Trademark Class 9: Computers and Scientific Devices

According to NICE Classification, Trademark Class 9 is opted to register a trademark for Scientific, Nautical, Surveying, Photographic, Cinematographic, Optical, Weighing, Measuring, and Signaling Devices.

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 9 includes scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Why Should We Opt For TM Class 9?

You would choose Trademark Class 5 if you were registering any of these types of goods:

  • Apparatus and instruments for scientific research in laboratories
  • Apparatus and instruments for controlling ships, such as apparatus and instruments for measuring and for transmitting orders
  • Protractors
  • Punched card office machines
  • All computer programs and software regardless of recording media or means of dissemination, that is, software recorded on magnetic media or downloaded from a remote computer network

You would not use Trademark Class 9 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 9 may register in these other classes too.

If you are not sure while choosing Class 9 for your product, you also consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 16- Paper Goods, Class 10- Medical Supplies, Class 35- Advertising and Business Services, Class 28- Games and Sporting Goods, Class 38- Telecommunications Services, Class 41- Education and Entertainment Services, Class 39- Shipping and Travel Services, Class 44- Medical and Vet Services and Class 42- Science and Technology Services

Examples of Class 9 includes VIDEOCON under Class 9, Class 11 and Class 41, DELL under Class 9 and Class 19.

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 Liquors in Class 33 and Tobacco in Class 34, 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 9

  • Recorded content, databases (electronic), X-ray photographs other than for medical purposes, X-ray films, exposed, films, and downloadable ringtones for mobile phones.
  • Media content,  electronic publications (eBook, eGuide), and downloadable, downloadable image files, downloadable music files, cinematographic film, exposed, animated cartoons.
  • Software, computer game software, games software, monitor (computer programs), jukeboxes for computers, electronic notice boards, computer programs (downloadable software), recorded, computer programmes (programs), computer software.
  • Firmware, magnetic encoders, demagnetizing apparatus for magnetic tapes, couplers (data processing equipment), amplifiers, electronic agendas, informational technology and audiovisual equipment, recorded, computer operating programs, computer operating system.
  • Communications equipment, transponders, transmitting sets (telecommunication), transmitters (telecommunications), transmitters of electronic signals, speaking tubes, sound transmitting apparatus, satellites for scientific purposes, radios, high-frequency apparatus, galena crystals (detectors), electric apparatus for communication, acoustic couplers, acoustic conduits.
  • Computer networking and data communications equipment.
  • Point-to-point communications equipment, walkie-talkies, video telephones, teleprinters/teletypewriters, telephone transmitters, telephone receivers, telephone apparatus, telegraphs (apparatus), radiotelephony sets, radiotelegraphy sets, radio pagers, portable telephones, photo telegraphy apparatus, intercommunication apparatus, hands-free kits for phones, facsimile machines, cell phone straps.
  • Broadcasting equipment.
  • Antennas and aerials as communications apparatus, masts for wireless aerials, aerials/apparatus.
  • Data Storage devices, videotapes, video game cartridges, video cassettes, USB flash drives, sound recording strips, sound recording carriers, punched card machines for offices, phonograph records/sound recording discs, optical discs, optical data media, magnetic tapes, magnetic data media, magnetic, magnetic, magnetic, identity cards, holograms, floppy disks, encoded magnetic cards, encoded identification bracelets, disks, compact discs [read-only memory], compact discs [audio-video].
  • Replicating apparatus, blueprint apparatus.
  • Photocopies, photocopiers (thermic, electrostatic, photographic)
  • The image scanner, plotters, printers, printers for use with computers, scanners (data processing equipment)
  • Data processing equipment and accessories (mechanical and electrical), voting machines, readers (data processing equipment), optical character readers, mathematical instruments, invoicing machines, interfaces for computers, electronic pocket translators, data processing apparatus, bar code readers.
  • Calculators, pocket calculators, calculating disks, calculating machines, adding machines, abacuses.
  • Ticket dispensers.
  • Payment terminals, the money dispensing and sorting devices, cash registers, automated teller machines (ATM).
  • Coin-operated mechanisms, coin-operated mechanisms for television sets, mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus.
  • Peripherals adapted for use with computers, wrist rests for use with computers, mouse pads, mouse (data processing equipment), monitors (computers hardware), magnetic tape units for computers, electronic pens (visual display units), computer memory devices.
  • Computers and computer hardware, sleeves for laptops, notebook computers laptop computers, bags adapted for laptops, computers.
  • Computer components and parts, central processing units (processors)/processors (central processing units), modems, microprocessors, disk drives for computers, computers memory devices.
  • Audio/visual and photographic devices, tape recorders, portable media players, light-emitting electronic pointers, head cleaning tapes [recording], DVD players, compact disc players, audiovisual teaching apparatus, audio- and video receivers.
  • Audio devices and radio recovers, vehicle radios, tone arms for record players, sounding apparatus and machines, sound reproduction apparatus, sound recording apparatus, record players, personal stereos, needles for record players/style for record players, musical/coin-operated musical automata [juke boxes], microphones, megaphones, loudspeakers, jukeboxes, horns for loudspeakers, headphones, dictating machines, diaphragms [acoustics], cleaning apparatus for phonograph records/cleaning apparatus for sound recording discs, cassette players, cabinets for loudspeakers, apparatus for changing record player needles, answering machines.
  • Display devices, television receivers and film and video devices, video screens, video recorders, totalizators, television apparatus, teleprompters, projection screens, projection apparatus, neon signs, magic lanterns, fluorescent screens, film cutting apparatus, editing appliances for cinematographic films/apparatus for editing cinematographic film, digital photo frames, cinematographic cameras, camcorders.
  • Image capturing and developing devices, washing trays [photography], viewfinders, tripods for cameras, transparencies [photography]/slides [photography], stands for photographic apparatus, spools [photography], speed measuring apparatus [photography], slide projectors/transparency projection apparatus, shutters [photography], shutter releases [photography], screens for photoengraving, screens [photography], radiology screens for industrial purposes, radiological apparatus for industrial purposes, photographic, lenses for astrophotography, lens hoods, heliographic apparatus, glazing apparatus for photographic prints, frames for photographic transparencies, for photography, flashlights [photography], flash-bulbs [photography], filters for ultraviolet rays, filters [photography], epidiascopes, enlarging apparatus [photography], drying racks [photography], drying apparatus for photographic prints, drainers for use in photography/photographic racks, diaphragms [photography], darkrooms [photography], darkroom lamps [photography], centering apparatus for photographic transparencies, cases especially made for photographic apparatus and instruments, carriers for dark plates [photography], cameras [photography].
  • X-ray apparatus not for medical purposes, apparatus and installations for the production of X-rays not for medical purposes.
  • Signal cables for IT, AV and telecommunication, telephone wires, telegraph wires, ozonisers [ozonators], optical fibers [fibres] [light conducting filaments]/light conducting filaments [optical fibers [fibres]], Magnets, magnets, magnetizers and demagnetizers, ionization apparatus not for the treatment of air or water, fibre [fiber (Am.)] optic cables, electromagnetic coils, electrolysers, Devices for treatment using electricity, decorative magnets, coaxial cables, cathodic anti-corrosion apparatus.
  • Apparatus, instruments and cables for electricity, solar batteries, plates for batteries, grids for batteries, galvanic cells, galvanic batteries, for vehicles/accumulators, for vehicles, electric, chargers for electric batteries, cell switches [electricity]/reducers [electricity], battery jars/accumulator jars, battery chargers, battery boxes/accumulator boxes, batteries for lighting, batteries, Apparatus and instruments for accumulating and storing electricity, anode batteries/high tension batteries, accumulators.
  • Apparatus and instruments for controlling electricity, voltage surge protectors, voltage regulators for vehicles, transformers [electricity], time switches, switchboxes [electricity], step-up transformers, stage lighting regulators, relays, limiters [electricity], lightning conductors [rods]/lightning conductors/lightning arresters, inverters [electricity], electric, electric, current rectifiers, converters, control panels [electricity], comparators, commutators, circuit breakers, branch boxes [electricity], automatic, anti-interference devices [electricity].
  • Photovoltaics, photovoltaic cells.
  • Electric and electronic components, X-ray tubes not for medical purposes, vacuum tubes [radio], triodes, transistors [electronic], thermionic valves/thermionic tubes, terminals [electricity], telerupters, switches, switchboards, solenoid valves [electromagnetic switches], sockets and other contacts [electric connections], sockets, semi-conductors, rheostats, resistances, push buttons for bells, plugs and other contacts [electric connections]/plugs, other than for lighting/electric discharge tubes, other than for lighting, lighting ballasts, light-emitting diodes [LED], light dimmers [regulators], junction boxes [electricity], inductors [electricity], holders for electric coils, glass covered with an electrical conductor, fuses, electricity conduits, electric/light regulators [dimmers], electric/connections, electric, ducts [electricity], distribution consoles [electricity], distribution boxes [electricity], distribution boards [electricity], discharge tubes, covers for electric outlets, couplings, contacts, connectors [electricity], connections for electric lines, conductors, condensers [capacitors]/capacitors, collectors, coils, circuit closers, choking coils [impedance], cathodes, armatures [electricity], anticathodes, anodes, amplifying tubes/amplifying valves.
  • Cables and wires, wires, wire connectors [electricity], starter cables for motors, sheaths for electric cables, materials for electricity mains [wires, magnetic wires, junction sleeves for electric cables, insulated, identification threads for electric wires, identification sheaths for electric wires, fuse wire/wires of metal alloys [fuse wire], electrified rails for mounting spotlights, electric, copper wire, cables.
  • Electrical circuits and circuits boards, wafers for integrated circuits, thread counters/waling glasses, stereoscopic apparatus, stereoscopes, sighting telescopes for firearms, refractors, prisms [optics], printed circuits, printed circuit boards, periscopes, peepholes [magnifying lenses] for doors, optical lenses, optical lanterns/optical lamps, optical goods, optical glass, Optical enhancers, Optical devices, optical condensers, optical apparatus and instruments, observation instruments, objectives [lenses] [optics], mirrors for inspecting work, mirrors [optics], micrometer screws for optical instruments, magnifying glasses [optics], integrated circuits, integrated circuit cards [smart cards]/smart cards [integrated circuit cards], instruments containing eyepieces, eyepieces, enhancers and correctors, chips [integrated circuits], binoculars, Antennas and aerials as components.
  • Corrective eyewear, Sunglasses, spectacles [optics], spectacle frames, spectacle cases, pince-nez/eyeglasses, pince-nez mountings/eyeglass frames, not for medical purposes, Lasers, eyeglass cords/pince-nez cords, eyeglass chains/pince-nez chains, eyeglass cases/pince-nez cases, containers for contact lenses, contact lenses.
  • Opticians’ goods, spectacle lenses, correcting lenses (optics).
  • Safety, security, protection and signalling device, traffic cones, sprinkler systems for fire protection, smoke detectors, shoes for protection against accidents, oxygen transversing apparatus, irradiation and fire, fire pumps, fire hose nozzles, fire hose, fire extinguishers/fire extinguishing apparatus, fire engines, fire beaters.
  • Alarms and warning equipment, electric, theft prevention installations, fire alarms, anti-theft warning apparatus, alarms, alarm bells, acoustic (sound) alarms/sound alarms.
  • Access control devices, electric, locks, electrified fences.
  • Signaling apparatus, whistle alarms, vehicle breakdown warning triangles, traffic-light apparatus [signalling devices], sirens, signs, signals, signalling whistles, signalling panels, signalling buoys, signal lanterns, signal bells, road signs, non-explosive, naval signalling apparatus, mechanical signs, marking buoys, luminous or mechanical, luminous, fog signals, flashing lights [luminous signals]/blinkers [signalling lights], electric doorbells, dog whistles, buzzers, bells [warning devices], beacons.
  • Protective and safety equipment, workmen's protective face-shields, teeth protectors, spark-guards, solderers' helmets, socks, safety tarpaulins, safety restraints, safety nets/life nets, riding helmets, respiratory masks, respirators for filtering air, reflecting discs for wear, railway traffic safety appliances, protective suits for aviators, protective masks, protective helmets for sports, protective helmets, protection devices for personal use against accidents, protection devices against X-rays, other than for vehicle seats and sports equipment, other than for artificial respiration/respirators, other than for artificial respiration, not for medical purposes, nose clips for divers and swimmers, nets for protection against accidents, life-saving rafts, life saving apparatus and equipment, life jackets, life buoys, life belts, knee-pads for workers, irradiation and fire, Head protection, gloves for protection against X-rays for industrial purposes, gloves for protection against accidents, garments for protection against fire, for the prevention of traffic accidents, fire escapes, fire boats, fire blankets, filters for respiratory masks, except for artificial respiration, electrically heated, clothing for protection against fire, clothing for protection against accidents, bullet-proof waistcoats [vests (Am.)]/bullet-proof vests (Am.)/bullet-proof waistcoats, breathing apparatus, asbestos screens for firemen, asbestos gloves for protection against accidents, asbestos clothing for protection against fire, anti-dazzle shades/anti-glare visors.
  • Eye protection, goggles for sports, anti-glare glasses.
  • Diving equipment, gloves for divers, ear plugs for divers, diving suits, divers’ masks, breathing apparatus for underwater swimming.
  • Navigation, guidance, tracking, targeting and map making devices,  steering apparatus, sextants, satellite navigational apparatus, navigational instruments, navigation apparatus for vehicles [onboard computers], nautical apparatus and instruments, marine compasses, Global Positioning System [GPS] apparatus, electronic tags for goods, directional compasses, cosmographic instruments, compasses [measuring instruments], automatic for vehicles.
  • Measuring, detecting and monitoring instruments, indicators and controllers, windsocks for indicating wind direction, temperature indicator labels, stroboscopes, pressure indicator plugs for valves, not for medical purposes, mechanisms for counter-operated apparatus, food analysis apparatus, dosage dispensers/dosimeters, diagnostic apparatus, air analysis apparatus.
  • Monitoring instruments, electric, monitoring apparatus.
  • Sensors and detectors, sound locating instruments, sonars, rods for water diviners, radar apparatus, metal detectors for industrial or military purposes, electric loss indicators, detectors, counterfeit [false] coin detectors/false coin detectors, automatic indicators of low pressure in vehicle tires [tyres]/automatic indicators of low pressure in vehicle tires/automatic indicators of low pressure in vehicle tyres, apparatus to check franking/apparatus to check stamping mail.
  • Testing and quality control devices, testing apparatus not for medical purposes, material testing instruments and machines, gas testing instruments, crash test dummies.
  • Measuring, counting, alignment and calibrating instruments, weights, wavemeters, water level indicators, viscosimeters, variometers, vacuum gauges, theodolites, taximeters, surveyors' levels, surveying instruments, surveying chains, surveying apparatus and instruments, sulphitometers, spirit levels, spectroscopes, slope indicators/clinometers/gradient indicators/inclinometers, screw-tapping gauges, scales, salinometers, saccharometers, revolution counters, refractometers, quantity indicators, protractors [measuring instruments], pressure measuring apparatus, pressure indicators, pressure gauges/manometers, precision measuring apparatus, polarimeters, plumb lines, plumb bobs, planimeters, plane tables [surveying instruments], photometers, octants, money counting and sorting machines, metronomes, mercury levels, measuring spoons, measuring instruments, measuring glassware/graduated glassware, measuring devices, measuring apparatus, measures, marking gauges [joinery], marine depth finders, logs [measuring instruments], levels [instruments for determining the horizontal], levelling staffs [surveying instruments]/rods [surveying instruments], levelling instruments, lactometers, lactodensimeters, hygrometers, hydrometers, hemline markers, gauges, gasometers [measuring instruments], gasoline gauges/petrol gauges, frequency meters, exposure meters [light meters], ergometers, electric, egg-candlers, dynamometers, densitometers, densimeters, counters/meters, calibrating rings, barometers, balancing apparatus, azimuth instruments, apertometers [optics], anemometers, altimeters, alidades, alcoholmeters, aerometers, actinometers, acidimeters for batteries, acid hydrometers.
  • Data loggers and recorders, milage recorders for vehicles/ kilometre recorders for vehicles.
  • Time measuring instruments (not including clocks and watches), Weight measuring instruments, weighing machines, weighing apparatus and instruments, weighbridges, time recording apparatus, time clocks [time recording devices], precision balances, parking meters, letter scales, egg timers [sandglasses]/hourglasses, chronographs [time recording apparatus], balances [steelyards]/lever scales [steelyards]/steelyards [lever scales].
  • Distance and dimension measuring instruments, verniers, spherometers, sounding lines, sounding leads, slide-rules, slide calipers, rules [measuring instruments], rulers [measuring instruments], range finders/telemeters, pedometers, micrometers/micrometer gauges, jigs [measuring instruments], dressmakers' measures, distance recording apparatus/apparatus for recording distance, distance measuring apparatus, carpenters' rules, calipers, appliances for measuring the thickness of leather, apparatus for measuring the thickness of skins.
  • Speed measuring instruments, tachometers, speed indicators, speed checking apparatus for vehicles.
  • Temperature measuring instruments, voltmeters, thermometers, temperature indicators, pyrometers, oscillographs, ohmmeters, not for medical purposes, galvanometers, Electricity measuring instruments, ammeters.
  • Controllers (regulators), thermostats for vehicles, thermostats, speed regulators for record players, remote control apparatus, regulating apparatus, igniting apparatus, heat regulating apparatus, for igniting at a distance/electric apparatus for remote ignition, electro-dynamic apparatus for the remote control of signals, electro-dynamic apparatus for the remote control of railway points, electric installations for the remote control of industrial operations, electric, decompression chambers, boiler control instruments.
  • Scientific research and laboratory apparatus, educational apparatus and simulators, test tubes, telescopes, teaching apparatus, still for laboratory experiments, spectrograph apparatus, simulators for the steering and control of vehicles, retorts' stands, retorts, resuscitation mannequins [teaching apparatus], probes for scientific purposes, Pitot tubes, pipettes, Petri dishes, particle accelerators, microtomes, microscopes, meteorological instruments, meteorological balloons, laboratory trays, laboratory centrifuges, incubators for bacteria culture, furniture especially made for laboratories, furnaces for laboratory use/ovens for laboratory use, DNA chips, distillation apparatus for scientific purposes, diffraction apparatus [microscopy], diaphragms for scientific apparatus, cyclotrons, crucibles [laboratory]/cupels [laboratory], containers for microscope slides, clothing especially made for laboratories, chromatography apparatus for laboratory use, chemistry apparatus and instruments, cases fitted with dissecting instruments [microscopy], capillary tubes, betatrons, apparatus for fermentation [laboratory apparatus], apparatus and instruments for physics, apparatus and instruments for astronomy, and urinometers.

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