Jordan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition – single class application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

3 months from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 3 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Berne Convention, Paris Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Budapest Treaty, Nice Agreement, Vienna Agreement, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
  • Copy of the notarized POA may be submitted at the time of filing. The legalized copy must be submitted within 3 months from the filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 1 year

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name, legalized
  • For change of address, no additional documents are required other than POA

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

Deed of assignment, legalized

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registrations only
  • POA must not be older than 1 year

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only
  • POA must not be older than 1 year

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Published and granted patents may be searched by title, patentee name, inventors names, priority numbers and abstract

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability

PUBLICATION

Published upon grant in the Official Gazette

OPPOSITION

3 months from publication date

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant. Grace period of 12 months for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from filing date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Affidavit (Form no. 4), signed by inventor(s) and the applicant company, notarized and legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation.
  • English specifications and drawings
  • Arabic translation of specifications and drawings

What you need to know

  • The specifications and drawings and the Arabic translation of title and abstract must be submitted at the time of filing
  • The rest of the documents may be submitted within sixty days from filing date

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Extract from the commercial register showing old and new name, legalized
  • For a change of address, no additional documents are required other than POA

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a simple English translation if made in a foreign language

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, legalized
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation of the applicant company, certified

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a simple English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Extract from the commercial register of assignee must be submitted for pending patents

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a simple English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Documents must be translated into Arabic upon submission

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Protection Term

15 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form and novelty

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Admissible

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

Yes

OPPOSITION

90 days from publication date

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • 3 representations of the design
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation of the applicant company, certified
  • An abstract of the design for publication in the Official Gazette
  • Deed of assignment, legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Design title, abstract, class, drawings are needed at time of filing, all remaining documents may be submitted within 2 months of filing date

56 Prince Shaker Bin Zaid Street
Al Rihani Building “Al Nakhleh”
Al Shmeisani, Amman, Jordan

P.O. Box 840553, Amman 11184

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+962 6 464 2145
+962 6 464 2159
jordan@sabaip.com

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