The NCL (The Nice Classification) is an international categorization of services and goods that is used for registering Trademarks. It first came into force in 1957 as a result of the Nice Agreement. The 11th edition became effective on 1st January 2017.
Class 1. – Chemicals
Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesive used in industry.
Class 2. – Paints
Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists.
Class 3. – Cosmetics & cleaning preparations
Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions, dentifrices.
Class 4. – Oil & Lubricants
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels- including motor spirit and illuminants; candles, wicks.
Class 5. – Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; materials for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparation for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
Class 6. – Metal Goods
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.
Class 7. – Machinery
Machines and machine tools; motors and engines- except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components- except for land vehicles; agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.
Class 8. – Hand Tools
Hand tools and implements- hand-operated; cutlery; side arms; razors.
Class 9. – Scientific & Electrical Equipment, Computers
Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking- supervision, life saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus.
Class 10. – Medical Equipment
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials.
Class 11. – Lighting Equipment
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Class 12. – Vehicles
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
Class 13. – Firearms
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Class 14. – Jewellery
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments.
Class 15. – Musical Instruments
Class 16. – Stationery & Printed Matter
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites- except furniture; instructional and teaching material- except apparatus; plastic materials for packaging- not included in other classes; playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks.
Class 17. – Rubber Goods & Flexible Pipes
Rubber, gutta percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.
Class 18. – Leather Goods
Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides, trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.
Class 19. – Non-Metallic Building Materials & Rigid Pipes
Building materials, non-metallic, non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Class 20. – Furniture & related goods
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods- not included in other classes of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother- of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.
Class 21. – Household Items
Household or kitchen utensils and containers(not of precious metal or coated therewith; combs and sponges; brushes(except paints brushes; brush making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; unworked or semi-worked glass- except glass used in building; glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.
Class 22. – Ropes & related items
Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags- not included in other classes padding and stuffing materials(except of rubber or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials.
Class 23. – Yarns & Threads
Yarns and threads, for textile use.
Class 24. – Textiles (Fabrics)
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Class 25. – Garments & Footwear
Clothing, footwear, headgear.
Class 26. – Fancy Goods
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
Class 27. – Floor coverings
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings- non-textile.
Class 28. – Toys & Sporting Articles
Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
Class 29. – Meats & Processed Foods
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
Class 30. – Tea, Coffee & cereals preparations
Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces,- condiments; spices; ice.
Class 31. – Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables & Agricultural Products
Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.
Class 32. – Light Beverages
Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Class 33. – Wine and spirits
Alcoholic beverages- except beers.
Class 34. – Smokers’ articles
Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches.
Trademark Classification of Services
Class 35. – Advertising, business, retailing and online services
Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
Class 36. – Real estate, insurance and financial
Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Class 37. – Building construction and repair
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38. – Broadcasting and telecommunications
Class 39. – Transportation & Travels
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Class 40. – Treatment of Materials
Treatment of materials.
Class 41. – Education & Entertainment
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Class 42. – Design & Development of Software & Hardware
Scientific and technological services and research and Design relating thereto; Industrial analysis and research services; Design and development of computer hardware and software.
Class 43. – Restaurants & Hotel
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Class 44. – Medical, Beauty & Agricultural
Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
Class 45. – Legal, Social & Security Services
Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.