"The Nice Classification (NCL) is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of trademarks and service marks. It was established by an international, multilateral agreement concluded at a Diplomatic Conference held in Nice in 1957: the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. The Electronic Forum has been available since May 2010. It has been developed in order to facilitate the process of submission and discussion of proposals for changes to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Classifications by the countries of the respective Unions and by certain organizations specialized in the field of trademarks or industrial designs. Access to the information posted on the electronic forum is open to the public. The Nice Classification is based on the Classification prepared by the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) - predecessor of WIPO - in 1935. It was that Classification, consisting of a list of 34 classes and an alphabetical list of goods, that was adopted under the Nice Agreement and later expanded to embrace also eleven classes covering services and an alphabetical list of those services."