Does Class 9 cover mobile apps and SaaS websites?

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Written by Igor Demcak

Founder & Trademark Attorney

Class 9 covers mobile apps as they are downloadable products, but to protect a SaaS website, Class 42 would be more fitting.

'SaaS' stands for 'Software as a Service', with 'service' being the word for what the business offers. While Class 9 belongs to the goods classes, Class 42 is a service class, which makes it a better fit.

When filing your application, you are free to choose Class 9 only; however, that would offer only limited legal protection to your business.

If you need help with selecting the right classes, you can try our Class Assist tool. You can also fill out our form for a free lawyer's check, and our lawyers will prepare a list of recommended classes for you.

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