Reimbursement of Trademark Fees for SMEs

Reimbursement of Trademark Fees for SMEs

The European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be crucial to the European economy. They represent over 99% of all European enterprises and provide 67% of total employment in Europe. Innovation plays a key role in the EU SMEs’...
Commercial Yacht Code 2020

Commercial Yacht Code 2020

The Merchant Shipping Directorate within the Authority for Transport in Malta (the ‘Directorate’), has recently issued the revised Commercial Yacht Code 2020 (the ‘CYC 2020’) which succeeds the former Commercial Yacht Code 2015 (the ‘CYC 2015’). The feedback received...
The Malta Shipping Registry Ranks Into Paris MOU’s Top 20

The Malta Shipping Registry Ranks Into Paris MOU’s Top 20

The Maltese Shipping Registry, has qualified into the 17th place in the prestigious Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control ( Paris MoU ), whilst also retaining its place as Europe’s top registry and the sixth best registry in the world. The Paris MoU...
The “Household Exemption” In GDPR

The “Household Exemption” In GDPR

Article 2 (2) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that it does not apply to the processing of personal data “by a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity”. In a judgement before the Court of First Instance of...
The European Commission Recommendation on Travel Vouchers

The European Commission Recommendation on Travel Vouchers

On the 13th May 2020, the European Commission presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, while respecting necessary health precautions. The package includes a...
COVID-19 :: Recent Developments In The Airline Industry

COVID-19 :: Recent Developments In The Airline Industry

Air travel has been one of the hardest-hit industries due to the devasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst countries around the world have closed their borders and are on lock-down, this has caused a significant decline in air travel with airlines grounding...
Consumer’s Rights When Shopping Online

Consumer’s Rights When Shopping Online

Due to the exceptional circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an unexpected surge in online shopping by consumers as opposed to in-store shopping. In order to safeguard their health and mitigate the spread of the virus, people are avoiding...

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