Registration of Marks


1. Sponsor’s Mark

Locally manufactured gold jewellery for sale in Mauritius should be marked with a Sponsor’s Mark.

The Sponsor’s mark includes the initials of the jeweller and two figures, as may be determined by the Director, enclosed in a horizontal hexagon.

Example:   

Any dealer who requires a Sponsor’s Mark should make an application to the Director, Assay Office. Initials and numbers will be allocated to the Dealer by the Assay Office in order to manufacture the mark. Thereafter, the dealer shall register the mark prior to its utilization and a Certificate of Registration of Sponsor’s Mark will be issued.

2. Identification Mark

An Identification Mark consists of the manufacturer’s mark whose gold jewellery the dealer has imported or intends to import for sale in Mauritius.

Prior to selling the jewellery, the dealer shall register the Identification Mark with the Director, Assay Office. A facsimile of the Mark shall be submitted by the dealer for registration and a Certificate of Registration of Identification Mark will be issued.

3. Importer’s Mark

Gold jewellery imported by the dealer for sale in Mauritius which has not been marked should be marked with the dealer’s Importer’s Mark.

An Importer’s Mark includes the letters ‘IM’ followed by 2 other letters as may be determined by the Director which should be enclosed in an oval shape as shown in an example below:

Example:   

Any dealer who requires an Importer’s Mark should make an application to the Director, Assay Office. The letters ‘IM’ followed by 2 other letters will be allocated to the Dealer by the Assay Office in order to manufacture the mark. Thereafter, the dealer shall register the mark prior to its utilization and a Certificate of Registration of Importer’s Mark will be issued.