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Publication of Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes (Corresponding to the TM5 ID list)

March 2015

Trademark Division,

International Trademark Classification Office

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) are working on a cooperative project to compile concordance lists that indicate the corresponding relationships between the respective, similar group codes used for trademark examination at the JPO and the KIPO, based on a bilateral agreement the two offices signed.

Similar group codes are the codes assigned to goods and services that are presumed to be similar to each other in trademark examination. The project aims to improve the predictability of examination results, by encouraging users who file trademark applications with the JPO or the KIPO to utilize the concordance lists when searching for the existence of already registered trademarks.

The JPO-KIPO will also proceed with this project in the future.

Furthermore, this Concordance list includes approximately 9,000IDs of goods and services listed in the TM5 ID list in addition to approximately 5,000 IDs in the List which was publicized in January 2015.

Please note that some IDs of the above approximately 5,000 IDs publicized in this January were changed in practice by JPO and KIPO respectively after publication.

※TM 5 ID list Project
The TM5 ID project is one of the cooperative projects by the TM5 to create of the database (TM5 ID list) for mutually acceptable IDs of goods and services which are as designated goods and/or services for trademark application in the examination among TM 5 participating offices.
The Japan Patent Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office, The Office for Harmonization in the International Market (Trade Marks and Designs), State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the United States Patent and Trademark Office participate in this project.

TM5 ID List Search Tool

Published materials

Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes (corresponding to the TM5 ID list) (Excel:1,275KB)

Meanings of Items in the Concordance Lists

  • Class: Class to which goods or services belong
  • IDs (Identifications of goods and service): Descriptions of goods and services which are listed in the TM5 ID list.
  • Japanese Translation: Translations in Japanese for goods and services
  • JPO’s similar group codes: Similar group codes assigned to goods and services by JPO
  • Korean Translation: Translations in Korean for goods and services
  • KIPO’s similar group codes: Similar group codes assigned to goods and services by KIPO

Reference : Regarding “Similar Group Code”

[Last updated 31 March 2015]

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