Trademark Class 17: Rubber Products

According to NICE Classification, Trademark Class 17 is opted to register a trademark for rubber or insulating products.

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.

 

Why Should We Opt For TM Class 17?

You would choose Trademark Class 17 if you were registering any of these types of goods:

  • 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

You would not use Trademark Class 17 if you were registering for:

  • Fire hose (Class 9)
  • Pipes being parts of sanitary installations (Class 11) and rigid pipes of metal (Class 6) and not of metal (Class 19)
  • Insulating glass for building (Class 19)
  • Certain goods made of the materials in this class that are classified according to their function or purpose , for example, gum resins (Class 2), rubber for dental purposes (Class 5), asbestos screens for firemen (Class 9), adhesive rubber patches for repairing inner tubes (Class 12), rubber erasers (Class 16)

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 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.

List of All Goods Covered Under TM Class 17

  • Electrical, dielectrics (insulators), insulators for electric mains, paper for electrical capacitors.
  • Thermal, boiler composition to prevent the radiation of heat, brake lining materials, partly processed, canvas hose pipes, carbon fibers [fibres], other than for textile use, caulking materials, cellulose acetate, semi-processed, chemical compositions for repairing leaks, clack valves of rubber, clutch linings, compressed air pipe fittings, not of metal, connecting hose for vehicle radiators, cords of rubber, cotton wool for packing [caulking], cylinder jointings, draught excluder strips / weatherstripping, ebonite [vulcanite]/ vulcanite [ebonite], ebonite [vulcanite]molds [moulds]/ ebonite molds / ebonite moulds / vulcanite [ebonite]molds [moulds], elastic yarns, not for use in textiles / elastic threads, not for use in textiles, expansion joint fillers / fillers for expansion joints, flexible tubes, not of metal, floating anti-pollution barriers, foam supports for flower arrangements [semi-finished products], foil of regenerated cellulose, other than for wrapping / sheets of regenerated cellulose, other than for wrapping.
  • Acoustic insulating material, acrylic resins [semi-finished products], adhesive bands, other than stationery and not for medical or household purposes / adhesive tapes, other than stationery and not for medical or household purposes, anti-dazze films for windows [tinted films], asbestos safety curtains / safety curtains of asbestos, asbestos slate / slate asbestos, asbestos sheets, asbestos felt, asbestos paper, asbestos coverings, asbestos fabrics, asbestos cloth, asbestos packing, asbestos millboards, asbestos fibers [fibres]/ asbestos fibers / asbestos fibres, asbestos, bags [envelopes, pouches] of rubber, for packaging, balata, bark coverings for sound insulation, fiberglass [fibreglass]fabrics, for insulation / fiberglass fabrics for insulation / fibreglass fabrics for insulation, fibreglass for insulation / fiberglass for insulation / glass fibers, for insulation / glass fibres, for insulation, foils of metal for insulating / metal foil for insulation, glass wool for insulation, insulating materials, insulating felt, insulating gloves, insulating oil for transformers, insulating oils, insulating paper, insulating fabrics, insulating varnish, iubstances for insulating buildings against moisture, insulating paints, insulating tape and band / insulating tape, insulating plaster, insulating refractory materials, insulators for railway tracks, insulators for cables, insulators, junctions, not of metal, for pipes / junctions for pipes, not of metal, latex [rubber], liquid rubber, mica, raw or partly processed, mineral wool [insulator], non-conducting materials for retaining heat, pipe gaskets / joint packings for pipes, pipe muffs, not of metal / pipe jackets, not of metal, compositions to prevent the radiation of heat, reinforcing materials, not of metal, for pipes, rings of rubber, rubber seals for jars, rubber, raw or semi-worked, rubber stoppers, rubber sleeves for protecting parts of machines / sleeves of rubber for protecting parts of machines, rubber material for recapping tires [tyres]/ rubber material for recapping tyres, rubber solutions, sealant compounds for joints, self-adhesive tapes, other than stationery and not for medical or household purposes, shock-absorbing buffers of rubber, slag wool [insulator], soundproofing materials, stops of rubber, synthetic rubber, synthetic resins [semi-finished products] / artificial resins [semi-finished products], threads of rubber, not for use in textiles, valves of india-rubber or vulcanized fiber [fibre], viscose sheets, other than for wrapping, vulcanized fiber [fibre]/ vulcanized fiber / vulcanized fibre, washers of rubber or vulcanized fiber [fibre], water-tight rings / stuffing rings, watering hose, waterproof packings, weatherstripping compositions.
  • Plastics, filtering materials [semi-processed foams or films of plastic], gaskets / joint packings / seals, gum, raw or semi-worked, gutta-percha, hoses of textile material, packing [cushioning, stuffing] materials of rubber or plastics, padding materials of rubber or plastics / stuffing of rubber or plastic, plastic film other than for wrapping / plastic film, not for wrapping, plastic substances, semi-processed, plastic fibers [fibres], not for textile use / plastic fibers, not for use in textiles / plastic fibres, not for use in textiles, plastic sheeting for agricultural purposes, threads of plastic for soldering / soldering threads of plastic, threads of plastic materials, not for textile use.


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