A trademark application must specify the goods on which the mark will be applied, and/or the services for which the mark will be used. These goods and services are classified into 45 distinct “Nice classes”, which must be addressed when preparing any new trademark application.
IP Australia offers a pick list of goods and services that can be searched. However, where the pick list does not adequately specify the scope of intended use, a free-form description of goods and services can be used (but still must conform to the Nice classification).
As amendments to the application are limited, it is essential that the specification of goods and services are appropriately considered at the time of filing.