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Jordan Design FAQ

Is the country part of Locarno agreement?   No
Is the country part of Hague agreement?   No
Is it better to register a 3D Design or an industrial design?   There is no possibility of filing a 3D mark
Is any translation required?   Yes to Arabic
For how long is an Industrial Design protected?   15 years
Are there any annuity fees to pay?   Yes annually

Jordan Design Process

One application can cover up to 50 designs.
The process from filing to issuance of certificate is for a period of 11 to 14 months.  
No annuities 
The design registration is valid for 15 years.
Renewal is not allowed.

Jordan Design Requirements

Summarized description of the design.
Applicant info (name and address).
Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized.
Deed of assignment if the applicant is not the designer.
A certified copy of the priority document in case claimed.
Copy of the commercial certificate document is required.

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Jordan Trademarks FAQ

Q: Which law does the country implement relating to trademarks?

A: Law No. 33 of 1952 on Trademarks and its amendments

Q: Is the country part of Paris Convention?    

A: Yes

Q: Is the country part of the Madrid Protocol?   

A: No

Q: Is the country part of the Madrid Agreement?   

A: No   

Q: Is the country part of the TRIPS Agreement?   

A: Yes

Q: Is Apostil Acceptable?

A: No

Q: Which classification of goods/services does the country adopt?    

A: 10th Edition of Nice Classification

Q: Are there any restrictions or limitations on the list of goods?

A: No

Q: Can I register a trademark on class header?

A: Yes, but it is not recommended

Q: Are there any restrictions on the use of the ® and TM symbols?  

A: ® and TM symbols may not be a part of the trademark while filing it, but can be used along with a registered trademark

Q: Can priority be claimed?  

A: Yes

Q: Can colors be claimed?

A: Yes

Q: Can you file a disclaimer in the filing application?

A: Yes

Q: Can you conduct a search by applicant name?

A: Yes

Q: Is the certificate issued in paper or electronically?

A: Paper

Q: Is there a requirement of use of mark to maintain the trademark registration throughout the entire valid protection period or to renew the mark?

A: Yes, but the TMO does not request any proof of use. However any interested third party can file a cancellation action against your trademark registration if the mark was not used for 3 consecutive years.

Q: If the applicant failed to renew the mark, can any third party re-register the same mark?

A: A mark, which is not renewed, cannot be re-registered in favor of third parties in respect of identical or similar goods or services before the lapse of two years from the date of non-renewal.

Q: Can the applicant withdraw the trademark application at any time?

A: Yes

Q: Can you assign or amend details of a trademark that is under process?  

A: No, any assignment or amendment should be done after the registration of the trademark is completed.

Q: Do you have to include a consideration on the assignment document?  

A: Yes

Q: Are there any specific custom procedures in the country?   

A: Yes

Jordan Trademarks Process

Trademark Registration: 

  • The registration process takes 15-18 months to be completed.
  • A separate application should be filed for each class.
  • The application will be examined by the TMO within a period of 9 to 11 months. After the end of the examination period, the TMO will allocate a filing number for the said application and issue a decision to either:
    • Accept the application, the publication fees should be settled within 30 days from the official notification date to publish the mark in the official gazette, otherwise the application will be considered withdrawn. It is worth mentioning that the official publication fees depend on the length of list of goods/services.
    • Conditionally accept the application, you may appeal the decision or comply with the said conditions within a period of 30 days from the official notification date, otherwise the application would be considered withdrawn.
    • Reject the application, you may appeal the decision within a period of 30 days from the official notification date, otherwise the application would be considered withdrawn.
  • Any interested third party can oppose the publication of the trademark application within 90 days from the date of publication in the official gazette. The applicant has 30 days from official notification date to file a reply to the opposition, otherwise the application will be considered withdrawn.
  • The certificate of registration will be issued within 1-2 months from the date of settlement of registration fees.
  • The trademark's registration is valid for 10 Gregorian years, starting from the filing date, and renewable for similar consecutive periods.

Trademark Renewal: 

  • The renewal process takes 1 week to be completed.
  • A separate application should be filed for each class.
  • The renewal application should be filed within the last year of the valid protection period.
  • A 12 months grace period after the expiry of the valid protection period is granted for filing late renewal; however it is subject to late penalty fees.
  • When filing the renewal application, the applicant has to settle the renewal and publication fees on the same day.
  • The renewal certificate will be issued within 1 week from the date of settlement of fees.
  • The renewal certificate will be published in the official gazette for informative purposes only; No one can oppose the said publication.
  • The trademark renewal is valid for another 10 Gregorian consecutive years starting from the expiry of the previous protection period.

Trademark Change of Name and/or Address: 

  • The recordal of change process takes 1 week to be completed.
  • A separate application should be filed for each class.
  • A change of agent should be filed in order to ensure formality requirements are met.
  • When filing the change application, the applicant has to settle the change and publication fees on the same day.
  • The TMO will examine the application and issue its official notice of recordal within 1 week from filing.
  • The change will be published in the official gazette for informative purposes only; No one can oppose the said publication.

Trademark Assignment: 

  • The recordal of the assignment takes 1 week to be completed.
  • An application should may be filed with multiple marks or classes registered in the name of the applicant. 
  • A change of agent should be filed in order to ensure formality requirements are met. 
  • When filing the assignment application, the applicant has to settle the assignment and publication fees on the same day.
  • The TMO will examine the application and issue its official notice of assignment recordal within 1 week from filing.
  • The publication in the official gazette is for informative purposes only; No one can oppose the said publication.

Jordan Trademarks Requirements

Trademark Registration:

  • Copy of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • A list of the goods to be covered by the application (Classes) - translated to Arabic.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Jordanian embassy and submitted within 30 days of the acceptance.
  • A certified copy of the priority document in case claimed should be provided within 3 months of filing date.

Trademark Renewal:

  • Details of the trademark registration.
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Jordanian embassy and submitted at filing.
  • A simple copy of the trademark registration certificate.

Trademark - Change of Name and/or Address:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the change specifications.
  • A document proving the change of name and/or address legalized at the Jordanian embassy and submitted at filing
  • Power of Attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Jordanian embassy and submitted at filing.
  • A simple copy of the trademark registration certificate.

Trademark Assignment:

  • Details of the mark.
  • Applicant info (name, address, and nationality).
  • Details of the assignment specifications.
  • An assignment document translated to Arabic and legalized at the Jordanian embassy.
  • Power of attorney (POA): Original should be notarized and legalized at the Jordanian embassy and submitted at filing.
  • A simple copy of the trademark registration certificate.

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