Class 42 of the Nice Classification

Class 42

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis, industrial research and industrial design services; quality control and authentication services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

Explanatory Note

Class 42 includes mainly services provided by persons in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects of complex fields of activities, for example, scientific laboratory services, engineering, computer programming, architectural services or interior design.

This Class includes, in particular:
    • services of engineers and scientists who undertake evaluations, estimates, research and reports in the scientific and technological fields, including technological consultancy;
    • computer and technology services for securing computer data and personal and financial information and for the detection of unauthorized access to data and information, for example, computer virus protection services, data encryption services, electronic monitoring of personally identifying information to detect identity theft via the internet;
    • software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS);
    • scientific research services for medical purposes;
    • architectural and urban planning services;
    • certain design services, for example, industrial design, design of computer software and systems, interior design, packaging design, graphic arts design, dress designing;
    • surveying (engineering);
    • oil, gas and mining exploration services.
This Class does not include, in particular:
    • certain research services, for example, business research (Cl. 35), marketing research (Cl. 35), financial research (Cl. 36), research in the field of education (Cl. 41), genealogical research (Cl. 45), legal research (Cl. 45)
    • business auditing (Cl. 35);
    • computerized file management (Cl. 35);
    • financial evaluation services (Cl. 36);
    • mining extraction, oil and gas drilling (Cl. 37);
    • installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware (Cl. 37);
    • sound engineering services (Cl. 41);
    • certain design services, for example, landscape design (Cl. 44);
    • medical and veterinary services (Cl. 44);
    • legal services (Cl. 45).