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Jordan is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since July 17, 1972. The Ninth Edition of International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement (Nice Classification) has been officially adopted in Jordan with effect from November 14, 2008, according to the Trademark Office at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The said new adoption of the Ninth Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services allows for the protection of service marks in international classes 35 up to 45. A separate application should be filed with respect to each class of goods.

Once a trademark application is filed, it is examined as to its registrability and existence of prior rights. Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Official Gazette. There is a 3-month period open for filing opposition by any party. An opposition to ... More details

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Novelty requirement in Jordan is absolute novelty. Yet, 12-month grace period applies starting from the first worldwide publication. Once an application is filed, it is examined with respect to compliance with the formalities and patentability provided for under the patent law. 

An application should be filed in Jordan within 12 months as of the date of the first filed application in order to claim a priority, or within 12 months as of the date of the first worldwide publication, but without claiming a priority.

If a priority is claimed, the Jordanian patent office will not examine the application and they will depends on the examination results in Europe before issuing the acceptance/rejection decision, for limited cases, the Patent Office will depends on the examination results in USA.

Once the application is accepted, the bibliographic data of the subject application will be published in the official gazette, for opposition purposes. Within three ... More details

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Although Jordan is not a member of the Locarno Agreement, the International Classification for Industrial Designs (32 Classes) under the said Agreement is implemented. Designs are protected in Jordan through registration with the Patent Office.

Once a design application is filed, the registrar shall examine the application in form. Design applications accepted by the Registrar shall be published in the Official Gazette. There is a 3-month period open for filing opposition by any party. In the absence of an opposition, the relevant certificate of registration will be issued.

According to the design law, no annuities or maintenance fees are to be paid on new design applications; all registration fees are paid in full upon filing the application.

A design registration is valid for 15 years starting from the date of filing the application or from the priority date. There is no provision in the current design law of Jordan for compulsory working ... More details

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Copyright Law No. 22 for the year 1992 (and its amendments of 1998, 1999 and 2005) governs the protection of copyright and related rights in Jordan.

Protection covers original works of literature, art and science no matter what their type, importance or purpose is. This includes works of art expressed in writing, sound, drawing, photography and motion, such as books, speeches, plays, musical compositions, films, applied art, 3-D works and computer software.

Jordanian publishers seeking protection of copyrightable works have to deposit four copies of the work with the National Library at the Ministry of Culture. The duration of protection for copyrighted material is the lifetime of the author plus 50 years following his/her death. The rights of performers and producers of phonograms shall be protected for 50 years, while the rights of broadcasting organizations shall be protected for 20 years.

The Ministry of Culture reserves the right to ... More details

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• A domain name can be registered for immediate activation or can be parked for future activation.

• The chosen domain name must represent the name of the registrant, part of the registrant’s name, or an abbreviation of the registrant’s name. As for registered trademarks, the chosen domain name must represent the trademark entirely.

• The Administrative & Billing Contacts of a domain name must reflect a Jordanian entity residing and/or operating in Jordan.

• The domain name can be renewed for 1 to 5 years in advance.

Prohibited Names to be used as Domain Name

• Names that violate the ... More details

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Requirements for filing a plant Variety in Jordan

1- Affidavit which must be duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate at your client's or inventor’s end. This form should be jointly signed by the inventor(s) and the patentee(s) (applicant) in case the later is not the inventor(s). If this is the case, the said form will serve also as a deed of assignment. (Attached is a proper form). 

2- A power of attorney duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate.

3- Certified copy or an original copy of the certificate of registration of the subject plant variety at the home country as well as the technical examination results duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate.

4- Description Card duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate.

5- Certified copy of the company’s commercial register, duly notarized and legalized up to the ... More details

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Recordation with Customs Department.

Recordation with the Customs Department is one of the most effective procedures for enforcing intellectual property rights (IPRs) in Jordan.

This service, which has been introduced for the first time in Jordan, gives trademarks’ proprietors protection against the unauthorized importation of goods bearing trademarks or logos identical or similar to their trademarks through recordation with the Customs Department of any trademarks registered with Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.

As a prerequisite, trademarks’ proprietors have to register their trademarks with Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade first and then record the trademark with the Customs Department.

Upon this recordation, the Customs officials across all Jordanian customs border points shall have the right to stop and seize any goods found to bear similar ... More details

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