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Trademarks are registered under a certain good or service (or more than one good or service).
Goods and services are defined under International Classes (IC's) - also called classes. In addition to an International Class, the good or service will be defined by a written description. The Trademark Office allows any written description which accurately describes the good or service – although the Trademark Office does give suggested descriptions.
The appropriate class for a good or service can be found in the Trademark ID Manual.
To use the Trademark ID Manual, you should type in a word or two which describes the good/service. Then you'll get a list of results. Then look through the description column to find the best description, which will have in the same row, the class number identifying that description.
Also, be aware that the Notes column will guide you to what is the best description, where the Notes will have guidance about frequent points of confusion about the description or class for that particular good/service.
Also, be aware that when looking at the list there will be results which are not the proper description for that good/service but an old description or put in a new class due to re-classification. So look at the symbols in the column of Status. A description with a status of D should not be used because D is for “deleted," meaning no longer used. The status of A is for “added” and is acceptable. The status of M is for “modified” and is acceptable but modified over time. The status of X is for “example” and is acceptable but generally there is a better description available.
3. Cosmetics and cleaning preparations
4. Lubricants and fuels
6. Metal goods
8. Hand tools
9. Electrical and scientific apparatus
10. Medical apparatus
11. Environmental control apparatus
15. Musical instruments
16. Paper goods and printed matter
17. Rubber goods
18. Leather goods
19. Non-metallic building materials
20. Furniture and articles not otherwise classified
21. Housewares and glass
22. Cordage and fibers
23. Yarns and threads
26. Fancy goods
27. Floor coverings
28. Toys and sporting goods
29. Meats and processed foods
30. Staple foods
31. Natural agricultural products
32. Light beverages
33. Wines and spirits
34. Smokers’ articles
35. Advertising and business
36. Insurance and financial
37. Building construction and repair
39. Transportation and storage
40. Treatment of materials
41. Education and entertainment
42. Computer and scientific
43. Hotels and restaurants
44. Medical, beauty and agricultural
45. Personal and legal
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