Taxonomy: coming to a computer near you!

MARQUES is delighted to inform readers of the Class 46 weblog that there's an OHIM webinar, "Taxonomy – The User’s perspective", coming up on Wednesday 24 July at 11:00 am Central European Time and presented by OHIM classification expert Thom Clark.

In case you're a bit confused, Taxonomy is not the same as taxidermy.  Rather, it's the attractive name for a tool which you can find in OHIM's TMClass classification system, where it has been since 1 July 2013 (you can read what OHIM has to say about it here).

In short, Taxonomy is a new, hierarchical structure that facilitates faster, easier classification of goods and services through the Nice Classification framework. It's the brainchild of EU national and regional IP offices and OHIM, in collaboration with WIPO and with the contributions of users' associations, including MARQUES. Taxonomy is available through TMclass here. In the near future, Taxonomy will also be integrated into the new e-filing systems being developed by OHIM´s Cooperation Fund programme.

If you want to know more but don't know where to go, look no further: it's OHIM’s very own Academy which is presenting this webinar, which is open to all interested users – and you don't even need to register in advance. Just click here.  What's more, if you want to send questions to the Webinar Team in advance, just email them to  Some questions will be answered online during the webinar, while questions not answered live will be dealt with by individual email responses. 


 More information on Taxonomy is available on OHIM website here.  In addition, a Live Chat function has been made available in English on the TMclass homepage, until the end of July. OHIM specialists will answer user questions in real time and users’ input will help OHIM to enhance the FAQ section, which will be then translated to all TMClass languages in the near future.

Do please try out the Live Chat as well as the further Tutorial function -- which is also offered in English in the same home page. If you have any feedback, just email OHIM at

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