11th edition of the Nice Classification, Amendment, Amendments to the Nice classification, Goods, Goods and services, KIPI, Nice Agreement, Nice Classification, registration, Services, Trademark classification, Trademark registration, Trademarks, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization
The Nice Classification is the international classification of goods and services used when applying for the registration of marks. The 11th edition of the Nice Classification came into force on the 1st of January 2017. The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) published an article discussing the amendments in the recent edition of the Nice Classification. These amendments include 15 class headings and explanatory notes in 7 classes. The list of goods and services has also been extended to include a more comprehensive list of goods and services. This blogger would like to explore some of the amendments to the Nice Classification and the impact of these changes would have when applying for the registration of a mark.