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:
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.