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Classifications For Goods- Trade Marks


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4 December 2009

By Ben Evans

Trade marks are split into 45 different classes, when you file a trade mark application you have to list the goods / services which you intend to use the mark for.

Goods are in classes 1 to 34 and services are in classes 35 to 45. Each class includes thousands of different goods / services, the classes merely give a general idea as to which class to put a mark in. Within your application you will (or your lawyer) will draft an appropriate specification within the appropriate class or classes.

Class 1 - Chemicals and chemical substances;

Class 2 - Paint application products;

Class 3 - Cleaning materials and substances;

Class 4 - Oils, greases, fuels;

Class 5 - Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations;

Class 6 - Metals;

Class 7 - Machines;

Class 8 - Tools;

Class 9 - Instruments;

Class 10 - Medical apparatus;

Class 11 - Lighting and heating devices;

Class 12 - Vehicles;

Class 13 - Firearms and explosives;

Class 14 - Jewellery;

Class 15 - Musical instruments;

Class 16 - Paper and paper goods;

Class 17 - Rubber and pre-manufacture plastics;

Class 18 - Leather and fur and imitation, bags, and goods from animals;

Class 19 - Non-metallic building materials;

Class 20 - Home contents and articles made of natural materials or plastic not covered elsewhere;

Class 21 - Household devices, articles made of glass and fired materials not covered elsewhere;

Class 22 - Ropemaker goods;

Class 23 - Yarns and threads for textile ;

Class 24 - Bedclothes and textiles;

Class 25 - Clothing, footwear, headgear;

Class 26 - Harberdashery;

Class 27 - Wall and floor coverings;

Class 28 - Games, playthings;

Class 29 - Foods;

Class 30 - Accompaniments inc honey, prepared meals;

Class 31 - Agricultural production and foodstuffs for animals;

Class 32 - Low to non-alcoholic beverages;

Class 33 - Alcoholic beverages;

Class 34 - Smoker products.

Please note that the above items are just to give you a flavour of the types of goods to be found in each class and is by no means an exhaustive list.

Ben Evans is a trainee solicitor specialising in intellectual property and information technology law.

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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.

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