Sarah Galea of IURIS Advocates has contributed to an article published on the World Trademark Review on counterfeiting in Malta. The article notes that, due to its location between Europe and North Africa, Malta is an important Mediterranean port for container transshipments carrying counterfeit goods. 2018 statistics show that Malta Customs have seized over 44 million of IPR infringing goods. The article delves into the various enforcement options available to brand owners against counterfeit goods in Malta highlighting that customs procedures are the most effective for both in-transit counterfeiting as well as local importations due the high increase in online shopping. Finally, some local counterfeit hotspots were identified with the Marsaxlokk Sunday market being rated as being of very high risk due to the substantial number of counterfeits present.
You can find the WTR article here.