How Intellectual Property Protection Works

Intellectual property is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. It can be divided in two main categories: :

For a legal or natural person, the personal posession in the territory of France of an invention prior to the filing date of the patent application, or the patent filed by a third party, gives that legal or natural person the right to sue an exploitation of his invention despite this patent application or this third patent.

FAQ: What is the right of prior invention?

As a literary and/or artistic creator, you can protect your invention by documenting proof of authenticity and anteriority of the work or idea. That is what MaPreuve provides.

Legal value of our Proofs

Our proof of authenticity system is constituted of a systems-based electronic signature and a certified time stamp.

In compliance with the law and in order to be accepted as fact in a court procedure, the qualified electronic signature must be processed by an official Trusted third party.

Since Directive 1999/93 /CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999, implemented by the Act n° 2000-230 of 13 March 2000 adapting the law of proof to information technologies and on the electronic signing, 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 legal value, admitted as proof in court.

Our time stamping service is synchronized on time servers, based on several atomic clocks. It is compliant with RFC 3161 standard.

Dhimyotis, creator of the website MaPreuve, is officially qualified Trusted Third Party : it is Certification Operator and Authority and own European and national standards (ETSI - RGS) in terms of digital confidence.

MaPreuve is in accordance with eIDAS regulation

The European regulation n° 910/2014 of July 23rd, 2014 about “the electronic identification and reliable services”, applicable from July, 2016, has, as an objective, created a single market in safety of exchanges on the internet. As such, the regulation plans a mutual recognition of the qualified electronic signatures between the European Union members. The article 25 states that "The legal effect and the admissibility of an electronic signature as proof in a legal proceeding cannot be denied, it is only inadmissible if it does not satisfy the requirements of the qualified electronic signature ". 

Our Proofs of authenticity will be accepted by any European judge. An ever-increasing protection to fight against counterfeiting which has no borders.

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