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IP Basics and the patent teaching kit have been produced by the European Patent Office.
The sections on databases, trade marks, designs, geographical indications, semiconductor topography rights and copyright were provided by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). The section on plant variety rights was provided by the Community Plant Variety Office. The section on IP in the real world (practical exercise) was produced as part of the ip4inno project by a consortium established for this purpose and funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme.
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