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JAH Jurisdictional update: Opposition on Trademarks Lodge Prior to 2015 Are No Longer Valid in Yemen - JAH CO.IP
JAH Jurisdictional update: Opposition on Trademarks Lodge Prior to 2015 Are No Longer Valid in Yemen

 

The General Department for Intellectual Property Protection issued a decision on 10 March 2020 stipulating that all trademarks opposed prior to 2015 are considered abandoned and oppositions against them are null and void caused by the difficulty of ruling out these opposition cases due to the loss of many files and failure of identifying applicants of the oppositions in writing especially local applicants in compliance with the relevant provisions of the Yemeni TM Law due to the unrest situation of the country.

 

Based on this decision we advise our clients with trademarks opposed prior to 2015 to re-file their respective trademarks should they wish to obtain a legal protection in Yemen.