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In Mauritius, the Intellectual Property Act has been passed by the Mauritius Parliament on July 30, 2019.
This article follows one published in April 2017, on the draft Industrial Property Bill which had been published in the Mauritius Government Gazette.
Mauritius follows a system of national exhaustion whereby owners of trade marks and designs can take action against parallel imported goods.
There have been some encouraging developments following Mauritius' announcement that it planned to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights ("IPR"), amid global concerns.
The provisions of the Patents, Industrial Designs and Trademarks Act 2002 (the "PIDTA") protect industrial property rights in Mauritius.