The Trade Marks Rules, 2002 was recently amended to incorporate
additional service class headings. India has added 3 more classes
of services to the classification of services for the reason of
registration of service marks. This amendment was carried out to
bring the classification of goods and services for trade mark in
conformity with the NICE Classification. The Amendment also reworks
the existing class 42 and adds the following additional classes to
the list of existing class of services:
42: Scientific and technological services and research and
design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services;
design and development of computer hardware and software;
43: Services for providing food and drink; temporary
44: Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty
care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and
forestry services; and
45: Legal services; security services for the protection of
property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by
others to meet the needs of individuals.
Earlier, Class 42 also incorporated all services falling in
Class 43, 44 and 45. Pursuant to the induction of Class 43, 44 and
45, it has become mandatory to amend the classification of all
registered marks in India, which were registered in Class 42 with
respect to services falling in Classes 43, 44 and 45, and
accordingly file new applications. Earlier registrations in Class
42 with respect to services falling in Classes 43, 44 and 45 will
no longer hold good.
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