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  • International Country Code:

    YE
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Yemeni rial (YER)

Industrial Design registration in Yemen

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Yemen, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing design applications in Yemen

The term for filing industrial design applications in Yemen claiming priority is six months from the date of priority. The restoration of a priority right is not possible in Yemen.

  • Minimum filing documents in Yemen

For obtainment of the filing date an industrial design application in Yemen should contain:
- request to grant a patent;
- description, title, classification and representation of industrial design;
- copy of the valid commercial or industrial or craft record or what takes its place outside the Republic of Yemen (legalisation is not required).

  • Multiple design application

Multiple industrial design application is not possible in Yemen.

  • Validity term

Validity term of Yemeni industrial designs constitutes 10 years from the filing date; this term is not renewable.

  • Examination of a design application in Yemen

Yemeni industrial design application undergoes formal examination only.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A Power of Attorney appropriately legalised by a Yemeni Consulate should be submitted at the time of filing or within one month from the date of filing the industrial design application.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant is not the designer, the duly authenticated and legalised assignment deed should be submitted to the Yemeni Patent Office simultaneously with filing or within one month from the date of filing the industrial design application.

  • Priority document

The certified copy of the priority document and its Arabic translation must be submitted at the time of filing or within one month from the date of filing the industrial design in Yemen.

  • Grace period

A 12-month novelty grace period applies.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

To perform the industrial design prosecution in Yemen, foreign persons must appoint a local agent, a Yemeni patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Database for Yemeni Industrial Designs.

The information was verified by AL-ZAIN MARK on 06.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Yemeni IP Laws.

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