In trademark classification, different classes are assigned to different types of products, goods and services. As an example, chemical products fall under Class 1 of trademarks, whereas pharmaceutical products fall under Class 5.

Different trademark applications can be filed and prosecuted in a smooth and convenient manner as a result of Trademark classification. All countries around the world follow a similar trademark classification process. In order to facilitate easy and hassle-free global trade and business, countries should standardize their respective classifications of trademarks. As a result of international trademark conventions and treaties, countries are able to facilitate international trademark registration and protection.

There are 45 classes of trademarks and service marks in the Indian trademark classification list. There are two categories of classification: goods and services. The distinction between goods and services must be made clearly since goods are products and services are activities performed for the benefit of others.

There are 34 categories in which goods can be categorized, and 11 categories in which services can be categorized. The classes of goods range from 1 to 34, and the classes of services range from 35 to 45.

There may be more than one type of goods covered by a trademark; in such cases, you may submit the application under more than one class. Alternatively, a multi-class trademark application may be referred to as a multi-class trademark application.

January 2023
Delhi High Court sets aside registration of ‘Swiss Military’ trademark by private company
The Delhi High Court has set aside the registration of ‘Swiss Military’ and the logo by a private company called Promoshirts SM. The HC has held that a red cross with white background and the words ‘Swiss Military’ serve as a source identifier for the goods of Swiss Origin for the public.
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January 2023
Return of iconic Yezdi motorcycle hits legal hurdle, Karnataka HC cancels trademark acquisition by heir of original maker
The return of ‘Yezdi’, an iconic Indian motorcycle from the 1970s, has suffered a legal setback with the Karnataka High Court ruling as illegal the acquisition of the ‘Yezdi’ trademark by a member of the family of the original owners — Ideal Jawa (India) Pvt Ltd — which went into liquidation two decades ago.
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December 2022
India to seek IPR waiver for green energy tech at G20
India is planning to push for a waiver of intellectual property rights (IPR) for technologies related to green energy and energy transition in a bid to bridge the technology gap across G20 countries, two officials aware of the matter said. India took over presidency of the grouping earlier this month.
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