Talent Pool – Law / Intellectual Property Law

Geneva, Switzerland
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Talent Pool – Law / Intellectual Property Law

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Talent Pool – Law / Intellectual Property Law

WIPO Talent Pools

The Talent Pools serve to ensure a pipeline of external qualified candidates for Professional and higher category posts in both programmatic and support areas, for profiles that are regularly recruited for and/or difficult to fill 

Note: WIPO particularly encourages expressions of interest from qualified women as well as from nationals of unrepresented member states and underrepresented geographical regions.

How do the Talent Pools work?

The Talent Pools are open year-round to enable professionals to express their interest in employment with WIPO in a particular domain. The expressions of interest received will be reviewed by our recruiters with a view to:

  • Contacting qualified professionals regarding vacancies that match their profile
  • Sourcing candidates for temporary opportunities

Note: Registration in one of the Talent Pools does not guarantee employment with WIPO.

If you are a legal professional with an advanced university degree and a minimum of 4 years of working experience (6 years with a first-level university degree) in the field of IP law or one of the other areas listed below, we would like to hear from you.

WIPO employs legal professionals in the following areas:

     IP Law Profiles

•   Patents

•   Trademarks

•   Industrial Design

•   Copyright


        Other Legal Profiles

•  Civil and Commercial Law

•  Administrative Law

•  International Law

•  Arbitration and Mediation


Language Requirements


Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Certain positions may require good knowledge of French or another official UN language.


Knowledge of other official UN languages

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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. They are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 188 member states.

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