Amendments in Trademark Classification
The amendments in Trademark Rules, 2002 which were published in June, 2009 have come in force by notification published in official Gazette dated 20th May, 2010, by the Central Government under sub-section (1) and (2) of Section 157 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 , which can be accessed here.
The amendment has been brought to amend the classification of goods and services provided under fourth Schedule of the Trademark Rules, 2002. Classification under class 42 is further sub-divided in class 42-45 which provides as follows:
Class 42- Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Class 43- Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Class 44- Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture. horticulture and forestry services.
Class 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.
The amendment has brought the classification in line with the International Classification under the Nice Agreement, popularly known as Nice Classification.