WIPO publishes new version of Nice Classification for the year 2019

On 15 August 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published its Information Notice No. 12/2018. In this Notice, WIPO released a new version of the 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) that will enter into force on 1 January 2019.


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The new version “NCL (11-2019)” is going to be applied by the International Bureau of WIPO to any international registration that fulfills following requirements:



According to this announcement, the Madrid Goods and Services Manager (MGS) is also going to be updated in order to reflect all the changes in the NCL (11-2019).


For a better insight on this topic, read the new 11th version of the Nice Classification or the whole Information Notice No. 12/2018 which are available on the WIPO website here.