SANAA – Based on the ministerial decision No. 239 of 2011, the General Department for Intellectual Property Protection in Yemen issued a public notice on May 4, 2016, related to the use of class heading in trademark applications.
According to the notice, the use of class heading in trademark applications will no longer be an accepted practice.
Trademark applications with class heading will be refused, and the applicant should specify the goods/ services for which registration is sought.
This new regulation entered into force in Yemen on June 6, 2016