WIPO PROOF, WIPO’s newest digital service for creators and innovators in any industry
IFIA recommends the most important WIPO service to inventors
WIPO PROOF is a new digital business service that provides a date- and time-stamped digital fingerprint of any file, proving its existence at a specific point in time. This new service complements WIPO’s existing intellectual property (IP) systems. It is specifically designed for our increasingly digital world where innovation and creativity are enabled by technology, big data and global collaboration.
This digital paradigm generates vast amounts of valuable intellectual outputs in the form of digital files – from creative works to research results to data training sets for artificial intelligence algorithms – all of which can easily fall prey to misuse or misappropriation.
WIPO PROOF offers innovators and creators in virtually all industries a fast and effective way to safeguard digital files, at an affordable cost.
WHAT IS WIPO PROOF?
WIPO PROOF is an online service that rapidly produces tamper-proof evidence which you can use to prove that your digital file existed at a specific point in time.
Whether you have a creative work, a product design, an invention or research data and insights from the innovation process, WIPO PROOF is an additional way to safeguard valuable intellectual assets.
In seconds, WIPO PROOF uses industry-leading secure technology to generate a globally recognized digital fingerprint of your intellectual asset. This is your WIPO PROOF token – a unique fingerprint of your digital file, dated and timestamped the second it is created. You receive your token and another copy is stored securely on WIPO servers in Switzerland.
WIPO PROOF is backed by WIPO’s 130 years of experience providing secure, trustworthy IP services worldwide.
WHY USE WIPO PROOF?
Creating and innovating is often a long, iterative process that generates many valuable outputs along the way. Proving that an idea, lyric, sketch, or other original creation existed before someone else’s can add substantially to its value.
WIPO PROOF provides innovators and creators with secure evidence that a creation existed at a given point in time – and can be verified by anyone.
This can help prevent misuse and misappropriation and can be used in resolving legal disputes.
WIPO PROOF complements existing IP systems, adding another tool for managing your intellectual assets strategically.
BENEFITS OF WIPO PROOF
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