Fenech & Fenech Advocates has capitalised on intellectual property as a growing industry in Malta with a dedicated IP team, which assists clients from all industry sectors on non-contentious and contentious matters. Antonio Ghio heads the Intellectual Property team within the TMT department.


In an increasingly knowledge-driven business environment, intellectual property (IP) is an important asset and a key consideration in day-to-day decision making – necessitating careful consideration from all kind of industry players be they long established businesses as well as start-ups testing the open market.


The firm’s intellectual property practice offers advice and guidance through all aspects of IP strategy, protection, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights. The department specialises and has vast experience in assisting clients in all intellectual property related areas including Trade Marks, Copyright, Patents, Design Rights, and Databases as well as soft IP areas including Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets. Ideas are able to flourish and bear fruits commercially only in the protective embrace of intellectual property rights. Such is the broad application of IP rights that it affects all manner of intellectual capital, in any creative field.


The Fenech & Fenech Advocates Intellectual Property Department provides a complete, comprehensive and efficient service to help you protect your creations. From traditional intellectual property matters to emerging information technology our Intellectual Property department is ready to help clients through every project involving their intellectual property and provide a full range of contentious and non-contentious IP advice.


A broad term which attempts to consolidate the involvement of the IP department when it comes to deriving and attributing a value to various forms of intellectual property. This aspect of our services is often used to quantify damages in infringement proceedings as well as quantify together with our partners the value residing in a business’s intangible assets, sometimes left hidden but when unlocked can attribute new finance streams and possibilities.


Fenech & Fenech Advocates is regularly involved in conducting specific IP related audits or the intellectual property clearance in a wider due diligence exercise in transactions involving sale of businesses or other matters.