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No. Hard copies of the manual (usually one per person) are only available to university teaching staff wishing to use it in their lectures.
All you have to do is e-mail your name and address, together with details of the classes you will be using the manual for, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may order extra copies on behalf of colleagues or for your university library. Please e-mail your name and address to email@example.com, stating how many manuals you require and who they are for.
Because we ask everybody who downloads the manual to provide details about themselves so that we can keep them updated and collect valuable statistical data about how they use the manual, we recommend that individuals download it from the EPO website themselves.
Yes, it has been designed to provide a general introduction to intellectual property and can be used for students with different national and educational backgrounds.
The manual is currently only available in English.
Yes, but you must clearly state that your translation has not been authorised by the EPO, and that the EPO is not responsible for its correctness. You must also remove any other reference to the EPO, in particular its official logo.