For each category of trade and for each country within the European Union, it is necessary to search published records for prior commercial use of each trademark or service mark so as to avoid possible trademark infringement.
Geissler & Associates offers legal research in English-language publications and public records for possible prior trademark infringement in each jurisdiction where trademark registration is sought.
Geissler & Associates offers legal services in relation to the registration of trademarks in Malta.
The Maltese trademark system is based on TRADEMARKS ACT (CHAPTER 416) [It is the ACT XVI of 2000, as amended by Act IX of 2003; and Legal Notices 181 and 186 of 2006, and 426 of 2007] and Trademarks Rules 2000.
Maltese trademark applications are submitted to:
The National IP Office of Malta
Ministry for Fair Competition, Small Business and Consumers
Lascaris Bastions Newport
Valletta VLT 2000
Separate fees are levied for each trade category and for each jurisdiction where registration is sought. Typically, however, the costs per trademark or service mark inclusive of legal research, filing fees and professional fees, are as follows.
[NOTE: this represents $2,500 in professional fees plus $1,000 in statutory governmental filing fees and estimated costs.]
Slightly higher fees are charged for International Trademark Registration pursuant to the Madrid Agreement and Protocol.
Geissler & Associates charges $240 per hour for all legal services.
Geissler & Associates adheres to strict confidentiality for all client communications and trademark-related matters.
Dr. Peter Scott Geissler, M.D., Ph.D., Esq.
European Intellectual Property Attorney
Geissler & Associates
Patents and Trademarks Registry
The Duke, Office 1
Victoria, VCT 1017 (Gozo)
TEL +356 27781074