MAURITIUS

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Design

Forms part of

PParis Convention
Convention establishing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Agreement concerning the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS)

Industrial designs (no utility models)

Industrial Classification for Industrial Designs under the Locarno Agreement Ninth Edition (although Mauritius is not a signatory to the Locarno Agreement)

National novelty requirementAbsolute novelty

12-month grace period from date of disclosure

Formal examination

Five years from filing date with two further extension periods of 5 years each.
Maintenance payments every 5-year period.

No use requirement