Mauritius joins the Madrid trademark system

Mauritius joins the Madrid system

Madrid system which purpose is to allow registration of trademark on international level was established more than 130 years ago and is functional until this day. Now it will have a new member state – Mauritius, starting from May 2023. This country is therefore becoming the 114th member of this system for international trademark protection, right after Belize that became its member state in February 2023.


Mauritius is an island country, located in the east from Madagascar and it is also a country with the biggest population density in the Africa. Most inhabitants of Mauritius are english speakers and this country is well-known as a favourite summer holiday destination. These statistics make this country a good target for an expansion of businesses for trademark and brand owners.

Advantages for trademark owners

Thanks to accession of Mauritius to the Madrid system, it is now possible for trademark owners and also for a new applicants for trademark to expand trademark protection to Mauritius within the framework of this international trademark system. This is possible by filing a new international trademark application and also during the subsequent designation of this country in existing international trademark.

The biggest advantage of international trademark system is an option to file a single application for trademark and designate any amount of member state countries in which applicant seeks trademark protection. By doing this you do not have to file trademark application in every single country separately. Next significant advantage of this system is that the applicant pays lower filing fees for each countries in comparisson to situation in which he would file application for trademark registration in each country separately.

Trademark registration

If you are interested in registration of your brand as a trademark on international, regional or national level, contact us anytime about further information. We will gladly help you find the best solution for your case. You can also use our online form if you have already decided how and where you want to register your trademark.

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Súčet vkladov všetkých spoločníkov musí byť aspoň 5000 EUR.

Estimated price includes:

This will be the person to whom we will issue invoice by default and also the person who will be the official trademark owner, once the registration is finished.

We will make categorization for you for free.

You can choose more categories for one brand. More categories means more fees. However, most of the brands use only protection in 2 or 3 of these categories. If you need help with the selection, contact us anytime or write your brand products in the next field.

Video, sound, pattern, colour or other type of trademark.

Trademark consisting of figurative and verbal elements.

Trademark consisting of only words or/and symbols.

Trademark protection in the USA.

Trademark protection in all member states of European Union.

Trademark protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

Design is considered to have individual character if the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from the overall impression produced on such a user by any design that has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application for registration. You can contact us for more information.

Your design will be published in the design registry right after formal examination.

Registration may not be possible in this case. Contact us to discuss more options.

The author of the design who will be cited as author in the official registry.

You have written statement from designer that he does not want to be cited as author of the design in official design registry.

Will be displayed in the official registry of designs.

Design protection in all member states of European Union.

Design protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

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