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Nov 18, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 16/21)
WIPO
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2022 Version of Nice Classification


WIPO informs that the new 2022 version of the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (“Nice Classification”) enters into force on January 1, 2022. The 2022 version of the Nice Classification “NCL(11-2022)” includes a number of changes with regard to the previous version.

WIPO is going to apply the 2022 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification to:
- any application for international registration that is received by the Office of origin on or after January 1, 2022;
- any application for international registration that is received by WIPO on or after January 1, 2022, 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.

WIPO isl not going to reclassify, in accordance with the 2022 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification, the list of goods and services in international registrations with a date earlier than January 1, 2022.

The Madrid Goods & Services Manager is going to be updated to reflect the changes introduced by the 2022 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification.


Source: www.wipo.int