The Nice Classification is used to assign to our trademark one of the 45 numbers that make up this classification, which will clearly describe what is the object of the trademark to be registered or the product in question.
If our trademark is difficult to define with only one number of this classification, we can assign more, as many as we consider appropriate to make its content clear. However, we must bear in mind that for each extra class of the Nice classification we choose, we will have to pay an additional fee. But, exactly
This classification was established by the Agreement for the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (1957) to facilitate the task of registering a product or service as a “trademark”. It is periodically renewed and the latest version (the 11th) brings together the goods and services corresponding to forty-five classes:
Classes 1 to 34 are used to define the goods.
The Nice classification system is mainly composed of class headings, explanations and a list of goods and services in alphabetical order. This Nice Classification is continually revised by a “Compound of Experts”, representing all participating States, and a new wording is made every five years. Here is the eleventh copy of the classification which is in force on January 1, 2017. The class headings are the official descriptive names of the 34 categories or “classes” of goods and the 11 “classes” of services. They are accompanied, where appropriate, by explanatory notes providing detailed descriptions of the types of goods or services included in the respective classes. The next Nice classification update will take place in 2022. This treaty was concluded on June 15, 1957 in Nice (France) and was called the “Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks”. This Agreement is currently known as the Nice Classification.
The Nice Classification originates with an international treaty that is currently regulated by WIPO.
Products of the chemical, scientific and photographic industries and of agriculture, horticulture and forestry; raw plastics; fertilizers; fire-extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
Paints, varnishes, foils; substances for the preservation of wood moisture or oxidation; colorants; mortar; and metals in sheet or powder form used for the manufacture of paints, ornaments, prints and art materials.
Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry washing; cleaning, polishing, buffing and scouring preparations; non-medicated soaps; non-medicated fragrances, aromatic oils, non-medicated perfumes, non-medicated hair lozenges; non-medicated oral hygiene preparations.
Oils and greases used in commercial production; lubricant; wetting, adhesive and absorption compounds; fuels (including motor fuel) and ignition products; candles and firelighters.
Pharmaceutical, medicinal and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic foodstuffs and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; food supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth and for dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
Base metals and their alloys, ores; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; railway track materials of metal; non-electrical wires and cables of base metal; hardware, small items of metal hardware; pipes of metal; containers of metal for storage or transport; safes; ores.
Machines and machine tools; engines (except for land vehicles); coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; egg incubators; automatic vending machines.
Work articles and tools; cutting objects; sharps; cutting blades.
Equipment and instructions for science, meteorology, photocopying, filming, office automation, weight control, measuring, signalling, life-saving and teaching; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus data processing equipment, computers; computer programs; fire-extinguishing apparatus.
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials; therapeutic and assistive devices adapted for disabled persons; massage apparatus; apparatus, devices and articles for sexual activity.
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, cooling, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Firearms; projectiles and their ammunition; as well as explosives; pyrotechnics.
Articles of precious metals and their alloys; jewelry, precious minerals and semi-precious stones; chronometrical and horological apparatus.
Paper and paperboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic sheeting, film and bags; printing blocks.
Rubber, raw and semi-manufactured rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and substitutes therefor; plastics and extruded resins for use in manufacture; packing, sealing and insulating materials; flexible pipes, other than of metal.
Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins, hides and skins; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery; collars, leads and clothing for animals.
Building products (non-metallized); non-metallized rigid building pipes; asphalt, tar and pitch materials; movable buildings of non-metallized building material; non-metallized monumental constructions.
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; non-metallic vessels for storage or transport; raw or semi-manufactured bone, horn, ivory, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber.
Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware.
Twine and cordage; netting; curtains and drapes; sails; sacks and bags for the conveyance or storage of goods in bulk; padding and stuffing (other than of paper, paperboard, rubber or plastics); woven fabrics of unprocessed fibres and unprocessed substitutes.
Yarn and thread for textile use.
Woven fabrics and their substitutes; bed linen; household linen; curtains and draperies of textile or plastic materials.
Clothing, footwear and headgear.
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and bows; buttons, brackets, pins and needles; artificial flowers; hair ornaments; false hair.
Carpets and rugs, as well as vinyl and other available floor covering materials; and carpets and rugs (non-textile).
Playthings, video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; ornamental articles for the Christmas tree.
Meat, fish, poultry and game products; meat preparations; preserved fruits and vegetables, frozen, dried and stewed; jellies, jellies, jams, preserves, compotes; dairy products; eggs; food products, e.g., olive oils.
Coffee, tea, cocoa and coffee substitutes; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastry and confectionery; edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle, yeast, baking powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.
Agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural and forestry products, raw and unprocessed; cereals and seeds, raw and unprocessed; fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs; natural plants and flowers; bulbs, seedlings and seeds for planting; live animals; animal feeds and beverages; malt.
Beers; bottled and aerated water and other soft and non-alcoholic drinks; juices and carbonated drinks; syrup and other preparations intended for the preparation for making beverages.
Alcoholic beverages (except beers)
Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches. SERVICES From number 35 to number 45, the Nice Classification includes the following services.
Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.
Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Transport services; preparation and preservation of objects; travel arrangements.
Transportation services; preparation and preservation of objects; travel or travel arrangements.
Processing of materials.
Education; training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Education; training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Activities of a scientific and technological character and related research and development; provision of industrial research and information services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Services of catering; temporary accommodation.
Health services; veterinary services; sanitary and curative services for humans or animals; agriculture, gardening and forestry.
Legal services; legal services; security services for security.
Legal services; security services for the physical protection of property and persons; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals. You can also consult here the Nice Classification of the SPTO. Origin of the Nice Classification