Jordan Trademark registration
In Jordan the legal basis is the amended Trademarks Law of 1999 . Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Office by a local agent. A power of attorney authenticated by a Jordanian consulate is necessary. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness, but no search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 8-12 months from first filing to registration. Before registration, the trademark is published in the Patent Gazette. The opposition period is 3 months from publication of the trademark application.
A trademark registration in Jordan is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years. If a trademark registration is not renewed within the grace period as of the date of expiration, it will be cancelled automatically.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
Duly note, if the trademark has not been used for a continuous period of at least 3 years immediately preceding an application for cancellation, it is vulnerable to cancellation.