Thirteenth Edition of the Locarno Classification to Enter into Force in January 2021

September 22, 2020

The thirteenth edition of the Locarno Classification—used to classify goods for the purpose of the registration of industrial designs—will enter into force on January 1, 2021.

When filing an international industrial design application, users may indicate the class of the Locarno Classification to which the industrial designs belong.

The new edition will be applicable to all international applications that have a filing date from January 1, 2021. International applications under previous editions of the Locarno Classification are not affected.

An advance electronic version of the new edition is available online.

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