AMMAN – The Administrative Court of Justice has replaced The High Court of Justice by ratifying Administrative Court Law No. 27 for the year 2014, which was published in the Official Gazette No. 5297 on 17 August 2014 with an effect date 60 days thereafter.
The Administrative Court will consist of two levels, The Administrative Court and The High Administrative Court. The decisions issued by the Administrative Court will be subject to appeal before The High Administrative Court within 30 days from the date of notification.
According to Trademark, Patent, and Design law, the Registrar’s decisions were subject to appeal before The High Court of Justice in one stage only as per the previous practice. However, the most important change in the law is that now said decisions will be subject to appeal in 2 stages instead of one.
Moreover, pending cases before The High Court of Justice will be transferred to The Administrative Court.
Moving forward, the Registrar’s decisions that were issued based on the old law will now be subject to the appeal according to the new law.
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