Patents: Jordan

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Novelty Requirements : Worldwide Novelty - novelty examination takes into consideration any specification previously lodged with the Patent Office or any patent previously registered.

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Yes – as to formalities and patentability.

Protection Period : 20 Years from filing date or priority date.

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Annuity Payments : Yearly from filing date

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 months with fines.

Compulsory Licensing : If the owner of a patented invention in Jordan fails to 
satisfy the stipulated working requirements of the country within three years, as from the date of grant or from the date of filing, the patent will be subject to compulsory licensing.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Working of patents is an official requirement - Alternatively, nominal working of a patent can be fulfilled by publishing a notice in a daily newspaper every 2 years, inviting interested parties to exploit the concerned patent

Notes : The Law allows for the protection of chemical products relating to medical drugs, pharmaceutical compositions or food.


Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate. 
  2. A certified copy of the certificate of registration of the company or articles of association for a corporate person. 
  3. Assignment Deed duly legalized up to Jordanian Consulate.
  4. Three copies of the specifications and claims in English and in Arabic.
  5. Three sets of the formal drawings, if any.
  6. A certified copy of the home application or registration or a certified priority document, if priority is to be claimed.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate in the new name. 
  2. Certificate of change of name and address or extract from the home registry legalized up to Jordanian consulate.


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