IP Newsletter Issue 12 (2012-12-26)
The Notification of Adoption of Amended Version of International Classification for Trademark Registration in Goods and Services

At the 22nd session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union, the Committee made some changes to the 10th edition of the Nice Classification. Per the requirement of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), all members of Nice Union shall implement the 2013 version of 10th edition of Nice Classification, NCL(10-2013) for short, on January 1, 2013. As one of Nice Union members, China shall adopt the amended version of International (Nice) Classification and apply it in the registration of trademarks.