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One of the most valuable assets for entrepreneurs in particular is Intellectual Property (IP Law), which is an area of business law which allows entrepreneurs to create and discover without constant fear that their initiative could be threatened

IP Law

Malta is considered to be one of the most attractive jurisdictions for entrepreneurs who wish to safeguard their intellectual property rights.  Apart from becoming  a leading firm for ICT and financial services, Malta also provides a holistic framework for IP Law. This is due to the importance IP Law plays in modern businesses which makes its protection essential for any business. 

Malta’s primary IP Law falls under the:

After Malta’s accession in the EU, a number of amendments had to be carried out in order to bring Maltese IP law in line with its European equivalent. Revisions were made to the Maltese Copyright Act in 2002 which brought Malta in line with EU IP Law.  Malta also joined the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the Patent Corporation Treaty in 2007, as well as the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty in 2009, adopting their corresponding regulation.

As a Malta IP Law firm, we cater for the whole spectrum of laws that falls under IP Law. Chetcuti Cauchi offers a wide range of services, both for individuals and for entities who are seeking to protect their trademarks, ideas, inventive works and designs from potential threats. The protection of IP is continuously required throughout the lifetime of the creative property. Thus, our services are designed to provide continuous assistance throughout the duration of the client’s project or business.

Chetcuti Cauchi’s services in IP Law include;

  • Initial and on-going advisory and provision of general guidance on how clients are to secure adequate and effective protection for their intellectual property and to safeguard their interests in the best manner possible
  • Registration of Malta trademarks, Malta patents and Malta designs
  • Registration of trademarks and trademark searches within the EU
  • Trademark, design and patent searches
  • Negotiating and drafting of confidentiality, non- disclosure, development, distribution, technology transfer, licensing and joint venture agreements for domestic and foreign entities.
  • Trademark watch for brand owners
  • Trademark licensing consultations
  • Protecting business, trade and brand reputation
  • Protection of domain names
  • Advising on copyright protection and formalisation thereof
  • Preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in all technologies
  • Dispute resolution through planning, mediation, negotiation, out of court settlements, trademark and domain name dispute resolutions and counterfeit good seizures

Led by Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, who is also a founding partner of Chetcuti Cauchi, our IP lawyers seek to apply a pragmatic business approach to our clients’ IP needs which guarantees a fruitful result.  Proof of this is the title Chetcuti Cauchi obtained from Legal 500, confirming us a Top Tier Intellectual Property Law Firm.

IP Law Cyprus 

We seek to apply a pragmatic business approach to each client’s intellectual property matters and obtain results consistent with the client’s business needs. Our firm’s services in this field include the registration of trademarks, patents and designs within the jurisdiction of Cyprus; protection of trademarks within the EU; trademark, design and patent searches in local databases and registers; negotiating and drafting of confidentiality, development, distribution, technology transfer, licensing and joint venture agreements for domestic and foreign entities; advising on copyright protection as well as preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in all technologies.


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