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Eleventh edition of the Nice Classification

The eleventh edition of the Nice Classification comes into force on 1 January 2017.

The eleventh edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) will come into force in New Zealand on 1 January 2017.

Specifications of goods and services for trade mark applications filed after 1 January 2017 must be filed in accordance with this version of the Nice Classification.

We are currently updating our guidelines and system to reflect these changes. For more information on what’s changing, see the WIPO news article on the WIPO website.