How to select your Products and Services?

You may actually be providing more goods and services than you think. Although you may feel certain of what market you are in today, think about how you want to develop your mark in the future.  For example, if you manufacture clothing today, you might want to offer more goods (such as bag,  watch, jewellery, cafe, shop, on-line shop etc.) within 3 years.

Below is the general classification under the 2017 version of the 11 th edition of the Nice Classification by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), used in Hong Kong with effect from 1 January, 2017 , which guides you how to find out the class(es) that your goods and services falling into.

Goods (Class 1 - 34), Services (Class 35 - 45)

  • Class 1
    Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry. 

  • Class 2
    Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art. 

  • Class 3
    Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; non-medicated soaps; perfumery, essential oils, non-medicated cosmetics, non-medicated hair lotions; non-medicated dentifrices.

  • Class 4
    Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting. 

  • Class 5
    Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals ; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides. 

  • Class 6
    Common metals and their alloys, ores; metal materials for building and construction; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; small items of metal hardware; metal containers for storage or transport; safes. 

  • Class 7
    Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines. 

  • Class 8
    Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.

  • Class 9
    Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus. 

  • Class 10
    Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials; therapeutic and assistive devices adapted for the disabled; massage apparatus; apparatus, devices and articles for nursing infants; sexual activity apparatus, devices and articles. 

  • Class 11
    Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes. 

  • Class 12
    Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water. 

  • Class 13
    Firearms; ammunition and projectiles, explosives; fireworks. 

  • Class 14
    Precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

  • Class 15
    Musical instruments.

  • Class 16
    Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ and drawing materials; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers’ type, printing blocks. 

  • Class 17
    Unprocessed and semi-processed rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and substitutes for all these materials; plastics and resins in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, tubes and hoses, not of metal. 

  • Class 18
    Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins and hides; luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery; collars, leashes and clothing for animals. 

  • Class 19
    Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal. 

  • Class 20
    Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; containers, not of metal, for storage or transport; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber. 

  • Class 21
    Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes, except paintbrushes; brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass, except building glass; glassware, porcelain and earthenware. 

  • Class 22
    Ropes and string; nets; tents and tarpaulins; awnings of textile or synthetic materials; sails; sacks for the transport and storage of materials in bulk; padding, cushioning and stuffing materials, except of paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes therefor.

  • Class 23
    Yarns and threads, for textile use.

  • Class 24
    Textiles and substitutes for textiles; household linen; curtains of textile or plastic.

  • Class 25
    Clothing, footwear, headgear.

  • Class 26
    Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers; hair decorations; false hair. 

  • Class 27
    Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile). 

  • Class 28
    Games, toys and playthings; video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees. 

  • Class 29
    Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk and milk products; edible oils and fats. 

  • Class 30
    Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastries and confectionery; edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice. 

  • Class 31
    Raw and unprocessed agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural and forestry products; raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs; natural plants and flowers; bulbs, seedlings and seeds for planting; live animals; foodstuffs and beverages for animals; malt. 

  • Class 32
    Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages. 

  • Class 33
    Alcoholic beverages (except beers). 

  • Class 34
    Tobacco; smokers' articles; matches. 


  • Class 35
    Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions. 

  • Class 36
    Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs. 

  • Class 37
    Building construction; repair; installation services. 

  • Class 38

  • Class 39
    Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement. 

  • Class 40
    Treatment of materials.

  • Class 41
    Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. 

  • 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 physical protection of tangible property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

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