Funny Business – Intellectual Property Law Through the Prism of Comedy

Funny Business – Intellectual Property Law Through the Prism of Comedy
Anybody with an acute sense of justice knows what intellectual property is, yet I daresay many IP lawyers can probably relate to the unique sense of embarrassment which typically follows that all too familiar question:"So … what do you do for a living?"Now, you know what comes next for Mr. IP Attorney - the strained beginnings of a response, the awkward backtrack and pause as he tries to squeeze out some brief, accurate yet comprehensible answer to the common follow-up question:"What is Intellectual property?"The problem is of course aggravated by the fact that th...
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Mamo TCV Confirmed as One of Malta’s Leading Law Firms in the Legal 500 2018 Edition.

Mamo TCV Confirmed as One of Malta’s Leading Law Firms in the Legal 500 2018 Edition.
The prestigious Legal 500 directory published its rankings on 12th April, 2018 and once again recognized Mamo TCV Advocates as one of the leading law firms in Malta. Apart from the top tier ranking for the firm in practically all its areas of practice, five of our partners were recognized as "Leading Lawyers" and another 9 partners and associates were singled out for their work. Prof. Andrew Muscat, who heads the firm's corporate and banking and finance teams, was also inducted in the Legal 500's Hall of Fame.This is how the Legal 500 described our work and expert...
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Messi Wins: EU Court Rules No Potential Conflict Between “MESSI” and “MASSI” Trademarks

Messi Wins: EU Court Rules No Potential Conflict Between “MESSI” and “MASSI” Trademarks
In a decision issued yesterday morning, the General Court of the CJEU (EGC) approved the registration of a logo consisting of a shield motif with the letter "M" blazoned across the front, sitting on top of the letters "M-E-S-S-I".The application for the logo was filed by one Lionel Andrés Messi in August 2011. Messi's trademark was shortly thereafter opposed by Mr. Jaime Masferrer Coma, the previous owner of the trademark "MASSI" (the mark has since been assigned to the company J.M.-E.V. E HIJOS, S.R.L.). For six and a half years Mr. Messi had been engaged in a le...
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Media and Defamation Act set to repeal Press Act

Media and Defamation Act set to repeal Press Act
The Media and Defamation Act, Act no. XI of 2018, (hereinafter referred to as the 'amending Act') was passed by the House of Representatives on the 17th of April 2018 and assented to by the President of Malta on the 24th of April 2018. The only thing that remains for the provisions of the amending Act to become enforceable is publication and indication of the enforcement date in the Government Gazette. The amending Act, having the main purpose of repealing the Press Act (Chapter 248 of the Laws of Malta), creates important legal changes while also leaving a limite...
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Maltese Government Presents DLT and Cryptocurrency Bills to Parliament for Approval

Maltese Government Presents DLT and Cryptocurrency Bills to Parliament for Approval
The much awaited Bills which will implement a legal framework for Distributed Ledger Technology ("DLT") and cryptocurrencies, as anticipated by the Consultation Document on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology and Virtual Currencies have been approved by Cabinet and have been presented to Parliament for their first reading.The three Bills which have been presented to Parliament on Tuesday 24th March are the following:​Malta Digital Innovation Authority Bill: The Bill establishes the Malta Digital Innovation Authority ("the Authority") and will focus on intern...
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