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Compare and Contrast Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Regimes, their asset classes activities and the Malta new proposed REIT regime
 13 Aug 2019 Dr. Silvana Zammit
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<span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt">The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law. </span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt"> </span>
In this featured article of The Executive Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi explores the notion of corporate governance and outlines the legal rules applicable to directors’ duties in the governance of the 21st century company.
In this article of The Executive, Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi delves into the principle of investing hard-earned money in marketing a brand.  However, many times we place trademark (TM) planning and protection on the backburner until, one fine day, we are smacked with a third party suit for trademark infringement...or a competitor enters our market with an identical or similar tradename.
Legal Notice 111 of 2013 has brought into place a new scheme whereby Maltese professionals established in a Field of Excellence, can benefit from a tax incentive. Those individuals who satisfy all the requirements established by the rules, are to be charged to tax at the flat rate of 15%, as opposed to the progressive rates of tax which can be as high as 35%.
On the 10th of April 2013, the European Commission issued the Commission Report on Malta’s Financial Position. Even though the report showed potential macroeconomic imbalances within Malta, the Commission has now declared that Malta does not have excessive fiscal imbalances. Notwithstanding, the positivity of such report, it was emphasised that there is still room for improvement.
In this article of The Executive, Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi discusses the manner in which Malta has adopted the Bolar Exemption and how it attracted reputable pharmaceutical companies to establish themselves within our shores.  Dr Chetcuti Cauchi explores the Bolar Exemption, with particular emphasis on the safe harbours that the exemption presents in different countries.
<div><span style="color: black; font-size: 10pt">The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law.&nbsp;</span><span id="1293125907161S">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="color: black; font-size: 10pt">The Bolar provision originated in the United States, by virtue of the judgment Roche Products v Bolar Pharmaceutical. This judgement had limited the scope of the &lsquo;experimental use exemption&rsquo; to the experimental use of a patented article for the sole purpose of &lsquo;philosophical experiments', curiosity, or for mere amusement. </span></div>
Malta Permanent Residence Scheme allows EU & non-EU nationals take up residency in Malta and special tax status, under the Malta Permanent Residence Scheme.


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