Mauritius has acceded to the Madrid Protocol and Hague Act on 6 February 2023. Both the Madrid System and the Hague System will be effective in Mauritius from 6 May 2023. Mauritius accedes to Madrid Protocol and Hague Act On 6 February 2023, Mauritius deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, as well […]

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Mauritius Accedes to PCT

On 21 December 2022, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) gave notice of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Mauritius of its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on December 15, 2022. By doing so, Mauritius has become the 157th Contracting State of the PCT. […]

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Africa looks to Mauritius for guidance regarding innovation-driven growth

Mauritius has preserved its title as Africa’s most inventive nation, surpassing the likes of South Africa, Kenya, and Senegal despite a rough year of inflation and the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ranked the island nation 45th globally in its annual Global Innovation Index for 2022, making […]


Mauritius: Industrial Property Regulations 2022 promulgated and Industrial Property Act 2019 enters into force on 31 January 2022 and increase to Official fees

Trademarks On 31 January 2022, the previously promulgated Industrial Property Act, 2019 was proclaimed and came into force in Mauritius. The Industrial Property Regulations 2022, made under the Act, also came into force on 31 January 2022. The Industrial Property Act, 2019 is now a combined Act covering all industrial property related issues in one […]

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Mauritius Accedes to the Lusaka Agreement Becoming the 20th ARIPO Member State

On 25 September 2020, the Republic of Mauritius deposited its Instrument of Accession to the Lusaka Agreement with the Director General of ARIPO. The accession of Mauritius brings the total number of states who have acceded to the Lusaka Agreement to twenty. Whilst Mauritius is now a full member of ARIPO it has not yet […]

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Africa Update 2020 – Mauritius

Mauritius – Good for Investment and IP Protection In line with its growing relevance as an upper-middle-income economy, Mauritius’ IP regime is getting a makeover. In the pipeline for some time, the new Industrial Property Bill was finally passed by Parliament on the 30th of July 2019 and published in the Government Gazette on the […]

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