University memberships

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56 leading universities in 26 countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EPO and the EUIPO as strategic partners in the Pan-European Seal programme.


  • University of Innsbruck
  • Technical University Wien
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
  • University of Vienna


  • Centre for IT and IP Law, CITIP - Leuven
  • College of Europe


University of National and World Economy


  • University of Cyprus

Czech Republic

  • Masaryk University
  • Metropolitan University Prague - MUP


  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)
  • Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition- and Media La (IGEWEM)
  • Munich Intellectual Property Law Center - MIPLC


  • Tallinn University of Technology


  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and new Technologies (MAVI)
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
  • Fundacion ESADE
  • IE Business School
  • University of Alicante
  • University of Valencia
  • University of Valencia


  • Hanken School of Economics
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Turku


  • Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, CEIPI
  • Faculty of Legal, Political, and Social Sciences of University of Lille 2
  • Faculty of Law of the University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Toulouse 1 University Capitole


  • International Hellenic University


  • School of Law - Trinity College Dublin
  • UCD Sutherland School of Law - University College Dublin


  • Master of Laws in Law of Internet Technology - Bocconi University
  • Luiss Business School - LUISS Guido Carli University
  • University of Messina
  • University of Brescia


  • University of Luxembourg


  • Riga Technical University

North Macedonia

  • Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty MIPL - SS. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, IPUKIM

The Netherlands

  • Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management (IPKM), Faculty of Law - Maastricht University
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences


  • Faculty of Law - Jagiellonian University
  • Faculty of Law and Administration - Łazarski University
  • Centre for Intellectual Property Law - University of Gdansk


  • Católica Global School of Law, Portuguese Catholic University
  • Nova Law School - New University of Lisbon


  • Babeș-Bolyai University

Republic of Serbia

  • University of Belgrade


  • Faculty of Law - Lund University


  • Ljubljana University


  • Trnava University


  • Istanbul Bilgi University

United Kingdom

  • Bournemouth University
  • School of Law - University of Leeds
  • Centre for Commercial Law Studies - Queen Mary University of London
  • Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law - University of Cambridge

Further universities will be contacted direct by the EPO and/or the EUIPO and invited to take part in the programme.

Participation criteria

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out the terms and conditions for co-operation in the area of IP awareness and education under the Pan-European Seal is made available to universities that express an interest in participating in the programme.

Participation criteria (specific to each university/academic area):

  • History of co-operation with the EPO/EUIPO
  • Participation in IP networks (e.g. EIPIN, EIPTN, ATRIP)
  • IP programmes (i.e. IP centres; IP courses - LL.M., MBA, master's, PhD, postdoc, etc. - or even IP content, seminars, etc.) on offer in EPO and EUIPO member states
  • IP and/or technology transfer research centres
  • Curricula covering eligible academic areas
  • International mobility programmes (e.g. Erasmus)
  • Multilingual teaching
  • Use of e-learning tools
  • ECTS label holder
  • Diploma Supplement Label holder
  • THE (Times Higher Education) ranking
  • CWTS Leiden ranking

The Pan-European Seal is not to be mistaken for a quality accreditation or certification process. Universities that have not been contacted and that are interested in participating can apply to become a member of the Pan-European Seal by sending an e-mail to

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