Before filing a trademark application it should be checked whether the trademark does not infringe third party rights. Otherwise an opposition might be lodged against your trademark and it might have to be cancelled.
After the registration trademark searches conducted at regular intervals are helpful to protect your trademark rights. Search information on newly registered Malta trademarks allow you to determine whether there is a likelihood of confusion with your trademark.
In order to perform a trademark search in Malta we require the following:
There are two different options which differ on the extent of search:
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.