3/ID IT Assistant
  • VEXT/12/793/AST 3/ID IT Assistant (4 profiles)
  • VEXT/12/815/AST 5/CABINET Executive Assistant
  • VEXT/13/852/DA/AST 3/IP
  • VEXT/13/855/HU/AST 3/IP
  • VEXT/13/870/SE/AST 3/IP
  • VEXT/13/871/PL/AST 3/IP
  • VEXT/13/881/HR/AST 3 (Adm. tasks with DE knowledge)
  • VEXT/13/892/AST 3/ID IT Assistant – Release, Deployment and Support Assistant
  • VEXT/13/910/AST 3 Assistant for administrative support to the organization of complex and/or large international events
  • VEXT/13/915/AST 5/ID Datacentre Facilities Engineer Datacentre Facilities Coordinator
  • VEXT/13/918/AST 5/CS Multimedia Services Coordinator

Types of employment

At OHIM we offer different types of employment depending on the functions and expertise sought. Contracts are concluded for an initial period of up to five years and may be renewed once for a further fixed period of up to five years.

For more information on types of contracts, pay and benefits see 'Our staff' section.

  • Equal opportunities and special needs

    At OHIM we apply an equal opportunities policy and accept applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political opinion or any other type of opinion, membership of a national minority, property, disability, age or sexual orientation.

    As part of our equal opportunity policy, we are especially committed to providing career opportunities to people with disabilities. We are proud to say that we are certified to comply with optimal accessibility conditions for people with mobility impairment.

    If you require special arrangements in order to take part in one of our selection procedures, please indicate so in your application.

  • Personal data protection

    As the body responsible for organising the selection process, OHIM ensures that applicants' personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. This applies particularly to the confidentiality and security of such data.

  • Information Security Policy

    OHIM is ISO 27001 certified and works accordingly. Consequently, OHIM employees are required to observe the following information security instructions:

    • handle all confidential information in line with the applicable rules;
    • do not use (or authorise any other person to use) any confidential information, other than for OHIM business;
    • do not disclose (or authorise any other person to disclose) any confidential information;
    • follow and respect OHIM's Information Security policies, standards and procedures, defined within the Office's ISO 27001 certification.
  • Appeal

    If a candidate considers that he/she has been adversely affected by a particular decision, he/she can lodge a complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union. The complaint should be submitted to the attention of Human Resources Department at our Office's address.

    The complaint must be lodged within three months. The time limit for initiating this type of procedure starts running from the date the candidate is notified of the act adversely affecting him/her.

Page last updated 02-11-2015