New Contract Generator helps get it in writing

THE CONTRACT generator, FRAPA’s latest members-only online service, goes live later this month. And according to format consultant and FRAPA board member Michel Rodrigue, it is set to rewrite — literally — the complex and costly process of drafting licence and option contracts for international format deals. “The beauty of the contract generator is that…

Protect your IP as you produce it, Coad urges

WITH some 100 cases now decided worldwide — of which about 50% have been successful — there is a growing consensus that the new species of intellectual property (IP) we call format rights should be protected. However, you still have a good chance of winning a format-plagiarism case brought against you on the grounds of…

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FORMAT

Here are some answers and practicle advise from Jonathan Coad, lawyer and partnerMedia, Brands and Technology at Lewis Silkin LLP. to the one major question: “How  can I protect my format?” The paper is based on that extensive experience, and sets out a number of practical steps that you can take to make the protection…

New Member Profile: MADE IN AFRICA TV

IT ISN’T easy doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa, with its 52 countries, mishmash of cultures and population of nearly one billion, the majority of whom do not even have electricity, yet alone television sets. “You have to be ‘Africa-proof’ to succeed,” admits Frank Bierens, executive producer of Tanzania-based Made In Africa TV, which develops and…