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Avoid the crocodiles (at all Lacostes)

South Africa - November 30 2020 It is not uncommon for large retail chains to try to create some sort of link between their own brands and well-known brands. As a recent judgment in…

Mauritius joins ARIPO

Africa, Mauritius - November 3 2020 Mauritius is the 20th country to join the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (“ARIPO”). On 25 September 2020, Mauritius acceded…

Ilse du Plessis.

Mauritius: a Shangri-La for international brand owners

Mauritius - November 5 2019 Recent Mauritian trade mark judgments bring home just how investor-friendly Mauritius is. They also illustrate how keen the Mauritian trade mark…

Mauritius: The industrial property act 2019

Global, Mauritius - September 3 2019 This article follows one published in April 2017, on the draft Industrial Property Bill which had been published in the Mauritius Government Gazette…

Thierry Koenig.

Mauritius: Trade marks filed “in defiance of commercial morality”

Mauritius - June 4 2019 A recent decision of the Mauritian Industrial Property Tribunal (the "Tribunal") will provide some comfort to international brand owners. The case…