When one conducts a trademark search or applies for a trademark registration, they are exposed to the Nice Classification system. The Nice Classification system is a system of classifying goods and services into 45 classes – 34 for goods and 11 for services.
It can be difficult to classify (select the right class under the Nice Classification) as several similar terms exist in other classes.
Thus, the classification tool, TM Class, is a godsend to trademark owners and IP lawyers, as it allows users to search and translate appropriate terms for the purpose of finding the correct Nice Classification for that specific goods or services.
On 5 December 2016, MyIPO joined the ever useful TMclass, bringing the total number of national and regional IP Offices, including OAPI, WIPO and EUIPO, in the classification tool to 62.
With MyIPO as one of the IP Offices that is incorporated in the TM Class classification tool, applicants can be assured that their specification of goods and services, when checked against TM Class prior to filing at MyIPO, are accurate and in order.
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