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Computer, Software & Scientific Services

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis, industrial research and industrial design services; quality control and authentication services; design and development of computer hardware and software.


A guide to services covered under class 42

Class 42 includes mainly services provided by persons in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects of complex fields of activities, for example, scientific laboratory services, engineering, computer programming, architectural services or interior design.

Class includes mainly

  • services of engineers and scientists who undertake evaluations, estimates, research and reports in the scientific and technological fields, including technological consultancy;
  • computer and technology services for securing computer data and personal and financial information and for the detection of unauthorized access to data and information, for example, computer virus protection services, data encryption services, electronic monitoring of personally identifying information to detect identity theft via the internet;
  • software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS);
  • scientific research services for medical purposes;
  • architectural and urban planning services;
  • certain design services, for example, industrial design, design of computer software and systems, interior design, packaging design, graphic arts design, dress designing;
  • surveying;
  • oil, gas and mining exploration services.

Class doesn't include mainly

  • certain research services, for example, business research (Cl. 35), marketing research (Cl. 35), financial research (Cl. 36), genealogical research (Cl. 45), legal research (Cl. 45);
  • business auditing (Cl. 35);
  • computer file management services (Cl. 35);
  • financial evaluation services (Cl. 36);
  • mining extraction, oil and gas drilling (Cl. 37);
  • installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware (Cl. 37);
  • sound engineering services (Cl. 41);
  • certain design services, for example, landscape design (Cl. 44);
  • medical and veterinary services (Cl. 44);
  • legal services (Cl. 45).

A detailed list of products/goods covered under class 42

analysis for oil-field exploitation

architectural consultancy

architectural services

artificial intelligence consultancy

authenticating works of art

bacteriological research

biological research

business card design

calibration [measuring]

cartographic or thermographic measurement services by drone

cartography services

chemical analysis

chemical research

chemistry services

clinical trials

cloud seeding

computer programming

computer rental

computer security consultancy

computer software consultancy

computer software design

computer system analysis

computer system design

computer technology consultancy

computer virus protection services

rental of computer software

computer graphic design for video projection mapping

computer programming services for data processing

providing virtual computer systems through cloud computing

construction drafting

consultancy in the design and development of computer hardware

consultancy in the field of energy-saving

conversion of computer programs and data, other than physical conversion

conversion of data or documents from physical to electronic media

cosmetic research

creating and designing website-based indexes of information for others [information technology services]

creating and maintaining websites for others

cryptocurrency mining / cryptomining

culturing of cells for scientific research purposes

data encryption services

data security consultancy

design of interior decor

interior design

design of computer-simulated models

design of costumes

design of prototypes

design of show scenery

development of computer platforms

development of video and computer games

digital forensic investigations in the field of computer crimes

digitization of documents [scanning]

dress designing

duplication of computer programs

electronic data storage

electronic monitoring of credit card activity to detect fraud via the internet

electronic monitoring of personally identifying information to detect identity theft via the internet

energy auditing


exploration services in the field of the oil, gas and mining industries

geological prospecting

geological research

geological surveys

geological test drilling

geotechnical investigations

golf course design

graphic arts design

graphic design of promotional materials

handwriting analysis [graphology]

hosting computer websites

industrial design

information technology [IT] consultancy

information technology services provided on an outsourcing basis

providing information relating to computer technology and programming via a website

installation of computer software

internet security consultancy

land surveying

logo design services

maintenance of computer software

mechanical research

medical research

meteorological information

rental of meters for the recording of energy consumption

monitoring of computer systems by remote access

monitoring of computer systems for detecting unauthorized access or data breach

monitoring of computer systems to detect breakdowns

off-site data backup

oil prospecting

oil-field surveys

oil-well testing

packaging design

platform as a service [PaaS]

providing geographic information

providing online geographic maps, not downloadable

quality control

quality evaluation of standing timber

quality evaluation of wool

quantum computing

recovery of computer data

rental of data centre facilities

research and development of new products for others

research in the field of building construction

research in the field of environmental protection

research in the field of physics

research in the field of telecommunications technology

research in the field of welding

research in the field of artificial intelligence technology

research in the field of excavation

providing scientific information, advice and consultancy relating to carbon offsetting

scientific and technological research in the field of natural disasters

scientific and technological research relating to patent mapping

scientific laboratory services

scientific research

providing search engines for the internet

server hosting

software as a service [SaaS]

software development in the framework of software publishing

software engineering services for data processing

styling [industrial design]


conducting technical project studies

technical writing

technological consultancy

technological research

technological consulting services for digital transformation

telecommunication network security consultancy

telecommunications technology consultancy

material testing

textile testing

underwater exploration

unlocking of mobile phones

updating of computer software

urban planning

user authentication services using single sign-on technology for online software applications

user authentication services using technology for e-commerce transactions

user authentication services using blockchain technology

vehicle roadworthiness testing

water analysis

weather forecasting

rental of web servers

website design consultancy

writing of computer code