Is there a difference between goods and services items in different countries?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Yes, there can be a difference in the goods and services lists between countries, even though most of them use the Nice Classification. This system offers a standard set of 45 classes of goods and services. However, individual countries have their requirements, regulations, and definitions, which can cause differences in the coverage of individual products and services. A product in one class under one jurisdiction may be in a different class in another jurisdiction, despite the same Nice Classification. Cultural or linguistic differences may result in various class assignments.

Therefore, when registering in multiple jurisdictions, it is important to work with attorneys who have experience with filing in that jurisdiction and can evaluate which class is ideal for your offering. Turning to professionals such as Trama can help prevent potential registration problems.

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