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The Ninth Edition of the Nice Classification

January 1, 2007

The ninth edition of the Nice International Classification of Goods and Services will be in force starting January 1, 2007. It is worth noting that the Nice classification is continuously revised and a new edition is published every five years. Accordingly, the 10th edition of the classification will be due on January 1, 2012. The revision is usually carried out by a Committee of Experts set under the Nice Agreement. All states party to the Agreement are members of the Committee of Experts.

Most of the updates involve classes 14, 20, 21, 26, 29, 34, 42, and 45. Minor changes and additions have also been made to other classes. Changes and amendments include, among other things, the transfer of goods and services from one class to another, deletions, as well as changes in class headings.

It is worth mentioning that the Trademark Offices of Cyprus, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates have already adopted the 9th Edition of the Nice Classification and are now ready to serve applications for goods and services in the said classes. However, other Trademark Offices from our region have still not announced the adoption of the 9th edition. Any developments will be reported in due course.

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Class 21

Household or kitchen utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

Class 29

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved,frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

Class 42

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; legal services.

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Class 45

Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the protection of property and individuals.

Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.