Jordan became the 152nd member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on March 9, 2017, and the most recent Arab state to accede to the PCT.
The Accession Procedures of Jordan to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with the Secretary General of WIPO have been completed and entered into force on June 9 2017. Any PCT application filed on or after June 9, 2017 will automatically include the designation of Jordan, and Jordanian nationals and residents will be able to submit international patent applications through the Jordanian Patent Office.
In the past, despite a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, the Jordan Law Society had an unofficial boycott against Israel Applicants. There has not been a tremendous interest by Israelis for filing patent applications in Jordan, but Israeli pharmaceutical companies have filed applications there.
We hope that following Jordan joining the PCT, the Kingdom will live up to its international obligations and treat Israeli applications no differently from those originating further afield.