Trademark Class 28: Games and Sporting Goods

According to NICE Classification, Trademark Class 28 is opted to register a trademark for games and playthings, and gymnastic and sporting articles.

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 28 includes games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes, decorations for Christmas trees, as well as amusement and game apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor, fishing tackle, equipment for various sports and games.

You would not use Trademark Class 28 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 28 may register in these other classes too.

If you are not sure while choosing Class 28 for your product, you also consider the following “Related Classes”:  Class 16- Paper Goods, Class 9- Computers and Scientific Devices, Class 20- Furniture, Class 35- Advertising and Business Services, Class 25- Clothing, Class 42- Science and Technology Services and Class 41- Education and Entertainment Services.

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 Hardware in Class 6 and Software for Class 9, 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 28

  • Sporting articles and equipment, weight lifting belts [sports articles], wax for skis, waterskis, trampolines, tennis nets, tennis ball throwing apparatus, targets, tables for table tennis, surfboard leashes, surf skis, surf boards, strings for rackets, stationary exercise bicycles, starting blocks for sports, spring boards [sports articles], sole coverings for skis, snowshoes, snowboards, sling shots [sports articles], sleighs [sports articles], skis, ski bindings, skating boots with skates attached, skateboards, shuttlecocks, shin guards [sports articles], seal skins [coverings for skis], scrapers for skis, sailboards, rosin used by athletes, rollers for stationary exercise bicycles, roller skates, rackets/bats for games, punching bags, protective paddings [parts of sports suits], poles for pole vaulting, paragliders, paintballs [ammunition for paintball guns] [sports apparatus], paintball guns [sports apparatus], nets for sports, men's athletic supporters [sports articles], masts for sailboards, machines for physical exercises, knee guards [sports articles], in-line roller skates, ice skates, hockey sticks, harness for sailboards, hang gliders, gut for rackets, golf gloves, golf clubs, golf bags with or without wheels, gloves for games, fencing weapons, fencing masks, fencing gauntlets/fencing gloves, electronic targets, elbow guards [sports articles], edges of skis, dumb-bells/bar-bells, divot repair tools [golf accessories]/pitch mark repair tools [golf accessories], discuses for sports, cricket bags, coin-operated billiard tables, climbers' harness, clay pigeons [targets], clay pigeon traps, chest expanders [exercisers]/exercisers [expanders], boxing gloves, bows for archery, bowling apparatus and machinery, body-building apparatus/body-training apparatus/body rehabilitation apparatus, body boards, bob-sleighs, bladders of balls for games, billiard tables, billiard cues, billiard cue tips, batting gloves [accessories for games], baseball gloves, bags especially designed for skis and surfboards, ascenders [mountaineering equipment], archery implements, appliances for gymnastics.
  • Hunting and fishing equipment, scent lures for hunting or fishing., rods for fishing, reels for fishing, lines for fishing, landing nets for anglers, hunting game calls, harpoon guns [sports articles], but for fishing, floats for fishing, fishing tackle, fish hooks, decoys for hunting or fishing/lures for hunting or fishing, creels [fishing traps], camouflage screens [sports articles], butterfly nets, bite sensors [fishing tackle], bite indicators [fishing tackle], artificial fishing bait.
  • Swimming equipment, swimming kickboards, swimming belts, swimming jackets, flippers for swimming/swimming webs (flippers).
  • Festive decorations and artificial Christmas trees, candle holders for Christmas trees, bells for Christmas trees.
  • Christmas trees of synthetic material, Christmas tree stands, artificial snow for Christmas trees, except illumination articles and confectionery, ornaments for Christmas trees, cosaques (toy fireworks), explosive London (Christmas crackers).
  • Fairground and playground apparatus, slides (playthings).
  • Toys, games, playthings and novelties, air pistols [toys], amusement machines, automatic and coin-operated, backgammon games, balls for games, billiard table cushions, billiard balls, billiard markers, bingo cards, board games, building blocks [toys], building games, caps for pistols [toys], chalk for billiard cues, chess games, chessboards, chips for gambling, confetti, conjuring apparatus, counters [discs] for games, cups for dice, darts, dice, dolls, dolls' feeding bottles, dolls' houses, dolls' rooms, dolls' beds, dolls' clothes, dominoes, draughtboards/checkerboards, draughts [games]/checkers [games], flying discs [toys], games, apparatus for games, gaming machines for gambling, horseshoe games, jigsaw puzzles, kaleidoscopes, kite reels, kites, mah-jong, marbles for games, mobiles [toys], novelties for parties, dances [party favors, favours], pachinkos, paper party hats, parlour games/parlor games, percussion caps [toys]/detonating caps [toys], piñatas, play balloons, playing balls, playing cards, plush toys, practical jokes [novelties], puppets/marionettes, quoits, radio-controlled toy vehicles, rattles [playthings], ring games, rocking horses, roulette wheels, scale model vehicles, scale model kits [toys], scooters [toys], scratch cards for playing lottery games, skittles [games]/ninepins, skittles, slot machines [gaming machines], snow globes, soap bubbles [toys], spinning tops [toys], stuffed toys, swimming pools [play articles], swings, tables for indoor football, teddy bears, theatrical masks, toy pistols, toy masks, toy vehicles, toys for domestic pets, toys, twirling batons, water wings/floats for bathing and swimming.
  • Video game apparatus, video game machines, portable games with liquid crystal displays, controllers for game consoles, arcade video game machines.


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