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Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges Paul Taylor-Sussex, in writing this blog post.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has just announced that the 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of Registration of Marks (known as the Nice Classification) has now entered into force.

CIPO will be applying this new edition to applications or registrations grouped and classed according to the Nice Classification as of January 1, 2017.

The Nice Classification was established in 1957, and is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of marks. Read more on the World Intellectual Property Organization website here.

CIPO also notes that the Trademarks Examination Manual has been amended.

For more information about how the Nice Classification affects your trademark application, contact our Intellectual Property Group.

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2021 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

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