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JO - Jordan
Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan)
JPL: Law No. 32 of 1999 on Patents and Law No. 28 of 2007 amending the Patents Law
JPR: Regulation No. 97 of 2001 on Patents
List of currencies used in this document:
JOD (Jordanian Dinar), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Friday and Saturday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Jordan
Two-letter code:
JO
Jordan - Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan)
Name of Office:
Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan)
Location:
Queen Noor Street
Amman 11181
Jordan
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2019
Amman 11181
Jordan
Telephone:
(962) 65 629 030 extensions 325 or 326
E-mail:
Zuhair.b@mit.gov.jo
Maysa.Al-Saby@mit.gov.jo
Facsimile:
(962) 65 682 331
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
JO
Jordan - Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan)
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
JO
Jordan - Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Patents
Patents of addition
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
May be in the request or may be furnished later. If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
Yes, refer to Annex L.

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Jordan
Language in which international applications may be filed:
If the language in which the international application is filed is not accepted by the International Searching Authority (refer to Annex D), the applicant will have to furnish a translation (PCT Rule 12.3).
Arabic
English
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
Same language as the international application (Arabic or English)
Language in which the request may be filed:
Arabic
English
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
1
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
For the relevant notifications by the Office, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 13 July 2017, pages 106 et seq. and 28 July 2022, page 197.
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”).
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this must be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format.
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
AT
Austria - Austrian Patent Office
AU
Australia - Australian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
US
United States of America - United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
AT
Austria - Austrian Patent Office
AU
Australia - Australian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
1
US
United States of America - United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
2
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
100 JOD
International filing fee:
1,435 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 USD
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
216 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
324 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(AT)
Annex D(AU)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(US)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
filing by a company or an organization 100 JOD
filing by an individual 50 JOD
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Jordan
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney or patent agent registered to practice before the Office
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
No
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Not applicable
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
No
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Not applicable

Annex L - Deposits of Microorganisms and Other Biological Material

Requirements of designated and elected Offices
Only Offices whose applicable national law contains provisions concerning the deposits of microorganisms and other biological material are listed in Annex L. Unless otherwise indicated, deposits may be made for the purposes of patent procedure before these Offices with any depositary institution having acquired the status of international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.
For a list of these institutions refer to:
Notifications related thereto may be consulted under:
Further information concerning the requirements of international depository authorities under the Budapest Treaty is available at:
Time (if any) earlier than 16 months from priority date by which applicant must furnish:
— the indications prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii):
At the time of filing, either in the description or separately
— any additional indications:
None
Additional indications (if any) which must be given besides those prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii) pursuant to notifications from the Office:
To the extent available to the applicant, a description of the characteristics and an indication of the usefulness of the microorganism and/or other biological material
Additional information
Deposits may also be made for the purposes of patent procedure before the Industrial Property Protection Directorate, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (Jordan) with any depositary institution.

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(1): 30 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(a): 30 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Arabic
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Where the applicant furnishes a translation of the international application only as amended or only as originally filed, the Office will invite the applicant to furnish the missing translation
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, both as originally filed and as amended, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, both as originally filed and as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
A copy is required only if the Office has not received a copy of the international application from the International Bureau under PCT Article 20. This may be the case where the applicant expressly requests an earlier start of the national phase under PCT Article 23(2) or 40(2).
National fees:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Filing fee
filing by a company or an organization 200 JOD
filing by an individual 100 JOD
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
None
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
Name and address of the inventor if they have not been furnished in the “Request” part of the international application 3 4 5
Evidence of entitlement to apply for or be granted a patent 3 4 5
Evidence of entitlement to claim priority of earlier application 3 4 5
Document evidencing a change of name of the applicant if the change occurred after the international filing date
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Jordan 4
Instrument appointing the agent (authorization or power of attorney) 4
Verification of the translation of the international application
Furnishing, where applicable, of a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listing in electronic form
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney or patent agent registered before the Office
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

JO.01 TRANSLATION
Errors in the translation of the international application can be corrected with reference to the text of the international application as originally filed (refer to National Phase, paragraphs 6.002 and 6.003).
JO.02 FEES (MANNER OF PAYMENT)
The manner of payment of the fees indicated in the Summary and in this Chapter is outlined in Annex JO.I.
JO.03 APPOINTMENT OF AN AGENT
JPR Art. 10(f)
If the applicant does not reside in Jordan, a patent attorney or patent agent registered to practice before the Office must be appointed. If the applicant is represented by an agent, a power of attorney is required.
JO.04 EXAMINATION
JPR Art. 20
A patent will be granted only after substantive examination. There is no need for a special request for examination. The Registrar will send an invitation to the applicant requesting him to pay the fee for examination of the invention within 60 days from the date of the invitation. Please refer to the Office for the amount of the examination fee.
JO.05 AMENDMENT OF THE APPLICATION
JPL Art. 9
Amendments may be made in the national phase up to the grant of the patent, provided that the scope of the subject matter of the application is not broadened thereby.
JO.06 PUBLICATION AND GRANT FEE
JPR Art. 23(a)
A publication fee must be paid after preliminary acceptance of the application. The Office will invite the applicant to pay the publication fee within 60 days from the date of the invitation. Where the applicant fails to pay the fee within that time limit, the application shall be considered as null and void. The amount of the fee is indicated in Annex JO.I.
JPR Art. 25(a)
A fee for grant must be paid before the patent is granted. The amount of the fee is indicated in Annex JO.I.
JO.07 ANNUAL FEES
JPR Art. 32
For PCT applications, annual fees must be paid for maintaining the patent in force. In case of non-payment of the annual fees at the prescribed time limit, payment can still be made, upon payment of a 50% surcharge for late payment, within a period of six months from the date of expiration of the prescribed time limit. The amounts of these fees are indicated in Annex JO.I.
JO.08 REVIEW UNDER ARTICLE 25 OF THE PCT
PCT Art. 25, PCT Rule 51
The applicable procedure is outlined in paragraphs 6.018 to 6.021 of the National Phase.
JO.09 EXCUSE OF DELAYS IN MEETING TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 24(2), PCT Art. 48(2), PCT Rule 82bis
Reference is made to paragraphs 6.022 to 6.027 of the National Phase.
JO.10 REINSTATEMENT OF RIGHTS
PCT Rule 49.6
Reinstatement of rights may be requested where the applicant, unintentionally or in spite of due care required by the circumstances having been taken, failed to perform the acts referred to in Article 22 within the applicable time limit. A request for reinstatement must be presented in writing within two months from the removal of the cause of the failure to observe the time limit or twelve months from the date of expiration of the applicable time limit, whichever time limit expires earlier. Within the said two months, the omitted action must be completed and the fee for reinstatement of rights (refer to Annex JO.I) must be paid.

Annexes

Annex JO.I - Fees
Patents
Filing fee
filing by a company or an organization 200 JOD
filing by an individual 100 JOD
Fee for furnishing the name or address of the inventor
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Fee for addition, change or cancellation of a record of an application or patent
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Fee for furnishing evidence of entitlement to apply for or be granted a patent
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Fee for transfer of ownership
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Examination fee
filing by a company or an organization 200 JOD
filing by an individual 100 JOD
Grant fee
filing by a company or an organization 200 JOD
filing by an individual 150 JOD
Fee for restoration of the right of priority
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Fee for any correction request
filing by a company or an organization 50 JOD
filing by an individual 25 JOD
Fee for any other request
filing by a company or an organization 100 JOD
filing by an individual 50 JOD
Annual fees
— for the 1st year
filing by a company or an organization 150 JOD
filing by an individual 100 JOD
— for the 2nd year
filing by a company or an organization 250 JOD
filing by an individual 150 JOD
— for the 3rd year
filing by a company or an organization 350 JOD
filing by an individual 200 JOD
— for the 4th year
filing by a company or an organization 450 JOD
filing by an individual 250 JOD
— for the 5th year
filing by a company or an organization 550 JOD
filing by an individual 300 JOD
— for the 6th year
filing by a company or an organization 650 JOD
filing by an individual 350 JOD
— for the 7th year
filing by a company or an organization 750 JOD
filing by an individual 400 JOD
— for the 8th year
filing by a company or an organization 850 JOD
filing by an individual 450 JOD
— for the 9th year
filing by a company or an organization 950 JOD
filing by an individual 500 JOD
— for the 10th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,050 JOD
filing by an individual 550 JOD
— for the 11th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,150 JOD
filing by an individual 600 JOD
— for the 12th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,250 JOD
filing by an individual 650 JOD
— for the 13th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,350 JOD
filing by an individual 700 JOD
— for the 14th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,450 JOD
filing by an individual 750 JOD
— for the 15th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,550 JOD
filing by an individual 800 JOD
— for the 16th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,650 JOD
filing by an individual 850 JOD
— for the 17th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,750 JOD
filing by an individual 900 JOD
— for the 18th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,850 JOD
filing by an individual 950 JOD
— for the 19th year
filing by a company or an organization 1,950 JOD
filing by an individual 1,000 JOD
— for the 20th year
filing by a company or an organization 2,050 JOD
filing by an individual 1,050 JOD
How can payment of fees be effected?
The payment of the fees has to be effected in Jordanian dinars. All payments must indicate the application number (national, if already known; international, if the national application number is not yet known), the name of the applicant and the category of fee being paid. Payments may be effected to the Office in cash or by cheque.
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Notes:
1 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office or the Austrian Patent Office.
2 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
3 a b c This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.
4 a b c d e If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of receipt of the invitation.
5 a b c The Office will charge a fee for compliance with that requirement in response to the invitation (refer to Annex JO.I).
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 28 Feb 2024