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Examination Guidelines on Classification Published


WIPO has published Examination Guidelines concerning the Classification of goods and services in international applications to better communicate internal policies on classification. The document serves a guide to the goods and services examination principles applied by the WIPO trademark examiners.

The Classification Guidelines are divided into three sections:
1) General information on the Madrid System and the Nice Classification are provided
2) Classification principles applied by WIPO are outlined
3) Practical information and formatting guidelines are summarised

The Classification Guidelines can be accessed here

Source: www.wipo.int