COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
CAPITAL : SANA'A
LANGUAGE : ARABIC
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO
The Intellectual Property Rights Office of Yemen is known as the General Department for Intellectual Property Protection.
Yemen Trademarks office is administered by Ministry of Industry and Trade.
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Yemen.
• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the application is filed, a Preliminary (formality) examination regarding compliance of all the requisites is carried out along with a search for prior existing trademarks followed by substantive examination.
Once accepted, the mark is published in the official journal.
Within stipulated time from the date of publication, opposition if any from third parties may be lodged.
If no there is no opposition forthcoming or the the opposition is resolved in favour of the applicant, the mark is then registered and certificate issued.
Once the trademark is accepted for registration, the IP office will enter the details of the trademark onto the trademark register and the applicant will be issued with a certificate of registration.
Post Filing: Failure to use the mark post registration for 5 yrs. continuously could lead to premature termination of the mark.