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

Salient features of the New Copyright Directive - Part 2

Beyond the hype, the controversy, talk of meme bans and impending doom for the internet, what will the new law really change? This article is a continuation of an earlier article which delved into the notorious article 13, now article 17.   Part 2 –  Beyond Article 13 (now Article 17)...

Salient features of the new Copyright Directive - Part 1

The EU’s current legislative framework governing copyright and related rights dates all the way back to 2001 - to a pre-historic digital landscape incredibly different to the present day. This was a time which pre-dated the emergence of the content consumption modes currently in vogue. Back in 2001 Spotify, Youtube,...

Should robots be granted citizenship?

As robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) become more prevalent in the world economy and modern society, timely legislative efforts could help smoothen the proliferation of this technology and prevent undesired consequences.  From relatively humble beginnings limited to mere remote-controlled automation, AI has developed immensely over the past decades and the...

Blockchain and the future of IP

Ten years from its genesis, blockchain is being touted as the greatest technological innovation since the emergence of the worldwide web back in 1991. 2017 was truly the year that blockchain made it to the mainstream, thanks to the meteoric price-hike of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are built...

CJEU announces anonymisation of cases involving natural persons

In a recent press release and following the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has announced that as from the 1st of July 2018, all publications concerning preliminary rulings will be completely devoid of any personal data,...

A Comprehensive Analysis of the CJEU's Louboutin Ruling

French footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, initiated trade mark infringement proceedings against Dutch footwear retailer, Van Haren, after the latter’s decision to emulate the former’s signature red-soled high-heeled shoes, in a long-running legal battle which eventually ended up before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union...

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