What is an i-DEPOT?
The i-DEPOT is a legal means of evidence that issues a date stamp for your idea or creation. You could compare it to a day stamp issued by the tax authorities or placed on a notarial deed. The date stamp serves as proof that you created something on a specific date. This could be an idea, concept, (fashion)design, invention, musical composition, film script or prototype. Having evidence of your authorship can be extremely important in the event of a dispute.
An i-DEPOT does not protect your idea
The i-DEPOT is a legal means of evidence that issues a date stamp. It proves you were the rightful owner of a specific creation at a specific date. However, the i-DEPOT does not offer (intellectual) property rights and – like a day stamp from the tax authorities or on a notarial deed - does not offer legal protection. Nevertheless, the i-DEPOT can serve as an important source of evidence in the event of a dispute