Central Industrial Property Office

Industrial Property Registrations Directorate
Commerce Department
Ministry for the Economy and Industry (Malta)
Lascaris Bastions
Dahlet Gnien is-Sultan
VALLETTA, VLT 1933

Tel. +356 2569 0100, 2122 6688

www.commerce.gov.mt

ipoffice@gov.mt

Contracting state

Malta

1

Applicant can choose between EPO and national authorities (subject to section 2)

 

Yes


R. 5(3) L.N. 99/2007

2

Applications which must be filed with national authorities

 

Applications that may affect the national security, except in cases where priority is claimed from first filing in Malta.


R. 5(3) L.N. 99/2007

3

Languages in which European patent applications must or may be filed with national authorities

 

All the languages pursuant to
Art. 14(2) EPC (see also section 5)


R. 5(1) L.N. 99/2007

4

Official language(s)

 

Maltese
English


R. 5 L.N. 117/2002

5

Special features

 

Filing the applications by facsimile is not allowed.

A transmittal fee (EUR 46.59 plus postage) is payable when filing the application.

European patent applications which are not filed in Maltese or English must be followed within one month by an English translation of

(a) a mention that a European patent has been requested

(b) information enabling the applicant to be identified or contacted.

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