The Republic of Mauritius deposited its Instrument of Accession to the Lusaka Agreement of December 9, 1976, establishing the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) with the Director General of ARIPO on September 25, 2020.
Under Article XVI (3) of the Lusaka Agreement, the Republic of Mauritius is now a member of ARIPO as of this 25th September 2020.
The accession of The Republic of Mauritius to the Lusaka Agreement brings the total number of ARIPO’s Member States to 20, following Botswana, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia (not a member of the Harare Protocol), Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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