TMEP 1401.05: Criteria on Which International Classification Is Based

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1401.05    Criteria on Which International Classification Is Based

The General Remarks of the Nice Classification set forth general criteria for placing goods or services in the international classes. See TMEP §1401.02(a).

The Class Headings of the Nice Classification indicate the type of goods or services appropriate to each class. Id. The Explanatory Notes at the end of most class headings of goods or services explain the principles and differentiating lines on which the international classes are based.

The Alphabetical List of the Nice Classification contains information about the appropriate class for particular products and services. See TMEP §1401.02(c).