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No. Hard copies of the kits (usually one per person) are only available to academic staff wishing to use it in their lectures.
You may order extra copies on behalf of colleagues or for your university library.
Because we ask everybody who downloads the kits to provide details about themselves, so that we can keep them updated and collect valuable statistical data about how they use the material, we recommend that individuals download the teaching kits from the EPO website themselves.
Yes, provided it is for non-commercial purposes.
Yes, they have been designed to provide a general introduction to IP and can be used for students with different national and educational backgrounds.
The kits are currently available in English, French and German. The patent teaching kit has additionally been translated into the following languages:
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 references to the EPO, in particular its official logo.