Yemen

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

90 days from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Berne Convention, Paris Convention


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, with English translation, legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA and certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register may be submitted within 1 month from the time of filing
  • Priority document may be submitted within 1 month from the date of filing

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 1 year

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • 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

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registrations only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • 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

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Pending and granted patents are searched by title, patentee name and/or priority date

EXAMINATION

As to form

PUBLICATION

Published in the Official Gazette upon allowance

OPPOSITION

90 days from publication

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date, and for the time being, no surcharge for late payment of maintenance fees. The patent grace period will be implemented as soon as the new implementing regulation comes into force

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the filing date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Extract from the commercial register, legalized
  • Deed of assignment, legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Abstract of the invention
  • Technical specifications of the invention

What you need to know

  • All documents may be submitted within 60 days from filing date

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register, legalized

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register, if new legal entity formed, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized
  • Extract from the commercial register of licensee, legalized

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form and content

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Possible for up to 3 figures

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

90 days from publication date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  •  POA and copies of the design must be submitted at the time of filing, all remaining documents may be submitted within 1 month of filing date

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