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Trademarks Comparative Guide
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Malta, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
16 Oct 2019
The Maltese Patent Box
Malta has introduced patent box rules creating incentives for taxpayers involved in the development and use of intangible assets.
24 Sep 2019
How Royalty Income Is Taxed In Malta
When a company in Malta derives royalty income from qualifying IP rights, any income stemming from those rights is exempt from corporate tax in Malta.
20 Sep 2019
Re-filing Trademarks: A Case Of Déjà Vu?
Trade marks give a face to a product which enable us identify a brand. As consumers, we take them for granted even though they punctuate memories of our daily lives.
18 Sep 2019
Pharma No Longer Under The Competition Radar
The use of competition law to regulate the pharmaceutical industry is beginning to see a new impetus.
10 Jul 2019
Malta's Anti-Counterfeit Procedures Continue To Show Good Results
Being an important port in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta's efforts are key to the battle against counterfeit goods.
5 Jun 2019
The EU Copyright Directive Approved: What About Article 13?
The EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (the "Copyright Directive") reached an important milestone on the 26th of March 2019.
European Union
11 Apr 2019
European Parliament Gives Final Approval To The Copyright Directive
The European Parliament has ended a two-year legislative process by adopting the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.
9 Apr 2019
Maltese Funds As Family Office Structures
The Maltese regulatory framework provides a number of different fund structures starting from the Ucits fund, typically used for retail investors, the notified alternative investment fund (Naif) ...
European Union
25 Jan 2019
Restraint Of Trade Clauses In Employment Contracts
Historically, the general rule adopted was that all clauses in restraint of trade were considered invalid.
18 Jan 2019
Ctrl +C, Ctrl +V Can Spell Trouble
Forget generation gap issues in our ‘Copy & Paste' habits. Unless you don't use a computer, copying and pasting is part of our keyboarding lives – especially when it comes to downloading images/video clips ...
9 Jan 2019
Fiasco In A Flash
You're finishing off an important presentation or working on a school project – how many times have you Googled tirelessly and found the perfect image or photograph to bring your creation to life?
27 Dec 2018
Protecting Business Interests Following Termination Of Employees
In today's world, one of a businesses' most valuable asset would be its know-how, client base and trade secrets, all of which are becoming increasingly more difficult to protect with the rate of employment turnover of 2018.
10 Dec 2018
Out With The Old And In With The New: Parliament Tables Bill For New Trademarks Act
The second major substantive change is the extension of the functionality exclusion under A. 4(2) of the current Trademarks Act.
16 Nov 2018
Copyright And Freely Accessible Photos: The Implications For Website Operators And Social Media Users
By his second claim Mr Renckhoff demanded damages of EUR 400 from the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.
European Union
10 Sep 2018
Unconventional Trademarks Post-KitKat: The CJEU's Standard Of Proof For Acquired Distinctiveness Explained
Many people will by now have heard of Nestle's loss at the EU's highest court, marking the end of a long and arduous battle to secure EU-wide trademark protection over the four-trapezoidal-fingered shape of their famous KitKat bar.
European Union
2 Sep 2018
Trademarking Shape-Colour Combinations: The CJEU Pronounces Itself On Christian Louboutin's Famous Red Sole Shoe
Some readers may be familiar with the 2011 case filed by Mr. Louboutin against fashion giants Yves Saint Laurent over the former's US trademark registration for his famous red sole.
European Union
19 Jun 2018
Brexit's Impact On Pharma
If there is one certainty about Brexit, it's the uncertainty that it has ushered in across almost all industries in the UK.
23 May 2018
Funny Business – Intellectual Property Law Through the Prism Of Comedy
Anybody with an acute sense of justice knows what intellectual property is, yet I daresay many IP lawyers can probably relate to the unique sense of embarrassment which typically follows that all too familiar question.
14 May 2018
Messi Wins: EU Court Rules No Potential Conflict Between "MESSI" And "MASSI" Trademarks
In a decision issued yesterday morning, the General Court of the CJEU (EGC) approved the registration of a logo consisting of a shield motif with the letter "M" blazoned across the front...
European Union
27 Apr 2018
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