Trademarks: Malta

General Information

International Agreements : EU Member - Paris Convention

Classification : International Classification (Nice); Single-Class filing

What is Registrable : According to Maltese law (based on EU law)
What is Not Registrable : According to Maltese law (based on EU law)

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes
Publication : Yes - following registration
Opposition : No 
Time Frame for Registration : 6 months

Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years - from effective date of registration 
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months following which is a restoration/late renewal 
period of 6 months (subject to approval of Comptroller of Industrial Property).

Use Requirement for filing : No

Cancellation : Yes - called revocation or invalidation, according to circumstances

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No, but preferably
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No, but preferably
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney NOT needed - Simple instructions are enough.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney NOT needed - Simple instructions are enough.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney NOT needed - Simple instructions are enough.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney NOT needed - Simple instructions are enough.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney NOT needed - Simple instructions are enough.

 

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