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Okt 21, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 15/19)
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2020 Version of Nice Classification


WIPO informs that the new 2020 version of the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (“Nice Classification”) will enter into force on January 1, 2020. The 2020 version of the Nice Classification “NCL(11-2020)” includes a number of changes with regard to the previous version.

WIPO will apply the 2020 version of the Nice Classification to
- any application for international registration that is received by the Office of origin on or after January 1, 2020;
- any application for international registration that is received by the International Bureau of WIPO on or after January 1, 2020, when the said application is received by WIPO after the two-month time limit referred to in Article 3(4) of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks.

Further, WIPO will insert the abbreviation “NCL(11-2020)” next to the list of goods and services in the notifications sent to designated Contracting Parties, registration certificates and publications.

The Office will not reclassify the list of goods and services in international registrations with a date earlier than January 1, 2020.

The Madrid Goods & Services Manager will be updated to reflect the changes introduced by the 2020 version which is available here

For more information on the notice, please click here


Source: www.wipo.int