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Antoine Camilleri

Antoine Camilleri

Antoine Camilleri is the lead partner in the intellectual property practice group of the firm. His experience includes taking care of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law issues for the clients of the firm. Antoine has experience in trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios. He represents multinational companies to individual inventors in a wide variety of industries including information technology, alternative energy, consumer products, financial services, sports and fashion goods, pharmaceutical products (including generics), medical devices, electrical equipment, food and beverage, and tobacco products.

Antoine has represented a substantial number of multinational companies in anti-counterfeiting matters in collaboration with the Maltese Customs authorities, in particular in Customs cross-border measures and related Court litigation.

Antoine was called to the Bar in 2002. He is also one of the lead persons within the firm in matters dealing with information technology law.

Antoine has acted as (part-time) lecturer at the University of Malta in the Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law course (2003 to 2021) and in the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) course (since 2010), in both cases lecturing on intellectual property law. Antoine is also an examiner and supervisor of Doctor of Laws theses and Research Projects at the University of Malta.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Legal and Humanistic Studies (1998, University of Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) (2001, University of Malta)
  • Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law (2002, University of Malta)

Representative Experience

  • Acted as lead counsel on behalf of a multinational in trademark infringement proceedings based on the doctrine of exhaustion, leading a Maltese Civil Court to deliver a landmark judgment awarding moral damages in the field of intellectual property in favour of the client.
  •  Responsible for co-ordinating the anti-piracy campaign in Malta of one of the world’s largest software companies, including advising the same company on various areas of the law, in particular in the field of information technology law.
  • Defended an entrepreneur against one of the world’s largest cigar manufacturers in trademark infringement proceedings, leading to a favourable judgment involving well-known trademarks
  • Represents a number of multinational clients of the firm, from various industry sectors, in anti-counterfeiting proceedings with Malta Customs and in the Maltese Courts, leading to the eventual destruction of millions of infringing goods
  • Represents various Maltese and international based companies in the prosecution of large trademark portfolios, on a world-wide basis
  • Represented various companies and Governmental authorities on complex software and information technology agreements
  • Represents one of Malta’s leading supermarkets on general commercial and civil law matters

Memberships

  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2002)
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)

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Address

MAMO TCV Advocates
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street
Valletta, VLT 1436
Malta

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Awards & recognitions

Mamo TCV Advocates continues to be widely recognised for its ‘first class‘ contentious anti-counterfeiting work, in which it regularly represents leading global brands from a range of sectors. On the advisory side, the firm assists with a vast number of trade mark and patent registrations; in recent times, these have increasingly included EU as well as domestic filings. Antoine Camilleri and Claude Micallef Grimaud are the key names to note.

The Legal 100 - Intellectual Property (Tier 1)2022

Mamo TCV Advocates' advice spans all aspects of intellectual property law, but it is particularly notable for IP prosecutions. The team 'knows the counterfeit business in Malta' and has worked on numerous anti-counterfeiting cases for world leading brands in the sportswear, tobacco, fashion and electronics industry. Practice head, Antoine Camilleri is an expert in IP litigation, and an active member of several intellectual property associations. Claude Micallef Grimaud joined the partnership this year.

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Antoine Camilleri is very client oriented.

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