From January 01, 2018, The Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11th Edition – version 2018 (NCL 11-2018), translated by the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) from the English version published by WIPO, will be applied to the classification of goods and services for trademark registrations.
Applicants who do not classify the designated goods and services correctly in accordance with the Vietnamese version of the NCL 11-2018 will have their goods and services reclassified by NOIP and have to pay additional fees according to the regulations.
The Vietnamese translation of the NCL 11-2018 can now be found in the Industrial Property Official Gazette no. 356B published by NOIP on November 27, 2017, and on the websites of NOIP as well as the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Notice No. 10147/TB-SHTT dated November 24, 2018 can be downloaded here
Any matter arising during implementation of the NCL 11-2018 should be promptly informed to NOIP for resolution./.
THE AMENDMENTS TO THE NCL 11-2018 CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.