Deciphering Class 42 of Nice Classification for trademarks: 

Trademark Class 42 is one of 45 NICE Classifications used to identify and classify products and/or services.

Class 42 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 42 of the Nice Classification, which mainly includes scientific and technical services, such as those performed by professionals such as chemists, physicists, engineers, and computer programmers.

Famous brands protected on Class 42: 

  • Samsung Group.

  • Oracle Corporation.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Microsoft Corporation.

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Pfizer Inc.

  • Apple Inc.

  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

  • Intel Corporation.

Trademark Class 42 includes, in particular:

  • The services of engineers and scientists who undertake evaluations, estimates, research, and reports in the scientific and technological fields (including technological consultancy);

  • Computer and technology services for securing computer data and personal and financial information and for the detection of unauthorized access to data and information;

  • Scientific research services for medical purposes. The custom manufacturing of goods to the order and specification of others.

Trademark Class 42 does not include:

  • Business research, evaluations, word processing and computer file management services are under Class 35.

  • Financial and fiscal evaluations are under Class 36.

  • Mining and oil extraction and computer (hardware) installation and repair services are under Class 37.

  • Medical treatment services and services provided by the members of professions such as medical doctors, veterinary surgeons, psychoanalysts, and Garden design are under Class 44.

  • Legal services are under Class 45.

Changes in the nice classification relating to trademark goods on Class 42

There were no changes to the services in Class 42.

Trademark Class 42 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.

Every company that will have a presence in the Metaverse will be registering its computer programming services in Class 42.


Understanding the main elements of Class 42: 

Class 42 in Nice Classification is divided into the subsections below:

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 1

IT services such as IT consultancy, advisory and information services, IT security, protection, and restoration.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 2

Software development, programming, and implementation.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 3

Computer hardware development.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 4 

 Hosting services and software as a service and rental of software.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 5 

 Rental of computer hardware and facilities.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 6

 Data duplication and conversion services, data coding services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 7

Science and technology services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 8 

 Medical and pharmacological research services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 9 

 Engineering services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 10

 Surveying and exploration services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 11

Architectural and urban planning services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 12

Natural and earth science services.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 13

Testing, authentication, and quality control.

Trademark Class 42 - Subsection 14

 Design services.

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