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European Intellectual Property
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This section contains information, news and analysis useful for individuals engaging in teaching and learning activities relating to intellectual property.

The European Patent Academy ensures the overall co-ordination of the external education and training activities of the European Patent Office. The mandate of the European Patent Academy reflects the need to improve patent-related intellectual property training and education structures in Europe.

The European Patent Academy's Patent Teaching Kit was launched in 2010 a s a resource to provide students with a basic knowledge of the patent system.

In June 2012 the European Patent Academy published the Intellectual Property Course Design Manual as a resource for university lecturers wishing to incorporate IP into their teaching, even if they have little or no experience of the subject.

In February 2014 the European Patent Academy published the IP Basics Kit, which provides a consolidated introduction to the broad range of IP rights such as patents, databases, trade marks, designs, geographical indications, etc. IP Basics is the first part of the IP Teaching Kit that is currently being produced in association with OHIM.

The OHIM Academy has been established to provide training and knowledge about IP and other relevant subjects at an EU level.

International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) contributes to the advancement of teaching and research in the field of the law of intellectual property.

UAIPIT offers specialized, complete and updated information in English, French, German and Spanish on: Patents, Distinctive Signs (trademarks, designs), Copyright, IT, Competition Law, and International dis¬pute resolution, including legislation from over 60 countries, as well as case law, events, congresses, links and specialized blogs, research and education initiatives and useful information for businesses and entrepreneurs.