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Apr/10

Jersey Shore Abroad: WIPO To Provide Dispute Resolution For TV Show Format Industry


WIPO to Provide Dispute Resolution Services for TV Show Format Industry:

WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) and the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) are to join forces later this month in providing alternative dispute resolution services to address problems of format plagiarism or the unauthorized copying of television (TV) formats, such as those used for game, reality or talent shows and sitcoms. Programs using these formats are often remade in different markets using local parties.