The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, French: Office de l’Union européenne de la propriété intellectuelle), founded in 1994, is the European Union Agency responsible for the registration of the European Union trade mark (EUTM) and the registered Community design (RCD), two unitary intellectual property rights valid across the 28 Member States of the EU. Every year, it registers an average of 135 000 EU trade marks and close to 100 000 designs.
The EUIPO is based in Alicante, on the south-east coast of Spain, and there are five working languages at the Office – English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The office also processes trade mark and design applications in 23 official languages of the EU.
EUIPO was formerly known as the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHMI). The OHMI underwent some reforms and the Office as well as several positions and the governing board were renamed to mirror these changes. Since March 2016, OHMI has been known by its current name. The head of the agency was changed from President to Executive Director.
Jobs at EUIPO
EUIPO (formerly known as OHIM) is one of Alicante’s biggest employers and are looking to recruit the best resource. You can check out their recruitment page here.