Deciphering Class 45 of Nice classification for trademarks: 

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

Class 45 for trademarks a brief description: 

Class 45 includes mainly legal services; security services for the physical protection of tangible property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.


Famous brands protected on Class 45: 

  1. Amazon Technologies 

  2. Meta Platforms 

  3. Apple Inc. 

  4. Advanced New Technologies Limited 

  5. Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  6. Latham & Watkins LLP

  7. DLA Piper

  8. Baker McKenzie

Trademark Class 45 includes, in particular:

  • Services rendered by lawyers, legal assistants, and personal advocates to individuals, groups of individuals, organizations, and enterprises;

  • Investigation and surveillance services relating to the physical safety of persons and security of tangible property;

  • Services provided to individuals about social events, such as social escort services, matrimonial agencies, and funeral services.


Trademark Class 45 does not include, in particular:

  • Professional services giving direct aid in the operations or functions of a commercial undertaking Class 35.

  • Services relating to financial or monetary affairs and services dealing with insurance Class 36.

  • Escorting of travelers Class 39.

  • Security transport Class 39.

  • Services consisting of all forms of education of persons Class 41.

  • Performances of singers or dancers Class 41.

  • Computer programming services for the protection of software Class 42.

  • Computer and internet security consultancy and data encryption services Class 42.

  • Services provided by others to give medical, hygienic, or beauty care to human beings or animals Class 44.

  • Certain rental services.


Changes in the nice classification relating to trademark goods on Class 45

  • Legal services relating to licenses

  • Legal conveyancing

  • Political lobbying services

  • Mortuary cosmetologists’ services respirologist's services

  • Surveillance services by drone

  • Law enforcement

  • Social introduction agency services

  • Personal shopping for others

  • Medical alarm monitoring

  • Security guarding of facilities via remote monitoring systems

  • Locating and tracking lost people and property

  • Legal process serving

  • Line sitting services


Trademark classes which are coordinated and similar to Class 45: 

A coordinated class is related to another class, usually because the PTO has determined that applicants filing within Class 45 often file in the coordinated classes, too.

  • Class 35 - Advertising and Business Services.

  • Class 36 - Insurance and Finance Services.

  • Class 39 - Shipping and Travel Services

  • Class 41 - Education and Entertainment Services.

  • Class 42 - Science and Technology Services.


Trademark Class 45 and the Metaverse:

The Metaverse combines virtual reality and digital second life and creates waves across many industries, from gaming to the workplace. Law Firms have been purchasing property and setting up offices in the metaverse over the past year to attract new clients, increase profitability, and stay up with changing legal trends. Rose Law Group is the first full-service law firm with an office in the metaverse, serving metaverse-based businesses. Users seeking help for Metaverse issues may prefer to work with a firm in the Metaverse.


Understanding the main elements of Class 45: 

The EUIPO, in collaboration with WIPO, has developed a hierarchy of goods and services within a class to link the different products and to make the classification process easier. The hierarchy has no legal effect in trademark examination or the comparison of goods and services; it was only created as an assistive tool.

Class 45 in Nice Classification is divided into the subsections below:

Trademark Class 45 - Subsection 1 


  • Rental of fire alarms

  • Rental of fire extinguishers

  • Fire-fighting

  • Guard services

  • Inspection of factories for safety purposes

  • Monitoring of burglar and security alarms

  • Night guard services

  • Opening of security locks

  • Personal bodyguarding

  • Personal background investigations

  • Physical security consultancy

  • Rental of safes

  • Security screening of baggage

  • Tracking of stolen property

Trademark Class 45 - Subsection 2 – 


  • Astrological and spiritual services

  • Rental of clothing

  • Detective services

  • Dating services

  • Funerary services

  • Religious services

Trademark Class 45 - Subsection 3 – 


  • Adoption agency services

  • Alternative dispute resolution services

  • Arbitration services

  • Copyright management

  • Intellectual property consultancy

  • Leasing of internet domain names

  • Legal research

  • Legal document preparation services

  • Legal administration of licenses

  • Legal services concerning the negotiation of contracts for others

  • Legal advice in responding to calls for tenders

  • Legal watching services

  • Licensing of intellectual property

  • Licensing of computer software [legal services]

  • Licensing [legal services] in the framework of software publishing

  • Litigation services

  • Monitoring intellectual property rights for legal advisory purposes

  • Registration of domain names [legal services]

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