Trademark

How should corporates select classes for trademark registration?

As the knowledge of trademark becomes popularized in society, more people understand the importance of intellectual property. Trademark is used to differentiate the brand or service of a business from the others. Registered trademark can build up reputation for and shape image of the brand.

How should corporates select classes for trademark registration? Many corporates face difficulties in choosing classes when making trademark registration. When you want to register a trademark, you must select the class of trademark reasonably in order to effectively protect the right of using the trademark. We would introduce you below some examples of the popular industries.

  1. Internet industry:

Class 9: Computer and software products and electrical and scientific products

Class 35: Retail and online advertisement service etc

Class 42: Website and search engine service etc

Class 38: Telecommunication, chatroom and communication service etc

  1. Cosmetic industry:

Class 3: Cosmetics, cleaning products and essential oil etc

Class 10: Medical instrument products and massage apparatuses etc

Class 21: Cosmetic products

Class 35: Import and export retail services, agency, enfranchisement and advertisement etc

  1. Food industry

Class 29: Preserved food, fish products, nuts, taofu products and edible oil etc

Class 30: Condiment, pastry and convenience food etc

Class 31: Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and live animals etc.

Class 32: Beers; mineral and aerated water and other nonalcoholic drinks etc

Class 33: White wine, red wine, sparkling wine, Brandy and other alcoholic beverages etc

Class 35: Import and export retail services, agency, enfranchisement and advertisement etc

  1. Garment industry:

Class 25: Clothing

Class 18: Leather products and leather bags

Class 35: Retail services

Class 10: Corsets and shapewears

  1. Electronic industry:

Class 9: Audiovisual parts of 3C products, measuring instruments, data analysis instruments, message analysis instruments, electronic switches, remote controls, fire alarms and chargers etc

Class 11: Light, kitchen appliances, refrigerators, warmers and sanitary apparatuses etc

Class 7: different types of electronic machines (eg soy makers, washing machines, electronic appliances for kitchen and electronic industrial instruments etc)

As seen from the above, no matter industry you are in, you must select classes during trademark registration. Those classes are for more protection of your trademark. When registering for trademark, selecting appropriate classes can reduce your budget and get a more comprehensive protection for your trademark.

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