The Trademark Office in Yemen reiterated that claiming class headings is not possible, as it recently stated in Ministerial Resolution no. 72 of 2018. Applicants are unable to file an application claiming the whole class without specifying the particular goods or services.

In other words, the actual language of the goods or services specified in the registration will define the parameters of the scope of protection of a registration.

Moreover, this decision applies to all new applications. As for pending and not accepted applications, an office action is expected to be issued at the time of examination in case the list of goods or services claimed requires modification.

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