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Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

The Nice Agreement establishes a classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks and service marks. It uses an alphabetical List of Classes (34 classes for goods and 11 classes for services) and is now in its ninth version. The trademark offices of the contracting states must indicate in the official documents and publications in connection with each registration the numbers of the classes of the Classification to which the goods or services for which the mark is registered belong. There are only 83 contracting parties but at least 147 contracting parties are using this classification system.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Trademarks
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 28 Sep 1979
Access available: Freely available
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