Trademark Classification of Goods & Services
Trademark application is filed under 45 different unique classes as per the NICE classification for trademark.
The Nice Classification (NCL), established by the Nice Agreement (1957), is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of marks.
Each of the trademark class represents a distinct set of goods and services. While filing a trademark application, the class of goods and services to which the trademark belong must be mentioned in the TM application.
Choosing the right class of trademark while filing the application expedite the trademark registration process.
45 classes of trademark consists of – 34 classes of goods and 11 classes of services. Classes 1 to 34 deal with the specification of goods whereas Classes 35 to 44 deal with the specification of services.
TM Classes for Goods
Class 1: Chemicals
Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesive used in industry
Class 2: Paints, Coatings & Pigments
Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists
Class 3: Cleaning Products, Bleaching & Abrasives, Cosmetics
Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions, dentifrices
Class 4: Fuels, Industrial Oils and Greases, Illuminates
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels(including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks
Class 5: Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Products, Dietetic
Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; materials for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparation for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides
Class 6: Metals, metal castings, Locks, Safes, Hardware
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials;
transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores
Class 7: Machines and Machine Tools, Parts
Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs
Class 8: Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors
Class 9: Computers, Software, Electronic instruments, & scientific appliances
Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus
Class 10: Medical, Dental Instruments and Apparatus
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials
Class 11: Appliances, Lighting, Heating, Sanitary Installations
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes
Class 12: Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
Class 13: Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fire works
Class 14: Precious Metal ware, Jewellery
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments
Class 15: Musical instruments
Class 16: Paper, Items made of Paper, Stationary items
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks
Class 17: Rubber, Asbestos, Plastic Items
Rubber, gutta percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal
Class 18: Leather and Substitute Goods
Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides, trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery
Class 19: Construction Materials (building – non metallic)
Building materials, (non-metallic), non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Class 20: Furniture, Mirrors
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods(not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother- of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics
Class 21: Crockery, Containers, Utensils, Brushes, Cleaning Implements
Household or kitchen utensils and containers(not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes(except paints brushes); brush making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes
Class 22: Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, bags, raw fibrous textile materials etc,
Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes) padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials
Class 23: Yarns and threads, for textile use
Yarns and threads, for textile use
Class 24: Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Class 26: Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers
Class 27: Carpets, Linoleum, Wall and Floor Coverings (non textile)
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile)
Class 28: Games, Toys, Sports Equipment
Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees
Class 29: Foods – Dairy, Meat, Fish, Processed & Preserved Foods
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
Class 30: Foods – Spices, Bakery Goods, Ice, Confectionery
Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces, (condiments); spices; ice
Class 31: Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Live Animals
Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt
Class 32: Beer, Ales, Soft Drinks, Carbonated Waters
Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages
Class 33: Alcoholic beverages (except beers)
Class 34: Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches
TM Classes for Services
Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
Class 36: Insurance, financial
Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Class 37: Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38. Telecommunications.
Class 39. Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Class 40. Treatment of materials.
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