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What is WIPO PROOF?
What is WIPO PROOF?
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Who can use WIPO PROOF?
Who can use WIPO PROOF?
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What exactly is a WIPO PROOF token?
What exactly is a WIPO PROOF token?
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Do I need to create an account with WIPO and login in order to use WIPO PROOF?
Do I need to create an account with WIPO and login in order to use WIPO PROOF?

No. Anyone can visit the WIPO PROOF website to explore the services offered and learn how they can help you manage your IP assets. In order to purchase any of these services, you will need to create a WIPO Account. A WIPO Account requires only basic identifying information, is created instantly and gives you access to all of WIPO’s online IP services, including WIPO PROOF, allowing you to enjoy personalized functionality through each service or through WIPO’s IP Portal, our central gateway. Don’t have a WIPO Account? Create one

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What do I need to generate a WIPO PROOF token and what records should I keep?
What do I need to generate a WIPO PROOF token and what records should I keep?
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Once I have a WIPO PROOF token, why do I need to keep the original digital file and ensure that it is not altered in any way?
Once I have a WIPO PROOF token, why do I need to keep the original digital file and ensure that it is not altered in any way?
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How do I verify my WIPO PROOF token?
How do I verify my WIPO PROOF token?
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What happens to my WIPO PROOF token if I modify the original file?
What happens to my WIPO PROOF token if I modify the original file?
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Can I process a non-digital original document (e.g., a paper file)?
Can I process a non-digital original document (e.g., a paper file)?
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Are there limitations to the size or format of the original file WIPO PROOF can be used with?
Are there limitations to the size or format of the original file WIPO PROOF can be used with?

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Does WIPO store my original file?
Does WIPO store my original file?
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Where can I use my WIPO PROOF token?
Where can I use my WIPO PROOF token?
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How long is my WIPO PROOF token valid for?
How long is my WIPO PROOF token valid for?
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Are there time limits on WIPO’s safekeeping of WIPO PROOF tokens?
Are there time limits on WIPO’s safekeeping of WIPO PROOF tokens?
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My work is protected by copyright. What is the benefit of generating a WIPO PROOF token?
My work is protected by copyright. What is the benefit of generating a WIPO PROOF token?

While copyright protection for creative works is inherent, complications can arise if there are disputes regarding the authorship. WIPO PROOF tokens can be used by creators to prove that they were in possession of the original creative work before anyone else. Other examples include musical works that can often be collaborative efforts where separate copyright may apply to both the lyrics (text) and the actual musical composition.

Similarly, film and video-based productions are often the work of several creators. Logging the existence of each individual creative work is prudent. WIPO PROOF allows you to process lyrics, scripts, musical compositions and final works individually to aid in resolving possible future disagreements around authorship. For more information on copyright, see the relevant section under About IP.

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Is there any risk of fraud?
Is there any risk of fraud?
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I work in Life Sciences – How can WIPO PROOF help me?
I work in Life Sciences – How can WIPO PROOF help me?
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Does WIPO PROOF replace global, national, or regional IP registration systems?
Does WIPO PROOF replace global, national, or regional IP registration systems?

No. WIPO PROOF does not replace the IP registration systems. WIPO PROOF can be used as a protective measure for your intellectual property (e.g., trade secrets), but it does not offer actual “protection” nor registration. WIPO PROOF produces tamper-proof evidence that can be used to prove that a digital file existed at a specific point in time and offers a valuable insurance-type mechanism, helping effectively manage future related disputes; however, IP protection is not provided by WIPO PROOF, as is the case with national, regional, or global IP registration systems, such as the WIPO PCT, Madrid and Hague services. These WIPO administered IP systems, which are founded on international treaties among member states, help you seek IP protection by significantly simplifying the process of simultaneously applying for IP protection across jurisdictions. For more information on the global IP systems.

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Does the service provide historical proof of existence? i.e., Can the service produce a date and time stamp prior to the date a WIPO PROOF token is requested?
Does the service provide historical proof of existence? i.e., Can the service produce a date and time stamp prior to the date a WIPO PROOF token is requested?

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What technical standard(s) does WIPO PROOF use?
What technical standard(s) does WIPO PROOF use?
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What is a Global Time Stamping Authority (TSA)?
What is a Global Time Stamping Authority (TSA)?
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What time sources does WIPO PROOF use?
What time sources does WIPO PROOF use?
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Why is WIPO PROOF based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology and not the blockchain?
Why is WIPO PROOF based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology and not the blockchain?

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I’m having issues trying to create or verify a WIPO PROOF token – what can I do?
I’m having issues trying to create or verify a WIPO PROOF token – what can I do?

Go to the Contact us page and report the issue. Our Customer Support team will contact you shortly.

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I created a WIPO PROOF token but didn’t receive an email.
I created a WIPO PROOF token but didn’t receive an email.

Your network, email system, firewall, or spam filter may have delayed or blocked WIPO PROOF emails. Or you may have mis-typed the email address on your WIPO Account. Check all of the above, and ensure all email addresses from the wipo.int domain are whitelisted by your firewall and spam filter provider.
If you still need help, Contact us.

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The WIPO PROOF platform isn’t working - what can I do?
The WIPO PROOF platform isn’t working - what can I do?

Check your internet or mobile connection and operating environment (e.g., are you working from behind a corporate firewall that may not allow access to the service)? If you still need help, Contact us, our Customer Support will be in contact with you shortly.

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I need to recover a WIPO PROOF token created by someone who has left my organization - what can I do?
I need to recover a WIPO PROOF token created by someone who has left my organization - what can I do?

Make a request through our Contact us page. Our Customer Support will then contact you.

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I need to verify a WIPO PROOF token created by a WIPO Account that no longer exists - what can I do?
I need to verify a WIPO PROOF token created by a WIPO Account that no longer exists - what can I do?

WIPO PROOF tokens can be verified by anyone online at no charge. To do so, you need the original digital file that was used to create the token and the corresponding token. If you don’t have access to the token, Contact us.

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I’ve forgotten my WIPO Account username or password - what can I do?
I’ve forgotten my WIPO Account username or password - what can I do?
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How do I contact WIPO PROOF?
How do I contact WIPO PROOF?

Go to the Contact us page.