SANA’A – This is to inform you that the Ministry of Industry & Trade in Yemen has on, 1 July 2014, issued a Ministerial Decree No. 105/2014 announcing an increase of $50 to $100 on the official publication fees for new trademarks, patents, and designs based on the required space reserved for the advertisement.
The effective date of said Decree is 7 August 2014.
It is required that any accepted applications are published twice, the first time after acceptance and subject to the opposition period of 90 days, and the second publication comes after payment of the registration fees. The increase of fees covers both advertisements.
The new charges are reflected on all new applications including filings, renewals, recordals, and amendments, as well as the registration of patents and designs.
In light of the above, it is worth mentioning that all applications filed before the effective date will not incur the increased charge.
The Decree provides an allowance period of 3 months fo all IP departments to complete pending files. Any remaining incomplete applications after this time period will be subject to the new fee.
For our updated schedule of charges please contact us at [email protected].