11th Edition of Nice Classification for Trademark Registration to Take Effect 1 January 2017 
 
The 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) will enter into force on 1 January 2017, bringing with it amendments to 15 class headings and addition of 334 new terms.
 
Class headings affected by current revisions are those numbered 3, 6, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31 and 45. In addition, explanatory notes for classes 5, 11, 29, 30, 35, 42 and 44 have also been modified.
 
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will apply this latest edition of the Nice Classification to all applications for international registration received by an office of origin under the Madrid system on or after 1 January 2017.

 

(Source: WIPO website)