The first bilingual online IP tool to navigate the Chinese (Sub-) Classification of goods and services


XClass* is a database which contains all the goods and services that can be validly designated in a trademark application in China according to the relevant regulation from the CNIPA. 

Goods and services are divided into classes (same as Nice Classification) and subclasses (peculiarity of the Chinese system).

Moreover, goods and services are linked by XClass to other goods and services which are considered as similar according to the similarity/dissimilarity rules issued by CNIPA.

NOTE: *The tool XClass is designed by HFG professionals as a guide to the Chinese classification of similar goods and services released and updated by CNIPA (CTMO) based on the International NICE publication. HFG has created this as a tool, however we strongly recommend you still consult a legal advisor when registering your trademark within the Chinese system. If you’d like to talk to one of our team, contact us here.


List of Goods and Services by Class Order

Login or Register for a full X-Class access:

  • Search engine
  • Complete Class and Sub-class description
  • Items detail
  • Similarity information