What is the nice classification?23-05-10
The Nice Classification (NCL) for trademarks, established by the Nice Agreement (1957), is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of marks. A new edition is published every five years. Since 2013, a new version of each edition is published annually. In addition, Nice Classification is mandatory for many reasons: First, for the national registration of marks in countries. Second, for the international registration of marks effected by the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Third, for the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Fourth, for the International Bureau of WIPO. You can check out our blogs to learn about Online Trademark Tools.