On account of the new patent regulations which entered into force in Jordan with effect from 13 December 2001, various changes have been made to the documentary requirements for filing patent applications. In order to file a patent application in Jordan, the following documents are now required:

Document(s) Required - [Deadline For Filing]

Three copies of the specification and claims in English - [English version required for filing date]
Three copies of the specification and claims in Arabic - [Within 60 days from the filing date]
Drawings, if any, in triplicate - [Required for filing]
Power of attorney, notarized and legalized up to the level of Jordanian Consulate- [Within 60 days from the filing date]
Declaration supplemented by oath, signed by the inventor(s), notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate - [Within 60 days from the filing date]
Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation of applicant company, or copy of Establishment of Memorandum of Association if applicant is a juridical person- [Within 60 days from the filing date]
Certified copy of document establishing applicant's right in the invention (if Applicant is not inventor(s) - [Within 60 days from the filing date]
Certified copy of priority application , if priority is claimed- [Within 60 days from the filing date]

Language requirements
All documents should be accompanied by an Arabic translation if they are written in English, and by an Arabic and English translations if they are written in another language. Our associate can prepare the necessary Arabic translations of the documents as required.

Methods of Treatment Methods of treatment by therapy or surgery and methods of diagnosis of a human or animal body are not patentable in Jordan, and should therefore be either deleted from an application or amended to conform with local requirements.

Annuity Payments Annuity fees are only payable after grant of a patent in Jordan.

This information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but please bear in mind that there is still some confusion in Jordan as to the definitive requirements of the law. Any further information that we receive in this regard will be posted on this website at our earliest opportunity.