WIPO PROOF Now Available in French and Spanish; in Nine Languages by Year-End
July 31, 2020
In May, WIPO launched its newest digital business service for safeguarding intellectual assets, called WIPO PROOF. We are delighted to announce that it is now available in French and Spanish. Since the launch, visitors from over 150 countries have come to the site, with a large percentage originating from French- and Spanish-speaking countries. We are pleased to make the site easier to use by launching versions in a total of nine languages between now and the end of the year.
Importantly, the language versions of WIPO PROOF are much more than just a usability feature. As economic activity in our digitized world becomes increasingly defined by collaboration, the likelihood of national and cross-national disputes arising also increases.
Now that WIPO PROOF is available in multiple languages, users will be able to easily get documentary evidence in the language of the jurisdiction where a legal dispute is filed. This could be in the user’s country or in a different one.
With an additional 9 language versions, WIPO PROOF users will be able to procure formal, printable premium certificates which can be submitted to Courts where legal filings must be made in the local language.
The WIPO PROOF premium certificate is a formal document signed by a WIPO official that contains, in the language selected by users, the information necessary to prove the existence and possession of the users’ intellectual asset at a specific point in time. With this feature, the WIPO PROOF user avoids delays such as the time involved in requesting translations and validating their accuracy and terminology used in the certification.
About WIPO PROOF
WIPO PROOF is an easy-to-use online service that helps innovators and creators safeguard intellectual assets by rapidly generating tamper-proof evidence that a digital file existed at a specific point in time, and that it has not been altered since that time. WIPO PROOF complements WIPO's existing intellectual property (IP) services with this new tool to strategically manage all your files, data and other intellectual assets.
Whether you are an artist, a composer, a designer, a scientist or business executive, your work produces numerous important files and data that contain valuable information essential to your future success. Your files may contain creative works, research results, data sets for training AI algorithms, or even business records. They should all be treated as intellectual assets and safeguarded from misuse or theft.
In just a few clicks, WIPO PROOF helps you safeguard digital files of any size, in any format, whether they are numeric, image, executable, text or audio-visual. Safeguarding your files at every stage of their development from concept to commercialization, gives you the peace of mind that you have securely documented your work, whether or not it eventually becomes protected by a formal IP right.