The new Trade Marks, 1999 and the Trade Marks Rules, 2002 of India, are in close conformity and consistency with most of the globally recognized and influential trademark conventions and treaties, to promote worldwide business and trade.
In India, there are 34 classes for goods and 11 for services.
Trademark Classification of Goods
Class 1.- Chemicals
Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesive used in industry.
Class 2.- Paints
Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists.
Class 3.- Cosmetics & cleaning preparations
Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions, dentifrices.
Class 4.- Oil & Lubricants
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels- including motor spirit and illuminants; candles, wicks.
Class 5.- Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; materials for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparation for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
Class 6.- Metal Goods
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; ores.
Class 7.- Machinery
Machines and machine tools; motors and engines- except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components- except for land vehicles; agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.
Class 8.- Hand Tools
Hand tools and implements- hand-operated; cutlery; side arms; razors.
Class 9.- Scientific & Electrical Equipment, Computers
Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring,
signalling, 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, data processing equipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus.
Class 10.- Medical Equipment
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials.
Class 11.- Lighting Equipment
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.
Class 13.- Firearms
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fire works.
Class 14.- Jewellery
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments.
Class 15.- Musical Instruments
Class 16.- Stationery & Printed Matter
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites- except furniture; instructional and teaching material- except apparatus; plastic materials for packaging- not included in other classes; playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks.
Class 17.- Rubber Goods & Flexible Pipes
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; flexible pipes, not of metal.
Class 18.- Leather Goods
Leather and imitations of leather, and goods 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.- Non-Metallic Building Materials & Rigid Pipes
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 & related goods
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 Items
Household or kitchen utensils and containers(not of precious metal or coated therewith; combs and sponges; brushes(except paints brushes; brush making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass- except glass used in building; glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.
Class 22.- Ropes & related items
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 fibrous textile materials.
Class 23.- Yarns & Threads
Yarns and threads, for textile use.
Class 24.- Textiles (Fabrics)
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Class 25.- Garments & Footwear Clothing, footwear, headgear. Class 26.- Fancy Goods
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
Class 27.- Floor coverings
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings- non-textile.
Class 28.- Toys & Sporting Articles
Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
Class 29.- Meats & Processed Foods
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
Class 30.- Tea, Coffee & cereals preparations
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.- Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables & 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.- Light Beverages
Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Class 33.- Wine and spirits
Alcoholic beverages- except beers.
Class 34.- Smokers’ articles
Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches.
Trademark Classification of Services
Class 35.- Advertising, business, retailing and online services
Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
Class 36.- Real estate, insurance and financial
Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Class 37.- Building construction and repair
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38.- Broadcasting and telecommunications
Class 39.- Transportation & Travels
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Class 40.- Treatment of Materials
Treatment of materials.
Class 41.- Education & Entertainment
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Class 42.- Design & Development Of Software & Hardware
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.- Restaurants & Hotel
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Class 44.- Medical, Beauty & Agricultural
Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
Class 45.- Legal, Social & Security Services
Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.