Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities
Group Number: 581

This group includes activities of publishing books, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, directories and mailing lists, and other works such as photos, engravings, postcards, timetables, forms, posters and reproductions of works of art. These works are characterized by the intellectual creativity required in their development and are usually protected by copyright.

Available Business Activities:
Book Publishing
Activity Number: 5811

This class includes the activities of publishing books in print, electronic (CD, electronic
displays etc.) or audio form or on the Internet.

This class includes:

  • Publishing of books, brochures, leaflets and similar publications, including publishing
    of dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Publishing of atlases, maps and charts
  • Publishing of audio books
  • Publishing of encyclopedias etc. on CD-ROM

This class excludes:

  • Production of globes, see 3290
  • Publishing of advertising material, see 5819
  • Publishing of music and sheet books, see 5920
  • Activities of independent authors, see 9000
Other publishing activities
Activity Number: 5819

This class includes:

  • Publishing (including on-line) of:
    • Catalogs
    • Photos, engravings and postcards
    • Greeting cards
    • Forms
    • Posters, reproduction of works of art
    • Advertising material
    • Other printed matter
  • On-line publishing of statistics or other information

This class excludes:

  • Retail sale of software, see 4741
  • Publishing of advertising newspapers, see 5813
  • On-line provision of software (application hosting and application service provisioning), see 6311
Publishing of directories and mailing lists
Activity Number: 5812

This class includes :

  • The publishing of lists of facts/information (databases) that are protected in their form, but not in their content. These lists can be published in printed or electronic form.
  • Publishing of mailing lists
  • Publishing of telephone books
  • Publishing of other directories and compilations, such as case law, pharmaceutical compendia etc.
Publishing of newspapers, journals and periodicals
Activity Number: 5813

This class includes:

  • Publishing of newspapers, including advertising newspapers
  • Publishing of periodicals and other journals, including publishing of radio and television schedules Publishing can be done in print or electronic form, including on the Internet.
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