Guidance

How to classify trade marks

When applying for a trade mark you must specify a class, this guidance lists the types of goods and services which belong to each class.

Detail

The trade mark classification system is divided between goods, in classes 1 - 34 and services, in classes 35 - 45.

Please note that these lists (class headings) do not include all goods or services in a particular class.

If you do not know which class(es) your goods or services are in, please use the classification search tool TMclass, this will help you to search for and classify goods and services needed to apply for trademark protection. (A TMclass tutorial is available.

Alternatively, contact us tmclassificationenquiries@ipo.gov.uk.