Timothy Spiteri


Timothy Spiteri

Advocate

Timothy Spiteri

Tim is an advocate at Muscat Mizzi Advocates. He has a keen interest in commercial and European law, particularly the areas of intellectual property and data protection. He completed his studies at the University of Malta in 2016, after which he spent a year working at the European Parliament. He is a self-proclaimed foodie and has a passion for all things cultural; with a special dedication towards music, history and literature. 

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Written by Timothy Spiteri

Debt Collection: Enforcing an EU Judgment in Malta

Persons seeking to retrieve a sum of money that is owed to them may run into difficulties collecting the debt if it transpires that their debtor’s assets are held in a country other than the one where a court has passed judgement in their favour. It takes time and money...

The EU's plan to transform the Internet - Part 1

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission proposed two new pieces of legislation as part of its digital strategy to update the rules governing internet services in the EU. These complementary initiatives are the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), and their main goals are to...

A missed opportunity for the Ġbejna

An online furore has erupted over the MCCAA’s decision to reject an application to have the beloved Maltese Ġbejna registered as a Protected Designation of Origin (“PDO”), ostensibly after opposition by local dairy giants, Benna.   At face value however, the decision appears to be legally well-founded and in conformity with...

AG weighs in on the legality of Hyperlinks

In his recent opinion in a case pending [1] before the Courts of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’), Advocate General Maciej Szpunar weighed in on the legality of embedded hyperlinking - also known as framing. Traditionally, hyperlinking refers to an act whereby one webpage displays a URL to another...

Copyright in the Digital Age

Muscat Mizzi Advocates is proud to have assisted the National Book Council (Malta) in drafting a proposed bill to amend the Copyright Act.The draft intends to update the Copyright Act in order to bring it in line with modern realities of the cultural industry; by transposing the EU’s Directive on...

Using a Maltese “Earlier Right” to Oppose an EUTM Application

The EU Trademark Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) (the “EUTMR”) allows proprietors of “non-registered trademarks or of another sign used in the course of trade” to oppose an EU trademark (“EUTM”) application, where “that sign confers on its proprietor the right to prohibit the use of a subsequent trademark”. [1] An...

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