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Intellectual property in Jordan

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The organization in charge of protecting intellectual property is the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Jordan is considered to be the country in the Middle East, North Africa region which protects intellectual property the most effectively. It is part of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
Regional Organisations
Jordan does not belong to any regional organization for the protection of industrial property.

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law 1953
16 years
Trademarks Law 1952
7 years renewable indefinitely
Industrial Design Law
5 years renewable for a period of 10 years  
Law n°22 of 1992
30 years after the death of the author. WIPO Copyright Treaty
Industrial Models
Law n° 14 of 2000
15 years after the registration of the model.  

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