Classes Of Trademark in India
When a person goes ahead for getting the trademark registration one important thing that he needs to consider is the trademark class. There are thousands of goods and services in India which are provided by the multiple business units. Under the trademark all the goods and services are classified into 45 categories, 34 categories out of 45 belong to the products while rest 11 classes belong to the services. While making an application for registering a trademark an applicant shall determine the class of their product or service. In case his goods and services falls in more than one class then he can make an application in multiple classes. The class of the product or service can be determined by checking the list of 45 classes of goods and services. Following is the list of classes of trademark goods and services-
Classes of Trademark Goods
Various kinds of chemicals used in industries, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry, manures, fire extinguishing compositions, tempering and soldering preparations. It also includes chemicals used in unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics. In addition to this chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs and tanning substances adhesive used in industry.
Any Kind of Paints, varnishes, lacquers. It also includes preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood, colorants, mordant. Further, it includes raw natural resins, metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.
Various substances used in laundry, cleaning and polishing; and has chemical applications, soaps, perfumes, oils, any kind of cosmetics.
Every kind of industrial greases and oils, any kind of lubricants, wetting or binding compositions, all fuels and candles and wicks is included in this class.
This class includes various medical preparations (Veterinary and Pharmaceutical, including sanitary preparations also, any dietetic substance), baby food, plasters, dressing material, disinfectants, dental wax, preparations to destroy vermin.
Any kind of common Metals and alloys, any material used for metal building is included here. It also includes non-electric cables and wires (all of the common metals), pipes and tubes and other small metal hardware.
Machines and their tools, motors or engines (land vehicles not included), incubators (for eggs) and agriculture machines (hand operated not included) are included here.
It includes Hand tools, cutlery, razors and side arms.
Any kind of instrument and apparatus used in science, navigation, Photography, Cinematography, optics, weights and measurements, signals, supervision, life-saving and/or teaching, also conducting, transforming, switching, regulating, transmitting or reproduction of sound or images; any kind of magnetic data carriers or recording discs, vending machines(automatic) and any coin-operated apparatus; computers, cash registers, calculating machines and fire-extinguishing apparatus.
Any kind of medical apparatus including surgical, dental and veterinary instruments and apparatus, artificial limbs or eyes or teeth and orthopedic articles are included in this class.
Any lighting, steam generating, heating, drying, cooking, refrigerating, ventilating and sanitary or water supply related appliances and apparatus are included in this class.
This class includes the products like Vehicles and apparatus for locomotion (in/by land, air or water).
Fireworks, Firearms, Explosives, and ammunition (also projectiles) products are included in this class.
Any precious metal and its alloy and any goods made of that precious metal or even coated with, jewels and ornaments and precious stones, also chronometric instruments are included in this class.
This class includes any Musical Instrument.
This class includes the products like Cardboard and paper, any goods made from them, printed matter, photographs and all stationary given that they are not included in any other classes, adhesives (at the household level), paint brushes, office requisites; teaching material (excluding any kind of apparatus), printing blocks and plastic material for packaging.
Rubber, mica, gutta-percha, asbestos, gum and any goods made from these, packing, insulating and stopping materials, extruded plastics, pipes (flexible and not made up of metals) are included in this class.
This class includes leather of any kind of its limitation, any goods from this material, trunks, hides, animal skins and traveling bags, parasols, umbrellas and walking sticks also harness and whips.
This class includes Non- metallic building materials, rigid pipes again non-metallic and used for building purposes, bitumen, asphalt, and pitch, monuments, not of metal.
This class includes Mirrors, furniture, picture frames, any goods of wood, reed, cork, wicker, cane, bone, horn, whalebone, ivory, amber, shell, meerschaum, mother-of-pearl or any kind of their substitutes, also plastics given that they are not included in any other class.
It class contains the various products like Household utensils and containers (including kitchen), sponges and combs, brushes(excluding paint brushes) and materials included in their making, steel wool and unprocessed glass, porcelain and glassware and also earthenware.
It includes the products like Tents, nets, strings, ropes, tarpaulins, awnings, sacks, sails, bags (which are excluded from other classes), stuffing and padding materials, raw textile materials (fibrous).
This class includes Threads and Yarns (textile use).
Textile and their goods like bed covers and table covers are included here.
It contains the articles related to footwear, clothing, and headgear.
This class includes all types of Ribbons, Embroidery, Lace, and braid. Also, this class includes the other products like hooks and buttons, needles, pins and artificial flowers.
Mats, rugs, carpets and matting, linoleum and other similar materials used for covering existing floors and also wall-hangings which are non-textile are included here.
Any kind of Sporting and gymnastic articles, games and any kind of play things given that they are not included in other classes and also decorations for Christmas Trees are included here.
Fish, meat, poultry, meat extracts, dried, cooked, frozen edibles (fruits and vegetables), jellies, jams, eggs, milk and its products, oil (edible) are included in this class.
This class includes tea, coffee, rice, sugar, tapioca, artificial coffee, and sago, bread, flour, pastry and confectionery items, honey, ices, yeast, treacle, salt, baking powder, mustard, sauces, vinegar, spices, and ice.
Products of agriculture, forest and horticulture and grains that are not included in other classes, fresh vegetables and fruits, live animals, seeds, plants and flowers (natural), the food product for animals are included in this class.
This class includes mineral and aerated water. Further, all kinds of non-alcoholic drinks and beers, fruit juices and drinks, syrups and preparation for beverages are included in this class.
It includes all Alcoholic drinks (except beers).
It includes the various products like Smoking articles, Tobacco, and matches.
Classes containing trademark Services
The activities related to Business Management, advertising, business administration and other office functions are included here.
It includes all the services related to financial affairs, Insurance, Monetary affairs and real estate affairs.
It includes Repair, Building construction, Installation Services.
This class includes the services of telecommunications.
This class includes the services of packaging and storage of goods and also transportation of goods.
This class includes activities related to the treatment of Materials.
The services like providing training, Entertainment, sports, Education and other cultural activities are included here.
This class includes the technological and scientific services, industrial analysis and research services. Further, it includes the services of the development of computer hardware and software and their designing.
Services related to providing drinks and food or temporary accommodation is included here.
Any kind of Medical services (including Veterinary, hygienic and beauty services) both for humans and animals, horticulture, agriculture and forest services are included in this class.
Legal and security services are included here. Also, the personal and social services are also included here.
The applicant has an option of either selecting the multiple classes out of the above classes or just make an single application for multiple classes. However, the loss of making a single application for multiple classes is that in case the brand name is objected in one class the process will be withhold for all the other classes too. Thus it is preferable to make multiple applications only. Making the application in multiple classes makes the procedure of trademark registration in India much easy and quicker.