Office Details
Commerce Department
Contact details

Commerce Department

Ġnien is-Sultan Xatt Lascaris Il-Belt, VLT 2000 Valletta, MT

+35 6 2122 6688

+35 6 2569 0338



(including trade mark e-filing, design e-filing, e-services and the back office system under the Software Package)

Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.


Trade mark classification tool


A common support tool for examiners

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters


EU IP Offices quality standards

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices

Common Contact Centre Database

Common tool to handle user information and support services for IP Offices


IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle


Trade mark search tool


Cross border data sharing for enforcers


A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs

Implemented in 2014


Registered designs search tool

CP4 – Scope of Protection of Black and White (B&W) Marks

Trade marks exclusively in black, white and/or shades of grey (project closed)


Generating trade mark and design filing forecasts for IP Offices

Implemented in 2015

CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations