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International Classification of Goods and Services

Edition № 11


The Nice Classification


Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.


Class 42 includes mainly services provided by persons, individually or collectively, in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects of complex fields of activities; such services are provided by members of professions such as chemists, physicists, engineers, computer programmers, etc.

This Class includes:

  • the services of engineers who undertake evaluations, estimates, research and reports in the scientific and technological fields;
  • scientific research services for medical purposes.

This Class does not include:

  • business research and evaluations (Cl. 35);
  • word processing and computer file management services (Cl. 35);
  • financial and fiscal evaluations (Cl. 36);
  • mining and oil extraction (Cl. 37);
  • computer (hardware) installation and repair services (Cl. 37);
  • services provided by the members of professions such as medical doctors, veterinary surgeons, psychoanalysts (Cl. 44);
  • medical treatment services (Cl. 44);
  • garden design (Cl. 44);
  • legal services (Cl. 45).


Analysis for oil-field exploitation; Architectural consultancy; Architectural services; Authenticating works of art; Bacteriological research; Biological research; Business card design; Calibration [measuring]; Cartography services; Chemical analysis; Chemical research; Chemistry services; Clinical trials; Cloud computing; Cloud seeding; Computer programming; Computer rental; Computer security consultancy; Computer software consultancy; Computer software design; Computer system analysis; Computer system design; Computer technology consultancy; Computer virus protection services; Conducting technical project studies; Construction drafting; Consultancy in the design and development of computer hardware; Consultancy in the field of energy-saving; Conversion of computer programs and data, other than physical conversion; Conversion of data or documents from physical to electronic media; Cosmetic research; Creating and designing website-based indexes of information for others [information technology services]; Creating and maintaining websites for others; Data encryption services; Data security consultancy; Design of interior decor; Development of computer platforms; Digitization of documents [scanning]; Dress designing; Duplication of computer programs; Electronic data storage; Electronic monitoring of credit card activity to detect fraud via the internet; Electronic monitoring of personally identifying information to detect identity theft via the internet; Energy auditing; Engineering; Exploration services in the field of the oil, gas and mining industries; Geological prospecting; Geological research; Geological surveys; Graphic arts design; Graphic design of promotional materials; Handwriting analysis [graphology]; Hosting computer sites [web sites]; Industrial design; Information technology services provided on an outsourcing basis; Information technology [IT] consultancy; Installation of computer software; Interior design; Internet security consultancy; Land surveying; Maintenance of computer software; Material testing; Mechanical research; Medical research; Meteorological information; Monitoring of computer systems by remote access; Monitoring of computer systems for detecting unauthorized access or data breach; Monitoring of computer systems to detect breakdowns; Off-site data backup; Oil-field surveys; Oil-well testing; Oil prospecting; Packaging design; Platform as a service [PaaS]; Providing information relating to computer technology and programming via a website; Providing scientific information, advice and consultancy relating to carbon offsetting; Providing search engines for the internet; Quality control; Quality evaluation of standing timber; Quality evaluation of wool; Recovery of computer data; Rental of computer software; Rental of meters for the recording of energy consumption; Rental of web servers; Research and development of new products for others; Research in the field of building construction; Research in the field of environmental protection; Research in the field of physics; Research in the field of telecommunications technology; Research in the field of welding; Scientific and technological research in the field of natural disasters; Scientific and technological research relating to patent mapping; Scientific laboratory services; Scientific research; Server hosting; Software as a service [SaaS]; Software development in the framework of software publishing; Styling [industrial design]; Surveying; Technical writing; Technological consultancy; Technological research; Telecommunications technology consultancy; Textile testing; Underwater exploration; Unlocking of mobile phones; Updating of computer software; Urban planning; User authentication services using single sign-on technology for online software applications; User authentication services using technology for e-commerce transactions; Vehicle roadworthiness testing; Water analysis; Weather forecasting; Website design consultancy.