The importance of registering a patent in Jordan
Patents in Jordan are managed by the Patents Registrar in the Ministry of Industry and Trade and are governed by the Jordanian Patents Law No. 32 of 1999, as amended. The patent law is mainly based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty, adopted on 19 June 1970 in Washington DC, and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, adopted on 20 March 1883. The patent law is also compliant with the WTO agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
In accordance with the Patent Law, a patent is a certificate granted by the government for the purpose of protecting new inventions. This protection is limited to the geographical borders of Jordan and is valid for a period of twenty years from the date of submitting the patent application to the relevant authorities. However for the patent protection to remain active, the applicant is required to pay the relevant fees on an annual basis.
Due to rapid production development and recent increase in competition in the market, it is becoming critical for companies to continuously come up with new inventions and designs to keep ahead. The protection provided by patents can be crucial for the prosperity of innovative companies in an economy like that of Jordan which is characterized by constant change and challenges…
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