The international trademark classification divides trademarks into classes. A trademark can be registered in only one class or in as many as desired. The international resolution for classifying trademarks, the “International (NICE) Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks” was passed on June 15, 1957, and updated in Geneva on September 28, 1979.
The advantage of classes for marks is that products with the same names in different classes can coexist. Classes 1 to 34 are for Goods and the classes 35 to 45 are for Services.
Determining the class(es) in which protection for the company, product, or brand name should be registered nationally or internationally is an important step. It is essential to make this decision early, because in the creative phase, the agency will screen ideas for availability.
We assist you during trademark classification. For your special needs, we also work with patent attorneys on your behalf.