World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Talent Pool (Law / Intellectual Property Law)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Job Description


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation, is looking for qualified professionals wishing to contribute to its distinctive mission of making IP work for everyone.   



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



         Industrial Design



        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



Organizational Competencies


1. Communicating effectively 

2. Showing team spirit 

3. Demonstrating integrity

4. Valuing diversity 

5. Producing results

6. Showing service orientation

7. Seeing the big picture 

8. Seeking change and innovation 

9. Developing yourself and others



Core Values:


WIPO’s core values, shaping the future, working as one, acting responsibly and delivery excellence, reflect our aim to achieve an efficient, professional organization in the service of a global public, which values diversity and treats all people with fairness, dignity and respect. 

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