A trademark classification is a way by which documents pertaining to Trademark such as trademark and service mark applications are arranged by trademark examiners according to the description and scope of the types of goods or services to which the marks apply. Before filing the trademark registration application, it is necessary to identify the classes in which you want to seek the protection. However, the goods and services are classified in 45 classes.
For the purpose of trademark registration, trademark registry has classified the goods and services in 45 classes. The first 34 classes (Class 1 to 34) deal with the specifications of goods and the rest 11 classes (Class 35 to 45) deal with the specification of services. Each of the trademark class represents a different set of goods and services. While registering a trademark, it’s important to mention the correct class of goods or services in the trademark application. You can file the single trademark application for more than one class if trademark exists under multiple classes.
The following table gives nuance to the classification of the trademark classes:
Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists
Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores
Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs
Computers, Software, Electronic instruments, Mobile Accessories & Scientific appliances
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; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire-extinguishing apparatus.
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printer matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artistic materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisitions (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus) plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers' type; printing blocks
Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal
Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics
Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes