An Intellectual Property seminar addressed by Sarah Galea and Lena Sammut who lead the intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting department at IURIS was held at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology at the main campus in Paola on Monday, 9th May 2017.

The aim of the seminar was to provide an overview of intellectual property to students enrolled at MCAST in various courses, varying from the Institute of Business, Management & Commerce to the Institute for the Creative Arts. A number of practical issues concerning intellectual property, including ownership, collaborative projects and the commercialisation of intellectual property were also addressed. Finally, a number of case studies were discussed based on real-life scenarios put forward by the various institutes involved.

Intellectual property may provide the basis of a future successful business venture or career path. It is thus imperative for students to have a firm grasp of the basic concepts concerning intellectual property and the ways in which Maltese, European Union and international laws regulating intellectual property may be used to their best advantages.

IURIS is committed towards the dissemination of knowledge in intellectual property. Its wide and varied portfolio in the intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting, coupled with excellent relations with various stakeholders in the field, enables IURIS to provide comprehensive, up to date and practical information to those seeking to protect their creative endeavours.

Contributed by: Dr. Lena Sammut – IURIS