Jordan: Deadline Extensions for Various IP Transactions

31-May-2020

AMMAN – The Registrar of Trademarks, Patents and Industrial Designs at the Industrial Property Protection Directorate (IPPD), Ministry of Industry and Trade in Jordan decided to provide extension to legal deadlines for some Intellectual Property (IP) transactions as follows:

- Completion of the filing procedures or responses related to grant, registration, change or extension and payment of publication or renewal fees; in addition to priorities and receiving original certified documents related to trademarks, patents (local and international) and industrial designs and models for two months starting May 31, 2020.

- Extension period of patent applications filed during the lockdown entered into force starting May 31, 2020.

- Fines for delay of patents due for renewal during the period (March 18 - May 30) will not be issued. An extension period of two months has been granted, starting May 31, 2020.

- Priority right will be extended in conformity with the afore-mentioned extensions, adding a two-month period to the priority date as appropriate.

- Legal periods for litigation that were suspended on March 18, 2020 started on May 31, 2020, bearing in mind that the legal periods falling between these two dates have not been calculated within the granted legal periods. Attorney will be duly notified of the date of sessions.

- Original applications and documents shall be retained, until duly claimed by the registrar. 

For more information, please contact AGIP Jordan office at jordan@agip.com 

  





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