Further to our series of newsletters with reference to the setting up of a new trademark registry at Aden Yemen, we are pleased to announce that the trademark office has now published its first gazette online which can be viewed here.
We wish to remind our readers that official proclamation regarding the setting up of the office was issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Aden on 20 February 2018. The legitimate government in Aden used to be in charge of trademarks Office in Sana’a; however, when the national salvation government(by coup) took control over Sana’a region, the official government retreated to Aden region which resulted in the formation of Trademark Office (TMO) in Aden- Yemen which has started functioning independently from the current TMO in Sana’a.
Please be advised that the announcement had clarified adopting of the same Yemeni Law No. 23 of 2010 on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, with the opposition period as 90 days from publication date. The subject gazette was issued on 26/5/2018 with 8 new applications as filed with them. The registry has confirmed that the issuance of the gazettes will be on a monthly basis.
Kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information to secure rights under this new jurisdiction and also in extending the existing trademark registrations from S’anaa Yemen.