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TTIL / Office of the Federal Register / USPTO / Implementation of the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification, effective January 1, 2018

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 USPTO Implements the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification

January 1, 2018

Changes to the International Classification of Goods and Services as implemented by the USPTO, may be found in the Federal Register, Volume 82, No. 230, Friday, December 1, 2017, Rules and Regulations, pages 56887-56890.  The relevant page on the Office of the Federal Register website may be found here.  The introductory Summary therein states as follows:

"The United STates Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues a final rule to incorporate classification changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Agreement).  These changes are effective January 1, 20187, and are listed in the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Pruposes of the Registration of Marks (11th ed., ver 2018), which is published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)."

In adition to the usual detailed information, the Federal Register notice provides various means of contacting the USPTO for more information.

The page on the USPTO website that is devoted to "Guides, Manuals and Resources" with respect to trademarks may be found here.  Therein you will find various materials relating to classificaiton, including the USPTO "Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) Next Generation."  In addition to listing basic information about each entry, the ID Manual contains "Notes" for some entries where the choice of Class might benefit from further explanation.

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