Jordan is a member to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, and patents are protected according the Jordanian Invention Law No.32 for the Year 2001.

Novelty examination takes into consideration any specification previously lodged with the Patent Office or any patent previously registered. The Patent Office may require whatever amendments it deems necessary to bring the application into conformity with the law.

For the protection of patents, novelty in Jordan is not limited to the country. Once an application for the grant of a patent is filed it is examined with respect to compliance with formalities and patentability provided for under the Patent law.