Trademark Classes categorize various products and services which can be registered as a Trademark. Classes 1 – 34 define products while Classes 35-45 define the services.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has specified Nice Classification (established under the Nice Agreement) which is an International System to classify goods and services.
It is important to mention the correct class of goods or services in your trademark application. You can also file multiple-class trademark application if your mark exists under many classes.
Class 1 – Chemicals
This class includes chemicals for use in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry, adhesives for use in industry, compost, manures, and fertilizers.
For example – Cold Candy by Asian Paints Limited.
Class 2 – Paints, Coatings and Pigments
This class includes paints, varnishes, lacquers, raw natural resins, colorants, dyes, inks for printing, marking and engraving.
For example – Berger by Berger Paints India Limited.
Class 3 - Cleaning Products, Bleaching & Abrasives, Cosmetics
This class includes non-medicated cosmetics, toiletry preparations, dentifrices, perfumery, essential oils, and bleaching preparations.
For example – Harpic by Reckitt & Colman Of India Limited.
Class 4 - Fuels, Industrial Oils and Greases, Illuminates
This class includes industrial oils, greases, wax, fuels and illuminants, candles and wicks for lighting.
For example – Castrol by Castrol Limited.
Class 5 – Pharmaceutical
This class includes pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations, material for stopping teeth, dental wax, disinfectants, plasters.
For example – Mankind by Mankind Pharma Limited.
Class 6 – Metals and Hardware
This class includes common metals and their alloys, ores, non-electric cables and wires of common metal, safes.
For example – TATA Steel Steel with Soul by Tata Steel.
Class 7 – Machines, Tools & Parts
This class includes automatic vending machines, machines and tools, motors and engines, transmission components.
For example – Toshiba by Kanushiki Kaisha Toshiba Toshiba Corporation.
Class 8 - Hand Tools, Cutlery, Razors
This class includes Hand tools and implements, hand-operated; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors.
For example – Gillette by The Gillette Company
Class 9 - Computers, Software
This class includes DVDs and other digital recording media, computer software, fire-extinguishing apparatus, apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction.
For example – Dell by Dell Inc.
Class 10 - Medical, Dental Instruments and Apparatus
This class includes surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus, instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth, suture materials.
For example – Baxter by Baxter Travenol Laboratories Inc.
Class 11 - Appliances, Sanitary Installations
This class includes apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating.
For example – Parryware by Roca Bathroom Products Private Limited
Class 12 – Vehicles
This class includes vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
For example – Honda by Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Also Honda Motor Co.
Class 13 - Firearms, Explosives and Projectiles
This class includes Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Class 14 - Precious Metal ware, Jewellery, Precious Stones
This class includes jewellery, precious stones, hierological and chronometric instruments, jewellery, precious stones.
For example – Tanishq by Titan Industries Limited.
Class 15 - Musical instruments and supplies
This class includes musical Instruments and supplies.
For example – Gibson by Gibson Guitar Corp.
Class 16 – Paper, Stationary items
This class includes playing cards, printing blocks, paper, cardboard, bookbinding material, photographs, stationery.
For example – Camel by Kokuyo Camlin Limited.
Class 17 - Rubber, Asbestos, Plastic Items
This class includes packing, stopping and insulating materials, flexible pipes, gutta-percha, gum.
For example – MRF by MRF Limited.
Class 18 - Leather and Substitute Goods
This class includes parasol, walking sticks, whips, harness, saddlery, leather and imitations of leather.
For example – Hidesign by Hidesign India Private Limited
Class 19 - Construction Materials
This class includes building materials, rigid pipes for building (non-metallic), pitch and bitumen, asphalt.
For example – Ambuja Cement by Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited.
Class 20 - Furniture, Mirrors
This class includes furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods made of ivory, whalebone, shell, amber.
For example – IKEA by M/s.inter Ikea Systems Bv.
Class 21 - Crockery, Brushes, Cleaning Implements
This class includes household or kitchen utensils, containers, combs, sponges, glassware, porcelain, earthenware.
For example – Hawkins by Pressure Cookers & Appliances Limited
Class 22 - Cordage, Ropes, Nets
This class includes ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks, bags, raw fibrous textile materials
Class 23 – Yarns, Thread
This class includes yarns and threads, for textile use.
For example – Vardhman by Vardhman Yarns And Threads
Class 24 - Fabrics, Blankets, Covers, Textile
This class includes textiles and textile goods, bed and table covers.
For example – Bombay Dyeing by The Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co.
Class 25 - Clothing, Footwear and Headgear
This class includes clothing, footwear, and headgear.
For example – Vero Moda by Aktieselskabet Af
Class 26 - Sewing Notions, Fancy Goods
This class includes lace, embroidery, ribbons, braid, buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles, artificial flowers.
Class 27 - Carpets, Wall and Floor Coverings
This class includes carpets, rugs, mats, matting, and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile)
Class 28 - Games, Toys, Sports Equipment
This class includes games, playthings, gymnastic, sporting articles, decorations for Christmas trees.
For example – Fisher Price by Fisher Price Inc.
Class 29 - Dairy, Processed & Preserved Foods
This class includes meat, fish, poultry, meat extracts, preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables.
For example – Mccain by Mccain Foods Limited
Class 30 - Spices, Bakery Goods, Confectionery
This class includes coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee, flour, preparations made from cereals.
For example – Nescafe by Societe Des Produits Nestle S.a.
Class 31 – Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Live Animals
This class includes agricultural, horticultural, forestry products, grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, natural plants
Class 32 - Beer, Syrups, Soft Drinks, Carbonated Waters
This class includes beers; mineral and aerated waters, other non-alcoholic drinks, syrups, fruit juices.
For example – CoCa-Cola by The CoCa Cola Company.
Class 33 - Wines, Spirits, Liquors
This class includes all alcoholic beverages (except beers)
For example – Sula:Vineyards by Nashik Vintners
Class 34 - Tobacco, Smokers Requisites & Matches
This class includes tobacco; smokers' articles, matches
For example – Davidoff by Davidoff & Cie Sa
Class 35 - Advertising, Business Consulting, Office functions
This class includes advertising; business management, business administration, office functions
Class 36 – Insurance / Financial / Real Estate affairs
This class includes Insurance, financial affairs, monetary affairs, real estate affairs.
For example - LIC by Life Insurance Corporation Of India.
Class 37 – Construction, Repair, Cleaning (Services)
This class includes building construction, repair, and installation services
Class 38 – Communications & Telecom Services
This class includes services allowing at least one person to communicate with another by a sensory means.
For example - Airtel by Bharti Airtel Limited.
Class 39 – Transport, Utilities, Storage & Warehousing
This class transport, packaging and storage of goods, travel arrangement
Class 40 – Materials Treatment, Working
This class includes treatment of materials related services.
Class 41 – Education and Entertainment
This class includes education, providing of training; entertainment, sporting and cultural activities.
Class 42 – Scientific and Technological Services
This class includes scientific and technological services, research and design, development of computer hardware and software.
Class 43 – Services for providing Restaurant Services
This class includes services for providing food and drink, temporary accommodation.
For example - Residence Inn Marriott Logo by Marriott Worldwide Corporation.
Class 44 – Medical services; veterinary services.
This class includes medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals.
Class 45 – Legal / Security / Personal/ Professional Services
This class includes Legal services, security services for the protection of property and individuals.
- Multi-class Trademark Application
- Trademark Class 1: Chemical Products
- Trademark Class 40: Treatment of Materials Services
- Trademark Class 21: Household Utensils
- Trademark Class 9: Computers and Scientific Devices
- Trademark Class 8: Hand Tools
- Trademark Class 17: Rubber Products
- What is a Class in Trademark Registration?
- Trademark Class 10: Medical Supplies & Instruments
- Trademark Class 22: Ropes,Sacks & Bags