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.
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.
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.
This new practice will be enforced from 6 June 2016.