Q1: What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?

Absolute novelty. Any disclosure. Yet, disclosure to the public shall not be taken into consideration, if the disclosure occurred within twelve months preceding the date of filing or the priority date, if such disclosure was a result of an act committed by the applicant, or of an unlawful act committed by a third party against the applicant.

Q2: Should the design application be filed under the form of drawings and/or photographs, the size thereof and the number of views?

Both are acceptable.

Q3: Can convention priority be claimed in Jordan? (Paris Convention)

Yes, the priority can be claimed in Jordan within six months, calculated from the day following the date of filing of the first application.

Q4: Is it required to pay annual fees to maintain the registration?


Q5: Is it possible to file a multiple design application?   

It is allowed to FILE multiple designs in one application, but at the time of examination, we will be asked to divide the application into separate ones.

Q6: Is it possible to extend the deadline for submission the required documents?

Yes, several extensions can be requested, two months for each.

Q7: What is the time frame for the design application to be registered in normal cases?

Approximately 4 months, if all the required documents have been submitted within 2 months.

Q8: What is the term of protection of a model or design in Jordan? Can this term be extended?

 The term of industrial design protection is 15 years starting as from the date of filing the application or the priority date (if claimed), and can't be extended.


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