International Trademark Class

The 45 product classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement are used to classify the products for which trademarks are registered in most jurisdictions. Goods are classified in classes 1 to 34, while services are classified in classes 35 to 45. The complete classification, which may be found on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s website, offers further information about the Nice Classification, including explanatory remarks and an alphabetical list of around 8,000 distinct indicators of commodities and services.


Class  Description 
1 Chemicals for use in industry, science, and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; fire extinguishing and fire prevention compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; substances for tanning animal skins and hides; adhesives for use in industry; putties and other paste fillers; compost, manures, fertilizers; biological preparations for use in industry and science. 
2 Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood; colorants, dyes; inks for printing, marking, and engraving; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art. 
3 Non-medicated cosmetics and toiletry preparations; non-medicated dentifrices; perfumery, essential oils; bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring, and abrasive preparations. 
4 Industrial oils and greases, wax; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting, and binding compositions; fuels and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting. 
5 Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for human beings and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides. 
6 Common metals and their alloys, ores; Metal materials for building and construction; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; Small items of metal hardware; metal containers for storage or transport; safes. 
7 Machines, machine tools, power-operated tools; motors and engines, except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components, except for land vehicles; agricultural implements, other than hand-operated hand tools; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines. 
8 Hand tools and implements, hand-operated; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors. 
9 Scientific, research, navigation, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, detecting, testing, inspecting, life-saving, and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling the distribution or use of electricity; apparatus and instruments for recording, transmitting, reproducing or processing sound, images or data; recorded and downloadable media, computer software, blank digital or analog recording and storage media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating devices; computers and computer peripheral devices; diving suits, divers’ masks, earplugs for divers, nose clips for divers and swimmers, gloves for divers, breathing apparatus for underwater swimming; fire-extinguishing apparatus. 
10 Surgical, medical, dental, and veterinary apparatus and instruments; Artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials; therapeutic and assistive devices adapted for the disabled; massage apparatus; apparatus, devices, and articles for nursing infants; sexual activity apparatus, devices, and articles. 
11 Apparatus and installations for lighting, heating, cooling, steam generating, cooking, drying, ventilating, water supply, and sanitary purposes. 
12 Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water. 
13 Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks. 
14 Precious metals and their alloys; jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments. 
15 Musical instruments; music stands and stands for musical instruments; conductors’ batons. 
16 Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films, and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers’ type, printing blocks. 
17 Unprocessed and semi-processed rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica, and substitutes for all these materials; Plastics and resins in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping, and insulating materials; flexible pipes, tubes, and hoses, not of metal. 
18 Leather and imitations of leather; Animal skins and hides; Luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness, and saddlery; collars, leashes, and clothing for animals. 
19 Materials, not of metal, for building and construction; rigid pipes, not of metal, for building; asphalt, pitch, tar, and bitumen; transportable buildings, not of metal; monuments, not of metal. 
20Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; containers, not of metal, for storage or transport; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, whalebone, or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber. 
21 Household or kitchen utensils and containers; cookware and tableware, except forks, knives, and spoons; combs and sponges; brushes, except paintbrushes; brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass, except building glass; glassware, porcelain, and earthenware. 
22 Ropes and string; nets; tents and tarpaulins; awnings of textile or synthetic materials; sails; sacks for the transport and storage of materials in bulk; padding, cushioning, and stuffing materials, except paper, cardboard, rubber, or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes therefor. 
23 Yarns and threads for textile use. 
24 Textiles and substitutes for textiles; household linen; curtains of textile or plastic. 
25 Clothing, footwear, headwear. 
26 Lace, braid and embroidery, and haberdashery ribbons and bows; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers; hair decorations; false hair. 
27 Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum, and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings, not of textile. 
28 Games, toys, and playthings; video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees. 
29 Meat, fish, poultry, and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried, and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and other milk products; oils and fats for food. 
30 Coffee, tea, cocoa, and artificial coffee; rice, pasta, and noodles; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; Bread, pastries, and confectionery; chocolate; ice cream, sorbets, and other edible ices; Sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, seasonings, spices, preserved herbs; vinegar, sauces and other condiments; ice (frozen water). 
31 Raw and unprocessed agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, and forestry products; raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs; Natural plants and flowers; bulbs, seedlings, and seeds for planting; live animals; foodstuffs and beverages for animals; malt. 
32 Beers; non-alcoholic beverages; mineral and aerated waters; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other non-alcoholic preparations for making beverages. 
33 Alcoholic beverages, except beers; alcoholic preparations for making beverages. 
34 Tobacco and tobacco substitutes; cigarettes and cigars; electronic cigarettes and oral vaporizers for smokers; smokers’ articles; matches. 


Class Description 
35 Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions. 
36 Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs. 
37 Building construction; repair; installation services. 
38 Telecommunications. 
39 Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement. 
40 Treatment of materials. 
41 Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. 
42 Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and industrial research services; design and development of computer hardware and software. 
43 Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation. 
44 Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture, and forestry services. 
45 Legal services; security services for the physical protection of tangible property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals. 

N.B.: Since the first version of the Nice Classification was published in 1963, new editions have been published every five years. Since 2013, the Nice Classification has been changed once a year, with a new version of each edition released each year and taking effect on January 1st.

WIPO makes the original texts of the Nice Classification (in English and French) available online. The paper publication has been stopped by the Committee of Experts, with the 10th edition, issued in June 2011, being the final printed version.Services in classes 42 through 45 were all grouped in class 42 before the 10th edition of the Nice Classification. This may still be reflected in the category of older trademarks in some registries.

Further Information:

  1. Nice Classification home at WIPO.
  2. Euroclass, the harmonized European classification database maintained by EUIPO.
  3. The Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual (ID Manual) used by USPTO