Priority for Brand Protection – SME Fund to offer reimbursements

In today’s digital age an entity’s intellectual property (IP) is of significant value, which ought to be adequately protected. The registration of EU and national trade marks, domains, patents and / or designs offers safeguards against free-riding and copying by third parties, which in turn brings about dilution of the brand or design and unfair advantage to competitors.

The European Commission, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the Maltese Commerce Department have issued a scheme to encourage the registration of trade marks, designs and patents by offering partial refunds on fees. In order to learn more about this scheme or to discuss an adequate IP protection strategy, feel free to reach out to us by email on