Trademark registration is one of the most important aspects for every startup as well as for established business entities. Hence while filing for the trademark application, choosing the right class as per NICE Classification become a crucial point to add in the application.
What is NICE Classification for Trademark Registration?
The NICE Classification is established by the NICE agreement 1957 is an international classification of goods and services applied for the registration of trademarks. A new edition is published every year.
India acceded to this Agreement on September 7, 2019, and accordingly, the current version of the Nice Classification is used by the Indian trademark office for the purpose of classification of goods and services while examining a trademark application in India.
What are the consequences if the right class is not mentioned in the trademark application?
If the right class is not mentioned in the application then you may receive the notice of objection to correct your application by paying an application fee for the correction within the specified period of time.
List of goods and services under Nice classification
Under Nice classification, there are 45 classes in which 1 to 34 categories are related to goods or products, and classes 35 to 45 categories are related to services. These classes are divided into broad heading known as “Class Header” which gives the explanation of the type of goods or services included in the class. The list is as follows:
Class 1: Chemicals for use in industry
Class 2: Paints, varnishes, lacquers
Class 3: Non- medicated cosmetics and toiletry preparations
Class 4: Industrial oils and greases, wax
Class 5: Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations
Class 6: Common metals and their alloys, ores, metal materials for building construction
Class 7: Machines and machine tools
Class 8: Hand tools and implements
Class 9: Scientific, electric, photographic products
Class 10: Surgical, medical and veterinary apparatus
Class 11: Apparatus for lighting and heating
Class 12: Vehicles, apparatus for locomotion
Class 13: Firearms, ammunition, and projectiles
Class 14: Precious metals and their alloys
Class 15: Musical Instruments
Class 16: Paper, cardboard, and goods
Class 17: Rubber, gutta-percha, gum
Class 18: Leather and imitations of leather
Class 19: Building materials (non-metallic)
Class 20: Furniture, mirrors, picture frames
Class 21: Household or kitchen utensils
Class 22: Ropes, string, nets
Class 23: Yarns and threads
Class 24: Textiles and textile goods
Class 25: Clothing
Class 26: Lace and Embroidery
Class 27: Carpets, rugs, mats
Class 28: Games and playthings
Class 29: Meat, fish
Class 30: Coffee, tea
Class 31: Agricultural, horticultural and forestry
Class 32: Beers, minerals and aerated waters
Class 33: Alcoholic Beverages (except beers)
Class 34: Tobacco
Class 35: Advertising, Business management
Class 36: Insurance, financial affairs
Class 37: Building Construction
Class 38: Telecommunications
Class 39: Transport, Travel
Class 40: Treatment of materials
Class 41: Education, Training
Class 42: Scientific and technological services
Class 43: Food and drink accommodation
Class 44: Medical services
Class 45: Legal services
Hence choosing the right class includes researching your product details with the above-mentioned classes and then applying for the trademark registration. For detailed classification of your product Onfiling can help to get your trademark registered.