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 (10-2013))

12/27/2012

By Order of the Director General of AGEPI no. 211 of December 21, 2012, issued pursuant to the decision of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (adopted at the 22nd session from 23 to 27 April 2012), the 10th edition, version 2013 of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (ICGS), will be implemented from 1 January 2013.

According to paragraph 1 of the Order:

  • in all applications for registration of trademarks filed on or after 01.01.2013 products and/or services will be classified according to the 10th edition, version 2013 of the ICGS;
  • there will be no reclassification of products and/or services:
    - included in the applications filed prior to 01.01.2013;
    - upon renewal of the registration of marks;
  • in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union, AGEPI will enter the abbreviation “NCL (10-2013)” for the list of products 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 (10-2013)) will be available at the address http://www.wipo.int/classifications/nice/en/

Detailed information on changes in the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks is presented to the address http://web2.wipo.int/nef/en/project/1365/NC013