Selecting the relevant classes of goods and/or services when filing to register your trademark is a crucial yet complex and often confusing step that can have significant implications for the protection of your brand. All goods and services are divided into a system broken down into 45 different classes. Classes 1-34 are for goods and classes 35-45 are for services.
Incorrect classification is also one of the most common mistakes people make when applying for a trademark. If you misclassify your goods and services, you could end up without the protection you need in your industry. In order to make the process easier, we created a user-friendly Industry Selector to help you choose relevant trademark classes for your brand.
Here is how you can use it choose your trademark classes:
You choose a relevant industry for your business, for example, fashion industry.
Based on your industry choice, you can then pick a more specific sector, for example, clothing apparel
Based on these two selections you will be presented with a class that covers your goods and services
Choosing correct classes of goods and services to trademark is essential to get full trademark protection for your business. A qualified trademark professional can help guide you through the process to ensure your trademark application includes all necessary classes for successful registration.
Things to keep in mind
You should choose goods and services that you wish to use the trademark for today, or that you plan to use it for in the near future.
You pay an extra fee for each class you add to your application.
It is not possible to add goods or a service after you have sent in the application.
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