Check the Trademark Class for your Business

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Before applying for TM Registration, the very first thing that a person must do is determine the class or classes under which their products or services fall. There are a total of 45 TM classes that cover various goods and services. Classes 1 to 34 cover goods and classes 35 to 45 cover services.

You must apply for registration under multiple classes if your goods or services fall under more than one class. However, it is not necessary that you apply under all the classes at once, you can file sperate applications at different times, but you are required to pay the government fee separately for each class.

In India, NICE Classification (NCL) of Goods and Services as established under the NICE Agreement of 1957. It is followed by the Trademark Registry and thus is the most reliable source if one wants to see under which class their goods or services fall.

Following are the classes of various goods and services, be aware that these categories are broad in nature and you must refer to their detailed descriptions before deciding.

TM Classes that cover Goods (Products)

CLASS 1 - Chemicals 

Chemicals for use in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; fire extinguishing and fire prevention compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; substances for tanning animal skins and hides; adhesives for use in industry; putties and other paste fillers; compost, manures, fertilizers; biological preparations for use in industry and science.

CLASS 2 - Paints and Varnishes

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants, dyes; inks for printing, marking and engraving; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art.

CLASS 3 - Cosmetics, Toiletry and Laundry Products

Non-medicated cosmetics and toiletry preparations; non-medicated dentifrices; perfumery, essential oils; bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations.

CLASS 4 - Industrial Oils, Lubricants, Fuels, etc. 

Industrial oils and greases, wax; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.

CLASS 5 - Pharmaceuticals and Dietary Products

Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for human beings and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

CLASS 6 - Common Metal Products

Common metals and their alloys, ores; metal materials for building and construction; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; small items of metal hardware; metal containers for storage or transport; safes.

CLASS 7 - Machines and Power Operated Tools

Machines, machine tools, power-operated tools; motors and engines, except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components, except for land vehicles; agricultural implements, other than hand-operated hand tools; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines.

CLASS 8 - Hand Operated Tools

Hand tools and implements, hand-operated; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors.

CLASS 9 - Scientific Tools and Devices

Scientific, research, navigation, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, detecting, testing, inspecting, life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling the distribution or use of electricity; apparatus and instruments for recording, transmitting, reproducing or processing sound, images or data; recorded and downloadable media, computer software, blank digital or analogue recording and storage media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating devices; computers and computer peripheral devices; diving suits, divers' masks, ear plugs for divers, nose clips for divers and swimmers, gloves for divers, breathing apparatus for underwater swimming; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

CLASS 10 - Surgical Apparatus, etc. 

Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials; therapeutic and assistive devices adapted for the disabled; massage apparatus; apparatus, devices and articles for nursing infants; sexual activity apparatus, devices and articles.

CLASS 11 - Temprature Controlling Apparatus

Apparatus and installations for lighting, heating, cooling, steam generating, cooking, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

CLASS 12 - Vehicles

Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.

CLASS 13 - Arms

Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

CLASS 14 - Precious Metals, Stones, etc.

Precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

CLASS 15 - Musical Instruments

Musical instruments; music stands and stands for musical instruments; conductors' batons.

CLASS 16 - Stationery 

Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers' type, printing blocks.

CLASS 17 - Rubber and Plastic Products

Unprocessed and semi-processed rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and substitutes for all these materials; plastics and resins in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, tubes and hoses, not of metal.

CLASS 18 - Leather Products

Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins and hides; luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery; collars, leashes and clothing for animals.

CLASS 19 - Non-metallic Building Material

Materials, not of metal, for building and construction; rigid pipes, not of metal, for building; asphalt, pitch, tar and bitumen; transportable buildings, not of metal; monuments, not of metal.

CLASS 20 - Furniture and Other Goods

Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; containers, not of metal, for storage or transport; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber.

CLASS 21 - Utensils and Cookware Products

Household or kitchen utensils and containers; cookware and tableware, except forks, knives and spoons; combs and sponges; brushes, except paintbrushes; brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass, except building glass; glassware, porcelain and earthenware.

CLASS 22 - Ropes, Sacks and like Products

Ropes and string; nets; tents and tarpaulins; awnings of textile or synthetic materials; sails; sacks for the transport and storage of materials in bulk; padding, cushioning and stuffing materials, except of paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes therefor.

CLASS 23 - Threads

Yarns and threads for textile use.

CLASS 24 - Textile Products

Textiles and substitutes for textiles; household linen; curtains of textile or plastic.

CLASS 25 - Clothing etc. 

Clothing, footwear, headwear.

CLASS 26 - Fashion Products

Lace, braid and embroidery, and haberdashery ribbons and bows; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers; hair decorations; false hair.

CLASS 27 - Carpets, Wall Hangings, etc.

Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings, not of textile.

CLASS 28 - Toys

Games, toys and playthings; video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees.

CLASS 29 - Poultry and Dairy Products

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt and other milk products; oils and fats for food.

CLASS 30 - Food Products

Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice, pasta and noodles; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastries and confectionery; chocolate; ice cream, sorbets and other edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, seasonings, spices, preserved herbs; vinegar, sauces and other condiments; ice (frozen water).

CLASS 31 - Agricultural Products, etc.

Raw and unprocessed agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural and forestry products; raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs; natural plants and flowers; bulbs, seedlings and seeds for planting; live animals; foodstuffs and beverages for animals; malt.

CLASS 32 - Beverages

Beers; non-alcoholic beverages; mineral and aerated waters; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other non-alcoholic preparations for making beverages.

CLASS 33 - Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages, except beers; alcoholic preparations for making beverages.

CLASS 34 - Tobacco based Products

Tobacco and tobacco substitutes; cigarettes and cigars; electronic cigarettes and oral vaporizers for smokers; smokers' articles; matches.

Classes the cover Services

CLASS 35 - Adertising and Office Functions

Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.

CLASS 36 - Insurance and Finance

Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

CLASS 37 - Constrution and Renovation

Building construction; repair; installation services.

CLASS 38 - Telecomm

Telecommunications.

CLASS 39 - Transport and Travel

Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.

CLASS 40 - Mechanical and Chemical Processing

Treatment of materials.

CLASS 41 - Training, Education, etc. 

Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

CLASS 42 - Scientific and Technological Services

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and industrial research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.

CLASS 43 - Catering and Accomodation

Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.

CLASS 44 - Medical Services

Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

CLASS 45 - Legal and other Services

Legal services; security services for the physical protection of tangible property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

In case of any confusions or queries regarding the products and services listed, do write to us at legal@finology.in. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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