Under the Indian Trademark Act, 1999 there are 45 different classes under which the applicant can file an application for trademark registration. Different business activity falls under a different class. There is also a bifurcation between goods and service activities, different goods/ service related business falls under a different class. There are a total of 45 different classes in the trademark category. The trademark class is divided into two different categories one is Goods activity class which falls under 1 – 34 classes and the second one is the Service activity class which is covered for 35 – 45 classes. Every class having a different description of the business activity. The applicant can file a trademark application either in any one class or more than one class as per requirement of his business. Let’s take a brief look at different classes of a trademark:




Class 1

Chemicals; Unprocessed plastics; Compost; Fertilizers; Fire Extinguishers; etc

Class 2

Paints; Varnishes; Colorants; Dyes; Ink for painting; Raw natural resins; Preservatives against rust; etc

Class 3

Non-medicated cosmetics; Perfumes; Essential oils; Bleaching preparations; other laundry use substances; etc

Class 4

Industrial Oils; Grease; Dust absorbing; Fuels; Candles and wicks for lighting; etc

Class 5

Pharmaceuticals products; Sanitary preparations; Dietary supplements; Medical products; Plasters; etc

Class 6

Metals for building and constructions; Non-electric cables and wires; Small metal hardware; Safes; etc

Class 7

Machine; Machine tools; Motor; Engine except for land vehicles; Agriculture implements; AVM; etc

Class 8

Hand tools and implements, hand operated; Cutlery; Sidearms, except firearms; Razors

Class 9

Compact disc, DVDs; Calculating machines; Photographic instruments; Computers; Computer software; etc

Class 10

Surgical, medical instruments; Artifical limbs, eye, teeth; Massage apparatus; Sexual activities device; etc

Class 11

Apparatus for lighting, heating, water supply, cooking, drying, sanitary purposes; etc

Class 12

Vehicles; Apparatus for locomotion by land, water, and air

Class 13

Firearms; Ammunition and projectiles; Explosives; Fireworks

Class 14

Jewellery; Precious metals; Semi-precious metal; Horological and Chronometric instruments

Class 15

All musical instruments

Class 16

Stationery equipment; Office requisites except for furniture; Drawing materials; Teaching materials; etc

Class 17

Rubber; Gum; Mica; Packing, insulating materials; Flexible pipes, tubes, and hoses not of metals; etc

Class 18

Leather and imitation of leathers; Animal skins; Umbrella; Walking sticks; Wipes; Luggage; Clothing for animals; etc

Class 19

Building materials [non-metalic]; Monuments, not of metal; Non-metallic rigid pipes; Pitch, bitumen; etc

Class 20

Furniture; Containers not of metal; Unworked or semi-worked bones, horn, whalebone or mother-in-pearls; Shells; etc

Class 21

Household or kitchen utensils; Cookware or tableware except for fork, knife, spoons; Glass except building glass; Articles for cleaning purpose; Brushes except for paintbrush; etc

Class 22

Ropes, nets, strings, Raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes thereof; Tents and tarpaulins; Sails; Synthetic material; etc

Class 23

Yarn and threads, for textile use

Class 24

Textiles and substitutes for textiles; Household linen; Curtains of textile or plastics

Class 25

Clothes; Footwears; Headgears

Class 26

Lace and embroidery; Buttons, hooks and eyes, Pins and needles, Artifical flowers; Ribbon and braid; False Hairs; Hair decorations

Class 27

Carpets, Rug, Mats, linoleum and other material for covering existing floors; Wall hangings [non-metalic]

Class 28

Games, toys and playthings, Video games apparatus; Gymnastic and sporting articles; Decorations for Christmas Trees

Class 29

Meat, fish, poultry, and game; Eggs, Milk and Milk products, Frozen, dried, cooked fruits and vegetables; Oil, Jellies, Jam, etc

Class 30

Coffee, tea, rice, cocoa, flour, salt, mustard, spices, vinegar, sauces, Ice, yeast, bread, pastries, confectionery, sugar, honey, etc

Class 31

Raw and unprocessed agricultural, forestry products; Seeds and grains; Fresh fruits and vegetables; Flowers and plants; Blub; etc

Class 32

Beers; Aerated water and other non-alcoholic beverages; Fruit juice; Syrups; and other preparation for making beverages; etc

Class 33

Alcoholic beverages [except beers]

Class 34

Tobacco; Smoker articles; Matches


Class 35Advertising; Business management; Business administration; Office functions
Class 36Insurance; Financial affairs; Monetary affairs; Real Estate affairs
Class 37Building constructions; Repair; Installation services
Class 38Telecommunications
Class 39Transport; Packaging and storage of goods; Travel arrangement
Class 40Treatment of materials
Class 41Education; Providing of training; Entertainment; Sporting and cultural activities
Class 42Scientific and technological services; Research Services; Design and development of computer hardware and software; etc
Class 43Services for providing food and drink; Temporary accommodation
Class 44Medical services; Veterinary Services; Hygienic and beauty care of human and animals; Agriculture, horticulture, and forestry services
Class 45Legal services; Security services for the physical protection of tangible property and individuals; Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individual

It is very important to select the correct class of trademark for filing application otherwise govt will reject the application. Take proper care and guidance from the professionals while choosing the right class for the business activity. You can register your trademark at the best price from as there professional fees is just Rs 999/- for filing the trademark application.

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