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Annual Technical Report 2009 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Jordan (CWS/ATR/TM/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.

I. Evolution of registration activities

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

Number of Applications for trademarks in 2009 is less than that of 2008, total number of applications submitted in 2009 is (7734) compared with(9451) in the year 2008,
Number of Trade marks registered in the year 2009 is less than that of year 2008, total marks registered in the year 2009 is (6359), compared with (6714) 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 trademarks

http:// www.mit.gov.jo

II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of secondary sources of trademark information, i.e., trademark gazettes

Publishing, printing, copying techniques

Official Gazette
Web-Publication

Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of trademark information

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

Mass storage media and microforms used

Trademarks Applications and granted Trademark are entered into a computer database for storage and easy searching in addition to paper storage

Word processing and office automation

Office automation is done through using Oracle 10g system database.

Techniques used for the generation of trademark information (printing, recording, photocomposing, etc.)

Trademark Application information is available in a database carried by Oracle, the Official Gazette ( where trade mark are published) is available on the website.

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

http://www.mit.gov.jo

III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of trademark information

Classification and reclassification activities; Classification systems used, e.g., International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification), International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification), other classification (please indicate whether goods and services for the registration of marks and whether the figurative elements of marks are classified by your Office and, if so, which classification(s) is (are) used)

NICE, VIENNA

Use of electronic classification systems to check the classification symbols furnished by an applicant and which are contained in the lists of goods and/or services

N/A

Obligation for applicants to use pre-defined terms of the classification applied

YES

Bibliographic data and processing

N/A

IV. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep

File Building

N/A

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 trademark search systems

In-house systems (online/offline)

The Trademark database is oracle system

External databases

For trademark literature search, free databases relate to certain trademark office, IPO, USPTO, WIPO

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), carriers used

The Jordanian trademark office uses an internet network for managing the work

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

Planning, administration, automation, security

N/A

Collection management, preservation

N/A

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

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

URLs of web pages of the Office's website for electronic filing of trademark 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 trademarks; opposition and appeal procedures related to trademarks; etc.

Opposition and appeal procedures related to trademark are available in the Jordanian trademark law and regulations which found on the following URLS
http:// www.mit.gov.jo
filling procedures are available only in Arabic language

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide a description of information products and services offered by the Office (e.g., trademark search service(s) and trademark 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 trademark documentation and information

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

N/A

Exchange of machine-readable information

Customer Department
Police
Jordan Institution for Standards & Metrology

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 trademarks

Legislations related to trademarks: are available in Jordanian trademark law and trademark regulations which is found on the following URLS
•http://www.mit.gov.jo/Default.aspx?tabid=94

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 trademark information systems

N/A

contain trademark-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