Classification of goods and services

What is Classification of goods and services?

When you file an application for registration of a trademark you need to mention the list of goods/services for which you intend to use the trademark. India follows an international system of classification of goods and services called the “Nice Classification” according to which the goods and services are categorized into 45 classes, with goods covered in classes 1 to 34 and services covered under classes 35 to 45.

If the trademark is AMUL the goods in which it is used are “cheeses” and the class will be “29”. Likewise if the trademark is EXPEDIA the services for which it is used are “Online reservations and information regarding travel etc” and the class will be 39.

If you do not know which class or classes your goods or services falls in, please use the Classification search tool euroclass or the classification of goods and services list as published by the Indian trademark office.

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