Nice Agreement

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:

Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
China
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Denmark
Dominica
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Guinea
Hungary
Iceland
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malaysia
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway

 

Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Trade Marks

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

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.

Industrial Designs

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

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.