Formats are not protected by law, but it is possible to protect your formats. If you do not come to an agreement then you can always ask a lawyer to help. We advise to only work with lawyers specialized in formats and format infringement.

FRAPA recommended lawyers:


Christophy Fey Unverzagt von have Berlin
Louise Doorman Doorman Lawyers The Netherlands
Jonathan Coad Keystone Law London
Elisabetta Mina Mila Legal Rome


FRAPA also has a partnership with international law firm Baker Mc Kenzie. Together have created the FRAPA Report 2017; an overview of legal format cases all over the world.