The IFLA was founded in
2004 by specialist media and entertainment lawyers Dr Marc Heinkelein and
Jonathan Coad. They identified the need for the television industry to have
access to an international network of leading format lawyers in order to be
able to protect the creative and financial investment that goes into
developing internationally successful television formats.
The IFLA will be
partnering FRAPA (see our links section) in seeking to establish adequate
worldwide protection for the multi billion dollar trade in television
formats which has now existed for over 50 years. Our aim is to ensure that
the creators, and developers of television formats receive appropriate
recognition and revenue in the form of license fees from this important
source of innovative television programmes.
All IFLA members will
be acknowledged experts in the key fields of copyright, passing off and
unfair competition; they will have substantial experience of the television
industry, and the various legal issues arising from format disputes and
transactions. They will also be fluent in English.
For any further details
concerning the IFLA which is not on our website, please contact Jonathan
Coad at firstname.lastname@example.org.