According to Ministerial Resolution no. 1147, dated October 16, 2012, the Saudi Trademark Office shifted its trademark classification system from the 9th edition to the 10th edition of the Nice International Classification for Goods and Services, which entered into force on January 1, 2012. This decision became effective on November 23, 2012 and applies to both new and pending applications. For pending applications, the Registrar may ask for a class amendment upon examination, or at the time of publication or registration.

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