Yemen: Note On Law No. 19 of 1994 Concerning Intellectual Property Rights

Yemen: Note On Law No. 19 of 1994 Concerning Intellectual Property Rights 165 YEMEN: NOTE ON LAW NO. 19 OF 1994 CONCERNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS* A Unified Intellectual Property Rights Law (No. 19 of 1994) has been adopted by the Republic of Yemen. The Law will come into effect 30 days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. This Law repeals the Trademarks and Trade Names Law No. 45 of 1976 which was in force in the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and Articles 1757-1927 relating to the protection of intellectual property rights of the Civil Law which was in force in the People's Republic of Yemen (South Yemen). Transitional Provisions Article 117 of the new Law provides for transitional provisions. Protection of trademarks registered in either part of the country will be extended automatically to the whole of the Republic of Yemen, unless there is more than one owner for a given mark. In that case, the owners of the mark should settle the dispute among themselves and inform the unified Trademark Registry of their decision by submitting a written agreement within one year. If no such agreement is reached within one year, the competent authority at the Intellectual Property Office will issue an appropriate decision http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arab Law Quarterly Brill

Yemen: Note On Law No. 19 of 1994 Concerning Intellectual Property Rights

Arab Law Quarterly , Volume 10 (2): 165 – Jan 1, 1995

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BRILL
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© 1995 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0268-0556
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1573-0255
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10.1163/157302595X00571
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165 YEMEN: NOTE ON LAW NO. 19 OF 1994 CONCERNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS* A Unified Intellectual Property Rights Law (No. 19 of 1994) has been adopted by the Republic of Yemen. The Law will come into effect 30 days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. This Law repeals the Trademarks and Trade Names Law No. 45 of 1976 which was in force in the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and Articles 1757-1927 relating to the protection of intellectual property rights of the Civil Law which was in force in the People's Republic of Yemen (South Yemen). Transitional Provisions Article 117 of the new Law provides for transitional provisions. Protection of trademarks registered in either part of the country will be extended automatically to the whole of the Republic of Yemen, unless there is more than one owner for a given mark. In that case, the owners of the mark should settle the dispute among themselves and inform the unified Trademark Registry of their decision by submitting a written agreement within one year. If no such agreement is reached within one year, the competent authority at the Intellectual Property Office will issue an appropriate decision

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Arab Law QuarterlyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1995

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