Statistical Country Profiles

Mauritius

Population (Million): 1.27 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 26.67 (2018)

 

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

 

 

 

19.09

2010

 

 

 

19.93

2011

44

3,741

62

20.74

2012

55

2,577

19

21.47

2013

129

6,130

57

22.19

2014

67

6,846

 

23.02

2015

118

6,109

 

23.84

2016

106

4,689

 

24.75

2017

49

7,416

 

25.70

2018

192

10,923

191

26.67

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

54

2010

 

 

38

2011

1

19

43

2012

4

14

51

2013

2

18

127

2014

3

18

64

2015

1

20

117

2016

2

36

104

2017

1

18

48

2018

16

13

176

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

14

2010

 

 

42

2011

 

2

23

2012

 

6

22

2013

 

5

72

2014

 

9

49

2015

 

4

34

2016

 

2

36

2017

 

4

35

2018

 

7

37

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

46

2018

53

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

4

2010

 

 

3

2011

 

 

4

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

1

2014

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2016

 

 

2

2017

 

 

1

2018

 

 

 

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,952

2010

 

 

3,027

2011

826

1,058

2,915

2012

839

997

1,738

2013

787

971

5,343

2014

855

1,000

5,991

2015

991

1,058

5,118

2016

1,110

1,218

3,579

2017

1,035

1,057

6,381

2018

2,523

2,704

8,400

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,533

2010

 

 

2,302

2011

828

1,118

3,070

2012

736

834

1,230

2013

747

1,050

4,371

2014

717

833

4,635

2015

907

1,018

4,346

2016

914

1,147

2,504

2017

1,048

956

4,619

2018

2,315

2,549

7,337

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

35

2010

 

 

57

2011

62

20

 

2012

19

52

 

2013

10

5

47

2014

 

 

619

2015

 

 

7

2016

 

 

151

2017

 

 

82

2018

75

24

116

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

36

2010

 

 

75

2011

47

12

1

2012

25

10

 

2013

14

52

36

2014

 

 

44

2015

 

 

35

2016

 

 

175

2017

 

 

87

2018

7

16

104

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

2

1

 

2010

2

2

 

2011

2

1

 

2012

4

1

 

2013

6

2

 

2014

2

6

 

2015

 

16

 

2016

4

9

 

2017

3

14

 

2018

4

12

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

36

2010

 

 

8

2011

 

 

11

2012

 

 

4

2013

 

 

14

2014

 

 

17

2015

 

 

28

2016

 

 

73

2017

 

 

16

2018

 

 

86

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

ENTERSEKT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

 

 

2

INTELLETEC LIMITED

 

 

1

KOKO NETWORKS LIMITED

 

 

1

RESPIRATORY MOTION, INC.

 

 

1

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PROMASIDOR IP HOLDINGS LIMITED

2

12

11

AZTEC FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED

4

 

1

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from WIPO's operational databases. Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
• A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
• Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
• IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
• One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
• Application class count: The number of classes specified in a trademark application. In the international trademark system and at certain national and regional offices, an applicant can file a trademark application that specifies one or more of the 45 goods and services classes of the Nice Classification. Offices use a single- or multi-class filing system. For example, the offices of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (US) as well as many European IP offices have multi-class filing systems. The offices of Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico follow a single-class filing system, requiring a separate application for each class in which an applicant seeks trademark protection. To capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration class counts.
• Application design count: The number of designs contained in an industrial design application. Under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is possible for an applicant to obtain protection for up to 100 industrial designs for products belonging to one and the same class by filing a single application. Some national or regional IP offices allow applications to contain more than one design for the same product or within the same class, while others allow only one design per application. In order to capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration design counts.
• Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.