The new NICE classification system is coming
From the 1st January 2017, the 11th edition of the international classification of goods and services system will come into force, known as the NICE system.
Every five years, the system is updated with goods moving to different classes and the introduction of new goods onto the system as to their relevant class.
The beginning of the New Year sees the end of the previous five year spell.
For more information on what has changed and explanatory notes to guide you through the changes, the UK Intellectual Property Office’s guide can be found here:
For more information, please contact Jane Coyle at the Trademarkroom or Darrel Hendy who is a member of the UK IPO’s classification team.
By Ellis Sweetenham