Trademark Class 21: Household Utensils

According to NICE Classification, Trademark Class 21 is opted to register a trademark for small, hand-operated utensils and apparatus.

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 21 includes mainly small, hand-operated utensils and apparatus for household and kitchen use as well as toilet utensils, glassware and articles in porcelain.

Why Should We Opt For TM Class 21?

You would choose Trademark Class 21 if you were registering for:

  • Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes)
  • Brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes
  • Steelwool
  • Unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building)
  • Glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes
  • Apparatus for mincing, grinding, pressing, etc.
  • Electric combs
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Dish stands and decanter stands

You would not use Trademark Class 21 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 21 may register in these other classes too.

If you are not sure while choosing Class 21 for your product, you also consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 44- Medical and Vet Services, Class 42- Science and Technology Services, Class 35- Advertising and Business Service, Class 20- Furniture, Class 8- Hand Tools and Class 3- Cleaning Substances.

Example of Class 21 includes WHISKAS under Class 21, Class 31, Class 25 and Class 41.

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 Chemicals in Class 1 and Rubber in Class 17, 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 21

  • Statues, figurines, plaques and works of art, made of material such as porcelain, terracotta or glass, included in the class, works of art of porcelain, statues of porcelain, signboards of porcelain or glass, piggy banks, majolica, figurines [statuettes] of porcelain, earthenware or glass, china ornaments, ceramic, earthenware or glass/statuettes of porcelain, busts of porcelain.
  • Unworked and semi-worked glass, not specified for use, vitreous silica fibers [fibers], unworked or semi-worked, powdered glass for decoration, plate glass [raw material], other than for building, opaline glass, opal glass, not for textile use/fiberglass thread, not for textile use, not for building, mosaics of glass, glass wool other than for insulation, glass incorporating fine electrical conductors, glass for vehicle windows [semi-finished product], glass, fused silica [semi-worked product], fiberglass thread, fiberglass other than for insulation or textile use/fiberglass other than for insulation or textile use, except building glass, enamelled glass.
  • Gardening articles, window-boxes, watering devices/sprinkling devices, watering cans, vases, syringes for watering flowers and plants/sprinklers for watering flowers and plants, sprinklers, nozzles for watering cans/roses for watering cans, nozzles for sprinkler hose, not of paper/covers, not of paper, indoor terrariums [vivariums], indoor terrariums [plant cultivation], holders for flowers and plants [flower arranging], gardening gloves, for flower pots, flower-pot covers, flower pots.
  • Cleaning materials, toilet brushes, tar-brushes, scrubbing brushes, pig bristles, nail brushes, material for brush-making, long-handled, lamp-glass brushes, hair for brushes, except parts of machines, electric brushes, dishwashing brushes, brushes for footwear, brushes for cleaning tanks and containers, brushes, brush goods, brooms.
  • Tableware, cookware  and containers, whisks, non-electric for household purposes, waffle irons, non-electric, vessels of metal for making ices and iced drinks, vegetable dishes, utensils for household purposes, urns, trivets [table utensils], trays for domestic purposes of papers, trays for domestic purposes, toothpick holders, thermally insulated containers for food, teapots, tea strainers, tea services [tableware], tea infusers/tea balls, tea cosies, tea caddies, tableware other than knives, table plates, sugar bowls, strainers for household purposes, strainers, stew-pans, spouts, spice sets, spatulas [kitchen utensils], soup bowls, sifters [household utensils], sieves [household utensils], services [dishes], scoops [tableware], saucers, salt cellars/salt shakers, salad bowls, rolling pins, refrigerating bottles, pottery, pots, pot lids, porcelain ware, plates to prevent milk boiling over, pie servers/tart scoops, pepper pots, pepper mills, pastry cutters, paper plates, painted glassware, not electrically heated, noodle machines, non-electric/pressure cookers [autoclaves], non-electric/kitchen mixers, non-electric, mixing spoons [kitchen utensils], non-electric, heat insulated containers for beverages, non-electric, for household purposes, non-electric, coffeepots, non-electric, coffee services [tableware], non-electric, coffee filters, non-electric portable coldboxes/non-electric portable coolers (Am.), non-electric hot pots, non-electric baking mats, non-electric, napkin rings, napkin holders, mugs, moulds [kitchen utensils]/molds [kitchen utensils], mixing machines, non-electric for household purposes/domestic grinders, mills for domestic purposes, mess-tins, menu card holders, lunch boxes, lazy susans, knife rests for the table, kitchen utensils, kitchen containers, kettles, isothermic bags, insulating flasks/vacuum bottles, including dishes, ice cube molds [moulds]/ice cube molds/ice cube moulds, heat-insulated containers, heaters for feeding bottles, hand-operated, hand-operated, hand-operated, hand-operated, grills [cooking utensils]/griddles [cooking utensils], grill supports/gridiron supports, graters [household utensils], glue-pots, glass stoppers/glass caps, glass jars [carboys], glass flasks [containers], glass bulbs [receptacles]/glass vials [receptacles], glass bowls, glass [receptacles], garlic presses [kitchen utensils], funnels, frying pans, fruit presses, non-electric for household purposes, fruit cups, forks and spoons, for household purposes, food cooling devices containing heat exchange fluids, fitted picnic baskets, epergnes, egg cups, earthenware/crockery, earthenware saucepans, domestic, domestic, disposable table plates, dishes, dish covers/covers for dishes, demijohns/carboys, deep fryers, non-electric, cutting boards for the kitchen, cups of paper or plastic, cups, crystal [glassware], cruets, cruet sets for oil and vinegar, cooking utensils, cooking skewers of metal/cooking pins of metal, cooking pots, cooking pot sets, cookie jars, cookie [biscuit] cutters, cookery molds [moulds], containers for household or kitchen use, confectioners' decorating bags [pastry bags], coffee percolators, coffee grinders, coasters not of paper and other than table linen, closures for pot lids, chopsticks, cheese-dish covers, ceramics for household purposes, cauldrons, candy boxes/boxes for sweetmeats, candle rings, candle extinguishers, candelabra [candlesticks]/candlesticks, cake molds [moulds], cabarets [trays], butter-dish covers, butter dishes, bread boards, bread bins, bread baskets, boxes of glass, bottles, blenders, beaters, basting spoons for kitchen use, baskets for domestic use, autoclaves [pressure cookers], aerosol dispensers not for medical purposes.
  • Glasses, drinking vessels and barware, beer mugs, bottle openers, cocktail stirrers, corkscrews, decanters, drinking glasses, drinking vessels, drinking flasks for travellers/bottle gourds, flasks, drinking horns, ice buckets/coolers [ice pails]/ice pails, jugs/pitchers, liqueur sets, mixers, manual [cocktail shakers]/shakers, pipettes [wine-tasters]/wine tasters [siphons], siphons for carbonated water, straws for drinking/drinking straws, tankards.
  • Cleaning articles, washtubs, washing boards, toilet sponges, steel wool for cleaning, sponges for household purposes, smoke absorbers for household purposes, scoring pads/pads for cleaning, saucepan scourers of metal, rags [cloth] for cleaning/cloths for cleaning/rags for cleaning, polishing leather, polishing gloves, polishing apparatus and machines for household purposes, plungers for clearing blocked drains, paper and stone, not being machines, non-electric, wool waste for cleaning, non-electric polishing materials for making shiny, non-electric buckets made of woven fabrics, mops, mop wringers, litter boxes [trays] for pets/litter trays for pets, hand-operated, gloves for household purposes, furniture dusters, feather-dusters, except preparations, dusting cloths [rags], dusting apparatus, crumb trays, cotton waste for cleaning, cloth for washing floors, cleaning tow, cleaning instruments, cinder sifters [household utensils], chamois leather for cleaning/buckskin for cleaning/skins of chamois for cleaning, carpet sweepers, carpet beaters [hand instruments]/carpet beaters, buckets/pails, bowls [basins]/basins [bowls], basins [receptacles], apparatus for wax-polishing, abrasive pads for kitchen purposes.
  • Air fragrancing apparatus, perfume burners.
  • Dustbins, dustbins/garbage cans/refuse bins/trash cans, waste paper baskets.
  • Cosmetic and toilet utensils and bathroom articles, towel rails and rings/rails and rings for towels, toilet utensils, toilet paper holders, toilet paper dispensers, toilet cases/fitted vanity cases, sponge holders, soap holders/dishes for soap, soap dispensers, soap boxes, shaving brushes, shaving brush stands/stands for shaving brushes, powder puffs, powder compacts, portable, perfume vaporizers/perfume sprayers, make-up removing appliances, large-toothed combs for the hair, eyebrow brushes, electric combs, deodorizing apparatus for personal use, cosmetic utensils, combs, comb cases, chamber pots, boxes for dispensing paper towels, baby baths, abrasive sponges for scrubbing the skin.
  • Dental cleaning articles, water apparatus for cleaning teeth and gums, toothpicks, electric, toothbrushes, floss for dental purposes.
  • Articles for animals, indoor aquaria/tanks, aquarium hoods, aquaria and vivaria, poultry rings, rings for birds, artificial, nest eggs, managers for animals, horse brushes, feeding troughs, drinking troughs, curry combs, combs for animals, cages for household pets, animal bristles, birdcages, bird baths.
  • Devices for pest and vermin control, mouse traps, rat traps, insect traps, fly swatters/flycatchers, electric devices for attracting and killing insects. 
  • Articles for clothing and footwear, wax-polishing appliances, non-electric, trouser presses, tie presses, shoe trees [stretchers], shoe horns, shaped, ironing boards, ironing board covers, glove stretchers, flat-iron stands, drying racks for washing, clothing stretchers/stretchers for clothing, clothes-pegs/clothes-pins, clothes racks for drying, buttonhooks, boot trees [stretchers], boot jacks.


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