With an ever growing industry and technological developments throughout the last century, the fundamental notion of property has done away with its sole corporeal roots and has also branched to include and recognise the creations and inventions of the mind as tantamount to physical property. Therefore, intellectual property (IP) protection is fundamental in safeguarding and/or granting intellectual property rights (IPRs) to the creator and/or owner and thus making it possible to protect different aspects of businesses, spanning from the protection of brands, trade names and designs, to inventions. 

IP may be divided into two categories: the first consists of ‘industrial property’ which includes patents, trademarks, trade secrets, geographical indications and industrial designs. The second consists of ‘copyright’ which covers a broad spectrum ranging from artistic works; such as paintings and sculptures and literary works; including novels and works of poetry, as well as music and architectural designs amongst others.

Dingli & Dingli Law Firm is well equipped and specialised in this area of law to offer efficient and swift services ranging from general advice on all aspects of IP law from a Maltese, EU and international perspective. Our office regularly assists clients with trademark registrations, renewals, and conversions, both locally in Malta and in the UK; provides advice on copyright matters; and assists with patent renewals with the Maltese Industrial Property and Registrations Directorate (IPRD). 

Finally, our office is a liaison with IP Offices worldwide and also provides client legal representation in cases of IP conflicts, infringements and oppositions.