Tuesday, September 19 2023   \  Published by Saba IP.

Yemen Adopts the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification for Trademarks

Yemen Adopts the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification for Trademarks

In a significant stride towards modernizing its intellectual property framework, Yemen has taken a commendable step by adopting the 10th edition of the Nice Classification. This update marks a leap from the outgoing 8th edition.

With Yemen’s transition to the 10th edition of the Nice Classification, it is important to note that certain items are still excluded from registration in line with cultural and legal considerations:

1. Class 33: Alcoholic beverages fall within Class 33 of the Nice Classification. However, in accordance with Yemen’s regulations, trademark registration for alcoholic goods will not be permitted.

2. Class 32: Class 32 encompasses non-alcoholic beverages, including beers and other beverages. However, the registration of trademarks related to beer, which might conflict with cultural sensitivities, will not be allowed.

3. Class 29: While Class 29 pertains to meat, fish, poultry, and game, trademark applications for pork meat within this category will also be ineligible for registration in Yemen. For more information about the 10th edition of the Nice Classification and its implications for trademark registration in Yemen, please contact us at news@sabaip.comSaba IP

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