Trademark management Markit Business Solutions provide management of intellectual property including EU trademarks registration, patents and design.
A brand is an important asset that deserve to be protect and we offers advice and assistance in this regard. Services Include:
Trademark Registration (EU Level);
The advantages of a Trademark registration For an Intellectual Property owner having business interests in Europe, a Trademark registration is a cost-effective way to obtain protection. A Trademark registration at a European level provides protection covering all the countries within the European Union.
There are considerable economic advantages to registering a Trademark at a European level such as lower registration and renewal costs, and lower costs for trade mark administration. One trade mark registration covers the territory of 27 European Member States. A Trademark registered at a European level has a validity period of 10 years from the date of filing the application and shall be renewable for a further 10 years.
Patent Registration in Malta If you own an invention, you can prevent others who can copy it by registering a patent that gives you the ownership rights.
Your patent will allow you to take legal action and seek damages against those who may infringe your rights. The European guidelines in the Patents Act. regulates this property area under which falls the following futures:
An invention patentable if it is new, inventive step and is industrially applicable.
The following is a list of non patentable invention:
Discoveries, scientific theories and mathematical methods;
Schemes, rules and methods for performing mental acts, playing games or doing business and programs for computers;
Presentation of information;
An invention, the exploitation of which would be contrary to public order or morality.
The term of a patent shall be 20 years from the date of filing of the application and the maintenance of a patent is subject to a maintenance fee.
Registration of a European Patent Advantages of Registering a Patent at a European level A cost-effective and time-saving way to obtain sound protection in a range of European countries;
Every European patent undergoes a substantive examination and can be obtained for countries which otherwise operate only a registration system.
Registering a Design It is important that you register your design reinforcing your legal shield. Considerate as a business asset this can be sold, transferred or licenced.
What is a Design? In many new products as principle of their appearance. Kindly note that unregistered design are still eligible for copyright protection.
Benefits of Registering a Design A design can be registered if it is new and has its own character. Practically, registration can be rejected if:
an identical design is found to be registered prior then your application;
the design is purely functional; or
the design does not respect the public policy or the principles of morality.
Registered Design at a European level A registration of design at a European level covers all the European countries, and therefore provide the following benefits: