Mauritius, The Patent, Industrial Designs And Trademarks Act

Mauritius, The Patent, Industrial Designs And Trademarks Act

The Patent, Industrial Designs and Trademarks Act enacted in 2002 has come into effect as of April 10th, 2004. Main changes include: – Service marks are provided for – The 8th edition of the Nice classification has been adapted and introduced – The term is now successive ten year periods, not 7 and 14 year terms. – Well known marks in Mauritius are recognized and may be enforced even if not registered.