Gaming, IP & ICT Law

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Our scope is assisting start-ups & branches of gaming operators set up in Malta, with the most appropriate licence, the most advantageous, tax-optimised corporate structure and offer on-going compliance support. As well as registering, protecting and renewing trademarks, patents, designs and other intellectual property whilst offering sustainable, tax-efficient structures for intellectual property ownership and commercialisation.

Gaming, IP & ICT law

Chetcuti Cauchi’ Gaming, IP & ICT Law practice assumes a comprehensive approach to the legal needs of our clients. By tapping into our extensive and fully integrated firm-wide services, as well as heading the advice of our corporate and tax teams, the firm offers an all-inclusive and holistic service – one which is in line with the client’s intricate personal and business legal requirements. 

Our practices are renowned for their systematic procedures. Our prerogative is to tackle issues through a pragmatic and organized approach, to ensure the success of the end game. 


In many parts of the world, ICT law is referred to as information technology law or IT law. No single body of law can merely be referred to as ICT law, as it is a distinct field of law which comprises elements of various other branches of laws, such as contract law, consumer protection law, patent law, criminal law and the likes. 

The empowerment technology prompts, goes on to necessitate sustainable legal frameworks which can quickly react to innovation and the knowledge economy. The advancements, as well as constant developments of information and communications technology, and their adoption have been a major driver for economic growth in Malta. 

The dynamic world of technology and media communication begs for recognition. Businesses, whether big or small, must be aware of the essentiality of relying on trustworthy and knowledgeable advisors to be able to provide their clients with up-to-date, productive and well-informed information. 

It is for this reason that Chetcuti Cauchi provides its clients with a range of fully-fledged legal services relating to ICT. Our firm is eager to assist clients by providing tailored solutions to clients who desire a beneficial way of dealing with an array of fiscal and, financial, advantages to be developed in accordance to their business needs and goals. 

Intellectual Property (IP)

Intellectual property stimulates entrepreneurs to develop and establish their work or business, with no fear for their initiative to be threatened. The true essence of IP refers to creations of the mind, pertaining to inventions, literary and artistic works, design, symbols, as well as names and symbols used in commerce. 

In turn, IP is legally protected through patents, copyright and trademarks. Such instruments enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. The IP system, therefore, aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish. 

Chetcuti Cauchi is an IP firm of choice. We can provide a broad array of different services to entities and individuals who wish to protect their intellectual property.  Our IP team, led by Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, a founding partner of Chetcuti Cauchi, has a wealth of experience in assisting clients in all matters concerned with the patenting as well as protection of their copyright or trademark in order to ensure the safety of our client’s intellectual property. Our IP team aims to deal with intellectual property matters through a pragmatic business approach which allows for optimal results in accordance to the client’s business demands. Once again, according to Legal 500, Chetcuti Cauchi is recognised as a Top Tier IP Law firm. 


Our multi-faceted practices put us in a position to offer our clients a vast array of services to Malta gaming start-ups or already established operators seeking fully-fledged setup or backup operations within an EU member state. In addition, we offer in-depth expertise in all gaming aspects, including digital gaming, mobile gaming, online gaming and social gaming. 

Our lawyers are passionate about this modern and dynamic sector and thus, ground their advice in a deep understanding of the industry. Moreover, they also strive to familiarise themselves with our clients’ business to provide tailored counsel that suits their needs. Our gaming team is aware of the crucial necessity for broad, yet reliable and excellent services, for gaming operators who do not require a licence but are still involved in the gaming industry and provide gaming services. These include digital gaming providers, marketing companies, skin setups and affiliate companies as well as other non-regulated gaming providers in general.

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