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Opposition Term

03 Months

Registration Term

10 Years

First Renewal Term

10 Years

Subsequent Renewal Term

10 Years

  • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Trademarks Law (Law No.33 for the year 1952) - is the primary law governing the mechanism of trademark registration and protection in Jordan.

  • Any person claiming to be the proprietor of a used or proposed to be used trademark who is desirous of registering such trademark needs to apply in writing to the registrar in the prescribed manner.

  • It follows a 'first-to-file’ system

  • Jordan follows the 11th edition of Nice Classification. Multi-class trademark applications are not acceptable.

  • There is an opposition period of three (03) months. An opposition to the registration of a trademark should be prosecuted before the Registrar by a lawyer within three (03) months as of the date of publication.

  • A trademark registration, according to the new law, is valid for ten (10) years from the date of filing the application or from the priority date, which is further renewable for successive periods of ten (10) years each. Trademarks that have already been filed or registered before December 1, 1999, will remain valid according to the old law (7 or 14 years); they shall be renewed every ten (10) years.

  • The new trademark law provides for a grace period of one (01) year for the late renewal of a trademark. If a trademark registration is not renewed within the grace period as of the date of expiration, it will be cancelled automatically.

  • A trademark registration is vulnerable to cancellation and can be cancelled by any interested party who can establish that the trademark was not actually used during the three (03) years immediately preceding the application for cancellation or that there was no bona fide of using the mark on the goods or services concerning which the mark was registered.

  • Jordan is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property since July 17, 1972.

  • The Patent Regulations Official Gazette No. 4522 Dated 13.12.2001- deals with the mechanism of patent protection in Jordan.

  • A patent application needs to be submitted to the Registrar with the detailed description of the invention. The date on which the Registrar receives the application is regarded as its filing date.

  • In Jordan, an invention that satisfies the conditions of originality, novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability, subjects to patentability. Process patent and product patent are the two types of patents that can be protected.

  • The types of patent applications that can be filed include Non-Convention Application and Convention Application.

  • Any person may, within three (03) months of the publication date of the notice of preliminary acceptance in the Official Gazette, notify the Registrar of his or her opposition to the patent grant.

  • The duration of the patent of invention is twenty (20) years from the date of the application for registration under the provisions of this law.

  • Annuities are to be paid after issuance of the letters patent, calculated from the filing date.

  • The Industrial Designs and Models Law No. 14 for the year 2000 Official Gazette No. 4423 Dated 2.4.2000 - governs and deals with the mechanism of registration of industrial designs In Jordan.

  • An application for the registration of an industrial design or model needs to be filed with the Registrar, on the form designated for this purpose, stating the kind of product, and attached thereto drawings, photographs, and other illustrative data embodying the design or model.

  • The types of industrial design applications that can be filed in Jordan include Non-Convention Application and Convention Application.

  • Utility model protection isn't provided under industrial design protection in the nation.

  • The Registrar shall announce the acceptance of the application in the Official Gazette. Third parties may oppose this acceptance within ninety (90) days from the date of publication, in accordance with the procedures, which shall be determined in a Regulation issued for this purpose, pursuant to this law.

  • A design/model registration will last for fifteen (15) years (without paying the maintenance fees), starting from the date of filing the application or from the priority date.

  • There is no such annuity payment system since all fees, including annuity fees, are paid at the time of filing.

  • There is no grace period to renew a registered industrial design.

  • Jordan is a signatory to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

  • Jordanian Copyright Law Article 1 No. (22) Year 1992 - is the basic legislation governing copyright protection in Jordan.

  • In Jordan, copyright automatically attaches upon the creation of an original work of authorship; however, registration/deposit with the National Library of the Jordanian Ministry of Culture puts a copyright holder in a better position if litigation arises over the copyright.

  • For the majority of cases, the duration of copyright protection term is for the life of the copyright owner plus fifty (50) years following his or her death. This term applies to the copyright in works of cinema or television production or works of a pseudonymous author or works that are published for the first time after the death of the author.

  • Photographs and applied arts enjoy only a copyright protection period of twenty-five (25) years.