Free FRAPA Service for members only: Paper Format Registration
Established in 2000, the Paper Format Registry meanwhile contains more than 1000 format proposals. You can register creative work in (almost) every form with the FRAPA Paper Format Registry – treatments, scripts, story lines, DVDS etc. But please take into consideration to include as much detail as possible.
Create evidence of your work
The procedure is as easy as can be: Send two copies of your format proposal to the FRAPA Headquarters. You will than receive a stamped and registered copy of your format together with a confirmation letter and your personal registry number. The other copy of your format stays safe in the FRAPA Archive. Date of registration is the due to the date of reception in the FRAPA Headquarters. Confidentiality is of course guaranteed. FRAPA-members can also register formats with the Online Format Registry for 20 Euros per registration. Non-members pay 50 Euros.
FRAPA always recommends the registration of format proposals. It is credible evidence your work existed the moment you created it. How else do you want to prove you came up with the format first? The best evidence is a signed declaration by a neutral third-party custodian who swears that they received your manuscript on a certain date and has kept it in seclusion ever since. This is what registration with the FRAPA Paper Format Registry accomplishes.