New member profile: Red Banana

ANYBODY who still doubts that FRAPA has a vital role to play in creating a safer environment for intellectual property might consider the case of Red Banana. In the last five years, the Berlin-based creative shop has had no less than three of its format concepts “appropriated”, in the words of co-founder Patrick Drews, who…

Join FRAPA at mipformats: How to resolve your format dispute

The session, organised in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the closed world of format-dispute resolution by acting out a mediation process. The workshop aims to highlight the value of mediation as a cost-effective and damage-limiting alternative to court litigation, which can disrupt schedules,…

Special Offer for MIPTV

We are proud  to present to you a special arrangement at MIPTV and MIPFormats: FRAPA members who have not previously attended MIPTV can benefit from a special price of € 675. Any company member of FRAPA can attend MIPFormats at a price of € 375, instead of € 450 . Just contact the FRAPA Head…

Welcome to the new FRAPA Website

FRAPA enters 2011 — and its second decade at the epicentre of the global trade in formats — with a revamped website and a suite of new services, including what is thought to be the world’s first format-rights price calculator. The price calculator forms part of FRAPA’s 10th anniversary make-over, which will see the association…

How to resolve your format dispute?

FRAPA & WIPO @ mipformats in Cannes The risks of TV format disputes: The time frame and costs involved in TV format productions mean that disputes with production partners, participants and right holders can have highly disruptive effects on schedules, budgets and business relationships. To avoid expensive court litigation FRAPA and WIPO offer since April…