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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD70 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●International Trademark Classification Changes 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is amending 37 CFR part 6 to incorporate classification changes adopted by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 6.1   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2    15 U.S.C. 1112    15 U.S.C. 1123   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  08/02/2023  88 FR 50767   
Final Action Effective  01/01/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Catherine Cain
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure Editor
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-8946
Fax:751 273-8946