A New Version of the 10th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (ICGS) (NCL (10-2014)

01/10/2014

By Order of the AGEPI Director General no. 182 of 25 November 2013, issued by decision of the Committee of Experts on the Nice International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (adopted at the 23rd session of 22-26 April 2013), from 1 January 2014, is applied the 2014 version of the 10th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (ICGS).

According to paragraph 1 of the Order:

a) in all applications for trademark registration with the filing date after 01/01/2014 products and/or services will be classified in accordance with the 2014 version of the 10th edition of ICGS;

b) will not be re-classified products and/or services:

  • included in the applications with the filing date prior to 01.01.2014;
  • on renewal of the registration of marks;

c) in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union, AGEPI will introduce the abbreviation “NCL (10-2014)” for the list of goods and services in the delivered documents, published materials and trademark registration certificates.

International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (NCL (10-2014)) can be found at: http://www.wipo.int/classifications/nice/en/news/2013/news_0004.html

Detailed information on the changes in the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks is presented at: http://web2.wipo.int/nef/en/project/1390/NC014