Trademarks- Expansion of NICE Classification to include blockchain related technologies


Brief explanation of Nice Classification

The Nice Classification was established by the NICE Agreement of 1957, which is a multilateral treaty that classifies goods and services for trademark registration.

It groups goods into 34 classes and services into 11 classes. Each class has explanatory notes that expatiate upon what goods and services fall within those class headings. For instance, Class 13’s heading is firearms; ammunitions and projectiles; explosives and fireworks. Its explanatory note states that the class includes flare pistols, sprays for defence purposes, hunting firearms, sporting firearms…etc.

The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) has announced the expansion of this classification to include blockchain related technologies.

The article is linked below: The new edition of the Nice Classification will include blockchain-related goods and services | LinkedIn