There are 45 different international trademark classifications that your proposed mark will fall under. Your trademark could fall under just one class, or could fall under multiple classes. To gain the most legal protection over your trademark, the mark should be registered in each possible class that your mark falls under. It is required in a federal trademark application to specify the goods or services that will be used in commerce in connection with the trademark.
Class 1: Chemicals
Chemical products used in science, industry, and agriculture. Examples: fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; unprocessed plastics; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; adhesives used in industry; compost.
Class 2: Paints
Paints, colorants, and preparations used to protect against corrosion. Examples: paint; lacquer; varnish; preservatives to protect against rust and deterioration of wood; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form.
Class 3: Cosmetics and Cleaning Preparations
Cleaning and toilet preparations. Examples: bleaching and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring, and abrasive preparations; soap; perfume; cosmetics; hair lotions.
Class 4: Lubricants and Fuels
Industrial oils, greases, fuels, and illuminants. Examples: lubricants; wetting and binding compositions; fuels; dust absorbing; candles and wicks for lighting.
Class 5: Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals and other preparations for medical and veterinary purposes. Examples: dietetic food and substances modified for medical or veterinary use; food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; platers, materials for dressings; disinfectants; sanitary preparations for medical purposes. *This class does not typically include bandages.
Class 6: Metal Goods
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; metal materials 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); motor parts, electric cleaning machines and supporting apparatus, agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs. This class does not usually include hand tools and hand operated equipment or tools and motors for vehicles.
Class 8: Hand Tools
Hand tools and hand operated implements; cutlery; side arms; electric razors and clippers. This class does not usually include surgical cutlery, paper knives, fencing gear and weapons and machine tools.
Class 9: Electrical and Scientific Apparatus
Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), lifesaving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; 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 Apparatus
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
Class 11: Environmental Control Apparatus
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes. This class generally includes air conditioners, electric cooking utensils, electric blankets, hot water bottles and other heated products not used for medical purposes.
Class 12: Vehicles
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
Class 13: Firearms
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; pyrotechnical products and fireworks. This class does not usually include matches.
Class 14: Jewelry
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; chronometric instruments. This class generally does not include cutlery.
Class 15: Musical Instruments
Musical instruments including mechanical pianos and accessories; music boxes, and electrical musical instruments. This class does not generally include recording equipment and devices for music transmission and reproduction.
Class 16: Paper Goods and 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); printers’ type; printing blocks.
Class 17: Rubber Goods
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 travel bags; umbrellas and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddles. This class usually does not include leather clothing, footwear and hats.
Class 19: Nonmetallic Building Materials
Building materials (nonmetallic); nonmetallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; nonmetallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal; veneers; and building glass and glass tiles. This class generally doe not include cement preservatives and fireproofing preparations.
Class 20: Furniture
Furniture, furniture parts, 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; mattresses, spring mattresses, and pillows. This class generally does not include linen for bedding and special furniture for laboratory and medical use.
Class 21: Housewares and Glass
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; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes. This class generally does not include electric-driven kitchen appliances.
Class 22: Cordage and Fibers
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. This class generally does not include strings for musical instruments.
Class 23: Yarns and Threads
Yarns and threads for textile use.
Class 24: Fabrics
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table linens. This class generally does not include electric blankets.
Class 25: Clothing
Clothing, footwear, headgear.
Class 26: Fancy Goods
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, certain hooks and eyes, certain fasteners, pins and needles; artificial flowers. This class generally does not include yarns and threads for textile use.
Class 27: Floor Coverings
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
Class 28: Toys and Sporting Goods
Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; non-food decorations for Christmas trees. This class generally does not include clothing items for sports.
Class 29: Meats and Processed Foods
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats. This class generally does not include baby food.
Class 30: Staple Foods
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. This class generally does not include baby food and animal food.
Class 31: Natural Agricultural Products
Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; living animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt. This class generally does not include tobacco.
Class 32: Light Beverages
Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other nonalcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages. This class generally does not include milk, beverages for medical purposes, and beverages with a coffee, cocoa or chocolate base.
Class 33: Wine and Spirits
Alcoholic beverages, excluding beer.
Class 34: Smokers’ Items
Tobacco; certain tobacco substitutes, smokers’ articles; matches.
Class 35: Advertising and Business
Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.
Class 36: Insurance and Financial
Insurance; financial; banking; brokerage; monetary affairs; real estate.
Class 37: Building Construction and Repair
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38: Telecommunications
Telecommunications services. This class generally does not include radio and advertising services.
Class 39: Transportation and Storage
Transport (by rail, road, water, air or pipeline); packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement. This class generally does not include services related to customs brokerage, traveler checks and travel agents; services related to the maintenance and repair of transport vehicles.
Class 40: Treatment of Materials
Treatment of materials.
Class 41: Education and Entertainment
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting, recreation and cultural activities.
Class 42: Computer, Scientific, and Legal
Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; legal services.
Class 43: Hotels and Restaurants
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodations. This class generally does not include long-term rental apartments, travel reservation and planning services and prep and other schools which offer boarding facilities.
Class 44: Medical, Beauty, and Agriculture
Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services. This class generally does not include exercise-oriented health clubs and spas.
Class 45: Personal
Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the protection of property and individuals; funeral services, matrimonial services; certain dating services. This class generally does not include medical, financial planning, insurance and brokerage services, and educational services.