The Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) has reported a marked increase in new members from emerging format territories. FRAPA announced that Turkey and South Korea are now representing 15 % of FRAPA’s total worldwide membership.
FRAPA is an international body dedicated to the protection of formats. Its members include format creators, producers, distributors and broadcasters. Key services include registering format proposals; providing consultation in disputes arising out of claims of format plagiarism; creating guidelines for fair competition; and educating the industry and the law regarding the protection of formats.
More than 20 Korean format companies are represented within FRAPA by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a government body that oversees and co-ordinates the promotion of the Korean content industry.
Prominent among FRAPA’s Turkish members is film and TV production company Sera Film Services, a long-standing FRAPA member whose recent hits include the Turkish remake of South Korean format Better Late Than Never (Grandpas Over Flowers).