University memberships  

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75 leading universities in 35 countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EPO and the EUIPO as strategic partners in the Pan-European Seal programme.

Albania

  • Polytechnic University of Tirana
  • Faculty of Justice, University of Tirana

Austria

  • University of Innsbruck
  • Vienna University of Technology
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
  • Faculty of Law, University of Vienna

Belgium

  • Center for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), KU Leuven
  • European Legal Studies Department, College of Europe

Bulgaria

  • University of National and World Economy
  • Technical University 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • University of Banja Luka

Croatia

  • University of Split

Cyprus

  • University of Cyprus

Czech Republic

  • Faculty of Law, Masaryk University
  • Institute for Legal Protection of Intellectual Property, Metropolitan University Prague

Germany

  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)
  • Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition- and Media Law, Faculty of Law, Dresden University of Technology
  • Munich Intellectual Property Law Center - MIPLC

Estonia

  • Tallinn University of Technology

Finland

  • Hanken School of Economics
  • Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki
  • Faculty of Law, University of Turku

France

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

Greece

  • International Hellenic University

Hungary

  • Eötvös Lorànd University

Iceland

  • University of Iceland

Ireland

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

Italy

  • LLM in Law of Internet Technology, Bocconi University
  • Luiss Business School, LUISS Guido Carli University
  • University of Messina
  • University of Brescia
  • University of Udine
  • Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

Latvia

  • Riga Technical University

Lithuania

  • Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vilnius University
  • Vytautas Magnus University

Luxembourg

  • University of Luxembourg

Montenegro

  • University of Montenegro

North Macedonia

  • Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law, Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje

The Netherlands

  • Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Norway

  • University of Oslo

Poland

  • Faculty of Law, Jagiellonian University
  • Faculty of Law and Administration, Lazarski University
  • Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Gdansk
  • University of Warsaw

Portugal

  • Catolica Global School of Law, Catholic University of Portugal
  • NOVA University Lisbon
  • University of Minho
  • Instituto Superior Técnico
  • University of Coimbra

Romania

  • Babeș-Bolyai University

Republic of Serbia

  • University of Belgrade

Slovakia

  • Trnava University

Slovenia

  • University of Ljubljana

Spain

  • LL. M. IP & IT, Autonomous University of Madrid
  • University Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
  • Fundacion ESADE
  • IE Business School
  • University of Alicante
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • Pompeu Fabra University

Sweden

  • Faculty of Law, Lund University

Switzerland

  • University of Bern

Turkey

  • 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, 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

paneuropeanseal@epo.org

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