MaPreuve allows you to time stamp your inventions and creations and to certify any digital document. You protect yourself by establishing proof of the date and the existence of your various creations.
Concerning artistic and literary creations: :
We provide a legal proof of existence for artistic and literary creations.
In many countries such as France, Authors’rights is acquired by the fact of creation. But in the event of malicious exploitation or dispute, the author must prove the existence of its work. By clicking MaPreuve, you ensure this protection and you give value to your creativity. This need for protection is accelerating with the the web development.
Regarding the inventions :
You will have proof of prior art of your inventions. In France, this anticipation may allow you, under certain conditions, to exploit the innovation concerned even if a third party files a patent after you.
Your anteriority becomes indisputable and you can assert your rights.
Concerning the certification of any digital document: :
Our proof also ensures integrity and certifies at a certain date the important documents such as findings, inventories, wills, etc….
You will find on page Que voulez-vous prouver ? a non-exhaustive list of items which you can protect, time stramped or certified.
You can submit any type of document, without any size limit.
The documents that you protect are never transmitted over the network. We create a digital fingerprint of your document that means it can be uniquely identified.
Very simply, you will have to fill in the email address and the password used during the registration process.
We sell Proof Credits. With a Credit, you can protect a file whatever its size or format.
We sell the following Packages :
- The “Discovery” Package 3 Credits corresponds to 3 protected document,
- The 10 Credits package corresponds to 10 protected documents,
- The 50 Credits package corresponds to 50 protected documents,
- The 50 Credits package corresponds to 50 protected documents,
If you opt for a Package of 3,10,25 or 50 Credits you do not have to use all the Credits for the limited period.
Secrecy and confidentiality are at the heart of our system. Indeed, your document will at no time leave our computer workstation; we will thus be unaware of its contents. Our procedure consists in achieving a digital fingerprint with the algorithm called SHA-256. This fingerprint provides no information that would enable the file to be restored. It is this fingerprint that we are electronically signing and timestamping.
The proof arrives on your computer desk thanks to our automated process. Your proof is created directly as a zipped envelope in ".asice" format. It can be submitted as evidence in court.
The electronic signature makes it possible to certify a document. To sign the document, MaPreuve uses a qualified digital certificate RGS **.
The RGS stands for "General Security Reference". This is the new French qualification to protect electronic exchanges between the State and individuals, its application decree was released in May 2010.
We set up a time server connected to 4 atomic clocks, which allows us to provide an extremely precise certified date and time.
You will receive your proof and a receipt of proof.
Your proof is constituted on your computer workstation by a zipped file (.zip or .asice) containing your original file accompanied by its digitally signed and time-stamped fingerprint and a proof certificate.
The receipt of proof is an attestation which contains the executed process. You will receive it by certified email thanks to an RGS electronic certificate. In addition, you can verify that we are the the sender of this email thanks to the integration of our Certigna authority into the Windows, Mac and Mozilla operating systems.
We have developed an on-line verification tool that can be used at any time. This free service allows you to check the timestamping and the electronic signature by ensuring that the associated fingerprint matches the file included in the zipped file.
As we use industry standards in terms of security, this verification can also be performed using tools compatible with these standards.
We have developed a "MaPreuve" seal which is available free of charge in your customer account. You can download it and place it for example below your photo. When clicked, the user will access the details of your proof. In addition, the mention that you are protected dissuades most of copiers.
In all cases, your proofs remain valid. If challenged in court, for example, they are readable by all experts, as our proofs are created in a standard electronic format.
Indeed, we find such software, photos, drawings, books, brochures, fashion designs, etc ... you can read the article L.112-2 of the Code of intellectual property. You will access to a non exhaustive list about our Home page
Our technology is also about music. With MaPreuve, you can save your work in its entirety but also your texts, arrangements, chords or partitions.
The legal protection of the video game involves asking what a video game is in the legal sense.
Question frequently asked before the judges, who in the judgement of the First Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court dated June 25, 2009 (No. 07-20387) qualified the video game, "a complex work". A complex work means that the video game can not be protected as a whole but each of its elements can be protected in accordance with the specific legal regimes to which they belong: music, software, databases, designs, characters,...
It is therefore important to legally protect all elements of a video game, separately and not to protect the game as a whole. These elements, which are governed by copyright or related rights, may be registered on MaPreuve.
We advise you to take a photo or even better a video commentary that can be protected with MaPreuve.
The protection of a French brand by the INPI costs more than 200 euros for 3 classes. It is limited to 10 years, but is renewable. The deposit with the INPI confers a right of ownership on the mark.
If a trademark incorporates an original logo, copyrights may be conferred on that logo, so it is important to provide proof of the date of creation of that particular logo prior to the filing of the trademark.
Our site allows to give a certain date on an invention. For example, if you deposit an invention on MaPreuve, and another person files a patent later on the same invention, you can assert your rights, under certain conditions.
In addition if you are unsure of filing a patent, you have an interest in protecting the various R&D stages and your invention on MaPreuve.
The patent filing gives you a property right.
The creators of designs can choose between two ways to protect their works :
Know-how is a set of organizational or technical knowledge, business that is secret, substantial and identified.
Expertise must be precisely identified in order to determine its characteristics.
To keep the secret, must be put in place in the company safe spaces, limit it to a number of employees, etc..
The know-how is not the object of right of property, nevertheless its usurpation by a third party can be sanctioned, civil or penal.
Theft expertise by an employee shall be punished by imprisonment.
To provide proof of its expertise, it is strongly advised that a company has to describe it precisely on www.mapreuve.com ....
Recipes are not legally protectable; the best protection for a recipe is to maintain its secrecy and to carry out a confidentiality agreement with the employees.
On the other hand, if you want to show that you are the recipe creator, we recommend certifying and dating it on MaPreuve.
Also, if you have a logo associated with a recipe trademark, you can immediately protect it on MaPreuve.
In all cases, your will must be executed in a handwritten way: Article 970 of the Civil Code concerning the holographic will.
To avoid any dispute, MaPreuve can provide additional proof of attestation and timestamping. To do this, you must first scan the original manuscript.
Intellectual property is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. It can be divided in two main categories: :
It is an exception to the patent monopoly. According to the Article L. 613-7 of the Code of intellectual property, this exception recognize that "Any person who, within the territory in which this Book applies, at the filing date or priority date of a patent was, in good faith, in possession of the invention which is the subject matter of the patent shall enjoy a personal right to work that invention despite the existence of the patent"
The effect is: paralysis of the infringement action brought by the depositor or his entitled person.
However, this exception to the patent monopoly is subject to conditions :
Our protection is notably based on the legal system of the standardized electronic signature.
Since Directive 1999/93 /CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999, implemented by the Act of 13 March 2000 on electronic signature, there is a new mode of proof: the normalized electronic signature. Only Trusted Third Parties may, within the meaning of these texts, give the electronic signature a legal value, admitted as proof in court.
The company Dhimyotis, creator of the MaPreuve website, has the qualification of Trusted Third Party thanks to obtaining national and European standards in this area.
Our time stamping service is synchronized on time servers, based on several atomic clocks. It is compliant with RFC 3161 standard.
It is important to note that our service is also in compliance with the eIDAS regulation coming into force in July, 2016.
The European regulation n° 910/2014 of July 23rd, 2014 about " the electronic identification and the reliable services ", applicable from July, 2016, has for objective to create a single market of the safety of the exchanges on the internet.
Article L.111-1 of the Intellectual Property Code states that "any author of an intellectual work shall enjoy in that work, by the mere fact of its creation, an exclusive incorporeal property right which shall be enforceable against all persons".
However, informality does not preclude the need to build up an evidence of prior art.
In case of dispute, the evidence of your creations is essential.
This is why our proof will allow you a defense before any jurisdiction in case of questioning of your quality of author. Finally, concerning the law of the industrial property, requiring a legal deposit (patent, mark, drawings and models), MaPreuve allows you to establish a proof before making this deposit, in particular on the different versions which precedes the final version which will be filed.
In terms of copyright, it is decisive to be able to establish his authorship and the date of your creation. Before any diffusion, we recommend you to constitute the proof of the existence and the date of your creation.
MaPreuve offers proof with a certified electronic signature within the meaning of Directive 1999/93 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, transposed by Law n ° 2000-230 of March 2000 and Decree n ° 2001-272 of March 30, 2001 As a result, all our evidence has a presumption of reliability (Article 1367 of the Civil Code) and our writing in electronic form has the same probative force as the written form (Article 1366 of the Civil Code).
That which was reaffirmed by a recent ruling by the Supreme Court dated 30 September 2010 (No. 09-68555), stating that for an electronic signature to be valid it must consist of "the use of a reliable method of identification that ensures its link with the act to which it is attached. The reliability of this process is presumed until proven otherwise. "
In case of dispute, you can submit our evidence to the judge.
It should also be noted that the July 2014 European eIDAS Regulation provides for mutual recognition of qualified electronic signatures between the Member States of the European Union. Article 25 provides that "The legal effect and the admissibility of an electronic signature as evidence in court may not be refused on the sole ground that the signature is in an electronic form or does not meet the requirements of the qualified electronic signature ".
Our Evidence may be submitted to any European judge.
In 2016, more than 170 countries had signed the Berne Convention, which deals with this subject, and the European countries, the United States and China are signatories to it.
link: list of signatory countries to the Berne Convention
The proofs are created, by default, on your desktop.
It is therefore important you make sure to keep your proofs in a safe place. To avoid loss, we recommend that you make copies on external media, e.g. USB sticks or CD or Secure Cloud services.
Initially, we advise you to produce the attestation, then subsequently the zipped file.
The INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) is the French office where the filing of patents, trademarks, drawings and models in particular. It also offers information services and the soleau envelope, a mode of proof. The INPI is the only office that issues an industrial property title.
The service offered by MaPreuve does not consist in issuing a title of ownership, nor in conferring an intellectual property right. It allows you, as part of your overall strategy to protect your intangible assets, to take steps and precautions necessary to establish evidence of your creation and your intervention. :
This service: concerns a wide variety of creations and documents, is accessible online, allows you to access all your proofs at any time and for free, and is proposed at adapted rates with a choice of 4 Packs.
Note that our parent company DHIMYOTIS, creator of the service MaPreuve, has received a trophy of innovation and a talent trophy of the INPI.
Our service does not support the affiliation with collective management organizations in matters of copyright and related rights.
We are referenced with the French Association of Video Games .
We are also referenced in some professional directories such as BEPUB for the communication trades.
DHIMYOTIS, creator of MaPreuve has the official Trusted Third Party status :
Our parent company, DHIMYOTIS, creator of MaPreuve has indeed been recognized in the following spheres :
At 1st January 2016, more than 50 000 Proofs has been created.
Your account gives you access to protect your document or store your Proof in our data centers. Creating an account is required to use these services.
To create your customer account, you can click on the button “sign up” located on the top right corner of our homepage.
You can choose between creating a personal or professional account.
When your account is created, you will receive an email at the address entered in the form. Click on the link in this email to activate your account and start protecting your documents.
Your account will be unusable until the activation is not completed. Please check that your email address is valid to receive the activation email.
A the top of the page, Click on 'My Account' button and enter your email address and password to log in.
Your account contains several tabs :
One credit allows you to protect a document regardless of its size or format.
In order to protect your digital documents, you must credit your account by buying credit packages.
MaPreuve offers five different packages to meet all your needs :
Login to your account and go to the webpage Our offers to select your Pack. Your account will be credited with the number of proof a few minutes after the validation of the payment
When your payment is validated, you will receive your signed invoice by mail in PDF format.
This invoice is also available on your account in the "My Invoices" section.
For this information, we suggest you visit the following page: : https://www.mapreuve.com/en/technologies.php
To register a document on MaPreuve, you must log in to your customer account and click on "Protect".
Please note: Your account must be credited before you can save a document. Please check that you have enough Credit to record each document.
The protection process may be different depending on the internet browser used:
I/ You are using one of the following internet browser: Mozilla Firefox all versions, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera.
To save a document, you just have to drag and drop one or more files into the protection window or select a file by clicking on the "select files to protect" button.
Your proof is generated on your computer and will be located by default in the download folder of your computer. You will also receive by a certified email a Proof Certificate in PDF.
Note: Because of certain limitations imposed by Internet browser editors, the maximum file size that can be saved by this process can not exceed 100 MB.
In case the file size to be protected is larger than 100 MB, you can always save your digital document to MaPreuve.com using MaPreuve software for PC or Mac.
II/ You are using Safari browser or Internet explorer less than 11.0:
To create a proof, we recommend to Download our MaPreuve software
To save a document, simply select one or more files by clicking on the "Add" button. Once you have made the selection, simply click on the "Protect" button.
If you encounter difficulties during installation or usage of MaPreuve Desktop, please contact us.
Your proof generated in the form of a zipped envelope in the format ".Asice" contains:
Not at the moment , following the fact that Java is not currently supported by this type of device. However you can access to the whole MaPreuve website and protections made on your customer area from your mobile devices.
By submitting a file, a proof is created as a zipped envelope on your computer.
To verify a proof, you must must have a ZIP envelope.
This verification service can be carried out by you or by a third party, even a MaPreuve non-customer, to whom you have sent your zipped file or the protected original file.
If any of the documents contained in the zip file have been modified, verification of the proof is no longer valid.
To check your proof, please visit the following address https://www.mapreuve.com/en/verifier-une-preuve.php
When the application launches for the first time, a security warning may be displayed.
Click on "accept" so that the application can run.
Click on "Browse" to select your proof file
Note: If your file does not correspond to a document filed on MaPreuve, you will receive the following error message
When you have selected your proof file, click onVerify to begin the process.
If your proof is valid, you will get a green fingerprint which specify the proof validity
For each proof confirmed, two certificates are created :
The Private Certificate is present in your zip file. It is also sent by certified email when you create a Proof.
The Public Certificate is for a third in case of necessity to prove your Proof.
This Public Certificate contains the main information of your registration, you can add additional elements: title, description, image.
Example given of a Public Certificate by clicking here.
To access your Public Certificate, you must log in to your account.
The home page of your account list your proof.
By clicking on any of the protected documents, you arrive on the administration of your Public Certificate.
Automatically, your Public Certificate contains the following information :
Indeed, for a protected document on a website, we offer the possibility to load a seal. The MaPreuve seal is a clickable image that you can display on your website to warn that your files are deposited on MaPreuve. When someone clicks on that image, they will directly access your Public Certificate.
In this way, you bring proof that your documents are certified on MaPreuve.
Loading a seal is realized from your Public Certificate.