Trademark registration process starts with the name search. If you are filing trademark registration form, then it is necessary to deeply research the trademark. You must make sure that the trade name doesn’t infringe any existing trade name or mark. Applicant must ensure that the trademark follows below points.
- Trademark doesn’t resemble any existing brand.
- Trademark isn’t a generic term.
- Trademark is unique and distinctive.
- It doesn’t contain any emblem protected by law.
If the trademark unfollows any of the above criteria, it will be objected by the Trademark officer. The officer reviews the trademark for any mistakes and if there is any objection; the trademark registration process will be delayed.
Trademark Name Search Process
free trademark name search is available on official website of intellectual property india website. Anyone can check the registered trade names, copyright, patent with their own. Here is the complete procedure for trademark name search.
- Go to http://www.ipindia.nic.in/
- Click on public name search option.
- Fill the form to search trademark, copyright & patent.
- Choose the options “start with”, “contains” and “match with” the term.
- Enter the class of trademark registration.
- Begin the trademark search.
Trademark Class Search
Trademark registration is done on basis of the classes defined by the authority. These trademark class are differentiated on basis of the goods or services to be trademarked. There are 45 different trademark registration form for different class or set of goods and services. Applicants are required to file the right form for the required class otherwise it is objected by the officer.
45 Trademark Class
Here is the complete list of 45 trademark class with the set of activities.
Trademark Class 1
Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed plastics; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs;
Trademark Class 2
Paints; varnishes; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists;
Trademark Class 3
Bleaching preparations and substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions;
Trademark Class 4
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks;
Trademark Class 5
Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; disinfectants; fungicides, herbicides;
Trademark Class 6
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of metal not included in other classes;
Trademark Class 7
Machines and machine tools; machine coupling and transmission components; agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs;
Trademark Class 8
Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors
Trademark Class 9
Scientific, electric, photographic, measuring, apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; data processing equipment and computers;
Trademark Class 10
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials;
Trademark Class 11
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes
Trademark Class 12
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
Trademark Class 13
Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fire works
Trademark Class 14
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals; jewellery, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments
Trademark Class 15
Trademark Class 16
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials; printed matter; stationery; brushes; typewriters and office requisites; plastic materials for packaging;
Trademark Class 17
Rubber, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes;
Trademark Class 18
Leather and imitations of leathe; animal skins, hides, trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery;
Trademark Class 19
Building materials, (non-metallic), non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Trademark Class 20
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother- of-pearl, meerschaum or of plastics
Trademark Class 21
Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass; glassware and earthenware;
Trademark Class 22
Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags, padding and stuffing materials(except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials
Trademark Class 23
Yarns and threads, for textile use
Trademark Class 24
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Trademark Class 25
Clothing, footwear, headgear
Trademark Class 26
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers
Trademark Class 27
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile)
Trademark Class 28
Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees
Trademark Class 29
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats
Trademark Class 30
Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago; bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar; spices; ice
Trademark Class 31
Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt
Trademark Class 32
Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages
Trademark Class 33
Alcoholic beverages(except beers)
Trademark Class 34
Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches
Trademark Class 35
Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
Trademark Class 36
Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Trademark Class 37
Building construction; repair; installation services.
Trademark Class 38
Trademark Class 39
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Trademark Class 40
Treatment of materials.
Trademark Class 41
Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Trademark Class 42
Scientific, design and technological services; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Trademark Class 43
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Trademark Class 44
Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
Trademark Class 45
Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.