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Yemen – Trademark Class Heading is No Longer Acceptable

Yemen – Trademark Class Heading is No Longer Acceptable

Pursuant to Ministerial Decision no. 239 of 2011, the Yemeni Trademark Office issued a public notice on 4 May 2016 announcing that the use of class headings as the list of goods/services in trademark applications will no longer be an acceptable practice.

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As per this notice, all new trademark applications should include the specific list of goods and/or services, and from 6 June 2016 onwards, applications with description of goods/services as general class heading are not acceptable.

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On that basis, the Registrar of Trademark, during the examination phase, will refuse an application with the list of goods as class heading because each of the goods and/or services in the list should be specified clearly to remove any ambiguity regarding the identity of the goods/services.

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This new practice will be enforced from 6 June 2016.