Maria Deguara


Intellectual Property

The practice of DF Advocates in this sphere covers a wide variety of issues relating to copyright, trademarks, designs, databases, patents, advertising and communications. The interaction between these rights afforded to each of the aforementioned classes is complex, and the protection granted by each is quite peculiar. We ensure that clients are given the tools and the knowledge to be able to exploit their own intellectual property rights to the fullest, whilst avoiding the possibility of infringing on third party rights.

Therefore as a law firm, the services which we provide include legal assistance to local and international authors, artists, performers and inventors, as well as to organizers of artistic and cultural events who engage the services of such performers and artists.

In addition we provide tailor-made copyright, distributorship and franchising agreements that best suit our clients’ needs, implementing effective registration and licencing of intellectual property rights, as well as the registration and licencing of trademarks and service marks, securing full protection and assisting in disputes relating to registered and unregistered trademarks rights and branding issues.

Maria Deguara


DF is my go to firm for legal advice.
They have assisted me on a broad array of projects including a MFSA regulated bank, a MSE listed fund and family tax planning. They are knowledgeable and business oriented at the same time, which is rare.

Frank Sekula
AgriBank plc


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