International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification)
The Locarno Classification (LOC) is an international classification used for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs.
It was set up by an agreement concluded at a diplomatic conference held in Locarno in 1968: the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs.
The Locarno Classification comprises a list of classes and subclasses with explanatory notes and an alphabetical list of goods in which industrial designs are incorporated, with an indication of the classes and subclasses into which they fall.
The Electronic Forum has been available since May 2010. The forum has been developed in order to facilitate the process of submission and discussion of proposals for changes to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Classifications by the countries of the respective Unions and by certain organizations specialized in the field of trademarks or industrial designs. Access to the information posted on the electronic forum is open to the public.
- CEL/11 (October 8 to 12, 2012): final report now available (Nov 9, 2012)
- Meeting of the Locarno Pilot Group (November 4 and 5, 2010) (Mar 29, 2011)