Important Notice of 1 January 2023
Entry into force of the 14th edition of the Locarno Classification and the list of goods for designs (version: 2023_LOC14)
On 1 January 2023, the 14th edition of the Locarno Classification and the official list of goods for designs (version: 2023_LOC14) entered into force. In December 2022, the list of classes and the alphabetical list of goods for designs were published in the Federal Gazette ( Bundesanzeiger). The current versions of the list of the classes of the Locarno Classification (in German) and the alphabetical list of the official list of goods for designs (in German) are available on our webpage Search/Designs. Terms relating to the product indication in the context of a design application can be searched in our online search engine.
The International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification) is reissued every two years. Major structural amendments (changes of classes) are made in these editions only.
The official list of goods for designs is based on the currently applicable edition of the Locarno Classification and also contains other permitted national entries. Updates with regard to new national entries, deletions and amendments to existing entries are carried out annually.
Last updated: 1 January 2023