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International Classification of Goods and Services

Edition ¹ 10


The Nice Classification


Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

This Class includes:

  • apparatus and instruments for scientific research in laboratories;
  • apparatus and instruments for controlling ships, such as apparatus and instruments for measuring and for transmitting orders;
  • protractors;
  • punched card office machines;
  • all computer programs and software regardless of recording media or means of dissemination, that is, software recorded on magnetic media or downloaded from a remote computer network.

This Class does not include:

  • the following electrical apparatus and instruments:
    1. electromechanical apparatus for the kitchen (grinders and mixers for foodstuffs, fruit presses, electrical coffee mills, etc.), and certain other apparatus and instruments driven by an electrical motor, all coming under Class 7;
    2. apparatus for pumping or dispensing fuels (Cl. 7);
    3. electric razors, clippers (hand instruments) and flat irons (Cl. 8);
    4. electrical apparatus for space heating or for the heating of liquids, for cooking, ventilating, etc. (Cl. 11);
    5. electric toothbrushes and combs (Cl. 21);
  • clocks and watches and other chronometric instruments (Cl. 14);
  • control clocks (Cl. 14);
  • amusement and game apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor (Cl. 28).


Abacuses; accounting machines; accumulator boxes; accumulator jars; accumulators, electric; accumulators, electric, for vehicles; acid hydrometers; acidimeters for batteries; acoustic conduits; acoustic couplers; acoustic [sound] alarms; actinometers; adding machines; aerials; aerometers; agendas (electronic—); air analysis apparatus; alarm bells, electric; alarms*; alarms (fire —); alcoholmeters; alidades; altimeters; ammeters; amplifiers; amplifying tubes; amplifying valves; anemometers; animated cartoons; anode batteries; anodes; answering machines; antennas; anticathodes; anti-dazzle shades; anti-glare glasses; anti-glare visors; anti-interference devices [electricity]; anti-theft warning apparatus; apertometers [optics]; armatures [electricity]; asbestos clothing for protection against fire; asbestos gloves for protection against accidents; asbestos screens for firemen; astronomy (apparatus and instruments for—); astrophotography (lenses for—); audiovisual teaching apparatus; automated teller machines [atm]; aviators (protective suits for—); azimuth instruments; balances (precision — ); balances [steelyards]; balancing apparatus; balloons (meteorological —); bar code readers; barometers; batteries, electric; batteries, electric, for vehicles; batteries for lighting; battery boxes; battery chargers; battery jars; beacons, luminous; bells (alarm — ), electric; bells (signal —); bells [warning devices]; betatrons; binoculars; blinkers [signalling lights]; blueprint apparatus; boats (fire—); boiler control instruments; bracelets (encoded identification —), magnetic; branch boxes [electricity]; breathing apparatus, except for artificial respiration; breathing apparatus for underwater swimming; bullet-proof waistcoats [vests (am.)]; buoys (marking—); buoys (signalling —); buzzers; cabinets for loudspeakers; cables (coaxial —); cables, electric; cables (fibre [fiber (am.)] optic—); cables (junction sleeves for electric—); calculating disks; calculating machines; calibrating rings; calipers; camcorders; cameras (cinematographic —); cameras [photography]; capacitors; capillary tubes; cards (encoded magnetic — ); carpenters' rules; carriers for dark plates [photography]; cartoons (animated —); cases especially made for photographic apparatus and instruments; cases (eyeglass —); cases fitted with dissecting instruments [microscopy]; cases (pince-nez —); cash registers; cassette players; cathodes; cathodic anti-corrosion apparatus; cell phone straps; cell switches [electricity]; centering apparatus for photographic transparencies; central processing units [processors]; chains (eyeglass — ); chargers for electric batteries; chemistry apparatus and instruments; chips (dna -); chips [integrated circuits]; choking coils [impedance]; chromatography apparatus for laboratory use; chronographs [time recording apparatus]; cinematographic cameras; cinematographic film (apparatus for editing — ); cinematographic film, exposed; circuit breakers; circuit closers; cleaning apparatus for phonograph records; cleaning apparatus for sound recording discs; clinometers; clips for divers and swimmers (nose — ); clocks (time — ) [time recording devices]; clothing especially made for laboratories; clothing for protection against accidents, irradiation and fire; clothing for protection against fire; coaxial cables; coils (choking — ) [impedance]; coils, electric; coils (electromagnetic —); coils (holders for electric—); coin-operated apparatus (mechanisms for—); coin-operated mechanisms for television sets; collectors, electric; commutation (electric apparatus for -); commutators; compact disc players; compact discs [audio-video]; compact discs [read-only memory]; comparators; compasses (directional—); compasses [measuring instruments]; computer game programs; computer keyboards; computer memory devices; computer operating programs, recorded; computer peripheral devices; computer programmes [programs], recorded; computer programs [downloadable software]; computer software, recorded; computers; computers (printers for use with — ); condensers [capacitors]; condensers (optical —); conductors, electric; conductors (lightning —); conduits (acoustic—); conduits (electricity—); connections, electric; connections for electric lines; connectors [electricity]; contact lenses; contact lenses (containers for—); contacts, electric; containers for contact lenses; containers for microscope slides; control panels [electricity]; converters, electric; copper wire, insulated; correcting lenses [optics]; cosmographic instruments; counterfeit [false] coin detectors; counter-operated apparatus (mechanisms for—); counters; couplers (acoustic—); couplers [data processing equipment]; couplings, electric; covers for electric outlets; crash test dummies; crucibles [laboratory]; cupels [laboratory]; current rectifiers; cyclotrons; darkroom lamps [photography]; darkrooms [photography]; data media (magnetic — ); data media (optical — ); data processing apparatus; decompression chambers; demagnetizing apparatus for magnetic tapes; densimeters; densitometers; detectors; detectors (metal — ) for industrial or military purposes; detectors (smoke —); diagnostic apparatus, not for medical purposes; diaphragms [acoustics]; diaphragms for scientific apparatus; diaphragms [photography]; dictating machines; diffraction apparatus [microscopy]; dimmers [regulators] (light—), electric; discharge tubes, electric, other than for lighting; discs (compact —) [audio-video]; discs (compact —) [read-only memory]; discs (optical —); disk drives for computers; disks, magnetic; distance measuring apparatus; distance recording apparatus; distillation apparatus for scientific purposes; distribution boards [electricity]; distribution boxes [electricity]; distribution consoles [electricity]; divers' masks; diving suits; dna chips; dog whistles; dosage dispensers; dosimeters; downloadable image files; downloadable music files; downloadable ring tones for mobile phones; drainers for use in photography; dressmakers' measures; drives (disk—) for computers; drying apparatus for photographic prints; drying racks [photography]; ducts [electricity]; dvd players; dynamometers; ear plugs for divers; editing appliances for cinematographic films; egg timers [sandglasses]; egg-candlers; electric door bells; electric installations for the remote control of industrial operations; electric loss indicators; electricity conduits; electricity mains (materials for—) [wires, cables]; electrified fences; electrified rails for mounting spot lights; electro-dynamic apparatus for the remote control of railway points; electro-dynamic apparatus for the remote control of signals; electrolysers; electromagnetic coils; electronic notice boards; electronic pens [visual display units]; electronic pocket translators; electronic publications, downloadable; electronic tags for goods; encoded identification bracelets, magnetic; encoded magnetic cards; encoders (magnetic —); enlarging apparatus [photography]; epidiascopes; ergometers; exposure meters [light meters]; extinguishers; eyeglass cases; eyeglass chains; eyeglass cords; eyeglass frames; eyeglasses; eyepieces; eyepieces (instruments containing —); face-shields (workmen's protective — ); facsimile machines; false coin detectors; fences (electrified —); fermentation (apparatus for—) [laboratory apparatus]; fibre [fiber (am.)] optic cables; film (cinematographic—), exposed; film cutting apparatus; films (editing appliances for cinematographic —); films, exposed; films (x-ray—), exposed; filters for respiratory masks; filters for ultraviolet rays, for photography; filters [photography]; fire alarms; fire beaters; fire blankets; fire boats; fire (clothing for protection against—); fire engines; fire escapes; fire extinguishing apparatus; fire hose; fire hose nozzles; firemen (asbestos screens for—); flash-bulbs [photography]; flashing lights [luminous signals]; flashlights [photography]; floppy disks; fluorescent screens; fog signals, non-explosive; food analysis apparatus; frames for photographic transparencies; franking (apparatus to check—); frequency meters; furnaces for laboratory use; furniture especially made for laboratories; fuse wire; fuses; galena crystals [detectors]; galvanic batteries; galvanic cells; galvanometers; garments for protection against fire; gas testing instruments; gasoline gauges; gasometers [measuring instruments]; gauges; glass covered with an electrical conductor; glassware (graduated —); glazing apparatus for photographic prints; global positioning system [gps] apparatus; gloves for divers; gloves for protection against accidents; gloves for protection against x-rays for industrial purposes; goggles for sports; gradient indicators; grids for batteries; hands free kits for phones; head cleaning tapes [recording]; headphones; heat regulating apparatus; heliographic apparatus; helmets (protective—); helmets (protective — ) for sports; helmets (riding —); hemline markers; high tension batteries; high-frequency apparatus; holders for electric coils; holograms; horns for loudspeakers; hose (fire — ); hourglasses; hydrometers; hygrometers; identification bracelets (encoded —), magnetic; identification sheaths for electric wires; identification threads for electric wires; identity cards, magnetic; igniting apparatus, electric, for igniting at a distance; ignition (electric apparatus for remote —); inclinometers; incubators for bacteria culture; indicators (quantity—); indicators (speed —); indicators (water level — ); inductors [electricity]; integrated circuit cards [smart cards]; integrated circuits; intercommunication apparatus; interfaces for computers; inverters [electricity]; invoicing machines; ionization apparatus not for the treatment of air or water; jars (accumulator—); jigs [measuring instruments]; juke boxes for computers; juke boxes, musical; junction boxes [electricity]; junction sleeves for electric cables; kilometer recorders for vehicles; kits (hands free — ) for phones; knee-pads for workers; laboratories (clothing especially made for—); laboratory centrifuges; laboratory trays; lactodensimeters; lactometers; lamps (darkroom — ) [photography]; lanterns (magic—); lanterns (optical —); laptop computers; lasers, not for medical purposes; leather (appliances for measuring the thickness of—); lens hoods; lenses for astrophotography; lenses (optical — ); letter scales; levelling instruments; levelling staffs [surveying instruments]; levels [instruments for determining the horizontal]; life belts; life buoys; life j ackets; life nets; life saving apparatus and equipment; life-saving rafts; light conducting filaments [optical fibers [fibres]]; light dimmers [regulators], electric; light (traffic- —) apparatus [signalling devices]; light-emitting diodes [led]; light-emitting electronic pointers; lighting ballasts; lighting (batteries for—); lightning arresters; lightning conductors [rods]; limiters [electricity]; locks, electric; logs [measuring instruments]; loss indicators (electric—); loudspeakers; magic lanterns; magnetic data media; magnetic encoders; magnetic tape units for computers; magnetic tapes; magnetic wires; magnets; magnets (decorative —); magnifying glasses [optics]; mannequins (resuscitation —) [teaching apparatus]; manometers; marine compasses; marine depth finders; marking buoys; marking gauges [joinery]; masks (divers' — ); masks (protective —)*; masts for wireless aerials; material testing instruments and machines; mathematical instruments; measures; measuring apparatus; measuring devices, electric; measuring glassware; measuring instruments; measuring spoons; mechanical signs; megaphones; mercury levels; metal alloys (wires of—) [fuse wire]; metal detectors for industrial or military purposes; meteorological balloons; meteorological instruments; meters; metronomes; micrometer gauges; micrometer screws for optical instruments; micrometers; microphones; microprocessors; microscope slides (containers for -); microscopes; microtomes; milage recorders for vehicles; mirrors for inspecting work; mirrors [optics]; modems; money counting and sorting machines; monitoring apparatus, electric; monitors [computer hardware]; monitors [computer programs]; motor fire engines; mouse [data processing equipment]; mouse pads; musical automata (coin-operated —)[juke boxes]; nautical apparatus and instruments; naval signalling apparatus; navigation apparatus for vehicles [on-board computers]; navigational instruments; needles for record players; neon signs; nets for protection against accidents; nets (safety-); nose clips for divers and swimmers; notebook computers; notice boards (electronic—); nozzles (fire hose —); objectives [lenses] [optics]; observation instruments; octants; ohmmeters; optical apparatus and instruments; optical character readers; optical condensers; optical data media; optical discs; optical fibers [fibres] [light conducting filaments]; optical glass; optical goods; optical lamps; optical lanterns; optical lenses; oscillographs; ovens for laboratory use; oxygen transvasing apparatus; ozonisers [ozonators]; pads (mouse —); parking meters; particle accelerators; pedometers; peepholes [magnifying lenses] for doors; pens (electronic — ) [visual display units]; peripheral devices (computer—); periscopes; personal stereos; petrol gauges; phonograph records; photocopiers [photographic, electrostatic, thermic]; photographic prints (drying apparatus for—); photographic prints (glazing apparatus for—); photographic transparencies (centering apparatus for—); photographic transparencies (frames for—); photometers; phototelegraphy apparatus; photovoltaic cells; physics (apparatus and instruments for—); pince-nez; pince-nez cases; pince-nez chains; pince-nez cords; pince-nez mountings; pipettes; plane tables [surveying instruments]; planimeters; plates (carriers for dark—) [photography]; plates for batteries; players (dvd — ); plotters; plugs, sockets and other contacts [electric connections]; plumb bobs; plumb lines; pocket calculators; pointers (light-emitting electronic—); polarimeters; portable media players portable telephones; precision balances; precision measuring apparatus; pressure gauges; pressure in vehicle tires [tyres] (automatic indicators of low—); pressure indicator plugs for valves; pressure indicators; pressure measuring apparatus; printed circuit boards; printed circuits; printers for use with computers; prisms [optics]; probes for scientific purposes; processors [central processing units]; programs (computer—) [downloadable software]; programs (computer game — ); programs (computer operating — ) recorded; projection apparatus; projection screens; protection devices against x-rays, not for medical purposes; protection devices for personal use against accidents; protective helmets; protective helmets for sports; protective masks*; protective suits for aviators; protectors (voltage surge — ); protractors [measuring instruments]; publications (electronic — ), downloadable; punched card machines for offices; push buttons for bells; pyrometers; quantity indicators; racks (photographic—); radar apparatus; radio pagers; radiological apparatus for industrial purposes; radiology screens for industrial purposes; radios; radios (vehicle—); radiotelegraphy sets; radiotelephony sets; railway traffic safety appliances; range finders; readers (bar code — ); readers [data processing equipment]; readers (optical character—); receivers (audio-- and video--); receivers (telephone—); record player needles (apparatus for changing —); record players; recording distance (apparatus for—); reducers [electricity]; reflecting discs for wear, for the prevention of traffic accidents; refractometers; refractors; registers (cash—); regulating apparatus, electric; regulators [dimmers] (light—), electric; relays, electric; releases (shutter—) [photography]; remote control apparatus; remote control of industrial operations (electric installations for the -); remote control of railway points (electro-dynamic apparatus for the — ); remote control of signals (electro-dynamic apparatus for the — ); resistances, electric; respirators for filtering air; respirators, other than for artificial respiration; respiratory masks, other than for artificial respiration; restraints (safety --- ), other than for; vehicle seats and sports equipment; resuscitation mannequins [teaching apparatus]; retorts; retorts' stands; revolution counters; rheostats; riding helmets; road signs, luminous or mechanical; rods for water diviners; rods [surveying instruments]; rulers [measuring instruments]; rules [measuring instruments]; saccharometers; safety nets; safety restraints, other than for; vehicle seats and sports equipment; safety tarpaulins; salinometers; satellite navigational apparatus; satellites for scientific purposes; scales; scales (lever—) [steelyards]; scanners [data processing equipment]; screens for firemen (asbestos —); screens for photoengraving; screens [photography]; screw-tapping gauges; semi-conductors; sextants; sheaths for electric cables; shoes for protection against accidents, irradiation and fire; shutter releases [photography]; shutters [photography]; sighting telescopes for firearms; signal bells; signal lanterns; signalling buoys; signalling panels, luminous or mechanical; signalling whistles; signals, luminous or mechanical; signals (transmitters of electronic—); signs, luminous; simulators for the steering and control of vehicles; sirens; skins (apparatus for measuring the thickness of—); sleeves (junction — ) for electric; cables; slide calipers; slide projectors; slide-rules; slides [photography]; slope indicators; smart cards [integrated circuit cards]; smoke detectors; sockets, plugs and other contacts [electric connections]; socks, electrically heated; software (computer—), recorded; solar batteries; solderers' helmets; solenoid valves [electromagnetic switches]; sonars; sound alarms; sound locating instruments; sound recording apparatus; sound recording carriers; sound recording discs; sound recording strips; sound reproduction apparatus; sound transmitting apparatus; sounding apparatus and machines; sounding leads; sounding lines; spark-guards; speaking tubes; spectacle cases; spectacle frames; spectacle glasses; spectacles [optics]; spectrograph apparatus; spectroscopes; speed checking apparatus for vehicles; speed indicators; speed measuring apparatus [photography]; speed regulators for record players; spherometers; spirit levels; spools [photography]; sports (goggles for—); sports (protective helmets for—); sprinkler systems for fire protection; stage lighting regulators; stamping mail (apparatus to check—); stands for photographic apparatus; starter cables for motors; steelyards [lever scales]; steering apparatus, automatic, for vehicles; step-up transformers; stereos (personal —); stereoscopes; stereoscopic apparatus; stills for laboratory experiments; strips (sound recording — ); styli for record players; sulphitometers; sunglasses; surveying apparatus and instruments; surveying chains; surveying instruments; surveyors' levels; switchboards; switchboxes [electricity]; switches, electric; tachometers; tape recorders; tape units (magnetic —)for computers; tapes (demagnetizing apparatus for magnetic —); taximeters; teaching apparatus; teeth protectors; telegraph wires; telegraphs [apparatus]; telemeters; telephone apparatus; telephone receivers; telephone transmitters; telephone wires; telephones (portable — ); teleprinters; teleprompters; telerupters; telescopes; telescopes for firearms (sighting — ); teletypewriters; television apparatus; teller machines (automated — ) [atm]; temperature indicators; terminals [electricity]; test tubes; testing apparatus not for medical purposes; theft prevention installations, electric; theodolites; thermionic tubes; thermionic valves; thermometers, not for medical purposes; thermostats; thermostats for vehicles; thread counters; threads (identification — )for electric wires; ticket dispensers; time clocks [time recording devices]; time recording apparatus; time switches, automatic; tires (automatic indicators of low pressure in vehicle — ); tone arms for record players; totalizators; traffic accidents (reflecting discs, for wear, for the prevention of—); traffic-light apparatus [signalling devices]; transformers [electricity]; transistors [electronic]; transmitters of electronic signals; transmitters [telecommunication]; transmitting sets [telecommunication]; transparencies [photography]; transparency projection apparatus; transponders; triodes; tripods for cameras; tubes (electric discharge — ), other than for lighting; tyres (automatic indicators of low pressure in vehicle — ); urinometers; usb flash drives; vacuum gauges; vacuum tubes [radio]; valves (solenoid — ) [electromagnetic switches]; variometers; vehicle breakdown warning triangles; vehicle radios; vehicles (navigation apparatus for—)[on-board computers]; verniers; vests (am.) (bullet-proof—); video cassettes; video game cartridges; video recorders; video screens; video telephones; videotapes; viewfinders, photographic; viscosimeters; voltage regulators for vehicles; voltage surge protectors; voltmeters; voting machines; wafers [silicon slices]; waistcoats (bullet-proof—); waling glasses; walkie-talkies; warning triangles (vehicle breakdown —); washing trays [photography]; water level indicators; wavemeters; weighbridges; weighing apparatus and instruments; weighing machines; weights; whistle alarms; wind socks for indicating wind direction; wire connectors [electricity]; wireless aerials (masts for—); wires, electric; wires of metal alloys [fuse wire]; wires (telephone —); word processors; workmen's protective face-shields; wrist rests for use with computers; x-ray apparatus not for medical purposes; x-ray films, exposed; x-ray photographs, other than for medical purposes; x-ray tubes not for medical purposes; x-rays producing apparatus and installations, not for medical purposes; x-rays (protection devices against — ), not for medical purposes.