Can TV formats be registered?

Depending on the characteristics of the work, and existing even different arguments amongst lawyers, it may be questionable whether a script or TV format should be considered a literary or artistic work, and therefore deserving the protection of copyright itself. Therefore in cases where the author or creator of the format of a television show had to go to a judicial or expert to defend their legitimate rights and interests, the legal defense could be based, among others, both in existing intellectual property law and unfair competition.

Still in any legal defense strategy an effective proof of authorship is needed, so registering a script or television format in Safe Creative is a piece of evidence that provides strong protection against plagiarism and usurpations, beyond consideration of the type of work a format or television script to be considered.

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