Maintain an i-DEPOT
Shortly before the expiry date, you will receive a reminder to extend the storage period by 5 years. You can do this by an unlimited number of 5-year periods.
Whether you choose to extend the storage period of your i-DEPOT or not, this will not affect the validity of the i-DEPOT as a piece of evidence.
In connection with your i-DEPOT envelope you can extend the storage period by another five-year term indefinitely, as long as you have not requested the second copy from our archives.
My market research agency specialises in research on new products and services. And occasionally we come up with some ourselves. That was also the reason for my submission of an i-DEPOT this spring. My son of nine months is forever kicking off his socks, and we came up with a solution. We’ve also put in a patent request, but that will take a few months. With the i-DEPOT, I know that the idea has at least been recorded. That in itself is usually enough to demonstrate that we’re serious about it, which in turn is an asset when discussing it with other parties.
Durk Bosma, DBMI Marktonderzoek & Innovatie