The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1, 2017. The system is used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Related goods and services are grouped together under various categories or classes.
EUIPO: New Examination Guidelines of EU Trade Marks
The first part of the revised guidelines reflects EUIPO's practice in the most frequent scenarios for users of the European Union trade mark and design systems. The new Guidelines for Examination of EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs will enter into force on Feb 1, 2017.