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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • No provision for defensive marks or series marks

Classification:

The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Power of Attorney, notarised and legalized up to the Mauritius Consulate or by means of a Apostille (Hague Convention)
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document with verified English translation

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 1850 km2
  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee
  • GDP:  $17.5 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .mu
  • Languages: French, English (official languages)
  • Exports: Clothing; textiles; sugar; cut flowers; molasses; fish
  • Imports:  Manufactured goods; capital equipment; foodstuffs; petroleum products; chemicals

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Paris Convention
  • WIPO Convention
  • WTO/TRIPS
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