Contracting state



Simultaneous protection allowed?
Art. 139(3) and 140 EPC


No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which

(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or

(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.

Art. 11 L.N. 99/2007


Territorial field of application
pursuant to Art. 168 EPC


Territory of the Republic of Malta

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