(WIPO code: SC) (latest review June 2021)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Area

455 sq. km.

Population

95,981 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Victoria.

Languages

English and French (both official), Creole.

Currency

Seychelles rupee.

General Remarks

Seychelles is made up of a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. Its main industries concern the production of coconuts, cinnamon, copra and vanilla. Fishing and tourism are important industries.

Independent from the U.K. since June 29, 1976.

A new Law on Industrial Property came into effect on March 1, 2015 and concerns: patents (inventions), utility models, trade names, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, layout designs of integrated circuits, unfair competition and undisclosed information (trade secrets).