CREATE EVIDENCE OF YOUR WORK. REGISTER YOUR FORMAT
We welcome creators, producers, distributors and broadcasters to register their formats onto the specially developed FRAPA format registration system
Both FRAPA members as well as non-members can register. For members it is also possible to update a registered format and to upload video material.
- I am a FRAPA member and want to register my format.
- I am NOT a FRAPA member and want to register my format.
|FRS 2018||Fee Registration||Fee Updates
|Features||Term of Registration||Fee renewal
After three years
|Members||75||Free of charge||Upload video limitless||3 year||50|
|Non members||150||Update not possible||Not possible to upload video||3 year||150|
All rates are in euro and excluding international banking costs (these are to be added to the total amount).
How does it work?
You can register your creative work by uploading treatments, scripts, story lines, etc online. For FRAPA members it is also possible to upload video, audio etc. We recommend that you include as much detail in the descriptions as possible. Once the tv-format has been uploaded (and paid for), the registration will be approved. You will receive a certificate which confirms details such as the date of registration, title of the format and the format owner.
Ideally, you should register your creative work at the earliest possible stage of the writing process. At each level of format development, you should register your work. The most effective way to protect your format is to document and register every step of its development. That is possible via the FRS.
What is the value of your registration?
FRAPA’s format registry offers you tools to prove that your registered work existed the moment you created it. Please note that Format Registration is an important but only one step in proving the ownership of your work. FRS does not compare registered formats or compares the FRS registered formats with already existing formats. At the moment there is not a worldwide library of registered formats. The FRS registration can be used in court and the value is in the date of the registration. A registration as such does not confirm ownership or creative originality.
In case of a possible infringement you need to prove that the formats show critical resemblance. FRAPA can provide a Format Analysis Report in which it analyzes the differences and resemblances of the two formats.
Terms and Conditions of the FRS
Here you can find the Terms and Conditions of the FRAPA Format Registration System. When you register a format you agree with the Terms and Conditions.