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Aug 22, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 14/18)
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2019 Version of 11th Edition of Nice Classification Available Now

WIPO informs that a new version of the 11th edition of the Nice Classification NCL(11-2019) will enter into force on January 1, 2019. The 2019 version includes a number of changes with regard to the previous version and can be accessed here

WIPO will apply the 2019 version to
- any application for international registration that is received by the Office of origin on or after January 1, 2019;
- to any application for international registration that is received by WIPO on or after January 1, 2019, when the said application is received by the WIPO after the two-month time limit referred to in Article 3(4) of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration
of Marks.

Further, WIPO will not reclassify the list of goods and services of an international registration that is the subject, after December 31, 2018, of a renewal, subsequent designation or any other change affecting the said list.

The Madrid Goods and Services Manager (MGS) will be updated to reflect the changes introduced accordingly.