Plant Variety

Where people needs and wants have no limit the pursuit towards finding more creative and new techniques in providing food and indispensable daily life components becomes inevitable.

A key driver to all plant breeders from individuals to small, medium, and large enterprises to disclose their creations and innovative ideas in providing new agricultural and horticultural products with improved characteristics. Plants breeders are not immune from the winds of change and space is open to work in a safer environment.

The simple definition of plant variety is “a form of intellectual property form where plant breeders are given the exclusive rights to have their new invented plants and crops protected for a period of time. In some jurisdictions, it is defined and looked at as alternative patent”.

We, at NJQ, present our experience in providing all our distinguished clients with all useful information related to this key element of intellectual property protection.

The main requirements for filing a plant variety here in Jordan are as follows:

  • A power of Attorney in the name of the applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate.
  • A deed of assignment (Affidavit) from the inventors to the applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate. (Attached is a suitable form).
  • An original copy of the certificate of registration of the plant variety at the applicant home country if obtained, or a certified copy thereof duly legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate.
  • A certified copy of the company’s commercial register duly legalized up to the Jordanian Consulate.
  • Colored prints or copies of the plant variety to be protected.
  • A report showing the technical examination results of the plant variety as obtained from the home country, or any other accredited scientific institution legalized up to the Jordanian consulate.
  • A certified copy of the priority document, if priority is to be claimed.

It is worth mentioning here that all the above mentioned documents are to be accompanied with sworn Arabic translation if they are filed in any foreign language.