How to protect your format in Kiev: September 18, 2017

September 18th KIEV Media week – Format Show  Jan Salling, co-chairman of FRAPA and CEO of Missing Link  will deliver a keynote speech “10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU SELL YOUR FORMATS INTERNATIONALLY“. What is the difference between a local format success only and a local format which can be exported? How do you present…

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.…