- 1-3 years for a local application
- 2-7 years for a foreign application
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supplies/Industrial Property Protection Directorate/patent registration section
- 50JD as registration fees
- 50JD for publication in the Official Gazette
- 50JD for the final certificate
- Required Documents
- Persons benefiting from the service
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Conditions for obtaining service- The applicant should apply in person or authorize a proxy through a legal authorization letter or an agent of an industrial property in case the application concerns a foreign invention, or a lawyer. - The invention should be novel in terms of industrial technology. - The invention should feature an inventive step - The invention should be capable of industrial application.
1. The applicant, or their proxy, fills the registration application, which can be obtained online at www.mit.gov.jo, along with all the necessary documents and presents it to the reception clerk.
2. The fees are paid to the ministry’s treasurer and the receipt is attached to the application.
3. The examining official checks the application initially to ensure documentation is completed.
a. If all documents and formalities are completed, the application is given a serial number and dated and data are entered in the system.
b. In case the application is not completed, the applicant is notified of that and given 60 days starting the date of notification, which can be extended; if the deadline is not met, the applicant loses their right in the application.
4. After the formalities check is completed, the application is referred to the concerned technical examiner, who is selected according to the nature of the invention, to check if there was a similar application filed with a foreign patent office accredited by the Jordanian patent office.
5. In case there is a similar invention filed for patenting in an accredited office,
a. The technical examiner follows up the processing of the application in the other office though the database until the other office issues its final decision regarding the application.
b. When the accredited patent office takes the final decision, granting or not granting the patent, the Jordanian patent office acts accordingly, pursuant to the Jordanian law and relevant agreements.
c. In case the application has been withdrawn from an accredited office by the applicant, the applicant is given 60 days to provide the Jordanian patent office with the results of their application in the original country where the application was filed in the first place, and the Jordanian office will act accordingly.
6. In case the application was not filed with an accredited office,
a. The technical examiner carries out the initial technical examination of the application, including its wording, the protectability of all its parts and novelty. The applicant is summoned for a hearing to inform him of the required modifications in line with the findings of the examination and a letter containing these modifications is presented to the applicant during this session.
b. When the applicant makes the required modifications, the examiner examines the amended parts and makes a recommendation to either examine the application internally or send it to third parties for testing.
c. When third party examiners send their findings, the technical examiner examines these results. After that, the technical test is carried out to evaluate the novelty of the invention and its industrial application.
Based on the technical test, the examiner recommends to either grant or reject the patent application, or to summon the applicant to a gearing at the office to clarify certain things or make amendments. During the session, the applicant receives an official letter entailing the required amendments or clarifications. In case the inventor replies to the queries or makes the amendments, the technical examiner recommends either granting the patent or rejecting the request accordingly.
7. In case of refusal, a decision is issued in that regard and the applicant is given 60 days as of their receipt of the refusal notification to contest the decision with the Administrative Court.
8. In case of approval, a certificate is issued of tentative approval included in an official letter after fees for publication in Official Gazette are paid.
9. The request is published in the Official Gazette.
10. After the publication, three months is allowed for any contest.
11. In case a contest is raised during the said three months, it should be filed with the lawsuits section at the Directorate of Industrial Property Protection.
12. When the legal contesting period is over, a patent is issued by the Registrar in an official certificate after the fees for the final certificate are paid.
- Official ID card, a letter of authorization or a power of attorney
- A detailed description of the invention (two copies in Arabic and two in English)
- Drawings related to the invention two copies in Arabic and two in English)
- Invention abstract two copies in Arabic and two in English)
- Claims two copies in Arabic and two in English)
- A statement under oath
- The power of attorney duly certified by the ministries of foreign affairs and justice
- A certificate of registration for the establishment (if the applicant is a legal person)
- A document proving that the applicant is entitled to registration if they are not the inventor.
- A copy of a document proving priority right, if applicable (two copies in Arabic and two in English)
- The certificate of temporary protection of inventions presented during official exhibitions.
Persons benefiting from the serviceIndividuals and registration applicants, inventors, establishments and companies or their representatives ( a lawyer or an industrial property agent)
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