According to an old French legal saying, “not having a right, and not being able to prove it, are one and the same”. It can thus be crucial to be able to prove that one is at the origin of a concept or a creation (and, especially, of an invention).
There are different procedures for precisely dating a creation or an invention, one of the most used being to file a “Soleau envelope” at the French National Institute of Industrial Property. We can advise you on the most suitable procedure for your case and we can file Soleau envelopes (in paper or electronic format) on your behalf. Because of their speed of execution, such filings may be useful, even if a patent application is subsequently filed.
Depending on the volume of the documents to be filed and the recurrence of filings, other procedures may be considered.
However, we draw your attention to the fact that filings intended to constitute proof of date do not in any way constitute independent IP rights.