On 30 July 2019, the Mauritius Parliament approved and passed the Industrial Property Bill 2019, it was then published in the Government Gazette on 10 August 2019.
United Trademark & Patent Services
In Mauritius, the Intellectual Property Act has been passed by the Mauritius Parliament on July 30, 2019.
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Good For Investment And IP Protection
Recent Mauritian trade mark judgments bring home just how investor-friendly Mauritius is. They also illustrate how keen the Mauritian trade mark authorities are to follow international precedents,
This article follows one published in April 2017, on the draft Industrial Property Bill which had been published in the Mauritius Government Gazette.
A recent decision of the Mauritian Industrial Property Tribunal (the "Tribunal") will provide some comfort to international brand owners. The case involved an application
Mauritius follows a system of national exhaustion whereby owners of trade marks and designs can take action against parallel imported goods.
This means that third parties are only made aware of the existence of a trade mark once it has been registered by the OAPI administration and published for opposition.
Traditionally, the rationale behind apposing brand names on goods is to help customers distinguish between similar products and ensure that manufacturers produce work of consistent quality.
There have been some encouraging developments following Mauritius' announcement that it planned to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights ("IPR"), amid global concerns.
A recent Trade Mark Registry decision confirms that well-known global brands are well protected in Mauritius.
It’s not often that we get an opportunity to report on trade mark decisions in Mauritius.
The provisions of the Patents, Industrial Designs and Trademarks Act 2002 (the "PIDTA") protect industrial property rights in Mauritius.
Valmet Mauritius Limited
More and more African states are joining the Madrid Protocol for
the International Registration of trade marks.