International Trademark Classification: A Guide to the Nice Agreement (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198790303

Jessie Roberts
528 ページ
164 x 241 mm

International Trademark Classification: A Guide to the Nice Agreement provides practical guidance from a leading expert offering help for trademark and intellectual property attorneys on how to properly classify goods and services in trademark applications. Using the structure of the forty five classes of goods and services adopted under the Nice Agreement, Jessie Roberts sets forth the Official text of Class Headings and the Explanatory notes for which goods and services are included / excluded from each class, before providing an examination of items in each class for which there are insufficient explanation. This new edition provides an expanded chapter giving the background of the Nice Agreement where the author gives unique insight into the history and purpose of the Nice Agreement and how it is evolving over time. It is fully updated to coincide with the release of the 11th version of the Nice Agreement and provides a useful guide for an international market.


About the Author
Introduction to the Fifth Edition
Introduction to the Eleventh Edition of the Alphabetical List of the Nice Agreement
CLASS 1: Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing composition; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry
CLASS 2: Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists
CLASS 3: Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices
CLASS 4: Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting
CLASS 5: Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides
CLASS 6: Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores
CLASS 7: Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines
CLASS 8: Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery; side arms; razors
CLASS 9: Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus
CLASS 10: Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials
CLASS 11: Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes
CLASS 12: Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
CLASS 13: Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks
CLASS 14: Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments
CLASS 15: Musical instruments
CLASS 16: Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists' materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers' type; printing blocks
CLASS 17: Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal
CLASS 18: Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery
CLASS 19: Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal
CLASS 20: Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics
CLASS 21: 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 22: Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastic); raw fibrous textile material
CLASS 23: Yarns and threads, for textile use
CLASS 24: Textile and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed covers; table covers
CLASS 25: Clothing, footwear, headgear
CLASS 26: Laces and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers
CLASS 27: Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile)
CLASS 28: Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees
CLASS 29: Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jams, jellies, compotes; eggs; milk and milk products; edible oils and fats
CLASS 30: Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastry and confectionery; ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice
CLASS 31: Grains and agricultural, horticultural and forestry products not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds; natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt
CLASS 32: Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages
CLASS 33: Alcoholic beverages (except beers)
CLASS 34: Tobacco; smokers' articles; matches
CLASS 35: Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions
CLASS 36: Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs
CLASS 37: Building construction; repair; installation services
CLASS 38: Telecommunications
CLASS 39: Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangements
CLASS 40: Treatment of materials
CLASS 41: Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities
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
CLASS 43: Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodations
CLASS 44: Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services
CLASS 45: Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals
General Remarks
Administration, structure, and mechanics of the alphabetical list of the Nice Agreement
Nice Agreement


Jessie N. Roberts is currently with the law firm of Delos, LLC and provides consultation in the field of trademark classification and identification. She is a leading authority on the interpretation of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. Ms. Roberts served as the Administrator for Trademark Identification, Classification and Practice in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She joined the USPTO as an Examining Attorney in 1981 and, in 1984, was promoted to the position of Senior Attorney. In 1987, Ms. Roberts became the Petitions and Classification Attorney in the Office of the Director of the Trademark Examining Groups.