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MU - Mauritius
Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)
List of currencies used in this document:
CHF (Swiss franc), MUR (Mauritian rupee)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Mauritius
Two-letter code:
MU
Mauritius - Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)
Name of Office:
Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)
Location:
11th Floor
Sterling House
Lislet Geoffroy Street
Port Louis
Mauritius
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(230) 260 28 10
E-mail:
trademark@intnet.mu
Facsimile:
(230) 210 97 02
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
MU
Mauritius - Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
MU
Mauritius - Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Patents in addition to utility models
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
The indication of the inventor’s name and address is not required by the Office
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
Yes

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Mauritius
Language in which international applications may be filed:
English
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
English
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
3
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
AU
Australia - Australian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
AU
Australia - Australian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
5,000 MUR
International filing fee:
Equivalent in MUR of 1,330 CHF
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
Equivalent in MUR of 15 CHF
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Search fee:
Equivalent in MUR of the search fee payable to the International Searching Authority chosen by the applicant: Refer to
Annex D(EP)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
per page, 300 MUR
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
None
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Mauritius
Yes, if he is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any attorney or lawyer registered in Mauritius
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
No
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
No

Annex L - Deposits of Microorganisms and Other Biological Material

Requirements of designated and elected Offices
Only Offices whose applicable national law contains provisions concerning the deposits of microorganisms and other biological material are listed in Annex L. Unless otherwise indicated, deposits may be made for the purposes of patent procedure before these Offices with any depositary institution having acquired the status of international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.
For a list of these institutions refer to:
Notifications related thereto may be consulted under:
Further information concerning the requirements of international depository authorities under the Budapest Treaty is available at:
Time (if any) earlier than 16 months from priority date by which applicant must furnish:
— the indications prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii):
Information not yet available
— any additional indications:
Information not yet available
Additional indications (if any) which must be given besides those prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii) pursuant to notifications from the Office:
Information not yet available

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

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The procedure in the national Phase

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Annexes

Annex MU.I - Fees
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Forms
Please refer to the Office
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 28 Feb 2024