Mauritius Joins the PCT

December 15, 2022

On December 15, 2022, the Government of Mauritius deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with WIPO’s Director General.  The PCT will enter into force for Mauritius on March 15, 2023.

The accession of Mauritius to the PCT will make it the 157th member of the PCT Union.

WIPO Director General Daren Tang (right) with H.E. Mrs. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mauritius to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva (Photo: WIPO/News and Media Division)

As from March 15, 2023, applicants and inventors in Mauritius will be able to file patent applications under the PCT as a means of seeking patent protection in PCT Contracting States.

Likewise, starting from March 15, 2023, foreign innovators and companies will be able to use the PCT System to seek patent protection for their inventions in Mauritius.

Information about Mauritius’ functioning as a PCT receiving Office and designated (or elected) Office will soon be available in the PCT Applicant’s Guide.