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Publication of Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes (Corresponding to theTM5 ID list), Last updated January 2016

January 2016

Trademark Division

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.

As a result of the JPO-KIPO cooperation, the JPO is pleased to publish the Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes corresponding to the IDs (identifications) of goods and services (as of October 2015) which were translated into Japanese and into Korean out of IDs of approximately 15,000 goods and services in TM5 ID list.

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

※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:1357KB)

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 : “Similar Group Code” used at the JPO

[Last updated 15 January 2016]

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