When you prepare to apply for the registration of your trademark, you will need to designate the international class number(s) for your trademark that is/are appropriate for the identified goods and/or services. Here we will share the list of the 45 international trademark classes, with a short description of each class, from which you will need to choose.
The goods and service of the international trademark classes are divided into two groups for your convenience in finding your international trademark class. International trademark classes 1 through 34 all cover goods/products, and international trademark classes 35 through 45 cover services. Thus, if your trademark is representing a product that you are selling you will find the appropriate designation under trademark classes 1-34. However, if your trademark represents the sale of services, then you will find the appropriate designation in international trademark classes 35-45.
CLASS 1 – CHEMICALS
This class is used for chemicals that are used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. This class includes ingredients for use in the manufacture of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, unprocessed plastics; fire extinguishing and fire prevention compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; substances for tanning animal skins and hides; adhesives for use in industry; putties and other paste fillers; compost, manures, fertilizers; bilogical preparations for use in industry and science.
CLASS 2- Paints
This class includes paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants, dyes; inks for printing, marking and engraving; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art.
CLASS 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preparations
Non medicated cosmetics and toiletry preparations; non-medicated dentifrices; perfumery, essential oils; bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations. This class includes, deodorant, room fragrances and nail art.
CLASS 4- Lubricants and fuels
Industrial oils and greases, wax; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.
CLASS 5- Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
CLASS 6- Metal Goods
Common metals and their alloys, ores; metal materials for building and construction; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; small items of metal hardware; metal containers for storage or transport; safes.
CLASS 7- Machinery
Machines, machine tools, power-operated tools; motors and engines, except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components, except for land vehicles; agricultural implements, other than hand-operated hand tools; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines.
CLASS 8- Hand Tools
Hand tools and implements for performing tasks such as drilling, shopping, cutting and piercing, hand-operated tools; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors.
Class 9- Electrical and scientific apparatus
Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus.
Class 10- Medical apparatus
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials; therapeutic and assistive devices adapted for the disabled; massage apparatus; apparatus, devices and articles for nursing infants; sexual activity apparatus, devices and articles.
Class 11- Environmental control apparatus
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Class 12- Vehicles
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water. This class includes mainly vehicles and apparatus for the transport of people or goods by land, air or water.
Class 13- Firearms
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Class 14- Jewelry
Precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.
Class 15- Musical instruments
Class 16- Paper goods and printed matter
Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers’ type, printing blocks.
Class 17- Rubber goods
Unprocessed and semi-processed rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and substitutes for all these materials; plastics and resins in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, tubes and hoses, not of metal.
Class 18- Leather goods
Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins and hides; luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery; collars, leashes and clothing for animals.
Class 19- Non-metallic building materials
Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Class 20- Furniture and articles not otherwise classified
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; containers, not of metal, for storage or transport; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber.Explanatory Note
Class 21- Housewares and glass
Household or kitchen utensils and containers; cookware and tableware, except forks, knives and spoons; combs and sponges; brushes, except paintbrushes; brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass, except building glass; glassware, porcelain and earthenware.
Class 22- Cordage and fibers
Ropes and string; nets; tents and tarpaulins; awnings of textile or synthetic materials; sails; sacks for the transport and storage of materials in bulk; padding, cushioning and stuffing materials, except of paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes therefor.
Class 23-Yarns and threads
Yarns and threads, for textile use.
Textiles and substitutes for textiles; household linen; curtains of textile or plastic.
Class 25- Clothing
Clothing, footwear, headgear.
Class 26-Fancy goods
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers; hair decorations; false hair.
CLASS 27-Floor coverings
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
Class 28-Toys and sporting goods
Games, toys and playthings; video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees.
Class 29-Meats and 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; oils and fats for food.
Class 30- Staple foods
Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastries and confectionery; edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice (frozen water).
Class 31- Natural agricultural products
Raw and unprocessed agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural and forestry products; raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs; natural plants and flowers; bulbs, seedlings and seeds for planting; live animals; foodstuffs and beverages for animals; malt.
Class 32- Light beverages
Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Class 33- Wines and 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
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 39- Transportation and storage
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Class 40- Treatment of materials
Treatment of materials.
Class 41-Education and entertainment
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Class 42-Computer and scientific
Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Class 43- Hotels and restaurants
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Class 44-Medical, beauty and agricultural
Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
Class 45- Personal and legal
Legal services; security services for the physical protection of tangible property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.