To Madrid or not Madrid #2: What about the Goods and Services?

Goods and services specifications are key when you’re deciding if Madrid is the right option for your client’s trademark filing.  As we mentioned in our last post, filing through Madrid should not be an automatic decision, and the specific mark is an important consideration.

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To Madrid or not Madrid? Why the mark itself matters

At Sortify.tm we think about the ins and outs of filing trademark applications around the world every day (after which we typically enjoy an in-house brewed craft beer)! If there’s one rule of thumb we have for filing internationally via the Madrid Protocol – it is that there is no rule of thumb. We don’t always recommend using Madrid and we don’t always recommend NOT using Madrid.

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What is the Nice classification system for trademarks?

When you apply for a trademark, you must specify the goods and/or services you wish to protect.  These goods and services are split across 45 classes (categories) used internationally and known as the Nice Classification system. The system is based on the 1957 ‘Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the […]

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New Dashboard = New tools…

Current Sortify users can – as of last week – see a new Dashboard that lets the cat out of the bag as to what we’ve been up to… The Drafter (v2.0) and the Converter are getting a number of new companions: A Reclassifier, for sorting goods and services into correct classes A Chinese Drafter […]

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Drafter v2.0 released!

It’s here – the new and improved trade mark goods and services Drafter 2.0 has arrived! Many of the changes made were implemented as a direct result of user feedback – thanks again to all of our subscribers and testers for your time. Some of the more significant changes: A new (but still familiar) interface […]

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Fifty four new territories! (Yes, you read that right)

Sortify.tm now contains fifty four new territories!

  1. We've gone from Drafting and Conversion tools for eight territories to... SIXTY TWO territories
  2. China, Japan, OAPI data added by popular request
  3. Specification objections are soon to become a thing of the past...

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