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Are you driven by legal challenges? Do you thrive in an international environment?

The EPO has a wide variety of legal opportunities in different legal fields.

We offer:

  • the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding and valuable experience on a broad range of legal issues
  • a challenging and highly rewarding environment
  • a diverse, committed and collaborative team of dedicated professionals from all over Europe

Sounds interesting?

Then take a look at the following pages to find out more about the different legal fields at the EPO.

We currently have two vacancies published for lawyers in:

  • Directorate European and International Legal Affairs, PCT - apply now
  • Data Protection Office - apply now

In addition, and in anticipation of forthcoming opportunities, we have opened a talent pool for lawyers interested in joining our organisation in future. Fill out our application form, making sure to let us know which field(s) would be most of interest to you. We will consider your profile in view of the upcoming opportunities and contact you with more information if your application is selected to progress to the next stage.

Explore our legal fields

Find out more about Legal Affairs

Find out more about Employment Law/Appeals Committee Secretariat

Find out more about Data Protection Office

  • With us you will:

    • provide legal support, advice and expertise on the relevant field of law
    • contribute to the development of the EPO's legal framework
    • draft legal opinions and conduct legal analysis
    • advise senior management on new policies and projects
    • represent the EPO in meetings with both internal and external stakeholders
    • deliver presentations, training and workshops on legal matters
    • serve on advisory bodies and participate in working groups
    • attend hearings and internal discussions