INFORMATION BRIEF

General Information on Nice Classification in the MENA

COUNTRY NICE EDITION ADOPTED MEMBER OF THE NICE AGREEMENT? IS IT POSSIBLE TO CLAIM CLASS HEADINGS?
Afghanistan 8th No Yes
Algeria 11th Yes (entry into force: July 5, 1972) Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
Bahrain 10th Yes (entry into force: December 15, 2005) Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
Cyprus 11th No No
Djibouti 10th No Yes
Egypt 10th Yes (entry into force: June 18, 2005) Yes
Ethiopia 10th No Yes
Gaza 8th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered No Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
India 9th No Yes
Iran 10th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered No Yes
Iraq 7th with local sub-classification No Yes (an applicant can only claim sub-class headings)
Jordan 11th Yes (entry into force: November 14, 2008) No
Kuwait 10th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, & pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered No Yes
Lebanon 11th Yes (entry into force: April 18, 1961) Yes
Libya 8th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, as well as Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered No Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
Morocco 10th Yes (entry into force: October 1, 1966) Yes
Oman 11th No No
Pakistan 8th No Yes
Qatar 11th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered No Yes
Saudi Arabia 10th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29, & Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered No Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
Sudan 9th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered No No
Syria 11th Yes (entry into force: March 28, 2005) Yes
Tunisia 11th Yes (entry into force: May 29, 1967) Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
Turkey 9th Yes (entry into force: January 1, 1996) Yes
United Arab Emirates 10th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered No Yes
West Bank 10th No Yes, provided that the headings are specified. Using the phrase "all goods/services in the class" is not acceptable.
Yemen 8th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered No Yes