Jordan Joins the International Patent System
Jordan became the 152nd member of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the central node of the international patent system, when Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Saja Majali, deposited on March 9, 2017 her country’s instrument of accession to the PCT with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.
The PCT comes into effect for Jordan on 9 June 2017 and consequently any international application filed on or after that date will automatically include the designation of Jordan.
The PCT system assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent Offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a very large number of countries.
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