Entry into force of 11th edition of the Nice Classification

The 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) will come into force in Australia on 1 January 2017.  More information regarding the 11th edition of the Nice Classification can be found here: http://www.wipo.int/classifications/nice/en/

The ATMOSS Goods & Services search and the Trade Marks E-form picklist will be updated accordingly on 1 January 2017.

Specifications of goods and services for trade mark applications filed after 1 January 2017 must be filed in accordance with this version of the Nice Classification.

Please note that there are no plans to re-classify registered trade marks or trade mark applications lodged prior to 1 January 2017.

For more information contact us to speak to Chrissie Norman in our Trade Marks and Designs section.