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Annual Technical Report 2009 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Jordan (CWS/ATR/ID/2009/JO)

Where URLs are requested below, it is preferred that either URLs which are likely to remain stable over time (three years or more) are provided, or home (main) page URLs are provided with a short explanation of how to access the corresponding information.

The expression "industrial designs" covers industrial designs and models. Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in this series of Annual Technical Reports.

I. Evolution of registration activities

Changes experienced in terms of application filings and grants (registrations) with respect to the previous year

Number of Applications for industrial design in 2009 is less than 2008, total number of applications submitted in 2009 is (75) compared with (121) in the year 2008,
Number of industrial design registered in the year 2009 is less than 2008, total number of designs registered in 2009 is (67), compared with (83) in the year 2008

Trends or areas experiencing rapid changes with respect to the previous year

There is no remarkable change with respect to the previous year

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide statistics related to industrial designs

http:// www.mit.gov.jo

II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of industrial design documents and of secondary sources of industrial design information, i.e., official gazettes

Publishing, including printing, copying techniques and electronic printing

Official Gazette
Web-Publication

Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of industrial design information

Official Gazette (published as hardcopy and softcopy (on the office website)

Mass storage media and microforms used

Industrial design applications and granted designs are entered into a computer database for storage and easy searching in addition to paper storage

Databases and office automation

n/a

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide access to online industrial design gazettes and to other sources of industrial design information, including download of bulk industrial design data

http://www.mit.gov.jo

III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of industrial design information according to the classification systems applied

Classification and reclassification activities; Classification system used, e.g., International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification), other classification (please indicate whether industrial designs are classified by your Office and, if so, which classification is used)

Industrial design documents are classified according to the Jordanian classification which is similar to the main class of Locarno Classification

Bibliographic data and processing

Designs are searchable by class within the office and not for the public use

IV. Search file establishment and upkeep

File building

The Jordanian industrial design prior art search file comprises approximately 1700 registered designs .
All registered designs are stored in our internal system databases. Access to these registered designs is not available for public search

Updating

N/A

Storage, including mass storage media

The hard copies of the files are stored in the warehouse, and server database

Documentation from other offices maintained and/or considered part of the available search file

N/A

V. Activities in the field of computerized search systems for industrial designs

In-house systems (online/offline)

The Industrial design database system is oracle system

External databases

For industrial design search, free databases relate to certain industrial design offices , OHIM, USPTO, WIPO, Australian website, United kingdom website, Canadian website, German website, Hong Kong website, Malaysian website, Turkish website.

Administrative management systems (e.g., register, legal status, statistics and administrative support)

The legal status information is stored in the office database

Equipment used (hardware, including the types of terminal and network used, and software), data carriers used

The Jordanian industrial design office uses an internet network for managing the work

VI. Administration of industrial design information products and services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering designs, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts)

Planning, administration, automation, security

The industrial design division maintains a complete historical register in designs registered since 1956 .

Collection management, preservation

The industrial design division maintains a complete historical register in designs registered since 1956 .

Information services available to the public (including computerized services and search files contained in libraries remote from your Office and industrial design information posted by your Office on the World Wide Web)

Information about services offered and instructions for filling industrial design applications is available on the website.

URLs of web pages of the Office's website for electronic filing of industrial design applications

N/A

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide information on business procedures such as: filing, publication, examination and registration procedures related to industrial designs; opposition and appeal procedures related to industrial designs; etc.

Opposition and appeal procedures related to industrial design are available in the Jordanian industrial design law and regulations which are found on the following URLS
http:// www.mit.gov.jo

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide a description of information products and services offered by the Office (e.g., industrial design search service(s) and industrial design databases), as well as information on how to access and utilize them

The Official Gazette is available for the public in our website at the following URL
http://www.mit.gov.jo

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of industrial design documentation and information

International or regional cooperation in the exchange of industrial design information, e.g., in the form of official gazettes

N/A

Exchange of machine-readable information, e.g., data contained on CD-ROM or magnetic tape

N/A

VIII. Matters concerning education and training, including technical assistance to developing countries (please indicate URLs of web pages of the Office’s website wherever appropriate)

Promotional activities (seminars, exhibitions, visits, advertising, etc.)

N/A

Training courses for national and foreign participants

Local Entities such as the exporter Association in Jordan, customer department, police, judges

Assistance to developing countries (sending consultants and experts, receiving trainees from developing countries, etc.)

N/A

IX.Other general information related to the Office that is available on the Internet -- URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that:

provide information on legislation related to industrial designs

Legislations related to industrial designs: are available in Jordanian industrial design law and industrial design regulations which is found on the following URLS
•http://www.mit.gov.jo/

contain the Annual Report of the Office

N/A

if necessary, provide further information related to the topics referred to in the current ATR

N/A

provide open source codes related to industrial design information systems

N/A

contain industrial design-related news regarding the Office

All news about the ministry of Industry and Trade are available on our website
http://www.mit.gov.jo

X. Other relevant matters

N/A