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International Classification of Goods and Services

Edition № 11


The Nice Classification




Class 38 includes mainly services allowing at least one person to communicate with another by a sensory means. Such services include those which:
  1. allow one person to talk to another,
  2. transmit messages from one person to another, and
  3. place a person in oral or visual communication with another (radio and television).

This Class includes:

  • services which consist essentially of the diffusion of radio or television programmes.

This Class does not include:

  • radio advertising services (Cl. 35).


Cable television broadcasting; Communications by cellular phones; Communications by computer terminals; Communications by fibre optic networks / communications by fiber optic networks; Communications by telegrams; Communications by telephone; Computer aided transmission of messages and images; Electronic bulletin board services [telecommunications services]; Facsimile transmission; Message sending; News agency services; Paging services [radio, telephone or other means of electronic communication]; Providing access to databases; Providing information in the field of telecommunications; Providing internet chatrooms; Providing online forums; Providing telecommunication channels for teleshopping services; Providing telecommunications connections to a global computer network; Providing user access to global computer networks; Radio broadcasting; Radio communications; Rental of access time to global computer networks; Rental of facsimile apparatus; Rental of message sending apparatus; Rental of modems; Rental of smartphones; Rental of telecommunication equipment; Rental of telephones; Satellite transmission; Streaming of data; Telecommunications routing and junction services; Teleconferencing services; Telegraph services; Telephone services; Television broadcasting; Telex services; Transmission of digital files; Transmission of electronic mail; Transmission of greeting cards online; Transmission of podcasts; Transmission of telegrams; Video-on-demand transmission; Videoconferencing services; Voice mail services; Wireless broadcasting.