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Dr Paul Micallef Grimaud

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Ganado Advocates

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Intellectual Property, Telecoms, Media and Technology; Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Paul Micallef Grimaud is a Partner at GANADO Advocates and heads the firm’s Intellectual Property, TMT and data protection practice group. Paul’s focus is dedicated to counselling and assisting clients in the media, technology and entertainment space, on the legal aspects of their operations, and to representing them in court and arbitration. The team that Paul leads is regularly involved in the drafting and negotiation of IP assignment, licensing and management contracts, advising on content and end-user related matters, registering and enforcing IP rights, and assisting with data protection and regulatory compliance.

Paul is a warranted advocate and regularly represents his clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings relating to intellectual property infringements, anti-counterfeit measures, trade mark and design oppositions, telecoms regulatory matters, media, slander and freedom of information disputes, data protection breaches, and unfair competition cases.


GANADO Advocates, Partner: 2016
GANADO Advocates, Senior Associate: 2010
GANADO Advocates, Associate: 2008
Malta Communications Authority, Senior Legal Advisor: 2004


English, Maltese, Italian and French


Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta
Member of the Chamber of Advocates


Master of Arts (Human Rights), 2003 (Malta)
Doctor of Laws (LL.D), 2002 (Malta)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A), 1999 (Malta)


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Ganado AdvocatesDr Louis Cassar Pullicino, who is ‘a leading name in the market’, heads up the ‘very responsive and thorough’ team; he is particularly noted for his expertise in maritime and commercial disputes. Dr Antoine G Cremona and Dr Stefan Frendo ‘are able to see the core of the dispute and act accordingly’ in banking and finance litigation. Dr Paul Micallef Grimaud is noted for his ‘hands-on approach’ to TMT and IP disputes, while Dr Matthew Brincat is a key individual for employment and industrial relations matters.

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Intellectual property

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Paul Micallef Grimaud - Ganado Advocates

Within: Intellectual property

Ganado AdvocatesDr Paul Micallef Grimaud is a key contact for all types of IP matters, including patent, trade mark and design registration, contract drafting, licensing agreements and IP litigation. The firm provides ‘wide-ranging, comprehensive legal advice and assistance' with copyright infringements, antitrust investigations and patent law advice. It also advises on GDPR implementation. Clients include companies active in sectors such as automotive, publishing and TMT.

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