tm logo

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose the proper classification of goods and services for my trademark?

When you file to register a trademarkwith the United States Trademark Office, you must select the kinds of goods orservices on which you trademark will be affixed.  There are 45 separate classifications.  Descriptions of what types of uses fall ineach class are described below.  Whilethis process can be confusing, when you request to register your trademarkthrough Trademarkia, an attorney representing you can help you navigate theprocess. Clickhere to get started in applying for your trademarkthrough Trademarkia.


Class 1(Chemicals): Chemicals used in industry, scienceand photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry;unprocessed artificial resins; unprocessed plastics; manures; fireextinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substancesfor preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.

Class 2 (Paints):Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and againstdeterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foiland powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

Class 3(Cosmetics and cleaning preparations): Bleachingpreparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing,scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics,hair lotions; dentifrices.

Class 4(Lubricants and fuels): Industrial oils and greases;lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (includingmotor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.

Class 5 (Pharmaceuticals):Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medicalpurposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies;plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax;disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

Class 6 (MetalGoods): Common metals and their alloys; metalbuilding materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal forrailway tracks; nonelectric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery,small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of commonmetal not included in other classes; ores.

Class 7(Machinery): Machines and machine tools; motors andengines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmissioncomponents (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other thanhand-operated; incubators for eggs.

Class 8 (Handtools): Hand tools and implements(hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.

Class 9(Electrical and scientific apparatus): Scientific,nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing,measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teachingapparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching,transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatusfor recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic datacarriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coinoperated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processingequipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10(Medical apparatus): Surgical, medical, dental, andveterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth;orthopedic articles; suture materials.

Class 11(Environmental control apparatus): Apparatus forlighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying,ventilating, water supply, and sanitary purposes.

Class 12(Vehicles): Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion byland, air, or water.

Class 13(Firearms): Firearms; ammunition and projectiles;explosives; fireworks.

Class 14(Jewelry): Precious metals and their alloys andgoods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes;jewelry, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

Class 15(Musical Instruments): Musical instruments.

Class 16 (Papergoods and printed matter): Paper,cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes;printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives forstationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes;typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional andteaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (notincluded in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.

Class 17 (Rubbergoods): Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos,mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes;plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping andinsulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.

Class 18(Leather goods): Leather and imitations of leather, andgoods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins,hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks;whips, harness and saddlery.

Class 19(Nonmetallic building materials): Buildingmaterials (non-metallic); nonmetallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitchand bitumen; nonmetallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.

Class 20(Furniture and articles not otherwise classified):Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) ofwood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber,mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or ofplastics.

Class 21(Housewares and glass): Household or kitchen utensilsand containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-makingmaterials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel-wool; unworked or semi-workedglass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware notincluded in other classes.

Class 22(Cordage and fibers): Ropes, string, nets, tents,awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes);padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibroustextile materials.

Class 23 (Yarnsand threads): Yarns and threads, for textile use.

Class 24(Fabrics): Textiles and textile goods, notincluded in other classes; beds and table covers.

Class 25(Clothing): Clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 26 (Fancygoods): Lace and embroidery, ribbons andbraid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

Class 27 (Floorcoverings): Carpets, rugs, mats and matting,linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile).

Class 28 (Toysand sporting goods): Games and playthings; gymnasticand sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmastrees.

Class 29 (Meatsand processed foods): Meat, fish, poultry and game;meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables;jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

Class 30 (Staplefoods): Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice,tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals,bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder;salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.

Class 31(Natural agricultural products): Agricultural,horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes;live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers;foodstuffs for animals; malt.

Class 32 (Lightbeverages): Beers; mineral and aerated waters andother nonalcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and otherpreparations for making beverages.

Class 33 (Wineand spirits): Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

Class 34 (Smokers’articles): Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.


Class 35(Advertising and business): Advertising;business management; business administration; office functions.

Class 36(Insurance and financial): Insurance;financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

Class 37(Building construction and repair): Buildingconstruction; repair; installation services.

Class 38(Telecommunications): Telecommunications.

Class 39(Transportation and storage): Transport;packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement

Class 40(Treatment of materials): Treatment ofmaterials.

Class 41(Education and entertainment): Education;providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

Class 42(Computer and scientific): Scientific andtechnological services and research and design relating thereto; industrialanalysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware andsoftware.

Class 43 (Hotelsand restaurants): Services for providing food and drink;temporary accommodations.

Class 44(Medical, beauty & agricultural): Medicalservices; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings oranimals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

Class 45 (Personal):Legal services; security services for the protection of property andindividuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needsof individuals.

Ask us a question

Post us your question and we will get back to you

Need a quick help?

Schedule a call with our attorneys to resolve your queries