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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.