If the Agency does not agree with the classification of goods or services, the examiner highlights an audit report in which he asks you to reclassify the products or services wrongly classified and explains why the classification information provided to the Agency was not acceptable. The Nice classification is the classification established by the Nice Agreement on the International Classification of Goods and Services for Trademark Registration, signed in Nice on June 15, 1957, including all changes, amendments and revisions that occurred from time to time and involving Canada. The international classification of the brand and the titles of the international brand classes are defined by the expert committee of the Union of the Union of Nice and defined in the international classification of goods and services for the purposes of trademark registration (Nice classification) published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). General remarks, class numbers, class titles and explanatory notes for each international brand class are as follows: The Nice classification applies to all countries that have signed the Union or the Paris Convention. The Paris Agreement is an agreement on the protection of industrial property, signed in 1883. The signatory countries are the United States, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia. The product and service manual should be the first tool that allows you to determine the Nice class for a given good or service. Although the products and services contained in the manual are not exhaustive, the manual contains explanations that are accepted without further details, as well as the corresponding nice class for these entries. In case you don`t find exact match in the manual, you can find acceptable entries for similar goods and services. For more information on the Nice classification, see our audit manual. Information on goods or services in class positions is general information on the areas to which goods or services normally belong. The alphabetical list should therefore be consulted to determine the exact classification of each product or service. The International Classification of Goods and Services, also known as the Nice Classification, was introduced by the Nice Agreement (1957), which is a system for classifying goods and services for trademark registration purposes.
It is updated every five years and its latest version 11.  products grouped into 45 classes (classes 1-34 cover products and classes 35-45 cover services) and allow users to identify a good or service, to choose among those classes, as needed. As the system is recognized in many countries, international demand for trademarks has since been a lighter process. The classification system is defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).