Deciphering Class 40 of Nice classification for trademarks: 

Trademark Class 40 is one of 45 NICE classifications used to identify and classify products and/or services.

Class 40 for trademarks a brief description: 

The Nice Classification (NCL) is an international categorization of goods and services used for trademark registration that was created by the Nice Agreement (1957). The Classification contains 34 different types of goods and 11 different types of services.

This article will decipher Class 40 of the Nice Classification, which mainly includes the processing of materials. This includes, but is not limited to, chemical processes, textile treatment, material and waste recycling, air purification services, energy and power production, and food and beverage treatment, including custom manufacturing services.

Class 40 trademark application Owners

  • Veolia Environnement S.A.

  • Xylem Inc.

  • Suez SA

  • Centrica plc.

  • Tyson Foods, Inc.

  • Engie SA.

  • ConocoPhillips.

  • BP plc.

  • BASF SE.


Some famous brands from emerging markets protected on trademark Class 40:

  • Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 

  • Masdar, UAE. 

Trademark Class 40 includes:

  • Services relating to the transformation of an object or substance and any process involving a change in its essential properties (for example, dyeing a garment); consequently, a maintenance service, although usually in Class 37, is included in Class 40 if it entails such a change (for example, the chroming of motor vehicle bumpers);

  • Services of material treatment may be present during the production of any substance or object other than a building; for example, services that involve cutting, shaping, polishing by abrasion, or metal coating.

  • The custom manufacturing of goods to the order and specification of others.

Trademark Class 40 does not include:

  • Repair services, and some customization services, for example, the custom painting of automobiles fall under Class 37.

Changes in the nice classification relating to trademark goods on Class 40

There were no changes to the services in Class 40.


Trademark Class 40 and the Metaverse:

The Metaverse is a technology hybrid that combines virtual and augmented reality and video to allow users to "live" within a digital universe. Advocates of the Metaverse envision its users working, playing, and staying connected with friends through activities ranging from music events and conferences to virtual world travel.

Companies with services such as energy production or textile, leather, and fur treatment or any of the services that fall under Class 40 will most likely start registering their Trademarks on Class 40 in the Metaverse for the services to be performed for currency.

Understanding the main elements of Class 40: 

Class 40 in Nice Classification is divided into the subsections below:

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 1 

Production of energy.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 2 

Slaughtering of animals.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 3 

Custom manufacture and assembly services.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 4  

Treatment and transformation of materials.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 5

Textile, leather, and fur treatment.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 6 

Recycling and waste treatment.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 7

Printing, and photographic and cinematographic development.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 8

Duplication of audio and video recordings.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 9

Air and water conditioning and purification.

Trademark Class 40 - Subsection 10

Food and beverage treatment.

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