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

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


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


The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewable every 10 years

Patent Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

Paris Convention:  Yes

PCT:  No



Filing Requirements:

Specification, claims, abstract and drawings in English (required on the day of filing)

Power of Attorney, legalised by Apostille (required on day of filing)

Assignment of Invention, legalised by Apostille (can be filed within 2 months of filing)

Declaration by Applicant, legalised by Apostille (can be filed within 2 months of filing)

Certified Priority document with verified English translation, if applicable (can be filed within 2 months of filing)

Copies of any search and examination reports for corresponding patent applications (in order to expedite grant and reduce examination costs)

Absolute novelty is required
Methods of medical treatment, surgery and diagnosis are not patentable
Excess Fees:
Applications are subjected to substantive examination
Term of Patent:
20 years from the filing date
Payable annually from the third anniversary of the filing date