As from January 1st, 2017, by means of INPI’s Resolution P No. 108/16, the Argentinean Trademark Office has adopted the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification for the international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of marks.
It is worth pointing out that, each time a new edition of this classification comes into force, certain goods and services are reclassified.
It is vitally important to take into consideration these reclassifications particularly at the moment of filing trademark renewal applications. This is due to the fact that, in the case that the scope of the original trademark registration comprised goods or services which had been reclassified, an additional application –a reclassification application– must be filed simultaneously with the filing of the renewal application in order to maintain the right over said goods or services. Otherwise, the scope of the renewed trademark will only include those goods or services which remain in the class; in other words, goods or services that had been moved to another class will be excluded from the trademark registration.
On the other hand, when a trademark is renewed, the goods/services which were incorporated to the class of the registration will be excluded ex officio by the Trademark Office at the moment of granting the renewal given that said goods/services were not included in the original application.
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Below you will find a link to the complete list of reclassified goods and products of the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification.