The 8th Edition of the Nice International Classification of goods and services will come into effect at WIPO on 1 January 2002.
Many countries will start implementing this edition in which class 42 is split into classes 42, 43, 44 and 45.
This amendment to the International Classification of Goods and Services has been approved and will be adopted as of 1 January 2002 in:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
The following countries have decided not to follow this classification at present since it requires an amendment to their law:
Countries that have not yet issued a decision in this regard include:
- Palestine (West Bank and Gaza)