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 ...
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 ...
The National Information Center (NIC) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.jo) in Jordan.
..jo, .com.jo, .net.jo: Jordanian and International entities may apply
.gov.jo, .sch.jo, .edu.jo, .mil.jo: Jordanian entities ONLY may apply
.org.jo: Jordanian entities may apply, as well as foreign diplomatic missions in Jordan (they will have to contact the foreign ministry, and the Foreign Ministry shall send their approval/denial to the Registry directly
Novelty requirement in Jordan is absolute novelty which is not only limited to the country. Once an application for the grant of a patent is filed, it is examined with respect to compliance with the formalities and patentability provided for under the patent law. If no priority is claimed, the Jordanian patent office asks for the WIPO assistance with regards to the substantive examination of the patent that is filed in Jordan without claiming priority. If the Jordanian application claims priority of US or EP application, thus, the patent office will consider the results that will be issued from these patent offices (US or EP). It is worth mentioning that the only
considerable results are the ones that issued from the EP and US patent offices only.
An application should be filed in Jordan within 12 months as of the date of the first international publication, or within 12 months as of the date of the first filing in order to claim priority, which must be in ...
1. Power of Attorney in the name of the applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian consulate.
2. Certified copy or original copy of the certificate of registration of the plant verity at home country, legalized up to the Jordanian consulate.
3. An assignment deed document (Affidavit) from the inventors to the applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian consulate. (Attached is a proper form).
4. Certified copy of the company's commercial register duly legalized up to the Jordanian consulate.
5. Colored photo copies of the plant variety.
6. Technical examination results of the plant variety as obtained from the home country, legalized up to the Jordanian consulate.
7. A certified \ original priority document, if priority is to be claimed.
NOTE: All documents have to be sworn translated into English and Arabic languages.
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 ...
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 seperate 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 the ...