Choose the Right Classification for Trademark Registration in 2020

Classification for Trademark Registration

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?

In Classification of trademark, 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.

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