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Trademark classification in Cambodia

A trademark is a sign used to distinguish goods and services of different organizations and individuals. To be protected, a trademark must meet certain conditions, including conditions on distinguishability, conditions on novelty and conditions on not falling under signs prohibiting registration. The Nice International Classification is a classification system of products and services used for trademark registration. The Nice Classification Table is named after the city of Nice in France, where the International Contract for the Nice Classification is signed, this system has become the international standard for the classification of goods and services worldwide. The Nice International Classification is now applied in more than 100 countries, including Cambodia.

Trademark registration in Cambodia

Structure of the Nice International Classification

The Nice International Classification divides goods and services into 45 classes, each focusing on a specific area of business and production, making it easier for organizations and individuals to identify and classify their products or services accurately. Details of the classification of trademark registration in Cambodia:

Class 1. Chemicals used in industry, science, photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; Coarse artificial plastics, raw plastics; Fire fighting and fire prevention component; The composition is used for tempering, ramming and metal welding; Substance for tanning raw hides and animal skins; Adhesives for industrial use; Cool and other sealed pastes; Compost, manure, fertilizer; Probiotics for industrial and scientific use.

Class 2. Paints, varnishes, lacquers; Anti-rust agents and wood preservatives; Dyes, dye colors; Ink for printing, marking and engraving; Natural resin in raw form; Foil and powder metals for use in painting, decoration, printmaking, and art.

Class 3. Cosmetics and hygiene preparations do not contain drugs; Toothbrushing preparations do not contain drugs; Perfumes, essential oils; Bleaching preparations and other substances intended for washing; The composition for cleaning, polishing, degreasing and abrasion.

Class 4. Industrial oils and greases, waxes; Lubricants; Substance for absorbing, wetting and sticking dust; Fuel and materials burn brightly; Candles and wicks used for lighting.

Class 5. Pharmacological, medical and veterinary preparations; Hygiene preparations intended for medical purposes; Food and nutrients suitable for medical or veterinary use, baby food; Dietary supplements for humans and animals; Glues, materials used for bandages; Materials for dental welding, dental wax; Disinfectants; Harmful animal killers; Fungicides, herbicides.

Class 6. Ordinary metals and ores, their alloys; Metal building materials; Transportable metal components; Metal cables and wires are not usually used to conduct electricity; Ranks of needles and small items made of iron; Metal containers for storage or transportation; Box.

Class 7. Electrically operated machines, machine tools, tools; Engines and locomotives, except those used for land vehicles; Coupling and transmission components, except those used for land vehicles; Agricultural tools, except for manual hand tools; Incubator; Vending machines.

Class 8. Manual manipulation tools and tools; Knives, scissors, spoons and forks; Flanked weapons, except firearms; Razor.

Class 9. Scientific, research, marine, geodetic, photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, tracing, inspection, surveillance, emergency and teaching equipment and instruments; Equipment and equipment used to transmit, switch, transform, charge, regulate or control the distribution or use of electrical energy; Equipment or equipment used to record, transmit, reproduce or process sound, image or data; Data and downloadable media, computer software, digital or similar data recording and storage media that do not yet have data; Structure for coin-operated equipment; Cash registers, calculators; microcomputers and peripherals of microcomputers; Diving suits, diving masks, headphones for divers, nose clips for divers and swimmers, divers’ gloves, breathing apparatus for swimming; Fire suppression device.

Class 10. Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary equipment and instruments; Legs, hands, eyes and dentures; Orthopedic instruments; Suture material; Assistive and therapeutic equipment for disabled people; Massage equipment; Equipment, tools and items for the care of newborns; Equipment, instruments and items that stimulate sexual activity.

Class 11. Equipment and systems for lighting, heating, cooling, steaming, cooking, drying, ventilation, water supply and sanitary purposes.

Class 12. Vehicles; Land, air or water vehicles.

Class 13. Firearms; Ammunition and warheads; Explosive; Fireworks.

Class 14. Precious metals and their alloys; Jewelry, jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones; Clocks and chronometers.

Class 15. Musical instruments; Track holder and instrument holder; Rods to beat the conductor’s beat.

Class 16. Paper, cardboard; Publications; Materials for bookbinding; Photographs; Stationery and office supplies, excluding furniture; Glue for office use or household use; Materials used for painting and materials used for artists; Brush; Supplies for instruction and teaching; Sheets, thin films, plastic bags used for wrapping and packaging; Prints, cast prints (clisê).

Class 17. Rubber, pecca resin, gum, asbestos, semi-finished and untreated mica and substitutes for these; Plastics and resins in extrusion form, used in production; Materials for packaging, sealing and isolation; Non-metallic hoses.

Class 18. Leather and leatherette; Animal skins and hides; Luggage bags and bags; Umbrellas and umbrellas; Anti-walking sticks; Whips and saddles; Collars, laces and costumes for animals.

Class 19. Materials, not metal, used in construction; Rigid, non-metallic pipes, used for construction; Asphan, tar, asphalt and bitumen; Transportable, non-metallic constructions; Monument, non-metallic.

Class 20. Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; Containers, not metal, intended for storage or transportation; Bones, horns, horn blades in whale jaws or mother-of-pearl of rough or semi-finished form; Seashells, shells; Pumice; Golden amber.

Class 21. Utensils and containers for household or kitchen use; Cookware and tableware, except forks, knives and spoons; Comb and sponge; Brushes, not counting brushes; Materials used to make brushes; Cleaning supplies; Raw or semi-finished glass, except construction glass; Glassware, crockery, porcelain and terracotta.

Class 22. Rope and rope; Grid; Tents (camps) and oilcloth/plastic cloth/canvas; Roof of woven or synthetic material; Sail; Packaging for transporting and storing bulk materials; Materials for cushioning (lining) and stuffing, except paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics; Raw textile fiber materials and materials that replace them.

Class 23. Types of fibers used for weaving.

Class 24. Fabrics and textiles; Linen for indoor use; Curtains covered with woven fabric or plastic.

Class 25. Clothes, footwear, headgear.

Class 26. Antennas, strips and utensils for decorative embroidery, ribbons and bows for needlework; Buttons, hook pins and defects, clamps and sewing needles; Artificial flowers; Decorations for hair; Wig.

Class 27. Carpets, mats, doormats, linoleum and other floor covering materials, wallpaper, non-woven

Class 28. Games, toys; Video game consoles; Sports equipment; Christmas tree decorations.

Class 29. Meat, fish, poultry and game; Meat extracts; Vegetables and fruits are stored, dried or cooked; Frozen cooked juices, wet jam, wet fruit jam; Egg; Milk, cheese, butter, yogurt and other dairy products; Vegetable oils and fats used for food.

Class 30. Coffee, tea, cocoa and their substitutes; Rice, pasta and pasta; Cassava flour and palm flour; Flour and preparations made from cereals; Bread, pastries and confectionery; Chocolate; Ice cream, fruit ice cream and other ices edible; Sugar, honey, molasses water; yeast, baking powder; Preserved salt, spices, herbs; Vinegar, marinades and other spices; Ice cream (frozen water).

Class 31. Raw and untreated agricultural, aquaculture, horticultural and forestry products; Raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; Fresh vegetables, tubers and fruits, fresh herbs; Natural plants and flowers; Tubers, seedlings and seeds for planting; Live animals; Food and drink for animals; Malt.

Class 32. Beer; Non-alcoholic beverages; Mineral and carbonated water; Fruit drinks and fruit juices; Syrups and other preparations for making non-alcoholic beverages.

Class 33. Alcoholic beverages, except beer; Alcoholic preparations used to make beverages.

Class 34. Cigarettes and tobacco substitutes; Cigarettes and cigars; E-cigarettes and vaporizers for smokers; Items for smokers; Match.

Trademark Registration Services Class

Class 35. Advertise; Management, organization and business administration; Office activities.

Class 36. Financial, monetary and banking services; Insurance services; Real estate.

Class 37. Construction services; Installation and repair services; Mining services, oil and gas drilling.

Class 38. Telecommunication services.

Class 39. Transport; Packing and storage of goods; Travel.

Class 40. Material handling; Waste and garbage recycling; Air filtration and water treatment; Printing services; Preservation of food and beverages.

Class 41. Education; Training; Entertainment; Organization of sports and cultural activities.

Class 42. Science and technology services and research and design related to them; Industrial research services, industrial analysis services and industrial design services; Quality control and validation services; Design and development of computer hardware and software;

Class 43. Food and beverage delivery services; Temporary accommodation.

Class 44. Health services; Veterinary Service; Hygiene and beauty care for people or animals; Agricultural, aquaculture, horticultural and forestry services.

Class 45. Legal services; Physical security services aimed at protecting people and tangible property; Dating services, online social networking services; Funeral services; In-home childcare.

Effect of the Nice Classification

The Nice classification has the main effect of making trademark registration more convenient and easier. In particular, the Nice classification table has the following effects:

  • Make trademark lookup more accurate and efficient: The Nice classification makes trademark lookup more accurate and efficient by classifying products and services into 45 classes, from class 1 to class 45. Each class includes products or services that are related to each other. Therefore, when looking up a trademark, businesses only need to look up within the class of products or services to which their trademark belongs.
  • Makes the analysis of trademark registration more convenient: The Nice classification makes the analysis of trademark registration more convenient by providing information about previously registered trademarks in the same product or service class. Businesses can rely on this information to analyze the possibility that their trademark is identical or similar to a previously registered trademark.
  • Make trademark applications faster and easier: The Nice classification makes the processing of trademark applications faster and easier by providing information about the classes of products or services to which your trademark belongs. Enterprises can rely on this information to complete and accurately the necessary information in the trademark application.

Application of the Nice International Classification

  • Application in trademark lookup

The Nice classification makes trademark lookup more accurate and efficient. When looking up a trademark, businesses only need to look up within the class of products or services to which their trademark belongs. This helps businesses save time and costs for trademark lookup.

  • Application in analyzing the possibility of trademark registration

The Nice classification provides information about trademarks that were previously registered in the same class of products or services. Businesses can rely on this information to analyze the possibility that their trademark is identical or similar to a previously registered trademark. This helps businesses increase the likelihood of being granted a Trademark Registration Certificate.

  • Application in the processing of trademark applications

The Nice classification provides information about the classes of products or services to which a business’s trademark belongs. Enterprises can rely on this information to complete and accurately the necessary information in the trademark application. This makes it easier for the trademark registrar to process a business’s trademark application.

In addition, the Nice Classification Table is also used in the following cases:

  • To classify trademarks when applying for international protection under the Madrid System.
  • To classify trademarks when registering for protection in countries where the Nice Classification Table does not apply.
  • To classify trademarks in trademark disputes.

The Nice International Classification plays an important role in defining and classifying products and services worldwide, and assists in protecting intellectual property rights and promoting the sustainable development of international trade. For businesses and individuals participating in the global marketplace, understanding and properly applying this classification system is essential to achieving business success and efficiency. Therefore, the Nice International Classification of Trademark Registration is an important tool to help businesses register trademarks conveniently and effectively.

Trademark lookup service of Viet An Law Firm

  • Legal advice on intellectual property.
  • Preliminary and in-depth trademark lookup as required by businesses, including trademark searches in Cambodia and internationally.
  • Analyze the results of searching and evaluating the possibility of trademark registration.
  • Advising businesses on trademark registration plans.

If customers need to look up a trademark to register in Cambodia, please contact Viet An Law Firm for the most effective support.

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