Yemen

classification
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
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
90 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

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

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
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Pending and granted patents are searched by title, patentee name and/or priority date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form
publications
PUBLICATION
Published in the Official Gazette upon allowance
opposition
OPPOSITION
90 days from publication
annuities
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
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the filing date

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
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form and content
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Possible for up to 3 figures
annuities
RENEWAL
Not possible

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

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

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