What is the Public’s Perception of Piracy and Counterfeiting in Europe?

What is the Public’s Perception of Piracy and Counterfeiting in Europe?
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) * has carried out a survey to gauge the perceptions and various sentiments held by EU citizens towards intellectual property rights, which encompass various aspects such as trademarks, designs, patents, copyright and the registration and protection of such.** The survey collected the views of over 26,500 people aged 15 and over across all 28 EU Member States, including Malta. THE EUIPO had also conducted a similar survey in 2013, the results of which have been complemented by this more recent survey. Com...
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Limiting the applicability of post-termination restraints on employees in Malta

Limiting the applicability of post-termination restraints on employees in Malta
The First Hall of the Civil Court delivered a judgment on the topic of post-termination of employment restrictive clauses, in the names of Cutrico Services Ltd vs Josef Penza (23rd February 2017). This judgment highlights the importance of careful drafting of employment contracts, in particular as regards restraints on the employees, since these can easily be considered as being against competition. The defendants's employment contract had contained a restrictive clause which provided that he was not, for his own account or for that of any other person, firm or co...
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Mamo TCV Advocates assist with the first transformation of a SICAV to an incorporated cell under a RICC in Malta

Mamo TCV Advocates assist with the first transformation of a SICAV to an incorporated cell under a RICC in Malta
Mamo TCV Advocates recently assisted clients with the first transformation in Malta of an Investment Company with Variable Share Capital ("SICAV") to an incorporated cell ("IC") under a Recognised Incorporated Cell Company ("RICC"). This transformation was effected using the provisions of the Companies Act (Recognised Incorporated Cell Companies) Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 386.15 of the Laws of Malta). The SICAV IC is also licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") as an alternative investment fund ("AIF") under the Alternative Investment...
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Mamo TCV Advocates Wins Mondaq Award – March 2017

Mamo TCV Advocates Wins Mondaq Award – March 2017

Mamo TCV has again won the Top Communicator Award from Mondaq for the Most Popular Article in Malta for March 2017. The article that clinched the award, Malta: Patent Law – An Update On Manufacturing / Research Opportunities In Malta For The International Generics Drugs Industry, was written by Dr. Antoine Camilleri .

To read more about the award, please visit Mondaq's website. (Contributor With Most Popular Article In Malta).

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“Who Owns my Wedding Photos?”

“Who Owns my Wedding Photos?”
Picture this. You and your betrothed spend several months micro-managing every aspect of your impending wedding. You will probably agonise over your choice of venue, ceremonial garbs, wedding cake, guests, wedding invitations, souvenirs, band (or DJ if you are so inclined), flower arrangements, caterers and several other issues. It is likely that at some point you will also seek to engage someone to be your official photographer. With so much on your mind, the last thing you will probably think about is what legal rights are attributed to the wedding photos. You p...
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