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 with respect to designs.
Any infringement or unauthorized use of a registered design is punishable under the current design law in Jordan.