According to a press release on APA, a three-day intellection property workshop opened in the Mauritian capital Port Louis on yesterday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Foreign Affairs Minister Arvin Boolell (alongside) said that the country has honoured its obligations towards the World Trade Organisation by designing intellectual property legislation to protect the rights of intellectual property owners and to promote the creation of knowledge, ideas, products and technology. He said Mauritius is working on amendments to make the legislation more effective, especially on enforcement. He said if intellectual property is not protected it will pave the way to piracy and counterfeiting. The workshop is organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.