Trademarks: Yemen

General Information

Classification : Nice Classification (Classes 1-45); Single Class Filing.

What is Registrable : Trademarks, service marks, collective marks.
What is Not Registrable : Trademarks covering Alcoholic drinks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : Marks are examined as to its registrability.
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette.

Opposition : Yes – within 6 months as of publication date (No extensions are permitted).

Time Frame for Registration : 12-15 Months
Registration Term : 10 Years from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 3 months with payment of fine.

Use Requirement for filing : Use of trademarks in the Republic of Yemen is not compulsory for filing applications.

Cancellation : A trademark is vulnerable to cancellation upon the request of any interested party who can establish that the trademark was not actually used during the five years immediately preceding the application for cancellation or that there was no bona fide use of the trademark on the goods in respect of which the trademark was registered.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No
Can pending applications be Assigned ? No

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No
Can pending application be Licensed ? No

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Consulate of the Republic of Yemen. 
  2. A legalized copy of the certificate of incorporation or an extract of the commercial register which should include the name, address, date of incorporation and objectives of the corporation. 
  3. Fifteen prints of the trademark (Not required for word marks).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Consulate of the Republic of Yemen.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Consulate of the Republic of Yemen. 
  2. An assignment deed executed by both the assignor and the assignee and legalized 
    up to the Consulate of the Republic of Yemen.

Registered User/License Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney executed by the licensee legalized up to the Consulate of the 
    Republic of Yemen. 
  2. A license agreement legalized up to the Consulate of the Republic of Yemen.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Yemeni Consulate or any other Arab Consulate. 
    A copy of any document showing the change of name or address legalized up to 
    the Yemeni Consulate. 

 

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