International Classification of Goods and Services
The Nice Agreement establishes a classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks and service marks. The Nice Classification consists of a list of 34 classes for goods and 11 for services – and an alphabetical list of goods and services. The latter comprises some 11,600 items. Both lists are amended and supplemented periodically by a Committee of Experts on which all contracting States are represented.
Nice Agreement contracting countries:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Democratic People’s Republic of Korea|
|Iran (Islamic Republic of)|
|Republic of Korea|
|Republic of Moldova|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Syrian Arab Republic|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
|United Republic of Tanzania|
|United States of America|
|the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia|
Trade Marks protect the identity of your Brand:
Names, Logos, Slogans, Three-dimensional Marks, Colors, Holograms, Motions / Multimedia, Positions, Gestures, Olfactory (smells / scents), Sounds / Tunes, Tastes, Textures.
Patents protect the underlying Invention of an Article:
Processes or methods for producing a results, Gadgets (Non-Electronic, electronic, electrical, mechanical), Machines, Manufactured Articles, New Compositions, Biotechnology (Medical, Scientific or Microbiological Processes), and Chemical or Pharmaceutical Compounds.
Registered Designs protect the appearance of an Article:
The distinct shape and design of Devices, Gadgets, Machines and / or Products such as Vehicle Parts, Tyres, Shoes, Clothing, Appliances, Stationary, Mobile Phones, Handbags, Furniture.
Copyright protects original works that were created by an Author:
Literary Works (novels, poems, textbooks, letters, reports, lectures, speeches), Musical Works, Artistic Works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs), Cinematograph Films / Videos, Sound Recordings, Broadcasts , Programme-carrying Signals, Published Editions of Books, and Computer Programs.