Classifying your goods and services

The exclusive right you obtain by registering your trademark is based on the list of goods and services you compile in connection with your application.

List of goods and services

In the application form for registering your trademark, you must fill out a list of the goods and/or services for which you want to register your trademark. This list must be in Norwegian.

Classes

We use an international system to classify the various goods and services. This system consists of 45 different classes (class 1-34 are for goods, and class 35-45 are service classes). Related products and services are for the most part placed in the same class. Each class has a heading describing the goods or services included in this class.

Product Selector can help you

Classification Assistant 
Product Selector (also referred to as Classification Assistant)

How to use the Product Selector

Pre-approved list of products (goods and services): Use the product selector to find pre-approved terms for your products (goods and services) and see which classes the different goods and services belong to. You can pick your products (goods and services) in the product selector, press "save" and add the document to your application as a list of goods and services. The inventory must be in Norwegian.

Define your own list of products (goods and services): If you can not find your goods or services in the Product Selector, you can add your own description under "Your definition" in the Product Selector. You can place these goods and services in the class you believe they belong to.

Translation: If you have a list of goods and services in English, you can use the Product Selector to translate it into Norwegian. If you are viewing the Product Selector in Norwegian, you can choose the English version by clicking on "English" at the top of the page on the right. Choose your goods and services and click "save/translate".

Improving translated terms: We are working on ensuring the quality of translations from the International Classification Tool (Madrid Goods & Services Manager - MGS). During this period, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office may ask you to use other formulations to make your list of goods and services clear and precise, even if you have used pre-approved terms for your goods and services from the Product Selector in your application. If you have any suggestions for inaccurate or strange translations, please send us an e-mail post@patentstyret.no.

Which goods and services should I choose?

You should choose the goods and services for which you are using your trademark today, or plan to use in the near future.

For example, if you are planning your own trademark for coffee, and for a café with the same name, you can set up your list in the following way.

  • Class 30: Coffee
  • Class 43: Café Services

Important to remember when completing a list of goods and services?

  • The list of goods must be in Norwegian.
  • You can not enter more goods or services after the application has been submitted. You can however, remove goods or services after the application is submitted, if so desired.
  • The application is not considered as filed before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office has received a list of goods and services that includes all the goods or services for which the application applies.

What should I do if I have filled out the list incorrectly?

It is important that you describe exactly what you will be using your trademark for. If you have entered a product or service with the wrong class number, or if you have described a product or service that we do not understand what is, we will send you a letter giving you the opportunity to fix this. We will guide you through what needs to be amended, and suggest how it can be formulated differently.

Using the trademark

If you do not use the trademark for all the goods and services it is registered for within 5 years, others may submit a request to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office to have the trademark deleted from the trademark register for the goods or services for which the trademark is not being used.

Complete list of goods and services

Questions?

If you have any questions concerning the classification of goods and services, you are welcome to contact us at the Customer Service Centre. tel: +47 22 38 73 00.

 

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