A Trademark is an important Intellectual property right. It identifies or distinguishes you from the others. Trademark can be a name, logo, shape, trade dress, sound and smell, basically anything which identifies the source of origin for goods or services.
Trademark may be defined as any mark which is used in relation to goods for the purpose of indicating, or so as to indicate a connection in the course of trade between goods and some person having the right as proprietor to use that mark.
The function of Registered Trademark.
The function of a registered trade mark is to give an indication to the purchaser or a possible purchaser:
a) As to the manufacture or quality of the goods.
b) Trade source from which the goods come.
c) The trade hands through which they pass on their way to the market.
Trademark search must be completed before filing a trademark registration application to find potential conflicts with existing trademark applications or registered trademarks. You can do a trademark search by providing the wordmark and the class under which the search is to be conducted.
Trademark application is made under 45 different classes as per the NICE classification for trademark. Each of the trademark class represents a distinct set of goods and services.
|Trademark Class 1||Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed plastics; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs;|
|Trademark Class 2||Paints; varnishes; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists;|
|Trademark Class 3||Bleaching preparations and substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions;|
|Trademark Class 4||Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks;|
|Trademark Class 5||Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; disinfectants; fungicides, herbicides;|
|Trademark Class 6||Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of metal not included in other classes;|
|Trademark Class 7||Machines and machine tools; machine coupling and transmission components; agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs;|
|Trademark Class 8||Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors|
|Trademark Class 9||Scientific, electric, photographical, measuring, apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; data processing equipment and computers;|
|Trademark Class 10||Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials;|
|Trademark Class 11||Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes|
|Trademark Class 12||Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water|
|Trademark Class 13||Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fire works|
|Trademark Class 14||Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals; jewellery, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments|
|Trademark Class 15||Musical instruments|
|Trademark Class 16||Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials; printed matter; stationery; brushes; typewriters and office requisites; plastic materials for packaging;|
|Trademark Class 17||Rubber, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes;|
|Trademark Class 18||Leather and imitations of leathe; animal skins, hides, trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery;|
|Trademark Class 19||Building materials, (non-metallic), non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.|
|Trademark Class 20||Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother- of-pearl, meerschaum or of plastics|
|Trademark Class 21||Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass; glassware and earthenware;|
|Trademark Class 22||Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags, padding and stuffing materials(except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials|
|Trademark Class 23||Yarns and threads, for textile use|
|Trademark Class 24||Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.|
|Trademark Class 25||Clothing, footwear, headgear|
|Trademark Class 26||Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers|
|Trademark Class 27||Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile)|
|Trademark Class 28||Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees|
|Trademark Class 29||Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats|
|Trademark Class 30||Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago; bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar; spices; ice|
|Trademark Class 31||Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt|
|Trademark Class 32||Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages|
|Trademark Class 33||Alcoholic beverages(except beers)|
|Trademark Class 34||Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches|
|Trademark Class 35||Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.|
|Trademark Class 36||Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.|
|Trademark Class 37||Building construction; repair; installation services.|
|Trademark Class 38||Telecommunications.|
|Trademark Class 39||Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.|
|Trademark Class 40||Treatment of materials.|
|Trademark Class 41||Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.|
|Trademark Class 42||Scientific, design and technological services; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.|
|Trademark Class 43||Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.|
|Trademark Class 44||Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.|
|Trademark Class 45||Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.|