The Registrar of Trade Marks has proposed to publish the classification of goods and services for the purpose of registration of trademarks, under the provision of Section 7 and Section 8 of the Trade Marks Act 1999.
It is pertinent to mention that aforementioned sections provides that the Registrar shall classify goods and services, as far as may be, in accordance with the International system of classification for the purpose registration of trade marks and that the Registrar may publish in the prescribed manner an alphabetical index of such classification.
The Registry intends to include the goods and services of the Indian origin which is not mentioned in the Nice Classification, the international system of classification of goods and services which is currently being followed by the Trademark Registry. It has therefore invited suggestions of all the stakeholders including advocates, agents and general public and has requested to point out the goods and services of Indian origin as well as the relevant class for such goods.
The notification can be accessed from Trade Mark Registry’s website at