New online service by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): WIPO PROOF iprovides tamper-proof evidence to prove the existence of a digital asset by creating a date- and time-stamped digital fingerprint of the file or data.

The service can, for example, be used to certify documents used to secure a trade strategy, creative work (such as scripts or musical scores) or research results (such as large data sets or artificial intelligence algorithms).

“In a highly dynamic global economy where value is increasingly based on human activity enabled by digital technologies and big data, it is critical to be able to prove that you were in possession of your intellectual asset's digital files. WIPO PROOF helps innovators and creators better protect their digital outputs and represents a significant step in expanding WIPO’s suite of services that meet the demands of the digital economy.” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.