Goods and Services Manual

Welcome to the CIPO's Goods and Services Manual. This searchable database is designed to assist applicants in compiling the statements of goods or services required to file a Canadian trademark application. This representative listing of terms has been classified according to the latest version (12th Edition) of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification). All entries are pre-approved by CIPO and, if selected, will be accepted by the Office without the need for further specification. Please note, however, that since the Office may add, amend, or delete a specific entry on the list at any time, it is the responsibility of an applicant to ensure that statements of goods or services in an application comply with the provisions of the Trademarks Act prior to advertisement in the Trademarks Journal.

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On August 25, 2014, CIPO joined TMclass, merging its inventory of goods and services with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). TMclass is an online tool that allows an applicant to verify whether a particular term is acceptable in Participating Offices. The EUIPO database has more than 60,000 entries translated into 28 languages.

User Guide

For assistance on how to use the Goods and Services Manual, please consult our User Guide. A printable version of the User Guide with print screens is also available.  Please contact the Client Service Centre for a copy.

Classification of goods and services

For specific information on the examination process of the list of goods and services, please review the Examination Manual.


For specific updates regarding the Goods and Services Manual, please consult the Notices pages.

Contact us

For questions or problems related to the database, please contact the Trademarks Business Services section.