Classification of Goods and Services in Trademark
By Advocate Atit Jain / 2016-10-04
Trademark class heading in general tells about the category of goods and services that might fall in a particular class, whereas Nice classification lists each and every product and service that falls in a particular class.

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When you file an application for registration of a trademark you need to mention the list of goods/services for which you intend to use the trademark. India follows an international system of classification of goods and services called the " Nice Classification" according to which the goods and services are categorized into 45 classes, with goods covered in classes 1 to 34 and services covered under classes 35 to 45.

For instance, if the trademark is AMUL the goods in which it is used are “cheeses” and the class will be “29”. Likewise, if the trademark is EXPEDIA the services for which it is used are “Online reservations and information regarding travel etc” and the class will be 39.

What is Nice Classification

Nice classification is a category of classifying and demarking the goods and services into various classes specified in numbers. The nice classification comes into the picture because of NICE AGREEMENT and it is worldwide approved classification for segregation of various goods and services in Trademark . So, even if you file for a trademark in India or the United States, the classification of goods and services is same and in sync with the Nice Classification. Register a Trademark in India with ease.

Use of the Nice Classification is mandatory not only for the national registration of marks in countries party to the Nice Agreement, but also for the international registration of marks effected by the International Bureau of WIPO, under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, and for the registration of marks by the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), by the Benelux Trademark Office and by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).

Trademark class heading in general tells about the category of goods and services that might fall in a particular class, whereas Nice classification lists each and every product and service that falls in a particular class.

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