I. Requirements for Malta after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the patent specification into English must be supplied.
I.2 Professional representative
Foreign applicants whose permanent residence or business is not in any EU member state must appoint an agent who has his/her ordinary residence or principal place of business in Malta to represent them.
I.3 Period for filing the translation
3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant, maintenance in amended form or limitation of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin.
I.4 Office fee
II. Double-patenting allowed?
No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which
(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or
(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.
Territory of the Republic of Malta