Classification of Goods and Services

 

​Trademarks are registered in relation to specific goods or services. The classification is made in accordance with the NICE agreement (international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of trademarks and service marks).
A single application may include several classes of goods and/or services, provided that the necessary fees are paid (a set fee for the first class and a reduced fee for each additional class). However, applications must be limitied so they only consist of items/services which are within the scope of the applicant's actual use or intended use.

 


International classification of goods and service in accordance to the NICE agreement
As previously mentioned, in Israel goods and services are classified in accordance to the NICE agreement, which consists of a list of 34 categories of goods and 11 categories of services, and is applied by most countries.
One can locate the class headings (general depiction of the goods and services applied to a wide range of goods and services held in each class) to the NICE classification in the fourth edition of the Trademark Regulations.
When compiling the list/s of goods and services, it is highly recommended to utilize WIPO's goods and services manager (G&S manager), available in Hebrew as well as in several other languages. The G&S manager contains preapproved terms classified with accordance to the NICE agreement as well as an indication to terms accepted in Israel.

Users may also choose to compile their lists of goods/services using the EUIPO classification assistant TMVIEW which also incorporates Hebrew.
More information on the subject can be found on the official World Intellectual Property Organization website WIPO

 

For the Class Headings