Mauritius is the 20th country to join the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation.
Mauritius used to rely mainly on its sugar and tourism industries, but the Government of Mauritius has sought to diversify and remains active in trying to develop new sectors to create growth...
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On 25 September 2020, the Republic of Mauritius deposited its Instrument of Accession to the Lusaka Agreement with the Director General of ARIPO.
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.
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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.