Define Trademark Classes

Trademark classes are categories used to classify goods and services in the trademark registration process. There are 45 classes in total, with each class covering a specific type of goods or services. The classes were established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and are used internationally.

The classification system helps to ensure that trademarks are properly registered and that similar trademarks are not registered for the same or similar goods or services. This helps to prevent confusion among consumers and protects the trademark owner’s rights in their trademark. To know all about trademark and ISO-related queries contact Trade & Trade Tirupur and Coimbatore.

Examples of the class covering over 25 categories of business service and advertising theory are clothing, footwear, headgear, and so on. If a company wants to register a trademark for a line of clothing, it would apply for registration in Class 25, while a company offering advertising services would apply for registration in Class 35.

Types of Trademark Classes In India

In India, the trademark class system is based on the International Classification of Goods and Services (ICGS), which is established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). There are 45 classes in total, with each class covering a specific category of goods or services.

The Indian trademark office, the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks, recognizes the following 45 classes:

  1. Chemicals
  2. Paints
  3. Cosmetics and cleaning preparations
  4. Lubricants and fuels
  5. Pharmaceuticals
  6. Metal goods
  7. Machinery
  8. Hand tools
  9. Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving, and teaching apparatus and instruments
  10. Medical apparatus and instruments
  11. Environmental control apparatus
  12. Vehicles
  13. Firearms
  14. Precious metals and their alloys
  15. Musical instruments
  16. Paper goods and printed matter
  17. Rubber goods
  18. Leather goods
  19. Building materials (non-metallic)
  20. Furniture and articles not otherwise classified
  21. Containers and  utensils for the kitchen or household goods
  22. Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks, and bags
  23. Yarns and threads
  24. Textiles and textile goods
  25. Clothing, footwear, headgear
  26. Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks, eyes, pins, and needles; artificial flowers
  27. Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes
  28. Meat, fish, poultry, and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried, and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk, and milk products; edible oils and fats
  29. Staple foods
  30. Natural agricultural products
  31. Light beverages
  32. Alcoholic beverages (except beers)
  33. Tobacco and smokers’ articles
  34. Advertising and business services
  35. Insurance and financial services
  36. Building construction and repair services
  37. Telecommunications services
  38. Trave; arrangements like transport, packaging, and storage of goods and services/
  39. Treatment of materials
  40. Education and entertainment services
  41. Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software
  42. Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation
  43. Medical services
  44. Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals

When a person or company applies for trademark registration in India, they must specify the goods or services they wish to protect and the class or classes in which they wish to register their trademark. This helps to ensure that similar trademarks are not registered for the same or similar goods or services and helps to prevent consumer confusion

This blog would have given you the details about the Trademark classes in details. To get your trademark registered get in touch with Trade & Trade (Coimbatore and Tirupur) making your process work online. 

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