Category: Helpful Hints
The Shortest Definition:
A process file is a document you upload on WriteVault.Com that explains visually and verbally your product or design.
A Longer Definition:
When you’re trying to protect a product you’ve designed but it’s not quite ready for a patent or trademark, it’s important to document your process so it can be used to protect your intellectual property.
A process file is simply an introduction and description of the process your product takes from conception to fruition using images and words to describe your product.
Think of it as a pdf portfolio showcasing your work in tedious detail.
We recommend including the following things in your process file so your creation is protected. (Remember, all process files uploaded to Write Vault are always set to Private and cannot be downloaded for your legal protection)
- A title page with contact information
- Basic description of the product
- Process images that show a timeline of the product’s creation.
- Descriptions for every image to help define what the photograph is depicting.
Real World Examples:
If this were a:
You Might Include:
|Fashion accessory or clothing design||Initial sketches, photographs showing the item being built, and patterns.|
|Photograph or series of photographs||Dates taken, camera specifics, and a description of any themes involved with the series of photographs.|
|Product Design||Initial sketches or blue prints, and photographs showing the item being assembled/created|
|Architectural Design||Initial sketches or blue prints, photographs if built.|
|Art (digital or physical)||Initial sketches, photographs/images showing the piece being created.|
Truly, the choice is your’s in what type of information to include with your upload.
We’re here to help you make the most of your registration with Write Vault.
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