Global Patent Index - EP 1264241 A2

EP 1264241 A2 2002-12-11 - DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP CARD SYSTEM

Title (en)

DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP CARD SYSTEM

Title (de)

DIGITALES MITGLIEDSCHAFTSKARTENSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE CARTE DE MEMBRE NUMERIQUE

Publication

EP 1264241 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00943364 A

Priority

  • US 0018230 W
  • US 36974599 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0111484A2] An electronic commerce system provides a digital membership card for cross company marketing efforts, yet supports the privacy of a user. The system includes a club manager to register a user as a club member, to create a digital membership card for the club member, and to install a digital membership card plug-in for use with a club member's web browser, the plug-in including the digital membership card. The system also includes at least one affiliate to request the digital membership card from the club member, the digital membership card being provided by the digital membership card plug-in, to verify the digital membership card, and to provide a benefit to the club member when the digital membership card is verified. The benefits may include discounts on products and services, free goods and services, or other promotional items.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 15/00 (2006.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); H04L 9/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0111484A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 0111484 A2 20010215; WO 0111484 A3 20020926; AU 5784200 A 20010305; CA 2381318 A1 20010215; EP 1264241 A2 20021211; JP 2003519419 A 20030617