Trademark Class 12: Vehicles

According to NICE Classification, Trademark Class 12 is opted to register a trademark for vehicles that travel via land, water or air.

The NICE Classification was established in 1957 by NICE Agreement, and it divides marks into 45 different classes by Goods and Services (Classes 1-34 for Goods and Classes 35-45 for Services). The purpose of these classifications is to allow users to seek to trademark a goods or services into classes most appropriate to their business.

TM Class 12 includes vehicles – devices, machines and apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water. This Class includes, in particular: motors and engines for land vehicles; couplings and transmission components for land vehicles; air cushion vehicles.

You would not use Trademark Class 12 if you were registering for:

Related Classes

A related trademark class is one that is related to another class; this is due to the Indian Trademark Office (ITO) has determined that applicants registering within Class 12 may register in these other classes too.

If you are not sure while choosing Class 12 for your product, you also consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 6- Common Metals, Class 9- Computers and Scientific Devices, Class 7- Machines, Class 20- Furniture, Class 19- Building Materials, Class 35- Advertising and Business Services, Class 40- material Treatment Services, Class 37- Construction and Repair Services and Class 42- Science and Technology Services.

Examples of Class 12 includes HYUNDAI under Class 12, Class 7 and Class 8, HONDA under Class 12 and Class 11.

Trademark Registration fees also vary on bases of the Class system. You must pay a separate registration fee for each class of goods and services that you want to register. For instance, if you are going to register a trademark for posters in Class 16 and shirts in Class 25, you should pay two separate fees.

It is necessary to choose the correct class at the time of registering a trademark, if you register a trademark in the wrong class, you must start the registration process from the beginning.

List of All Goods Covered Under TM Class 12

  • Vehicles and Conveyances, vehicles for locomotion by land, telpher railways [cable cars]/cable cars, ski lifts, military vehicles for transport, electric vehicles, chairlifts, cars for cable transport installations, cable transport apparatus and installations, air, water or rail, air cushion vehicles, aerial conveyors.
  • Land vehicles and conveyances, wheelbarrows, waggons, vans [vehicles], two-wheeled trolleys/luggage trucks/sack-barrows, trolleys*/hand cars, tricycles, trailers [vehicles], tractors, tilting-carts, sprinkling trucks, sports cars, snowmobiles, sleighs [vehicles], shopping trolleys [carts (Am.)], scooters [vehicles], remote control vehicles, refrigerated vehicles, pushchairs/baby carriages/prams [baby carriages]/strollers, other than toys, omnibuses, motorcycles, motor coaches, motor cars/cars, motor buses, mopeds, lorries/trucks, lifting cars [lift cars]/fork lift trucks, kick sledges, hose carts, golf carts, dining cars [carriages]/dinner wagons [carriages], delivery tricycles/carrier tricycles, cyclecars, concrete mixing vehicles, cleaning trolleys, casting carriages/casting cars/ladle carriages/ladle cars, carts, caravans, camping cars/motorhomes, caissons [vehicles], bicycles/cycles, automobiles, ambulances.
  • Human-power trolleys and carts, handling carts, tilt trucks.
  • Air and Space vehicles, space vehicles, seaplanes, parachutes, dirigible balloons (airships)/ airships/ dirigible balloons, amphibious airplanes, aircraft, air vehicles, air balloons, aeroplanes, machines and appliances, aeronautical apparatus.
  • Mobility conveyances, refrigerated wagons, refrigerated wagons, tramcars, sleeping cars, locomotives, funiculars, dining cars, carriages, rail vehicles, wheelchairs.
  • Water vehicles, yachts, ships, sculls/stern oars, pontoons, launches, hydroplanes, ferry boats, dredgers (boats), boats, barges.
  • Parts and fittings for vehicles, windows for vehicles, vehicle suspension springs, vehicle seats, vehicle covers [shaped], vehicle chassis, vehicle bumpers, upholstery for vehicles, undercarriages for vehicles, turbines for land vehicles, torsion bars for vehicles, tailboard lifts [parts of land vehicles]/elevating tailgates (Am.) [parts of land vehicles]/power tailgates (Am.) [parts of land vehicles]/elevating tailgates, suspension shock absorbers for vehicles, sun-blinds adapted for automobiles, steering wheels for vehicles, spoilers for vehicles, sleeping berths for vehicles, shock absorbing springs for vehicles, seat covers for vehicles, pushchair hoods/hoods for baby carriages, power tailgates (Am.) [parts of land vehicles], other than parts of motors and engines, luggage nets for vehicles, hydraulic circuits for vehicles, head-rests for vehicle seats, headlight wipers, doors for vehicles, covers for vehicle steering wheels, covers for baby carriages/fitted perambulator covers/pushchair covers/stroller covers [pushchairs], connecting rods for land vehicles, caps for vehicle petrol [gas] tanks, brakes for vehicles, brake shoes for vehicles, brake segments for vehicles, brake linings for vehicles, brake discs for vehicles, bodies for vehicles, bands for wheel hubs, axles for vehicles, axle journals, anti-dazzle devices for vehicles*/anti-glare devices for vehicles*.
  • Wheels, tyres and continuous tracks, wheels for bicycles vehicle wheels vehicle wheel tires [tyres] vehicle wheel spokes valves for vehicle tires [tyres] tyres for vehicle wheels/tires for vehicle wheels tubeless tires [tyres] for bicycles treads for vehicles [tractor type]/treads for vehicles [roller belts] treads for retreading tires [tyres] spokes for bicycles spoke clips for wheels spikes for tires [tyres]/studs for tires [tyres] spare wheel covers/spare tire covers/spare tyre covers solid rims for wheels of bicycles rims for vehicle wheels/vehicle wheel rims repair outfits for inner tubes pumps for bicycles pneumatic tires [tyres]/tires non-skid devices for vehicle tires [tyres]/non-skid devices for vehicle tires/non-skid devices for vehicle tyres mine cart wheels inner tubes for pneumatic tires [tyres] inner tubes for bicycles hubs for vehicle wheels/vehicle wheel hubs hub caps freewheels for land vehicles for vehicle wheels/tyres for vehicle wheels flanges for railway wheel tires [tyres]/flanges of railway wheel tires [tyres]/flanges of railway wheel tires/flanges of railway wheel tyres cycles/tyres for bicycles cycles/bicycle spokes/cycle spokes cycles/bicycle rims/cycle rims cycles/bicycle pumps/cycle pumps cycles casters for trolleys [vehicles] [carts (Am.)] casings for pneumatic tires [tyres] bicycle tires [tyres]/cycle tires [tyres]/tires for bicycles balance weights for vehicle wheels automobile tires [tyres] anti-skid chains air pumps [vehicle accessories] adhesive rubber patches for repairing inner tubes.
  • Anti-theft, security and safety devices and equipment for vehicles, air bags [safety devices for automobiles], anti-theft devices for vehicles, anti-theft alarms for vehicles, ejector seats for aircraft, horns for vehicles, reversing alarms for vehicles, safety belts for vehicle seats, safety seats for children, for vehicles, security harness for vehicle seats.
  • Parts and fittings for air and space vehicles.
  • Parts and fittings for water vehicles, timbers [frames] for ships, steering gears for ships/ships' steering gears, spars for ships, ships' hulls, screws [propellers] for ships, screw-propellers for boats, screw-propellers, rudders, rowlocks/oarlocks, portholes, paddles for canoes, oars, masts for boats, inclined ways for boats, funnels for ships, fenders for ships, disengaging gear for boats, davits for boats, cleats [nautical], boat hooks.
  • Parts and fittings for land vehicles, windshield wipers/windscreen wipers, windscreens/windshields, vehicle running boards, transmissions, transmission shafts for land vehicles, transmission chains for land vehicles, trailer hitches for vehicles, torque converters for land vehicles, tipping bodies for lorries [trucks], tipping apparatus, ski carriers for cars, side cars, shock absorbers for automobiles, saddles for bicycles, saddlebags adapted for bicycles, saddle covers for bicycles or motorcycles, rolling stock for railways, rolling stock for funicular railways, reduction gears for land vehicles, rearview mirrors, railway couplings, pedals for cycles, parts of trucks and waggons, panniers adapted for cycles, other than for engines, mudguards, luggage carriers for vehicles, hoods for vehicles, hoods for vehicle engines, handle bars for bicycles, gears for cycles, gearing for land vehicles, gear boxes for land vehicles, funnels for locomotives, frames for bicycles, for land vehicles, driving chains for land vehicles, dress guards for bicycles, direction signals for vehicles/turn signals for vehicles, direction indicators for bicycles, cycles], cycles/bicycle handle bars/cycle handle bars, cycles/bicycle frames/cycle frames, cycles/bicycle chains/cycle chains, cycles/bicycle brakes/cycle brakes, cycles/bicycle bells/cycle bells/audible warning systems for cycles, cycles or motorcycles, cycles [parts of bicycles, cycles, cycle stands, cycle mudguards, cycle hubs, cranks for cycles, crankcases for land vehicle components, couplings for land vehicles, clutches for land vehicles, cigar lighters for automobiles, chains for bicycles, bumpers for automobiles, buffers for railway rolling stock, brakes for bicycles, brake pads for automobiles, bogies for railway cars, bicycle stands/stands for bicycles, bicycle saddles/cycle saddles, bells for bicycles, baskets adapted for cycles, automobile hoods, automobile chassis, automobile chains, automobile bodies.
  • Powertrains, including engines and motors for land vehicles, traction engines, propulsion mechanisms for land vehicles, motors, electronic, for land vehicles, motors for cycles, jet engines for land vehicles, engines for land vehicles/motors for land vehicles, driving motors for land vehicles. 

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