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CSB Group’s setup is geared to handle all areas of intellectual property, be it trademarks, patents and designs or copyright; locally, European-Union wide and internationally.

Intellectual Property Services

In an increasing fast paced world, intellectual property is an important asset to hold and thus it is important to make careful considerations to have such asset protected. We are engaged by our clients at all levels to assist with providing them suitable solutions in the protection of their intellectual property assets.

CSB Group’s setup is geared to handle all areas of intellectual property, be it trademarks, patents and designs or copyright; locally, European-Union wide and internationally.

Trademarks

Trademark protection and registration in Malta is mainly regulated by the Trademarks Act, Chapter 597 of the Laws of Malta. In February 2021, legal notice 50 of 2021 – entitled the Trademark Rules, 2021, was published with the aim of working in parallel with the Trademarks Act in terms of implementation. The Act and the Rules also make provision in relation to European Union trademark registrations and International trademark registrations.

CSB Group assists clients with searches, applications, and registrations of trademarks within the Intellectual Property Office of Malta, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). We also assist with any opposition proceedings that clients may face or otherwise any withdrawals, restrictions, transfers, amendments, or alterations that proprietors may wish to make to their trademark registrations. Should proprietors wish to subject a trademark to a right in rem or have a trademark levied in execution, we may assist and guide them with respect to the said process from start to finish.

Trademark registrations are valid for a period of ten (10) years, following which a renewal application would need to be filed. In this respect, CSB Group also assists clients with any renewal applications that may need to be filed.

Patents and Designs

Inventions which are deemed new, involving an inventive step and being susceptible of industrial applications may be patentable. The registration of Patents and Designs in Malta is mainly regulated by the Patents and Designs Act, Chapter 417 of the Laws of Malta, and the Patent Regulations (Subsidiary legislation 417.01).

CSB Group assists clients with patent registrations, validations, and renewals. We may also assist clients with any searches that may be required through the European Patent Office and in the register of patents in Malta.

Copyright

The regulation of copyright is made through the Copyright Act, Chapter 415 of the Laws of Malta which is aimed at providing for protection to exclusive rights owned by individuals or companies in respect of creative and original work. The following are works that may be eligible for copyright: artistic works, audio-visual works, databases, literary works, and musical works. Copyright protection does not cover ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts.

CSB Group’s service offering includes assistance and advice on copyright protection, infringement proceedings, and assistance with the drafting of agreements for the purposes of transferring or assigning any copyright or neighbouring right as is permitted at law.

Need our assistance with intellectual property services?

In addition to the above-mentioned service offerings, we also advise clients with respect to the negotiation and drafting of confidentiality, development, distribution, technology transfer, licensing, and joint venture agreements for both domestic and foreign entities.

Our team offers advice and protection of clients’ vital assets in Malta, Europe and internationally. For further information and to speak to our legal professionals, contact us on [email protected]

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Donna Bugelli

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Rachel Genovese

Assistant Manager – Business & Regulated Industries

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CSB Group’s setup is geared to handle all areas of intellectual property, be it trademarks, patents and designs or copyright; locally, European-Union wide and internationally.

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