NICE classification categorised the goods and services into different classes; you can either file a multi-class trademark application in which applicant seeks registration for more than one classes or single class trademark application to file under one class only.
The Trademark Act, 1999 provides for Classification of Goods and Services under Section 7 of the Act. According to this section, The Registrar shall classify goods and services, as far as may be, in accordance with the International classification of goods and services for the purposes of registration of trademarks. The Trademark Law allows to file a trademark application in the following ways:
- Single-class Trademark Application is a trademark registration application to seek protection under any specified class of goods/ services.
- Multi-class Trademark Application is an application for trademark registration in which the applicant seeks registration for more than one class. Often applications are submitted with payment for one class, although many classes are available.
Why choose single class trademark application over the multi-class trademark application?
The benefits of single class applications outweigh the benefits of filing trademark under multi-class application.
- Opposition filed against a single class stalls the entire application
- Examination procedure will become more complex
- The examination procedure will become more complex
- The official fee remains the same
- The examination process will take at least as much time as before
What are the different classes of goods and services to file a trademark application?
The Trademark Registry has classified the goods and services according to the 10th Edition of Nice Classification of Goods and Services. The Nice Classification administered by WIPO in 1957.
|Class1.||Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry|
|Class2.||Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists|
|Class3.||Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices|
|Class4.||Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting|
|Class5.||Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides|
|Class6.||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|
|Class7.||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|
|Class8.||Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors|
|Class9.||Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; 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|
|Class10.||Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials|
|Class11.||Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes|
|Class12.||Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water|
|Class13.||Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks|
|Class14.||Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments|
|Class16.||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); printers’ type; printing blocks|
|Class17.||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|
|Class18.||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|
|Class19.||Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal|
|Class20.||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|
|Class21.||Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint 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|
|Class22.||Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials|
|Class23.||Yarns and threads, for textile use|
|Class24.||Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers|
|Class25.||Clothing, footwear, headgear|
|Class26.||Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers|
|Class27.||Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile)|
|Class28.||Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees|
|Class29.||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|
|Class30.||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|
|Class31.||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|
|Class32.||Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages|
|Class33.||Alcoholic beverages (except beers)|
|Class34.||Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches|
Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.
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