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There are more than 15 lac companies, 40 lac Trademarks that are registered in each class.
Trademark law defined 45 clases under a goods and services falls. Person who is applying for trademark registration has to search for the classes for its goods or services under their product or services falls.
Different goods and services have been classified by the international (Nice) classification of goods or services into 45 trademark classes (1-34 gover goods and 35-45 cover services). This classification is used by the Indian Trademark registry to classify the Trademarks.
The idea behind this system is to specify which goods or services are covered under a particular class.
For example, if a company is selling laptops under the brand name of ‘Rell’, then the company can file Trademark application to register the mark “Rell” under TM class 9 only which is a relevant class to register products related to electronic goods.
It means that if another company uses this mark but for some other products, say for example, pressure cooker, then that company is allowed to use the mark “Rell” because pressure cooker falls under different TM Class 21.
But there is an exception if the mark is well-known such as Pizza Hut. Although this mark comes under only one class, which is Class 43, yet another company wishes to use the mark Pizza Hut then that company has to take prior permission of Pizza Hut mark’s owner.
Further, the classification is divided into two parts broadly as goods and services, which are defined below:
Goods are products, like laptops and pens.
Services are activities performed for the benefit of someone else, such as advertising services or Insurance.
There are 34 classes of goods and 11 classes for services. Goods come under classes commencing from 1 to 34 and Services come under class commencing 35 to 45. We provide you below the links to all 45 classes with the detailed descriptions of all the goods and services covered in these classes. This facility can be availed by the applicants to choose the right kind of class for their goods and services.
There might be times when your trademark falls under more than one type of goods, then you can file the application under more than one class.
Multi-class trademark application
Multiple-class application is an application for trademark registration in which the applicant seeks registration for more than one class.
A multi-class trademark application streamlines the registration process in a cost effective manner, moreover, It is easier to keep track of a single application than multiple applications.
But you have to be very cautious before filing a multi-class application. It is suggested that if you are cent percent sure that the proposed mark is unique and distinct, otherwise you application can be rejected altogether.
Trademark Classes of Goods-
Trademark classes for Services