Trademark registration Mauritius – In Mauritius the legal basis is the trademark law of January 1st, 2003.Trademark protection is obtained by registration or by achieving secondary meaning.
A Power of Attorney notarized, duly notarized and legalized by means of Apostille. If Apostille is not possible, the document may be legalized either by the Mauritian Consulate or by the Ministry of Foreign/ External Affairs in the Applicant’s home country.
Five prints of the trademark (not required for word marks).
List of the goods to be covered by the application and the classes pertaining thereto.
The power of attorney may be lodged at a later stage after filing the application. However, it should be lodged within two months from the date of filing. Upon request, an extension of two months may be obtained to file the document. We confirm that no additional cost will be charged for late filing of any documents.
It takes between 6-8 months to obtain a registration for a trademark in the normal course of action in Mauritius.
A Deed of Assignment duly notarized. No Power of attorney is required to attend to the Recordals.
Normally, it takes about 2-3 weeks to record an assignment.
Trademark registration: Procedure
The application process includes a formal examination of the application and a trademark search. After registration, the trademark is published in the official gazette. The opposition period is 3 months from publication of the trademark application.
Trademark registration: Duration
A trademark registration in Mauritius is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
Trademark registration: Methods
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
Duly note, any interested person may request the Industrial Property Office to remove a mark from the register, if up to one month prior to filing the request, the mark had, after its registration, not been in use by the registered owner or a licensee, during a continuous period of not less than 3 years unless the owner of the mark can point out reasonable circumstances that prevented the use of the mark and that there was no intention not to use or to abandon the same in respect of those goods or services.