Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

Paris Union, TRIPS.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and COLLECTIVE MARKS.
There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS.


The International Classification of goods and services applies.
A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Six prints, except for word marks in ordinary type - no printing block required.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  • No documents are required.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation.*

D. Change of Name

  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation (if executed within a British Commonwealth country no authentication is necessary, otherwise see notes (i) & (ii) below).

E. Change of Address

  • No documents are required.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Licence Agreement, with verified English translation signed before or certified by a Notary Public.

* (i ) If signed in a Hague Convention country - to be legalised by Apostille.
* (ii) If signed in any other country - to be legalised up to a Consul for Mauritius.

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