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Locarno Classficiation & Categories

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The Locarno Classification consists of a classification for industrial designs. It is used to classify industrial design patent applications. To learn more about Locerno Classification, visit your patent office.

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Locarno Classification
The Locarno Classification (LOC), established by the Locarno Agreement (1968), is an international classification used for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs. Designs are divided up in to classes based on the type of design or product. The Locarno Classification System is based on an international agreement to standardise the classification of design applications, and is administered by WIPO (The World Intellectual Property Organization). A' Design Award & Competition accepts all type of products as listed in the Locarno Agreement. The current Locarno Classification comprises a list of 32 classes and many relevant sub-classes, which we accept as "Sub-Competition Categories". The existence and use of the Locarno Classification system brings with it the advantages of having an industrial design-specific classification system. This makes industrial design searches much simpler both on the national and international level. Also, since Locarno is an internationally recognized system, it prevents the need for reclassification when documents are exchanged internationally. If you are not sure about which design award category to choose to enroll your industrial product designs, please refer to the following table which matches the Locarno Classifications to A' Design Award & Competition categories alternatively choose the "Unexpected Design" category if you would wish us to assign the correct category. In this case, we will specify and enroll your design in the relevant industrial design class as part of our preliminary examination of the application. Please kindly note that the Locarno Classification is revised at regular intervals to reflect the latest technological developments, and we will update this page to match the relevant classifications.

TABLE 1. List of Locarno Classes
CLASS LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION A' CLASSIFICATION
Class 1 FOODSTUFFS 18, 0
Class 2 ARTICLES OF CLOTHING AND HABERDASHERY 4, 42, 91
Class 3 TRAVEL GOODS, CASES, PARASOLS AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 52, 2
Class 4 BRUSHWARE 2, 16
Class 5 TEXTILE PIECEGOODS, ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL SHEET MATERIAL 19, 42
Class 6 FURNISHING 1, 0
Class 7 HOUSEHOLD GOODS, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 1, 0
Class 8 TOOLS AND HARDWARE 15, 54, 92
Class 9 PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS FOR THE TRANSPORT OR HANDLING OF GOODS 2, 0
Class 10 CLOCKS AND WATCHES AND OTHER MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, CHECKING AND SIGNALLING INSTRUMENTS 4, 15, 16
Class 11 ARTICLES OF ADORNMENT 4, 49, 91
Class 12 MEANS OF TRANSPORT OR HOISTING 9, 66, 67, 69, 72
Class 13 EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION OR TRANSFORMATION OF ELECTRICITY 20, 58
Class 14 RECORDING, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL EQUIPMENT 15, 16
Class 15 MACHINES, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 15, 9, 54, 57, 28
Class 16 PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC AND OPTICAL APPARATUS 15, 16
Class 17 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 6, 77
Class 18 PRINTING AND OFFICE MACHINERY 15, 54, 57, 75
Class 19 STATIONERY AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT, ARTISTS' AND TEACHING MATERIALS 1, 2
Class 20 SALES AND ADVERTISING EQUIPMENT, SIGNS 12, 46
Class 21 GAMES, TOYS, TENTS AND SPORTS GOODS 6, 41
Class 22 ARMS, PYROTECHNIC ARTICLES, ARTICLES FOR HUNTING, FISHING AND PEST KILLING 15, 41
Class 23 FLUID DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT, SANITARY, HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, SOLID FUEL 15, 16
Class 24 MEDICAL AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT 16, 94, 87, 98
Class 25 BUILDING UNITS AND CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS 19, 90
Class 26 LIGHTING APPARATUS 5, 88
Class 27 TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' SUPPLIES 18
Class 28 PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETIC PRODUCTS, TOILET ARTICLES AND APPARATUS 2, 4, 44
Class 29 DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT AGAINST FIRE HAZARDS, FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND FOR RESCUE 15
Class 30 ARTICLES FOR THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ANIMALS 20, 47
Class 31 MACHINES AND APPLIANCES FOR PREPARING FOOD OR DRINK, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 18, 15
Class 32 GRAPHIC SYMBOLS AND LOGOS, SURFACE PATTERNS, ORNAMENTATION 12

For a detailed and complete Alphabetical List of Goods and Services and search for products/services in the full listing, please consult the official WIPO website.

 
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