An ambitious or expanding company may wish to target their trade beyond Maltese shores. In order to facilitate fair trade within the European Economic Zone, the EU has provided the Community Trademark (CTM) system.
A CTM creates the same rights as a national trademark in principle, but it extends this right throughout the entire EU. This means that once you have a CTM, you have an exclusive right to that trademark applicable in all Member States of the EU. Already, several companies in Malta have registered their trademarks as CTM’s.