A snippet for those tracking trademarks -- there are a couple of amendments to the Trade Mark Rules 2002 with effect from 20 May 2010.
The key change is the expansion of the Fourth Schedule to include four additional classes of services to the existing list. The notification, which can be accessed here, mimics the list of services present in the Nice Classification, which is an international classification of goods and services for the purposes of registration of trade marks. The total number of classes now stands at 45, instead of the previous 42. (image from here)
The added services are as follows:
42. Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.SpicyIP would like to thank Prateek Garg for bringing this news to our attention.
43. Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
44. Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture. horticulture and forestry services.
45. Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.