A trademark is more than just a name. In fact, it can be a sign or logo, colour, shape or combination of these used to distinguish a specific business, goods or services of someone. The importance of registering a trademark is that this truly creates your own brand identity which instantly becomes your very own and by time it becomes part of your identity for the business or service it represents.

To apply for a trademark to be registered in Malta, one must fill the appropriate application detailing the goods or services the trademark will represent. Other documents are needed to be submitted, together with a fee that covers the filing. Once the full process is done and it is successful, the registered trademark becomes your personal property and can be renewed, if desired. It’s important to note that there are various trademarks available such as a Malta trademark or a European Union trademark.

Apart from trademarks, one can also apply for Malta patents or European patents. The local law defines a product that is patentable as a new invention involving an inventive procedure.

As with any legal process, it’s always worth getting professional advice, as there are experts who do these things on a daily basis. If you are looking to trademark your logo and business, contact us here at Fairwinds Management, and one of our legal advisors will be able to assist you with a quote and process. Email Ms Charlene Sciberras on csciberras@fairwindsmanagement.net