Registering a trademark is one of the most important ways for a business to protect its intellectual property. However, it is very common for small to medium sized businesses to completely ignore this procedure. Many see this as unnecessary whilst others simply believe it is too burdensome!
At IGA, we firmly believe that registering a trademark is a must, since if not managed correctly, it has the potential to be costly, time consuming, and at times can also result in a substantial damage to the business. Protecting your brand, in whichever way possible both at a local and also European level is a critical business planning step, and we have the right expertise to assist you with this.
IGA are experienced in all matters relating to Malta trademark registration, European trademark registration, and International trademark registration; striving to provide high quality advice, tailormade to the business needs.
With the assistance of IGA, obtaining trademark rights in the European Community through the European Union trademark (EUTM) registration can be a simple, straightforward, and inexpensive exercise. A single application can be filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO), allowing your business to obtain trademark protection in all 27 EU member states, without the need to apply individually in every single state. Registration is confirmed by the issuance of the trademark registration certificate.
The trademark owner will have exclusive rights to use the trademark, sell or license it, whilst at the same time preventing others from using the same brand, logo or name.
The National registration is the process to apply to the national patent offices of the countries where trademark protection is required on National level.
European Union trademark registration is valid in all 28 EU countries and may be obtained by filing a single application to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
International registration system allows a trademark owner to obtain protection in any of the countries that have joined the Madrid Protocol by filing a single application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).