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Intellectual property in Malta

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is a strong choice for handling the gamut of IP and TMT transactional matters and contentious work. The team's workload includes data protection issues, outsourcing agreements, and remote gaming matters, to name a few key areas of instruction. Practice head Antonio Ghiohas the credibility and deep-rooted understanding of the law that sets him leagues apart from competitors’. Associate Deo Falzon handles a broad range of contentious work, including multijurisdictional cases involving copyright licenses and agreements.

Responsables de la pratique:

Antonio Ghio

Autres avocats clés:

Deo Falzon

Les références

‘The uniqueness of Fenech & Fenech Advocates lies in its seamless integration of traditional legal expertise with cutting-edge technology, creating an ecosystem of legal service delivery that is both efficient and effective. This is a firm that understands the evolving landscape of legal challenges, and continually adapts to stay ahead of the curve.’

‘Their multi-disciplinary approach allows them to view issues from a comprehensive perspective, offering solutions that are holistic rather than piecemeal. Firm has a global reach but maintains a granular understanding of local laws and regulations.’

‘Dr. Antonio Ghio is a unique blend of academic rigor and practical experience, which is an extremely rare find in the legal industry. His contributions to the firm go beyond mere legal expertise; he brings an analytical mindset shaped by years of academic and field research. Dr. Ghio has the credibility and deep-rooted understanding of the law that sets him leagues apart from competitors.’

Principaux clients

Dassault Systemes


The Performing Right Society Limited

Binderr Limited

KPMG Crimsonwing

KRKA d.d.

Nomad Jewels Ltd

AX Group

Mediarex Enterprises Limited (

E.J. Busuttil

Chapter 4 dba. Supreme

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for Dassault Systèmes in litigation concerning the enforcement of software intellectual property rights.
  • Advising the Performing Right Society Limited on multiple matters regarding music rights and royalties.
  • Acting as counsel to Mediarex Enterprises on trade mark matters.

Ganado Advocates

Ganado Advocates‘ team has an excellent track record in handling the full spectrum of IP work, ranging from contractual matters and licensing agreements to trade mark, patent and copyright disputes. The group is highly recommended for advising on pan-European registration of trade marks and patents, and is equally strong in assisting with anti-counterfeiting actions. Practice head Paul Micallef Grimaud regularly advises on the registration and enforcement of IP rights, IP infringement cases, anti-counterfeit measures, and trade mark and design oppositions. Senior associate Philip Formosa brings expertise in assisting with agreements involving the exploitation of IP rights, and data protection and compliance matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Micallef Grimaud

Autres avocats clés:

Philip Formosa

Les références

‘The legal team at Ganado Advocates has a professional outreach, is highly experienced and dedicated in the area of law on which legal advice or opinions are sought. ’

‘The individuals with whom we have engaged place a lot of emphasis on establishing a personalised relationship which leads to the better understanding of the client’s issues and therefore delivers the best result in terms of legal advice and support. ’

‘I have been working with Dr Philip Formosa for the past few years, and I can honestly say that I value his work ethic, availability, honesty, and knowledge in his field. ’

Mamo TCV Advocates

Mamo TCV Advocates has seen an uptick in instructions relating to patent prosecution cases and Maltese and EU trade mark filings. Antoine Camilleri has expertise in advising on IP prosecution work, software and hardware contract agreements, licensing issues and data protection matters. Claude Micallef Grimaud acts for leading retail companies and brand owners in trade mark and copyright infringement cases, as well as anti-counterfeiting actions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Antoine Camilleri; Claude Micallef Grimaud

Les références

‘Small but strong team. Very much on top of cases. Good communication.’

‘The team is excellent. The service provided is highly qualified and managed to deliver very satisfactory work results even in the case of low budget constraints.Uncomplicated and more goal-oriented work than others. The billing team is very organized. ’

‘Claude Grimaud is a very pleasant contact who, in addition to his legal knowledge, also keeps an eye on the business challenges of his clients. He is extremely well connected throughout the region.’

Principaux clients

GO plc

Liquigas Malta Limited

BNF Bank (Malta) plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Defending a leading software company in a copyright infringement claim.
  • Assisting an Asian chocolate and confectionery manufacturer with ongoing trade mark matters.
  • Assisting a film and media production company with contract negotiations, location permits, and negotiating with distributors, concerning locations for filming in Malta.

Camilleri Preziosi

Steve Decesare leads the 'very talented' team at Camilleri Preziosi. The IP practice has a solid track record in handling registration, enforcement and regulatory IP matters in Malta. Senior associate Sharon Xuereb garners praise for her 'impressive depth of legal knowledge', and is well versed in handling transactional IP mandates for clients in the telecoms, food and beverage, aviation, financial services and gaming sectors. Associate Alexia Valenzia is 'a skilled professional with a wealth of positive attributes'.

Responsables de la pratique:

Steve Decesare

Autres avocats clés:

Sharon Xuereb; Alexia Valenzia

Les références

‘The team is very talented. They are very efficient yet diligent and within a short time-span they could find a solution to our IP dispute.’

‘Sharon Xuereb is particularly talented and professional. She is very thoughtful and also a good listener who delivered on time and on budget.’

‘Top-tier commercial law firm in Malta. Definitely recommended.’

GTG Advocates

GTG Advocates‘ IP practice is well versed in advising on technology, online gaming and betting matters, and often acts for Maltese public authorities, agencies, and public bodies in mandates. Ian Gauci is very experienced in handling data protection, e-commerce and fintech matters, and co-leads the team with Terence Cassar, a key contact for IP protection and registration issues. Cassar is also well known for assisting with contentious and non-contentious copyright, trade mark, patent, trade secrets and franchising matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Terence Cassar; Ian Gauci

Les références

‘GTG are always readily available at short notice, and are able to align the legal requirements of the company with the commercial interests of the company. They are very pleasant people to work with, and continue to provide support services for any matter that may arise, as minor or major as the case may be.’

‘GTG are extremely knowledgeable in the applicable legal fields, and maintain strong relationships with third-parties, in multiple jurisdictions. They readily make any introductions as may be required where the matter at hand is cross-border in nature. Terence Cassar provided an excellent, well tailored, service to the needs of the company.’

Principaux clients

Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA)


Golden Race Group

Hacksaw Gaming Group

Double Down


Government of Malta

ComeOn! Gaming Group

Hero Gaming

Apollo Games Group

Quinel Ltd

Spinmatic Entertainment


Ethernity Cloud Ltd


Gain Changer

RS2 Plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Hacksaw Gaming in a trade mark opposition case.
  • Advised Apollo Games on a major games distribution licensing deal.

GVZH Advocates

GVZH Advocates handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP issues. The practice has established expertise in handling trade mark filings, patent applications, infringement issues, and technology and software work. Michael Grech is ‘very knowledgeable in his field', and counts copyright, software, trade mark and trade secret matters as key areas of instruction.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Grech

Les références

‘The team is highly skilled and extremely approachable. ’

‘Michael Grech is very knowledgeable in his field and able to provide reasoned explanations along with his recommendations and advice. Work that involves foreign counsel is also handled in a seamless manner.’

‘Outstanding diligence in representing the interest of our company with our IP registrations.’

Principaux clients

Entain/Cashcade Limited



Corinthia Hotels International

Malta Gaming Authority

Heritage Malta

Malta Government Investments



Unilever plc/ Unilever NV



General Motors

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Entain/Cashcade Limited in an infringement case.
  • Acting as counsel to Netflix on an infringement matter in Malta, concerning trade mark and copyright issues pertaining to the ‘Money Heist’ series.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is 'very knowledgeable' on a broad range of IP matters. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi and associate Susanna Grech Deguara are well known for handling franchising and licensing agreements, as well as brands, patents and trade mark work. Corporate expert Charlene Mifsud is a name to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Maria Chetcuti Cauchi; Charlene Mifsud

Autres avocats clés:

Susanna Grech Deguara

Les références

‘It was very important for us to have an experienced team by our side. They have helped us very much and have always delivered.’

‘Susanna Grech Deguara has led the project and has helped us invaluably. She knows the industry and the law well and has always guided us well. ’

‘Very knowledgeable team, able to assist and coordinate several jurisdictions.’

Principaux clients

General Gas Ltd

University of Malta

Ing. Sean Agius

Betting Games Network Ltd.

Azure Holding Limited

Aqua Group Ltd

Camel Brand Co Ltd

Cabinet Chaillot

Polinno Group

Altern Limited

General Supreme Ltd

Arcus Management Ltd

Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (S.O.S.J.)

KováriPatent and Trademark Attorneys’ LLC

Actio IP

D Young & Co LLP- U.K.

Cooley (UK) LLP

Beyond Attorneys at

Epic 88 Ltd.

Cutajar Lighting Ltd.

Bird & Bird

Daa Daa Daa Holding Ltd. (Iniala)

Form Matters


Calleja Ltd

Croce Bonaci Caterers

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Principaux dossiers

  • Advised General Gas Ltd on a rebranding process.
  • Assisting University of Malta with obtaining an international patent.
  • Assisting Croce Bonaci Caterers with trade mark protection matters.