It is mandatory to complete a Trademark Search in trademark classification before filing an application for the Trademark in order to identify potential conflicts with the existing registered trademark applications.
The trademark search can also be conducted by just providing the wordmark and the class under which the search needs to be conducted.
Trademark Applications are registered under 45 classes in compliance with the NICE Trademark Classification. Each class represents a distinct set of goods and services. Out of the 45 trademark classes, 34 classes are for goods while the remaining 11 are for services.
Importance of Trademark Classification
There are two major functions served by the trademark classification are:
- provides a guideline for registering trademarks
- helps to identify potential trademark infringers
The class and description of a product or a service helps the trademark office to identify similar marks that have already been registered for related goods and services.
Along with helping with the registration process, the classification also makes it easier for registered trademark owners to search and monitor new trademark applications and identify potential infringers.
List of Trademark Classification
Following is a detailed list of all the 45 trademark classification along with the description of products to be included in each class:
|Trademark Class 1||CHEMICAL PRODUCTS
Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; unprocessed plastics; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs;
|Trademark Class 2||PAINT PRODUCTS
Paints; varnishes; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists;
|Trademark Class 3||COSMETICS AND CLEANING PRODUCTS
Bleaching preparations and substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions.
|Trademark Class 4||LUBRICANT & FUEL PRODUCTS
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks.
|Trademark Class 5||PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; disinfectants; fungicides, herbicides.
|Trademark Class 6||METAL PRODUCTS
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of metal not included in other classes.
|Trademark Class 7||MACHINERY PRODUCTS
Machines and machine tools; machine coupling and transmission components; agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.
|Trademark Class 8||HAND TOOL PRODUCTS
Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.
|Trademark Class 9||COMPUTER & SOFTWARE PRODUCTS and ELECTRICAL & SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS
Scientific, electric, photographic, measuring, apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; data processing equipment and computers.
|Trademark Class 10||MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
|Trademark Class 11||ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL INSTRUMENTS
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
|Trademark Class 12||VEHICLES & PRODUCTS FOR LOCOMOTION: AIR, LAND & WATER
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
|Trademark Class 13||FIREALARM PRODUCTS
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
|Trademark Class 14||JEWELRY PRODUCTS
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals; jewelry, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments.
|Trademark Class 15||MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
|Trademark Class 16||PAPER & PRINTED MATERIAL PRODUCTS
Paper, cardboard, and goods made from these materials; printed matter; stationery; brushes; typewriters and office requisites; plastic materials for packaging.
|Trademark Class 17||RUBBER PRODUCTS
Rubber, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes.
|Trademark Class 18||LEATHER PRODUCTS (clothing excluded)
Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins, hides, trunks and traveling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness, and saddlery.
|Trademark Class 19||NON-METALLIC BUILDING MATERIAL PRODUCTS
Building materials, (non-metallic), non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch, and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
|Trademark Class 20||FURNITURE PRODUCTS
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum or of plastics.
|Trademark Class 21||HOUSEWARE & GLASS PRODUCTS
Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass; glassware and earthenware.
|Trademark Class 22||ROPES, CODGES & FIBRE PRODUCTS
Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks, and bags, padding and stuffing materials(except rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.
|Trademark Class 23||YARNS & THREADS
Yarns and threads, for textile use.
|Trademark Class 24||FABRICS & TEXTILE PRODUCTS
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
|Trademark Class 25||CLOTHING & APPAREL PRODUCTS
Clothing, footwear, headgear.
|Trademark Class 26||LACE. RIBBONS EMBROIDERY & FANCY PRODUCTS
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
|Trademark Class 27||FLOOR COVERING PRODUCTS
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile).
|Trademark Class 28||TOYS & SPORTING GOODS
Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
|Trademark Class 29||MEAT & PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS
Meat, fish, poultry, and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk, and milk products; edible oils and fats.
|Trademark Class 30||STAPLE FOOD PRODUCTS
Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago; bread, pastry, and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar; spices; ice.
|Trademark Class 31||NATURAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants, and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.
|Trademark Class 32||LIGHT BEVERAGE PRODUCTS
Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
|Trademark Class 33||WINES & SPIRITS (except beer)
Alcoholic beverages(except beers).
|Trademark Class 34||SMOKER’S PRODUCTS
Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches.
|Trademark Class 35||ADVERTISING BUSINESS & RETAIL SERVICES
Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
|Trademark Class 36||INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
|Trademark Class 37||CONSTRUCTION & REPAIR SERVICES
Building construction; repair; installation services.
|Trademark Class 38||COMMUNICATION SERVICES
|Trademark Class 39||TRANSPORTATION & STORAGE SERVICES
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
|Trademark Class 40||TREATMENT & PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
Treatment of materials.
|Trademark Class 41||EDUCATION & ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
|Trademark Class 42||COMPUTER & SOFTWARE SERVICES AND SCIENTIFIC SERVICES
Scientific, design and technological services; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
|Trademark Class 43||RESTAURANT & HOTEL SERVICES
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
|Trademark Class 44||MEDICAL & BEAUTY SERVICES & AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture, and forestry services.
|Trademark Class 45||PERSONAL, LEGAL & SOCIAL SERVICES
Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.