Trademark Classes

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Trademark Classes

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.

Why Trademark Classes?

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.

Goods and Services

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 Classification

Trademark Classes of Goods-

Class 1- Any kind of chemicals that are used in industries, science, or photography, even chemicals used in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, also adhesive used in industry, unprocessed plastics and chemical substances. Class 3- Substance used in dry cleaning, laundry, also chemicals used for cleaning purposes and also includes cosmetic products. Class 4- All industrial greases and oils, lubricants, wetting or binding compositions, al fuel and candle wicks. Class 5- All medical preparations or pharmaceutical products for both humans and animals. It includes ayurvedic preparations also, baby food, disinfectants, dressing materials etc. Class 6- Common metals and alloys, any material used for metal building, pipes and tubes and other small metal hardware. Class 7- Machines and their tools, thermo power plants, motor engines and agricultural machines. Class 8- Hand tools, cutlery, razors and side arms. Class 9- It includes all electronic products including all wires and cables, all mobile accessories, and instruments used for cinematography, cash registers, calculating machines and fire extinguishing apparatus. Class 10- Any kind of medical apparatus including surgical, dental, and veterinary instruments and apparatus, artificial limbs or eyes or teeth; orthopedic articles also included. Class 11- Any lighting, steam generated apparatus, heating, drying, cooking, refrigerating, ventilating, sanitary or water supply appliances. Class 12- Vehicles and apparatus for locomotion. Class 13- Fireworks, Explosives, firearms and ammunition. Class 14- Any precious metals and its alloy and any goods made of that precious metal or even coated with jewellery, ornaments and precious stones; watches, and also chronometric instruments. Class 15- Any musical instruments. Class 16- Any kind of stationary, Paint brushes, office requisites, teaching material, printing blocks and plastic materials for packaging. Class 17- Rubber, mica, gutta-percha, asbestos, gums and any goods made from these, packing, insulating and stopping materials. Class 18- Leather and any king of imitation thereof. Includes bags made of aimal skin and otherwise thereof. Class 19- non-metallic building materials, non-metallic rigid pipes used for building materials, monuments no of metal etc. Class 20- Mirrors, furnitures, picture frames, any goods of wood, ivory, amber, shell, mother of pearl or any kind of their substitutes, also plastics given that they are not included in any other class. Class 21- Any kind of household utensils and containers for kitchen purposes, sponges, combs and brushes, steel wool and unprocessed glass porcelain and glassware also earthenware. Class 22- Tents, nets, strings, ropes, tarpaulins, sacks, sails, bags (which are excluded from other classes), stuffing and padding materials; raw textile materials. Class 23- Threads and yarns. Class 24- Textile and other goods; bed covers and table covers. Class 25- Footwear, clothing and Headgear. Class 26- Ribbons, embroidery, laces and braid; hooks and buttons; needles and pins; artificial flowers. Class 27- Mats, rugs, carpets and matting, wall hangings etc which are non-textile. Class 28- sporting and gymnastic articles; games and any kind of playthings given that they are not included in other classes and also decorations for the christmas tree. Class 29- Fish, Meat, poultry, meat extracts; dries, cooked, frozen edibles, jellies, jams; eggs, milk and its products and edible oils Class 30- Tea, coffee, rice, sugar, Tapioca, artificial coffee, and sago; bread, flour, pastry and confectionery; hony, ices, yeast, treacles, salt, baking powder, mustard, sauces, vinegar, spices and ice. Class 31- products from agriculture, forest and horticulture, and grains given that are not included in any other class, fresh vegetables and fruits; live animals; seeds; plants and natural flowers; food products for animals. Class 32- Mineral and aerated water- Non-alcoholic drinks and beers; Fruit juices and drinks’ syrups and preparations for beverages. Class 33- Alcoholic drinks excluding beer. Class 34- Smoking articles, Tobacco and matches.

Trademark classes for Services

Class 35- Business management, advertising; business administration and other office functions. Class 36- Financial affair, Insurance, Monetary affairs; real estate affairs. Class 37- Repair, building construction, installation services. Class 38- Telecommunications. Class 39- Packaging and storage of goods; Transport. Class 40- Treatment of Materials. Class 41- Providing of Training, Entertainment, sporting, education and other cultural activities. Class 42- Technological and scientific services; industria analysis and research services; development of computer hardware and software and their designing. Class 43- Services related to providing food, drinks or temporary accommodation. Class 44- Any kind of medical services. Class 45- legal and securities services; personal and socials services.