Jordan Trademark Search & Registration

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does having a registered trademark in Jordan give me any right?

Registration is a requirement to establish rights in a trademark. Jordan follows the "first to file" rule. However, the first-to-use principle is still recognized in courts.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The national office is accessible online at the following URL: http://www.mit.gov.jo.

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

Neither actual use nor intent to use is required for application.

Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

The following can be grounds for opposition:

  • breach of copyright
  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is functional
  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • notorious or well-known mark
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • protection of armorial bearings, flags and other State emblems
  • registration in the name of the agent or representative of the owner of the mark
  • trade names
  • rights in a personal name
  • registered design rights
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark resembles the emblem of the Crown or royal crests
  • the word “royal” or any other words, characters or symbols that may lead to the belief that the applicant enjoys royal patronage
  • the mark is similar or identical to the:
    • Red Crescent
    • Red Cross
    • Geneva Cross
  • the mark contains the picture or name of a third party, unless the third party's consent has been previously obtained
  • the mark includes the following words and expressions:
    • “patent”
    • “patented”
    • “by royal patent”
    • “registered design”
    • “copyright”
    • “counterfeiting is forgery”
    • or similar words or expressions
  • the mark leads to the deception of the public
  • the mark encourages unfair trading competition
  • the mark is identical to any emblem of religious significance
  • the mark contains false indications as to its real origin
Who can contest my trademark application?

Anyone may oppose an application.

Is it possible to cancel a registration?

The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • proprietary rights
  • breach of copyright
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is functional
  • rights in a personal name
  • registered design rights
  • rights under Article 6 septies of the Paris Convention
  • rights under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
  • rights under Article 8 of the Paris Convention
  • rights under Article 6bis of the Paris Convention
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established by registration:

  • the exclusive right to use the registered trademark
  • the right to object to a later conflicting application
  • the right to file for a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration
  • the right to file an infringement case against third parties for using a confusingly similar mark
  • the right to license other third parties to use the trademark
  • the right to request for counterfeit goods to be seized by customs authorities
  • the right to obtain damages for infringement
How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period begins on the date of publication of the application in the official gazette.

 

The opposition period ends three months from the publication of the application in the official gazette.

Is Jordan a member of the Madrid System?

Jordan is not a party to either the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol. International applications may not be designated in this jurisdiction.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

Periodic statements of use are not required.

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