Adoption of 11th edition of Nice Classification - considerations for brand owners


Qatar has adopted the 11th edition of the Nice Classification. The necessary regulation has yet to be issued, but the Trademark Office will now accept applications in Classes 43, 44 and 45. There is still uncertainty as to how the transition to a 45-class system will proceed. However, in light of this development, brand owners may wish to review their strategies in Qatar.

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