We have pleasure in inviting you to the launch of the FRAPA Report 2011: Protecting Format Rights, which will take place at a press conference on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9am at the MIPCOM Press Club (Harbour Station), Cannes.
With successful formats now worth eye-popping sums of money — American Idol was recently valued by Forbes at $2.5bn — the need to protect intellectual property has never been greater. FRAPA’s new report, compiled by international law firm Olswang, offers a practical, user-friendly guide to the tools available to the global format industry under the laws of copyright and unfair competition.
The press conference will be hosted by FRAPA board members David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels and FRAPA chairman Ute Biernat, CEO of GRUNDY Light Entertainment, who will present the headline findings of the report. Focusing on 14 leading TV territories — Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, India, Malta, New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden, the UK and the US — Protecting Format Rights is designed to help format creators maximise their chances of winning legal proceedings in the event of IP disputes.
David Lyle and Ute Biernat will be available for interviews after the conference.
We very much look forward to seeing you in Cannes.
RSVP by September 29, 2011 to:
FRAPA – Format Recogntion and Protection Association