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Yemen Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA
Yemen Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
Yemen Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA

Laws

Yemen Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
8th edition — single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
90 days from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years preceding the date of filing for cancellation

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, with English translation, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
• Deed of assignment from the inventor(s), legalized
• Abstract of the invention in English and Arabic
• Technical specifications of the invention in English and Arabic
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• Priority document, deed of assignment, abstract, and technical specifications must be submitted at the time of filing
• POA and certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register may be submitted within 60 days from the date of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• Grace period of 1 year
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register attesting the change of name/address of the applicant, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
What you need to know
• License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only
• Separate POAs must be submitted by licensor and licensee