In the ever-changing realm of global advertising and marketing, businesses aiming to tap into the Maltese market must navigate its complex legal terrain. Advertising and marketing in Malta are not regulated by a solitary legislative framework; instead, they are subject to a multifaceted web of diverse and interlinking legislation, regulations, and guidelines.
Advertising in Malta is subject to a comprehensive framework of laws and regulations. Within this context, the Consumer Affairs Act (Chapter 378 of the Laws of Malta) and Broadcasting Act (Chapter 350 of the Laws of Malta) are the primary sources of legislation regulating advertising in Malta. While the Consumer Affairs Act is relevant to all forms of advertisement, the Broadcasting Act (Chapter 350 of the Laws of Malta) is particularly applicable within the broadcasting and media sectors.
Malta’s Parliament has taken steps to ensure that companies operating under the Maltese online gaming license continue to enjoy the benefits and protections of this license.
In recent years, a number of players who have placed bets with Malta licensed iGaming operators and lost, have sought to cancel their loss and recover their money by suing said operators for reimbursement. The cases were primarily filed in Austria and the central thrust of the litigation is based on the fact that these operators did not have an Austrian gaming license too.
A trademark is a distinctive sign in the form of a name or a symbol that identifies and distinguishes the goods or services of one company from those of another. To successfully register a trademark, certain requirements must be met.
It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on life at work, making the topic of employment flexibility and work-life balance more prominent than ever before. EU Directive 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions was transposed into Maltese legislation through Legal Notice 267 of 2022 (“Legal Notice”) and applies to all employment relationships with effect from 1 August 2022.
Over the past two years, Malta (along with other European Member States) has been in the spotlight for facing over €40M in claims from Austrian-based players for reimbursement of allegedly illegal online gambling losses.
The new rent reform amends Malta’s pre-1995 rent agreements, ensuring a fair return for close to 10,000 Landlords that had signed protecting leases before 1995. If you’re a landlord bound under a pre-1995 lease or you’ve inherited a property holding a pre-1995 lease, read on.
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have come a long way since they were first introduced back in 2014. In 2018, the NFT ecosystem began to flourish with over 100 active projects operating on the market. Since then, NFTs have broken away from their original association with the gaming and art markets and other potential market applications are being explored. One such application involves ticketing.
During London Tech Week which was held at Queen Elizabeth II Centre last week, few things generated the sort of excited buzz that Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and their potential did.