WIPO: Mauritius has joined the Madrid System


February 6, 2023

Mauritius has joined the Madrid System, rounding up the number of countries covered by WIPO’s international trademark system to 130. Mauritius is the 114th member of the Madrid System. This accession further strengthens the Madrid System’s status as a truly global option for trademark protection – particularly in the Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Regions.


The Madrid Protocol will enter into force in Mauritius on May 6, 2023.


What does this mean for you?

Starting May 6, 2023….

  • Brand owners in Mauritius will be able to seek protection of their trademarks in any of the other 129 countries covered by the Madrid System, by filing just one international application and paying a single set of fees;
  • Users of the Madrid System worldwide will be able to designate Mauritius when filing their international applications, and existing holders of international registrations will be able to expand the geographical scope of protection of their registrations to include Mauritius, using eMadrid.

About the Madrid System

The Madrid System offers a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. You file just one international application, in one language (English, French or Spanish – the filing languages of the Madrid System) and pay a single set of fees. You can prepare and track the status of your application(s) and manage your international registration(s) using the suite of online services available under eMadrid.

Find out more about the Madrid System