- African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO)
- Organisation Africaine De La Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI)
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Republic of the
- Democratic Republic Of The Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia, The
- Ivory Coast (Côte D’ivoire)
- São Tomé And Principe (St Thomas And Prince’s Islands)
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- St Helena
- South Sudan
- Tanzania (Comprised Of Tanganyika, Zanzibar And Pemba)
- Tanzania/ Tanganyika
The island of Mauritius lies in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Southern Africa and east of Madagascar.
Area: 1860 km2
Capital: Port Louis
Currency: Mauritian Rupee
GDP: $ 23.322 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .mu
Languages: French, English (official languages)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Clothing; textiles; sugar; cut flowers; molasses; fish
Imports: Manufactured goods; capital equipment; foodstuffs; petroleum products; chemicals
Mauritius is a member of the Paris Convention and the WTO/TRIPS.
Mauritius is a member of the Paris Convention and the WTO/TRIPS. Patent protection is available by way of a national filing.
Although Mauritius has not yet acceded to the PCT, the Act has specific provisions referring to the PCT and providing for international applications under PCT to designate Mauritius. However, until Mauritius accedes to the PCT it will not be possible to designate Mauritius in an international application under PCT.
Mauritius is a member of the Paris Convention and the WTO/TRIPS. Design protection is available by way of a national filing.
Plant Breeders' Rights
Currently, no legislative provision for plant breeders’ rights or other sui generis protection for plants is available in Mauritius.