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Vienna Classification

Classification of figurative elements of trade marks

Figurative elements of trade marks and purely figurative marks must be searchable, for example, to identify conflicting earlier trade marks.

The International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks under the Vienna Agreement - the 'Vienna Classification' - solves this problem. The short title refers to the town of Vienna where the decision to establish this classification was taken. For more details, for example on the countries using the classification, please see the text part of the classification.

More detailed information is available on the website of WIPO at

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