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Mauritius Joins the Hague System

February 6, 2023

Mauritius has joined the Hague System, bringing the total number of countries covered by WIPO’s international design system to 95. The Government of Mauritius deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on February 6, 2023. Mauritius is the 70th contracting party to the 1999 Act, and 78th member of the Hague Union.

WIPO Director General Daren Tang welcomes the accessions of Mauritius to WIPO’s Madrid and Hague Systems.

The 1999 Act will enter into force in Mauritius on May 6, 2023.

What does this mean for you?

Are you planning to file an application for design protection through WIPO’s Hague System? Starting May 6, 2023, you will be able to designate Mauritius in that application.

Or perhaps you are a designer or business owner in Mauritius, interested in expanding your horizons by securing protection of your designs in overseas markets? Starting May 6, 2023, you will be able to use the Hague System to protect your designs in more than 90 countries simultaneously.


Reminder! To ensure that the international procedural mechanism of the Hague System accommodates their own domestic requirements, Hague System contracting parties can make certain declarations. In the case of Mauritius:

  • Maximum duration of protection: 20 years
  • Level of standard designation fee: Level two
  • Applications must be filed in the name of the creator of the design.

Stay tuned for more information!

You will soon be able to find out all about Mauritius’s domestic laws, procedures and requirements for international design protection in our Hague System Member Profiles. Check back soon!

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WIPO Hague System – The International Design System

WIPO's Hague System provides a unique international mechanism for securing and managing design rights simultaneously in more than 90 countries through one application, in one language with one set of fees.