An Application to register a Trade Mark must specify the goods and services on which the Mark is used or proposed to be used. All goods and services fall into 45 categories or classes.
Trademark act, 1999, rule 2002.
The fourth schedule classification of goods 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 product used in industry, Science, Photography, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Manures (Natural and Artificial), fore extinguishing compositions, tampering substances and chemical preparations for soldering, chemical substances for preserving food stuffs, tanning substances adhesive substances used in industry.
Class – 2: Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood, colouring matters dyestuffs, mordants, resins, metals in foil and powder form for painters and decorators.
Class – 3: Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use, cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations, soaps, perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions, dentifrices, soap nut powder.
Class – 4: Industries oils and greases (other than edible oils and facts and essential oils), lubricants, dust , laying and absorbing compositions, fuels, (including motor spirit ) and illuminants, candles, tapers , night lights and wicks.
Class – 5: Pharmaceutical, veterinary, and sanitary substances, infants and invalid foods, plasters, materials for bandaging, materials for stopping teeth, dental wax, disinfectants, preparations for killing weeds and destroying vermin, pesticides.
Class – 6: Unwrought and partly wrought common metals and their alloys anchors anvils, bells rolled and cast building materials, rails and other metallic materials for railway track, chains (except driving chains for vehicles, cables and wires (non- electric), locksmiths work, metallic pipes and tubes safes and cash boxes, steel balls, horse shoes, nails and screws, other goods in non-precious metal not included in other classes, ores.
Class – 7: Machines and machine tools, motors (except for vehicles), machine coupling and belting (except for vehicles) large size agricultural implements incubators.
Class – 8: Hand tools and instruments, cutlery, forks and spoons, side arms.
Class – 9: Scientific, nautical, surveying and electrical apparatus and instruments (including, wireless), Photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (super vision) lifesaving and teaching apparatus and instruments, coil or counter freed apparatus, talking machines, cash registers, calculating machines, fire – extinguishing apparatus.
Class – 10: Surgical medical, dental and veterinary instruments and apparatus including artificial limbs, eyes and teeth)
Class – 11: Installations 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, explosive substances, fire-works.
Class – 14: Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated their with (except cutlery, forks and spoons) jewelry, precious stones, horological and other chronometric instruments.
Class – 15: Musical instruments (other than talking machines and wireless apparatus.
Class – 16: Paper and paper articles, cardboards, and cardboard articles printed matter, newspapers and periodicals, books and book binding materials, articles Photographs stationery, adhesive materials(stationery) artists materials, paint brushes, type writers and office requisites, (other than furniture), instructional and teaching material(other than apparatus) playing cards (printers)type and clitches(stereotype)
Class – 17: Gutta percha, India rubber, balata and substitutes articles made from, these substances and not included in other classes, material for packing. Stopping or insulating, asbestos, mica and their products, hose pipes (non-metallic.,) plastics in the form of sheets, blocks , rods and tubes being for use in manufactures.
Class – 18: Leather and imitations of leather and articles made form these materials and not included in other classes, skins, hides, trunks and traveling bags, umbrella, parasols and walking sticks, whips, harness and saddlery.
Class – 19: Building materials, natural and artificial stone cement, lime, mortar, plaster and gravel pipes of earthen ware of cement, road making materials, asphalt, pitch and bitumen, portable buildings, stone monuments, chimney pots.
Class – 20: Furniture, mirrors, picture frames, articles (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reeds, cane mother-of-pearl, meerschaum, celluloid and substitutes for all these materials.
Class – 21: Small domestic utensils and containers (not of precious metal nor coated therewith, combs and sponges, brushes (other than paint brushes), brush –making materials, instruments and material for cleaning purposes steel-wool, glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.
Class – 22: Ropes, strings, nets, tents, awning, tarpaulins, sails, sacks, padding and stuffing materials (hair, capo, feather, seaweed etc) raw fibrous textile materials.
Class – 23: Yarns , threads.
Class – 24: Tissues(piece goods) bed and table-covers, textile articles not included in other classes.
Class – 25: Clothing including boots, shoes and slippers.
Class – 26: Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid, buttons, press buttons , hooks and eyes, pins and needles, artificial flowers.
Class – 27: Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleums and other materials for covering floors, wall hanging (non textiles.)
Class – 28: Games and plaything , gymnastic and sporting articles(except clothing), ornaments and decorations for Christmas trees.
Class – 29: Meat, Fish poultry and game, meat extracts, preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, eggs , milk and other dairy products, edible oils and fats , preserves, pickles.
Class – 30: Coffee, Tea , Cocoa, Sugar, Rice, Tapioca, Sago, Coffee Substitutes, Flour And Preparations Made From Cereals, Bread, Biscuits, Cakes, Pastry And Confectionery, Ices, Honey, Treacle, Yeast, Baking Powder, Salt, Mustard, Pepper, Vinegar, Sauce, Spices, Ice, Tamarind.
Class – 31: Agricultural, Horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes, living animals, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, live plants and flowers, foodstuffs for animals, malt, betel nut powder.
Class – 32: Beer, ale and porter, mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks, syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Class – 33: Wines, sprits and liquors.
Class – 34: Tobacco, raw or manufactured: smoker’s 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, Repairs, installation Services.
Class – 38: Telecommunications.
Class – 39: Transport, Packaging and Storage of Goods, Travel Arrangement.
Class – 40: Treatment of Materials
Class – 41: Educations, Providing of Training, Entertainment, sporting And cultural Activities.
Class – 42: Providing of Food and Drink, temporary Accommodation, Medical Hygiene and beauty Care, Veterinary and Agricultural Services legal Services, Scientific and Industrial Research Computer Programming, Services that cannot be classified in other Classes.
An application is lodged with the Trade Marks Office. An application is lodged in one or more classes that cover specific goods or services. A single application may be lodged in one or more of the 42 classes of goods and services.
The application is examined in due course and, provided that the mark is acceptable, it proceeds to registration. The registration is effective as of the original date of application. A registration can be maintained indefinitely, provided that the necessary renewal fees are paid.
How do you obtain Trade Mark registration in overseas countries?
There is no single application that provides world-wide protection. Applications are lodged on a country by country basis or via a selection of countries in an International application (Madrid Protocol).
Trade mark searches should be conducted as early as possible in countries of interest to ensure that your proposed mark stands a good chance of being accepted.