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.
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:
- “The application for an international registration is received by the Office of Origin on or after 1 January 2019”, or
- “The application for international registration is received by the International Bureau of WIPO on or after 1 January 2019, when the said application is received by the International Bureau of WIPO after the two-month time limit referred to in Article 3 (4) of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks".
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