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Notice of 1 January 2019

on the version 2019 of the eleventh edition of the international Nice Classification (valid from 1 January 2019) and on the publication of the lists of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Bundesanzeiger

On 1 January 2019, version 2019 of the eleventh edition of the "International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification)" (NCL 11-2019) entered into force.

In addition to the new editions of the Nice Classification, which are published every five years, there have been annual versions since 1 January 2013, which may provide for new entries or deletions and modifications of existing entries. They do not contain major structural amendments (changes of classes); these are reserved for the editions, which are issued every five years.

The version of the list of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services based on the Nice Classification to be applied from 1 January 2019 in procedures before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) pursuant to Section 19 of the Trade Mark Ordinance (Markenverordnung) has been published in the Bundesanzeiger (Federal Gazette – Bundesanzeiger).

The version of the list of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services published in the Bundesanzeiger is also available on our Trade Marks page Goods and Services.

Last updated: 18/10/19 

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