FRAPA unveils analysis service

New methodology can prove rip-off formats For the first time it is possible to answer one of the most contentious questions in format protection — whether one format is a rip off of another — thanks to FRAPA’s latest members-only service. The FRAPA Analysis Service (FAS), which launches this month employs a combination of expert…

Broadcast International: Inside Frapa’s formats service

Formats body launches protection scheme International format protection body Frapa has launched an analysis service intended to help format creators shield their IP in copycat cases. The Frapa Analysis Service will combine expert opinion with “analysis methodology” to compare contentious formats. For cases in which a level of similarity is ascertained, the body has said…

Formats are protected by law

Formats are protected by law. FRAPA and Baker Mc Kenzie main conclusion in FRAPA Legal Report 2017 FRAPA chairmen Phil Gurin (IM Global Television) and Jan Salling (Missing Link)  and international law firm Baker McKenzie, Darya Ermolina and Jose Marie Mendez  launched the FRAPA Legal Report at MIPFormats April 1st . The report looks into…

What is a format registration? And what NOT?

We noticed that in recent legal cases dealing with format infringement, companies sometimes mix up trademark registrations and format registrations.  A trademark registration is a final proof that you are the sole and original owner of a certain brand or logo because there is a worldwide register of trademarks where trademarks can be checked and approved.…