• 30 Sep 2021

  • 30 Sep 2021

Different Classes of Trademarks and their uses.

Have you ever thought that how the trademark classes benefit businesses? Now you might be thinking that the classes and types of a trademark are the same, so why would I go scrolling down the screen to read the blog?

But the fact here states something different because, in this article, we will be taking a glimpse of some trademark classes, along with the process of registration works with any business.

While surfing on any website we generally think of getting some clear concept that satisfies the eagerness of an individual.

Trademark registration is an integral part of brand building for any business. Registering a mark in a particular class provides several benefits to the recipient. This not only gives us exclusive rights to the mark, but it also makes it easier for businesses to grow their brand.

Trademark Classification of Goods

If the product is not mentioned in any of the classes, then it is compared with the other finished products indicated in the list.

A multipurpose product can be identified in all the classes that correspond to any of its functions. It is always mandatory to mention the goods in some classes otherwise the raw materials lose their mode or criteria of operation.

Trademark is classified into 45 different classes as per the NICE classification for a trademark, also known as the International Certification of Goods and Services. Each of the classes represents a unique set of goods and services.

If a registered trademark exists under one class, then another entity also can file a trademark application for the same mark under another class.

Hence, while applying for one section does not provide complete authority on the mark used. This only includes exclusivity for the mark use concerning the class of goods or services for which the trademark is registered. Let us look and study the classes of Trademarks.


Classification of goods and services – Name of the classes

(Parts of an article or apparatus are, in general, classified with the actual article or apparatus, except where such parts constitute articles included in other classes).

Class 1. Chemical used in industry, science, photography, 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.
Class 2 . Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists
Class 3 . Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions, dentifrices
Class 4 . Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels(including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks
Class 5 . Pharmaceutical, veterinary, and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; materials for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparation for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides
Class 6. 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
Class 7 . 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
Class 8. Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors
Class 9 . Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; 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
Class 10. Surgical, medical, dental, and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials

Class 11. Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply, and sanitary purposes
Class 12. Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water
Class 13. Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks
Class 14. Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments
Class 15. Musical instruments
Class 16. Paper, cardboard, and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists materials; paintbrushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers type; printing blocks
Class 17. 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
Class 18. Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides, trunks, and traveling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness, and saddlery
Class 19. Building materials, (non-metallic), non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch, and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Class 20. 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
Class 21. Household or kitchen utensils and containers(not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes(except paints 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
Class 22. Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks, and bags (not included in other classes) padding and stuffing materials(except rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials
Class 23. Yarns and threads, for textile use
Class 24. Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Class 25. Clothing, footwear, headgear
Class 26. Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers
Class 27. Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile)
Class 28. Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees
Class 29. Meat, fish, poultry, and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried, and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk, and milk products; edible oils and fats
Class 30. Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces, (condiments); spices; ice
Class 31. Agricultural, horticultural, and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants, and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt
Class 32. Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages
Class 33. Alcoholic beverages(except beers)
Class 34. Tobacco, smokers articles, matches.


Class 35. Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
Class 36. Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Class 37. Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38. Telecommunications.
Class 39. Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Class 40. Treatment of materials.
Class 41. Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Class 42. Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Class 43. Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Class 44. Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture, and forestry services.
Class 45. Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.
Investigation and surveillance services relating to the safety of persons and entities; it also includes services provided to individuals about social events, such as social escort services, matrimonial agencies, funeral services.

These classes of Trademarks help to grow the business of any industry to reach some high standards legally, which helps to secure the future.

[The images are being taken from the registered companies and belong to their respective owners only.]