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 trademark goods or services into classes most appropriate to their business.
TM Class 17 includes mainly electrical, thermal and acoustic insulating materials and plastics, being for use in manufacture in the form of sheets, blocks and rods.
You would choose Trademark Class 17 if you were registering any of these types of goods:
You would not use Trademark Class 17 if you were registering for:
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 17 may register in these other classes too.
If you are not sure while choosing Class 17 for your product, you also consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 1- Chemicals, Class 34- Tobacco and Smoking Products, Class 24- Textile and Textile Goods, Class 22- Racks, Sacks and Bags, and Class 21- Household Utensils.
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 Pharmaceuticals in Class 5 and Dental Instruments and Apparatus for Class 10, 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.