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The 11th Edition of the Nice Classification and CIPO’s Goods and Services Manual

On January 1, 2017, the latest edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) entered into force.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) now applies the 11th edition of the Nice Classification where an applicant or registrant has grouped and classed their application or registration according to the classes of the Nice Classification with the Office on or after January 1, 2017.

There is no additional cost associated with classifying the goods or services in your trademark application or registration.

The Trademarks Examination Manual has also been amended accordingly.

It is also with great pleasure that we announce Canada’s display of acceptable Nice 11th Edition goods and services to be reflected in WIPO’s Goods and Services Manager.

Accepting goods and services classed with the Nice Classification is part of our commitment to align our practices with international standards helping to attract foreign investment in Canada and support Canadian businesses, innovators and inventors to compete with the best in the world.

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