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
Max J. Sprecher Sprecherlaw Los Angeles
Marc Schuler Taylor Wessing France


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