New virtual goods enter the Nice classification
With the growing number of trademark applications designating virtual goods or non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the 12th edition of the Nice Classification will be adapted.
In the new version, these new goods will be incorporated in class 9:
- virtual good must be further specified by stating their content, such as: “downloadable virtual goods, namely, virtual clothing” for example;
- NFTs must be identified as: “downloadable digital files authenticated by non-fungible tokens”, as the term non fungible tokens (NFT), on its own, is not acceptable for the French Office (INPI) and the European Office (EUIPO);
- and, the type of digital item authenticated by the NFT must also be specified.
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