The FRAPA Registration System designed to protect formats will be launched Sunday, October 6 at MIPCOM in Cannes.
FRS is a new service to be provided by FRAPA, the Format Recognition And Protection Association. The introduction of this service will take place at the biannual meeting of all companies and individuals associated with FRAPA. The FRS service will enable members to register their formats in a safe manner. FRAPA will hereby meet the urgent need of its members for an independent, non-profit system created to offer the best possible protection of formats.
“As FRAPA, we’re proud to be able to introduce this new service,” said FRAPA Chair, Patty Geneste (pictured), CEO Absolutely Independent, in a statement. “The registration of formats is one of the key steps in protecting your format. As legislation in many countries isn’t sufficient to adequately protect formats, this service is of major importance. It’s important to mention that the FRS database is legally protected in such a way that safety of data is ensured.”
“With this FRAPA Registration System the organization proves once more that it is a major player in the format business,” added director and co-founder of FRAPA, David Lyle, CEO, National Geographic TV & Global Programming: “With the establishment of FRAPA in 2000 we intended to strengthen the legal protection of formats and create the Format industry’s own rules of conduct. As well FRAPA has evolved into an organization that assists creators, producers and distributors of Formats to pass on the best practices from around the world. Anyone in the Format business needs to be a member of FRAPA.”
FRS will be officially launched by the Board of FRAPA, FRAPA Members and Vivian Yin; Chief Representative & Deputy General Manager Star China International Media Ltd. Shanghai Canxing Cultural and Broadcast Company Ltd.