WIPO PROOF was independently certified by an external, accredited conformity assessment bodies as meeting the standards established under the EU Regulation called eIDAS, (Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services) and the ISO standards for information security management.
WIPO PROOF Gets International Certifications
Delhi (ABC Live India): The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
today announced that its newest digital business service, WIPO PROOF, has
received an important “trust service provider” certifications from two
international organizations that set global technical standards for their
a voluntary audit, WIPO PROOF was found to have met the relevant policy,
security and technical standards established by both ETSI, one of the European
Union’s (EU) officially recognized standards-setting bodies and the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standard-setting
PROOF, launched in May of this year, is an easy-to-use global, online service
that rapidly generates tamper-proof evidence proving that a digital file
existed at a specific point in time, and that it has not been altered since
that time. The service creates a WIPO PROOF token, a date- and time-stamped digital fingerprint of the file or data, which can be used as evidence in a
PROOF was independently certified by an external, accredited conformity assessment
bodies as meeting the standards established under the EU Regulation called
eIDAS, (Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services) and the
ISO standards for information security management.
certifications are industry-leading gold standards, recognized by the market
participants worldwide said WIPO Assistant Director-General Yo Takagi. The
work of the EU regarding eIDAS, and that of the ISO, represents the kind of an international collaboration that WIPO itself promotes to facilitate the
efficient production and cross-border trade in goods and services required by
the global economy, he said.
PROOF is rapidly growing into an indispensable product for innovators and
creators as they take their ideas from inspiration to the marketplace. In receiving
these certifications, WIPO demonstrates that its operations comply with
industry best practices, while also showing support for the kind of practical
multilateral activity that has been a bedrock of WIPO's inter-governmental
activities for decades" said Mr. Takagi.
European Commission’s eIDAS Regulation enables the use of electronic
identification means and trust services (i.e. electronic signatures, electronic
seals, time stamping, registered electronic delivery, and website
authentication) when accessing on-line services, assuring that these services
comply with a common set of standards.
eIDAS is considered one of the most comprehensive regulations and
stringent standards in the world for trust service providers.
ISO/IEC 27001 standard defines the globally accepted requirements for a
comprehensive information security management system.
achieving both certifications, WIPO PROOF services are recognized as complying
with all EU regulations regarding trust service providers issuing advanced
electronic timestamps and establishes that WIPO PROOF meets the global
standards for securing and protecting the customer information it receives.
more information on WIPO as a globally recognized digital trust service
provider, visit WIPO PROOF’s “Globally Trusted” page where all related
certificates are published.
PROOF’s timestamping policy and practice statement are also available here.
WIPO PROOF is an easy-to-use global, online service that rapidly generates tamper-proof evidence, in the form of WIPO PROOF tokens, proving that a digital file existed at a specific point in time.
PROOF tokens can be purchased one at a time for a modest fee, or in bundles of
multiple tokens at reduced rates valid during a two year period.
PROOF tokens can be used to establish prior existence, helping prevent misuse
and misappropriation, and can be useful in safeguarding intellectual assets at
every stage of development from concept to commercialization, whether or not
they eventually become formal IP rights. WIPO PROOF complements WIPO's existing
IP systems, providing another tool for the strategic global management of
PROOF's many applications include the following: for trade secret strategies,
using WIPO PROOF to certify the existence of a file or data at a specific point
in time is a type of concrete action that underscores its value and
demonstrates that steps were taken to safeguard it. For creative works, the
ability to prove their existence at the time of creation is fundamental to
safeguarding them from potential misappropriation or infringement.
PROOF is also useful in managing valuable data sets such as scientific research
data or data for training AI models, because the existence and possession of
each iteration of a data set can be formally recorded in a matter of seconds.
more information and details on WIPO PROOF: https://wipoproof.wipo.int/