The Nice Classification ("NCL"), a system established by the Nice Agreement in 1957 for the purpose of categorizing goods and services applied for the registration of trademarks, has been changed and amended to the 11th Edition. This latest edition entered into force on 1 January 2017 and is now available on the website of the World Intellect ual Property Organization ("WIPO"), at the following address: http://www.wipo.int/classifications/nice/en/. In summary, the following major revisions have been set out in the 11th Edition of NCL by the Experts Committee of WIPO: Changing the class heading of classes 3, 6, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31 and 45; Revising Explanatory Notes for Classes 5, 11, 29, 30, 35, 42 and 44; Adding more than 330 new items, such as "juice extractors, electric" (class 7), "body fat monitors" (class 10), "car sharing services" (class 39), “unlocking of mobile phones” (class 42), "Internet domain name leasing, dog walking, kimono dressing assistance, and conducting religious ceremonies” (class 45); and Most remarkably, all serving utensils will be classified under Class 21 instead of Class 8. To that end, on 24 August 2017, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam ("NOIP") issued Notice No. 6983/TB-SHTT announcing that, as of 1 October 2017, the classification of goods and services for trademark filing purposes in Vietnam would be applied in accordance with the NOIP’s Vietnamese translation of the 11th Edition of the NLC ("the Translation"). Additionally, the NOIP outlined that if the applicants do not accurately classify the goods and services bearing the applied marks based on the Translation, the NOIP will automatically re-classify such goods and services during the trademark examination process and the applicants must pay the additional fees. The Translation of the 11th Edition has been officially published on the NOIP's Industrial Gazette No 353B and can be downloadable from the NOIP's website at http://www.noip.gov.vn.