Trademarks are a lot about classes

When you register a Trademark, you need to use classes to define the category in which your Trademark will be registered.

Most Trademark offices are using the Nice classification for Trademarks, the Locarno classification for industrial designs and the Vienna classification for figurative elements of marks.

In the Nice classification, there are 45 Classes of Goods and Services which are divided from 1 to 34 for goods and from 35 to 45 for services.
Each class represents a class heading defining general information and a set of terms to define more accurately the goods and services.

It’s very important to register the Trademark using the right class(es) as Trademark offices are checking if you are using a relevant class for your product or service. Furthermore, third parties can register the same name using different classes. If someone is registering the same name as yours with a class that you have not defined but is important for your business, you might get problems.

Thing big when choosing your trademark classes

It’s very important that you think big by choosing the classes. What do you want to do in the future? What are the plans you have with your product or service? Consider this when you choose your classes!

Before registering a Trademark, you should exactly define the area(s) where you product or service is operating and then define the exact classes because only when these definitions are as exact as possible you can get the best protection and the highest value for your brand.

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Classes are the definition in what business area your Trademark will be registered. So it's a crucial point.

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