Trademark registration in Yemen

Trademark registration Yemen - In Yemen the legal basis is the Intellectual Property Law No. 19 of 1994. The international classification of goods and services consisting of 45 classes has been adopted (exception: trademark protection cannot be achieved for alcoholic beverages). Trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired by sufficient public recognition.

Trademark registration: Requirements

A trademark application has to be filed before the Registrar of Trademarks at the Ministry of Industry and Trade located in Sanaa by a local agent. A power of attorney authenticated by the Consulate of the Republic of Yemen or any other Arab Consulate is necessary. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.

Trademark registration: Procedure

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 12 months from first filing to registration. Before registration the trademark application is published in the official gazette “Al-Tijarah”. The opposition period is 3 months from publication date of the application.


Trademark registration: Duration

A trademark registration in Yemen is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.

Trademark registration: Methods

NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.

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Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 5 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 5 years, it may be subject to cancellation. 

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