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 5 includes mainly pharmaceuticals and other preparations for medical or veterinary purposes.
You would choose Trademark Class 5 if you were registering any of these types of goods:
You would not use Trademark Class 5 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 5 may register in these other classes too.
If you are not sure while choosing Class 5 for your product, you also consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 3- Cleaning Substances, Class 1- Chemicals, Class 10- Medical Supplies, Class 42- Science and Technology Services, Class 35- Advertising and Business Services, Class 44- Medical and Vet Services.
Examples of Class 5 includes RANEXA under Class 5, WELHCOL under Class 5, ONGLYZA under Class 5 and Class 16.
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 Industrial Oil in Class 4 and Machine tools & Parts in Class 7, 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.