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International Classification of Goods and Services

Edition № 11


The Nice Classification


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); printers' type; printing blocks.


Class 16 includes mainly paper, goods made from that material and office requisites.

This Class includes:

  • paper knives;
  • duplicators;
  • plastic sheets, sacks and bags for wrapping and packaging.

This Class does not include:

  • certain goods made of paper and cardboard (consult the Alphabetical List of Goods);
  • colours (Cl. 2);
  • hand tools for artists (for example, spatulas, sculptors' chisels) (Cl. 8).


Absorbent sheets of paper or plastic for foodstuff packaging; Addressing machines; Address plates for addressing machines; Address stamps; Adhesive bands for stationery or household purposes; Adhesives [glues] for stationery or household purposes; Adhesive tape dispensers [office requisites]; Adhesive tapes for stationery or household purposes; Advertisement boards of paper or cardboard; Albums / scrapbooks; Almanacs; Animation cels; Announcement cards [stationery]; Apparatus for mounting photographs; Aquarelles / watercolors [paintings] / watercolours [paintings]; Architects' models; Arithmetical tables / calculating tables; Artists' watercolor saucers / artists' watercolour saucers; Atlases; Baggage claim check tags of paper; Bags for microwave cooking; Bags [envelopes, pouches] of paper or plastics, for packaging; Balls for ball-point pens; Banknotes; Banners of paper; Barcode ribbons; Bibs, sleeved, of paper; Bibs of paper; Binding strips [bookbinding]; Biological samples for use in microscopy [teaching materials]; Blackboards; Blotters; Blueprints / plans; Bookbinding apparatus and machines [office equipment]; Bookbinding cloth / cloth for bookbinding; Bookbinding material; Bookends; Booklets; Bookmarkers / bookmarks; Books; Bottle envelopes of paper or cardboard; Bottle wrappers of paper or cardboard; Boxes of paper or cardboard; Bunting of paper; Calendars; Canvas for painting; Carbon paper; Cardboard*; Cardboard tubes; Cards* / charts; Cases for stamps [seals]; Catalogues; Chalk for lithography; Chalk holders; Charcoal pencils; Chart pointers, non-electronic; Chromolithographs [chromos] / chromos; Cigar bands; Clipboards; Clips for name badge holders [office requisites]; Coasters of paper; Colouring books / coloring books; Comic books; Compasses for drawing; Composing frames [printing]; Composing sticks; Conical paper bags; Copying paper [stationery]; Cords for bookbinding / bookbinding cords; Correcting fluids [office requisites]; Correcting ink [heliography]; Correcting tapes [office requisites]; Covers of paper for flower pots / flower-pot covers of paper; Covers [stationery] / wrappers [stationery]; Cream containers of paper; Credit card imprinters, non-electric; Dental tray covers of paper; Desk mats; Desktop cabinets for stationery [office requisites]; Diagrams; Document files [stationery]; Document holders [stationery]; Document laminators for office use; Drawer liners of paper, perfumed or not; Drawing boards; Drawing instruments; Drawing materials; Drawing pads; Drawing pens; Drawing pins / thumbtacks; Drawing rulers; Drawing sets; Duplicators; Elastic bands for offices; Electrocardiograph paper; Electrotypes; Embroidery designs [patterns]; Engraving plates; Engravings; Envelope sealing machines for offices; Envelopes [stationery]; Erasing products; Erasing shields; Etching needles; Etchings; Fabrics for bookbinding; Face towels of paper; Figurines of papier mâché / statuettes of papier mâché; Files [office requisites]; Filtering materials of paper; Filter paper; Fingerstalls for office use; Flags of paper; Flyers; Folders for papers / jackets for papers; Forms, printed; Fountain pens; Franking machines for office use / postage meters for office use; French curves; Galley racks [printing]; Garbage bags of paper or of plastics; Geographical maps; Glitter for stationery purposes; Glue for stationery or household purposes / pastes for stationery or household purposes; Gluten [glue] for stationery or household purposes; Graining combs; Graphic prints; Graphic representations; Graphic reproductions; Greeting cards; Gummed cloth for stationery purposes; Gummed tape [stationery]; Gums [adhesives] for stationery or household purposes; Hand-rests for painters; Handkerchiefs of paper; Hand labelling appliances; Handwriting specimens for copying; Hat boxes of cardboard; Hectographs; Histological sections for teaching purposes; Holders for cheque books / holders for checkbooks; Holders for stamps [seals]; House painters' rollers; Humidity control sheets of paper or plastic for foodstuff packaging; Index cards [stationery]; Indexes; Indian inks; Ink*; Inking pads; Inking ribbons; Inking sheets for document reproducing machines; Inking sheets for duplicators; Inkstands; Ink sticks; Ink stones [ink reservoirs]; Inkwells; Isinglass for stationery or household purposes; Labels of paper or cardboard; Ledgers [books]; Letter trays; Lithographic stones; Lithographic works of art; Lithographs; Loose-leaf binders / ring binders; Luminous paper; Magazines [periodicals]; Manifolds [stationery]; Manuals [handbooks] / handbooks [manuals]; Marking chalk; Marking pens [stationery]; Mats for beer glasses; Mimeograph apparatus and machines; Modelling clay; Modelling materials; Modelling paste; Modelling wax, not for dental purposes; Moisteners for gummed surfaces [office requisites]; Moisteners [office requisites]; Molds for modelling clays [artists' materials] / moulds for modelling clays [artists' materials]; Money clips; Musical greeting cards; Name badge holders [office requisites]; Name badges [office requisites]; Newsletters; Newspapers; Nibs; Nibs of gold; Note books; Numbering apparatus; Numbers [type]; Obliterating stamps; Office perforators; Office requisites, except furniture; Oleographs; Packaging material made of starches; Packing [cushioning, stuffing] materials of paper or cardboard; Pads [stationery]; Page holders; Paint boxes for use in schools; Paintbrushes; Painters' brushes; Painters' easels; Paintings [pictures], framed or unframed; Paint trays; Palettes for painters; Pamphlets; Pantographs [drawing instruments]; Paper*; Paper-clips; Paper bags for use in the sterilization of medical instruments / paper bags for use in the sterilisation of medical instruments; Paper bows, other than haberdashery or hair decorations; Paper clasps; Paper coffee filters; Paper creasers [office requisites]; Paper cutters [office requisites]; Paper for medical examination tables; Paper for radiograms; Paper for recording machines; Paper knives [letter openers]; Paper ribbons, other than haberdashery or hair decorations; Papers for painting and calligraphy; Paper sheets [stationery]; Paper shredders for office use; Paper tapes and cards for the recordal of computer programmes; Paperweights; Paper wipes for cleaning; Papier mâché; Parchment paper; Passport holders; Pastels [crayons]; Pen cases / boxes for pens; Pencil holders; Pencil lead holders; Pencil leads; Pencils; Pencil sharpeners, electric or non-electric; Pencil sharpening machines, electric or non-electric; Pen clips; Penholders; Pens [office requisites]; Pen wipers; Perforated cards for Jacquard looms; Periodicals; Photo-engravings; Photograph stands; Photographs [printed]; Pictures; Placards of paper or cardboard; Place mats of paper; Plastic bags for pet waste disposal; Plastic bubble packs for wrapping or packaging; Plastic cling film, extensible, for palletization; Plastic film for wrapping; Plastics for modelling; Polymer modelling clay; Portraits; Postage stamps; Postcards; Posters; Printed coupons; Printed matter; Printed publications; Printed sheet music; Printed timetables; Printers' blankets, not of textile; Printers' reglets; Printing blocks; Printing sets, portable [office requisites]; Printing type; Prints [engravings]; Prospectuses; Protective covers for books; Punches [office requisites]; Retractable reels for name badge holders [office requisites]; Rice paper*; Rollers for typewriters; Rubber erasers; School supplies [stationery]; Scrapers [erasers] for offices; Sealing compounds for stationery purposes; Sealing machines for offices; Sealing stamps; Sealing wafers; Sealing wax; Seals [stamps]; Self-adhesive tapes for stationery or household purposes; Sewing patterns; Sheets of reclaimed cellulose for wrapping; Shields [paper seals]; Signboards of paper or cardboard; Silver paper; Slate pencils; Song books; Spools for inking ribbons; Spray chalk; Square rulers for drawing; Squares for drawing; Stamp pads; Stamp stands; Stamps [seals]; Stands for pens and pencils; Staples for offices / clips for offices; Stapling presses [office requisites]; Starch paste [adhesive] for stationery or household purposes; Stationery; Steatite [tailor's chalk]; Steel letters; Steel pens; Stencil cases; Stencil plates; Stencils; Stencils for decorating food and beverages; Stencils [stationery]; Stickers [stationery]; Stuffing of paper or cardboard / padding materials of paper or cardboard; T-squares for drawing; Tablecloths of paper; Table linen of paper; Tablemats of paper; Table napkins of paper; Table runners of paper; Tags for index cards; Tailors' chalk; Teaching materials [except apparatus]; Terrestrial globes; Tickets; Tissues of paper for removing make-up; Toilet paper / hygienic paper; Towels of paper; Tracing cloth; Tracing needles for drawing purposes; Tracing paper; Tracing patterns; Trading cards, other than for games; Transfers [decalcomanias] / decalcomanias; Transparencies [stationery]; Trays for sorting and counting money; Typewriter keys; Typewriter ribbons; Typewriters, electric or non-electric; Type [numerals and letters] / letters [type]; Vignetting apparatus; Viscose sheets for wrapping; Washi; Waxed paper; Wood pulp board [stationery]; Wood pulp paper; Wrapping paper / packing paper; Wristbands for the retention of writing instruments; Writing board erasers; Writing brushes; Writing cases [sets]; Writing cases [stationery]; Writing chalk; Writing instruments; Writing materials; Writing or drawing books; Writing paper; Writing slates.