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Intellectual Property

Mauritius
Smit & Van Wyk Patent, Trademark & Registered Designs

Mauritius Designs

Mauritius designs have an initial term of 5 years from date of filing, with possible extensions of 2 further terms of 5 years each.

Types of Designs:

  • Industrial Designs

Design Duration / Renewals:

The design has an initial term of 5 years from date of filing, with possible extensions of 2 further terms of 5 years each.

Design Filing Requirements

  • Simply signed Power of Attorney (must be filed within 2 months of the filing date)
  • Certified copy of priority document (if applicable) with verified English translation (must be filed within 3 months of the filing date)
  • Deed of assignment (can be late filed)Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the design of the design (required upon filing)
  • A statement indicating the kind of products for which the design is to be use

International and Regional Systems

Paris Convention

Mauritius is a member of the Paris Convention where each contracting state must grant the same IP protection to nationals of other contracting states, and provides for the right of priority in the case of patents, trademarks and designs. The Paris Convention is an international agreement which helps creators ensure that their intellectual property is protected in other countries. It applies to IP in the widest sense as it covers patents, trademarks and industrial designs to name a few.

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