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  • International Country Code:

    YE
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Yemeni rial (YER)

Patent in Yemen (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

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

  • The term for filing patent applications in Yemen

The term for filing patent applications in Yemen claiming priority is 12 months from the date of priority. The restoration of a priority right in Yemen is not possible.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Yemen

For obtainment of the filing date the Yemeni patent application should contain:
- request to grant a patent in Yemen;

- detailed description of the invention in Arabic and English;
- drawings and illustrations, if any;
- copy of extract of the commercial record, if the applicant is a legal person and/or identification documents for natural person (legalisation is not required).

  • Language of the Yemeni patent application

The official language of the Yemeni patent application is Arabic. The English translation of the application should be submitted as well.

  • Priority document

The Certified copy of the priority document and its Arabic translation must be submitted at the time of filing or within 90 days from the date of filing the application in Yemen.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Power of Attorney duly legalised by a Yemeni Consulate must be submitted at the time of filing or within two months from the date of filing the application in Yemen.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant is not the inventor, the duly authenticated and legalised assignment deed must be submitted to the Yemeni Patent Office simultaneously with filing or within two months from the date of filing the application in Yemen.

  • Substantive examination request

Substantive examination is not available in Yemen.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

Patents in Yemen are valid for twenty years from the filing date.

  • Novelty grace period

A 12-month novelty grace period applies.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

To perform the patent prosecution in Yemen, foreigners must appoint a local agent, a Yemeni patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Database for Yemeni Patents.
2. Yemen is not a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Thus, entering the Yemeni national phase of a PCT application is possible within the term of 12 months from the priority date.

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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