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News for trademark registration: Mauritius joins the Madrid System

February 9, 2023

Mauritius officially joins the Madrid System, rounding up the total number of countries covered by this international WIPO trademark system to 130. The Mauritius government deposited its instrument of accession last Monday, February 6, establishing April 6 as the day the Madrid Protocol will enter into force. 

This joining means that (i) trademark owners in Mauritius will be able to seek protection for their trademarks in any of the other 129 countries covered by the Madrid System by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees; and (ii) users of the Madrid System will be able to designate Mauritius in their international applications, while holders of international registrations will be able to expand the geographical scope of their registrations to include the island. 

With this union, the Madrid System truly stands as the global option to protect trademarks, especially in the East African and Indian Ocean regions. 

About the Madrid System 

This system is a comfortable and efficient solution to register and manage trademarks worldwide. You just need to file an international application in a single language supported by the Madrid System and pay a single set of fees. You can prepare and track your application process status and manage your international registrations using the online services available at eMadrid. 

If you are interested in registering a trademark in Mauritius, contact us by sending an email to ponti@ponti.pro or by calling 934 874 936. 

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