TMT & Intellectual Property

BLC Robert’s intellectual property (IP) team provides a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP services, including prosecuting, enforcing and defending IP rights in Mauritius and, through ALN, in Africa. With the merger with Etude ROBERT, BLC Robert is currently the largest filing practice in Mauritius. We have extensive experience in IP advisory and litigation work including oppositions and invalidation of registration. We also regularly review and draft commercial agreements involving the development, application and commercial exploitation of IP rights in industries as diverse as financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and electronics. We work closely with our clients and give them practical and commercial advice.
Our team also has extensive experience advising on data protection law and is able to advise you on the practical implications of the Data Protection Act such as addressing data security, retention and data transfer. They regularly conduct training in Mauritius and in the region.

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Recent Matters

  • Advising Microsoft Corporation on the regulatory compliance of their Windows software.
  • Advising local and international companies in respect of their IP registrations and enforcement.
  • Acting for multinational companies in respect of IP right enforcement in Mauritius.
  • Advising technology companies and BPO companies on data protection law compliance.