|Cunningly disguised, the Maltese Customs officers could approach importers |
of infringing goods without arousing any suspicions ...
However, in a judgment delivered a week or two after the AG’s opinion on Nokia was issued, the Maltese judge stated that the interpretation of whether the goods are infringing or not could be assessed by examining the Cross Borders Measures legislation, and need not be examined in the light of the Trade Marks Act (and Regulation). He said that the Cross Borders Measures legislation was a stand-alone piece of legislation, which did not require an interpretation of trade mark infringement in order to be operative.
Thank you, Jeanine Rizzo (Associate, Fenech & Fenech Advocates), for this fascinating news. Jeanine has offered some tasty chunks of translated judgment which the Kats excitedly await.
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