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 35 includes a range of professional services like advertising, business management, office functions. Most of the services included in Trademark Class 35 help in managing business services, commercial advertising and industrial enterprise.
You would choose Trademark Class 35 if you were registering for:
In particular, Trademark class 35 includes:
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 35 may register in these coordinated classes too.
If you are not sure while choosing Class 35 for your service, you also consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 36- Insurance and Financial services, Class 37- Construction and Repair Services, Class 38- Telecommunication Services, Class 40- Material Treatment Services, Class 39- Travel and Shipping Services, Class 41- Education and Entertainment Services, Class 43- Food Services, Class 42- Science and Technology Services, Class 45 - Legal and Security Services and Class 44- Medical and Vet 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 Construction service in Class 37 and Professional services for Class 35, 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 repeat the registration process from the beginning.