Class 44 of the Nice Classification

Class 44

Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry services.

Explanatory Note

Class 44 includes mainly medical care, including alternative medicine, hygienic and beauty care given by persons or establishments to human beings and animals, as well as services relating to the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry.

This Class includes, in particular:
    • hospital services;
    • telemedicine services;
    • dentistry, optometry and mental health services;
    • medical clinic services and medical analysis services for diagnostic and treatment purposes provided by medical laboratories, such as x-ray examinations and taking of blood samples;
    • therapy services, for example, physiotherapy and speech therapy;
    • pharmacy advice and preparation of prescriptions by pharmacists;
    • blood bank and human tissue bank services;
    • convalescent home and rest home services;
    • dietary and nutritional advice;
    • health spa services;
    • artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization services;
    • animal breeding;
    • animal grooming;
    • body piercing and tattooing;
    • services relating to gardening, for example, plant nursery services, landscape design, landscape gardening, lawn care;
    • services relating to floral art, for example, flower arranging, wreath making;
    • weed killing, vermin and pest control for agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry.
This Class does not include, in particular:
    • vermin and pest control, other than for agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry (Cl. 37)
    • installation and repair services for irrigation devices (Cl. 37)
    • ambulance transport (Cl. 39)
    • slaughtering of animals and taxidermy (Cl. 40)
    • timber felling and processing (Cl. 40)
    • animal training services (Cl. 41)
    • health clubs for physical exercise (Cl. 41)
    • scientific research services for medical purposes (Cl. 42)
    • boarding for animals (Cl. 43)
    • retirement homes (Cl. 43)
    • funerary undertaking (Cl. 45)