Brand classes


Important information

Before you can carry out targeted research for a prospec­tive name or file a patent ap­pli­ca­tion, you must first allocate the classes of brand names required for your products and services.

Owing to the fact that the product and service terms used in the cat­e­gori­sa­tion of classes do not always cor­re­spond to general language use or are sum­marised in generic terms, the re­pro­duc­tion of a key word search that promises to be suc­cess­ful within the classes for numerous search terms using a suitable search function within the web site is difficult to attain and would fre­quent­ly not lead to the desired search result. TIP : Therefore, please use the search function of your browser (MS Internet Explorer via "search file" (current page) and enter your search item. Should this be un­suc­cess­ful, please enter al­ter­na­tive terms in order that you may find the class(es) suitable for you.

An example: You wish you find out the clas­si­fi­ca­tion for names of au­to­mo­biles. If you enter search terms such as "cars" or "au­to­mo­biles" in the manner described, you will not find the correct clas­si­fi­ca­tion as the official term within the brand class is "vehicles". Therefore, a search with al­ter­na­tive terms is, un­for­tu­nate­ly, essential since only selected (col­lec­tive) terms are used for large numbers of products and services in the official de­scrip­tion of the brand name classes.

I. Goods

Class 1

Chemicals used in industry, science and pho­tog­ra­phy, as well as in agri­cul­ture, hor­ti­cul­ture and forestry; un­pro­cessed ar­ti­fi­cial resins, un­pro­cessed plastics; manures; fire ex­tin­guish­ing com­po­si­tions; tempering and soldering prepa­ra­tions; chemical sub­stances for pre­serv­ing food­stuffs; tanning sub­stances; adhesives used in industry.

Class 2

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preser­va­tives against rust and against de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, dec­o­ra­tors, printers and artists.

Class 3

Bleaching prepa­ra­tions and other sub­stances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive prepa­ra­tions; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; den­ti­frices.

Class 4

In­dus­tri­al oils and greases; lu­bri­cants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding com­po­si­tions; fuels (including motor spirit) and il­lu­mi­nants; candles and wicks for lighting.

Class 5

Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and vet­eri­nary prepa­ra­tions; sanitary prepa­ra­tions for medical purposes; dietetic sub­stances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; dis­in­fec­tants; prepa­ra­tions for de­stroy­ing vermin; fungi­cides, her­bi­cides.

Class 6

Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; trans­portable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-elec­tric cables and wires of common metal; iron­mon­gery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.

Class 7

Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and trans­mis­sion com­po­nents (except for land vehicles); agri­cul­tur­al im­ple­ments other than hand-op­er­at­ed; in­cu­ba­tors for eggs.

Class 8

Hand tools and im­ple­ments (hand-op­er­at­ed); cutlery; side arms; razors.

Class 9

Sci­en­tif­ic, nautical, surveying, pho­to­graph­ic, cin­e­mato­graph­ic, optical, weighing, measuring, sig­nalling, checking (su­per­vi­sion), life-sav­ing and teaching apparatus and in­stru­ments; apparatus and in­stru­ments for con­duct­ing, switching, trans­form­ing, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing, reg­u­lat­ing or con­trol­ling elec­tric­i­ty; apparatus for recording, trans­mis­sion or re­pro­duc­tion of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mech­a­nisms for coin-op­er­at­ed apparatus; cash registers, cal­cu­lat­ing machines, data pro­cess­ing equipment and computers; fire-ex­tin­guish­ing apparatus.

Class 10

Surgical, medical, dental and vet­eri­nary apparatus and in­stru­ments, ar­ti­fi­cial limbs, eyes and teeth; or­tho­pe­dic articles; suture materials.

Class 11

Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam gen­er­at­ing, cooking, re­frig­er­at­ing, drying, ven­ti­lat­ing, water supply and sanitary purposes.

Class 12

Vehicles; apparatus for lo­co­mo­tion by land, air or water.

Class 13

Firearms; am­mu­ni­tion and pro­jec­tiles; ex­plo­sives; fireworks.

Class 14

Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horo­log­i­cal and chrono­met­ric in­stru­ments.

Class 15

Musical in­stru­ments.

Class 16

Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; book­bind­ing material; pho­tographs; sta­tionery; adhesives for sta­tionery or household purposes; artists' materials; paint brushes; type­writ­ers and office req­ui­sites (except furniture); in­struc­tion­al and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers' type; printing blocks.

Class 17

Rubber, gut­ta-per­cha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in man­u­fac­ture; packing, stopping and in­su­lat­ing materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.

Class 18

Leather and im­i­ta­tions of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and trav­el­ling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.

Class 19

Building materials (non-metal­lic); non-metal­lic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metal­lic trans­portable buildings; monuments, not of metal.

Class 20

Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, moth­er-of-pearl, meer­schaum and sub­sti­tutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

Class 21

Household or kitchen utensils and con­tain­ers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-mak­ing materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or se­mi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earth­en­ware not included in other classes.

Class 22

Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23

Yarns and threads, for textile use.

Class 24

Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.

Class 25

Clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 26

Lace and em­broi­dery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; ar­ti­fi­cial flowers.

Class 27

Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-tex­tile).

Class 28

Games and play­things; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; dec­o­ra­tions for Christmas trees.

Class 29

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and veg­eta­bles; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

Class 30

Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, ar­ti­fi­cial coffee; flour and prepa­ra­tions made from cereals, bread, pastry and con­fec­tionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, bak­ing-pow­der; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condi­ments); spices; ice.

Class 31

Agri­cul­tur­al, hor­ti­cul­tur­al and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles; seeds, natural plants and flowers; food­stuffs for animals, malt.

Class 32

Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-al­co­holic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other prepa­ra­tions for making beverages.

Class 33

Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

Class 34

Tobacco; smokers' articles; matches.

II. Services

Class 35

Ad­ver­tis­ing; business man­age­ment; business ad­min­is­tra­tion; office functions.

Class 36

Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

Class 37

Building con­struc­tion; repair; in­stal­la­tion services.

Class 38


Class 39

Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel ar­range­ment.

Class 40

Treatment of materials.

Class 41

Education; providing of training; en­ter­tain­ment; sporting and cultural ac­tiv­i­ties.

Class 42

Sci­en­tif­ic and tech­no­log­i­cal services and research and design relating thereto; in­dus­tri­al analysis and research services; design and de­vel­op­ment of computer hardware and software.

Class 43

Services for providing food and drink; temporary ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Class 44

Medical services; vet­eri­nary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agri­cul­ture, hor­ti­cul­ture and forestry services.

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.