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Brief classification of Trademark Class 1 to 5

Narendra Kumar

| Updated: Nov 16, 2018 | Category: IP Rights, Trademark Registration

Trademark classes detail

List of Trademark class- A brief classification of Trademark class defines the object and the properties and the nature of the business that is proposing to commence. So, in this article, we will give you a brief classification of trademark class from 1 to 5.

As we all know, a trademark is a sign, symbol or mark used to differentiate between the goods sold by two or more market competitor or manufacturer. Once you get the trademark registration, you are the owner of the mark and have the right to protect the trademark. The manufacturers of the goods or services are apportioned into different classes and each class requires a different trademark registration. There are around 80000 classifications of goods and services.

How Classification of trademark helps?

The class and the description of goods or services helps the trademark office or to the layman to identify similar marks that have been registered. Although they are hard to understand and need a lot of research to identify under which class you fall. It is very important to get the trademark registration for your company as early as you think to start a company. You can apply for the trademark when you go for the company registration.

Forex- cosmetics and cleansers are both in class 2, but it’s unlikely that anyone would think that false eyelashes and toilet bowl cleaner came from the same source. Furthermore, product or services from different categories may be given a blur vision like potato chips in class 29 might be confused with cereal-based snack food in class 30.

Now, before going down the road to see the classification, meaning and importance of trademark class let us find where this trademark class comes into the picture.So, when we go for trademark registration, we go through the following procedure –

  1. File the trademark form
  2. Trademark search
  3. Finalization of Trademark class
  4. Trademark Application filling

Therefore, the above-said list lifts the curtain from the trademark class. The finalization of the trademark class is one of the most important and tough steps which a person can come across while filing for trademark registration. So, we at Enterslice help to finalize it for you in a very simple and an easy way.

What is Trademark class?

A trademark class helps to group the goods and services that are deemed to be within the same areas of the trade and also helps in traceability and uniformity at the international level.

Brief Classification of Trademark Class

The trademark should be filed in one or more of the 45 classes. There are 45 classes covering 80000 goods and services in it. The broad classification of the goods and services in the trademark classes are as follows-

  • Classes for goods

The classification of goods under trademark class comes from class 1 to class 34.

  • Classes for services

The classification of services under trademark class comes from class 35 to class 45

So, coming to the main topic let us discuss the following Trademark class from 1 to 5-

Trademark Class 1

Class 1 includes chemical products that are used in industry, science, agriculture, photography, horticulture, forestry, unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics, manures, fire extinguishing compositions, tempering and soldering preparations, a chemical substance for preserving foodstuffs, tanning substances, the adhesive used in industry.

It also includes those which are used in making of the products belonging to other classes. The class includes in particular, compost, salt for preserving other than for foodstuffs and certain additives for the food industry.

However, the following are the items that Trademark class 1 does not include-

  • Raw natural resins (Class2),
  • Chemical products that are used in medical science (class 5),
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Preparation for destroying vermin( Class 5)
  • Adhesives for stationery or household purpose (Class 16)
  • Salt for preserving foodstuff (class 30)
  • Straw mulch (class 31)

Hence, for a complete list of Trademark Class 1 kindly contact us or go to the government official website at https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx

Trademark Class 2

Trademark class 2 includes the paints, lacquers, preservatives, varnishes against rust and against deterioration of wood, mordants, colorants, raw natural resins, metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printer and artists.

However, the following are the items that trademark class 2 includes mainly paints, colorants, dyestuff for clothing, foodstuff and beverages and does not include-

  • Unprocessed artificial resins
  • Laundry blueing
  • Cosmetic dyes
  • Paint boxes
  • Insulating paints and varnishes

Hence, for a complete list of Trademark Class 2 kindly contact us or go to the government official website at https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx

Trademark Class 3

Trademark class 3 includes the following bleaching preparations, soaps, cleaning, polishing, scouring, abrasive preparations and other substance like perfumery, essentials oils, cosmetics, hair lotions and dentifrices.

However, the following are the items that trademark class 3 does not include –

  • Chemical chimney cleaners
  • Degreasing preparations for the use at the time of the manufacturing process
  • Deodorants other than for the personal use
  • Sharpening stones and grindstones

Hence, for a complete list of Trademark Class 3 kindly contact us or go to the government official website at https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx

Trademark class 4

The trademark class 4 includes the following oils and greases, fuels and illuminants, lubricant, dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels, candles, and wicks for lighting.

However, the following are the items that trademark class 4 doesn’t include –

  • Special industrial grease and oils.

Hence, for a complete list of Trademark Class 4 kindly contact us or go to the government official website at https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx

Trademark Class 5

The Trademark class 5 includes the pharmaceuticals and veterinary preparations, dietetic substances used for medical purpose, sanitary preparation, food for babies, plasters, and materials for dressing, material for stopping teeth, dental wax, disinfectants, preparations for destroying vermin’s, fungicides and herbicides.

However, the following are the items that trademark class 5 does not include-

  • Sanitary preparation for toiletries
  • Deodorants for personal use
  • Supportive bandages

Hence, for a complete list of Trademark Class 5 kindly contact us or go to the government official website at https://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx.

Why Trademark class is important?

The Trademark classification serves two major functions –

  • First, it provides a roadmap to the new businesses or existing business owner who intends to register their trademark for registering their goods or services.
  • Second, it helps in recognizing potential trademark from infringement.
  • It provides transparency and uniformity at a worldwide level
  • Traceability and easy finding through trademark finder
  • Easy accessibility to the running application which is pending for approval.

The Trademark registry cannot register a trademark which creates confusion or appears as similar to any lasting trademark. For exit is possible for Dove® Soap and Dove® chocolate to get the trademark since they are unrelated. So to make it clear for trademark registry or the trademark applicant the trademark class has been introduced.

Narendra Kumar

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