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International Classification of Goods and Services

Edition № 10


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 consultation; architecture; authenticating works of art; bacteriological research; biological research; calibration [measuring]; chemical analysis; chemical research; chemistry services; cloud seeding; computer hardware (consultancy in the design and development of ---); computer programming; computer programs (duplication of—); computer rental; computer software consultancy; computer software design; computer software (installation of --- ); computer software (maintenance of—); computer software (updating of—); computer system analysis; computer system design; computer virus protection services; construction drafting; consultancy (computer software —); consultancy in the design and development of computer hardware; consultancy in the field of energy-saving; conversion of data or documents from physical to electronic media; cosmetic research; creating and maintaining web sites for others; data conversion of computer programs and data [not physical conversion]; decor (design of interior—); design (computer system —); design (industrial —); design of interior decor; design services (packaging —); designing (dress — ); designing (graphic arts —); digitization of documents [scanning]; drafting (construction —); dress designing; duplication of computer programs; energy-saving (consultancy in the field of -); engineering; environmental protection (research in the field of—); evaluation of standing timber (quality —); evaluation of wool (quality—); exploration (underwater—); forecasting (weather—); geological prospecting; geological research; geological surveys; graphic arts designing; handwriting analysis [graphology]; hosting computer sites [web sites]; industrial design; installation of computer software; laboratory (scientific —) services; land surveying; maintaining (creating and —) web sites for others; maintenance of computer software; material testing; mechanical research; meteorological information; monitoring of computer systems by remote access; oil prospecting; oil-field exploitation (analysis for—); oil-field surveys; oil-well testing; packaging design; physics [research]; project studies (technical —); providing search engines for the internet; provision of scientific information, advice and consultancy in relation to carbon offsetting; quality control; recovery of computer data; rental (computer—); rental of computer software; rental of web servers; research and development for others; research (biological —); research (geological—); research in the field of environmental protection; search engines (providing — ) for the internet; servers (rental of web — ); software design (computer—); software (rental of computer—); software (updating of computer—); studies (technical project—); styling [industrial design]; surveying; surveys (geological —); surveys (land—); surveys (oil-field —); technical research; testing (material —); textile testing; timber (quality evaluation of standing —); underwater exploration; urban planning; valuation of standing timber (quality -); vehicle roadworthiness testing; water analysis; weather forecasting; works of art (authenticating ---).