What Are Trademark Classifications?

Trademark classifications are used by the USPTO to divide goods and services into different classes.

The Different Trademark Classifications

Class 1

Chemicals used in industry, science, and photography as well as in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins and unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; and adhesives used in industry.

Class 2

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers, and arts.

Class 3

Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use: cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; and dentifrices.

Class 4

Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor and illuminants); and candles and wicks.

Class 5

Pharmaceutical, veterinary, and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use and food for babies; plasters, and materials for dressings; material for finishing teeth and dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; and fungicides and herbicides.

Class 6

Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; and ores.

Class 7

Machines and machine tools; motors (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and belting (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements; and incubators for eggs.

Class 8

Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery, forks, and spoons; side arms; and razors.

Class 9

Computers, their peripherals, software, scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, weighing, measuring, photographic, cinematographic, optical, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines and data processing equipment; and fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10

Surgical, medical, dental, and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth; orthopedic articles; and suture materials.

Class 11

Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply, and sanitary purposes.

Class 12

Vehicles and apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.

Class 13

Firearms, ammunition and projectiles, explosives, and fireworks.

Class 14

Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; and hierological and chronometric instruments.

Class 15

Musical instruments and supplies.

Class 16

Paper, cardboard, and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printer matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artistic materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisitions (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus) plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers' type; and printing blocks.

Class 17

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 and insulating materials; and flexible pipes, not metal.

Class 18

Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and traveling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; and whips, harnesses, and saddlery.

Class 19

Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; and monuments, not of metal.

Class 20

Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

Class 21

Household or kitchen utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

Class 22

Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); and raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23

Yarns and threads for textile use.

Class 24

Textiles and textile goods not included in other classes and bed and table covers.

Class 25

Clothing, footwear, and headgear.

Class 26 and Class 27

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

Class 28

Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes, and decorations for Christmas trees.

Class 29

Meat, fish, poultry, and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies and jams; eggs, milk, and milk products; edible oils and fats; salad dressings; and preserves.

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