Malta Designs (Industrial Designs) / Search

Design Search in Malta

Before applying for a design (Industrial Design) it is advisable to carry out a search to determine if the design is new compared to the prior art and if it is considered to have an individual character.
After the registration design searches conducted at regular intervals are helpful to protect your design rights.


In order to perform a design search in Malta we require the following:

  1. The design title;
  2. The design number or application number;
  3. Name of owner or applicant;
  4. Grant date or filing date;
A Power of Attorney is not required in order to perform a design search in Malta.

Search Results

It usually takes 7-10 working days until the search results are issued.
The exact timeframe depends on the working processes of the Malta IPO and may vary.