Deciphering the Goods Covered by Class 25 for Trademark Registration

Conducting trademark registration in the UAE grants you exclusive rights to use the mark on commercial products and services. However, trademarks do not give you the right to use the mark on every possible product or service. Your trademark protection is limited to the types of goods and services that you indicate on your trademark application. For example, a trademark registered by a T-shirt brand might not be able to stop an automobile company from using a similar mark.

This is why choosing the right Class (as listed in the Nice Classification) while filing a trademark application is important for brand owners. Gaining knowledge about the goods or services covered by each trademark class will help the brand owners to file their trademarks under the appropriate class. Trademark agents in the UAE can help brand owners navigate the complexity of the trademark classes under the Nice Classification List. In this article, you will learn about the goods covered by Class 25. Keep reading to learn more about Class 25:

Products Covered under Class 25

Clothing, footwear and headwear for human beings are the main products covered under Class 25. Class 25 specifically includes goods such as

  • Parts of clothing, footwear and headwear such as cuffs, pockets, ready-made linings, heels and heelpieces, cap peaks, hat frames (skeletons)
  • Clothing and footwear for sports such as ski gloves, sports singlets, cyclists’ clothing, judo and karate uniforms, football shoes, gymnastic shoes, and ski boots;
  • Masquerade costumes;
  • Paper clothing, paper hats for use as clothing;
  • Bibs, not of paper;
  • Pocket squares;
  • Footmuffs (not electrically heated)

Similar Items not Included in Class 25

While selecting a trademark class, you may come across trademark classes that include similar items. This may lead you to select the wrong class for your clothing trademark. Selecting the wrong trademark class will create brand confusion and difficulties in enforcing your trademark properly. We have listed below the goods that do not come under Class 25 so that you can avoid choosing the wrong trademark class:

  • Shoe pegs and shoe dowels of metal (Class 16)
  • Shoe pegs and shoe dowels not of metal (Class 20)
  • Clasps, buckles, zippers, ribbons, hatbands, hat and shoe trimmings (Class 26)
  • Clothing for protection against fire (Class 9)
  • Clothing especially for operating rooms (Class 10)
  • Orthopaedic footwear (Class 10)
  • Baseball gloves, boxing gloves, ice skates, and skating boots with skates attached (Class 28)
  • Electrically heated clothing (Class 11)
  • Electrically heated footmuffs (Class 11)
  • Fitted footmuffs for pushchairs and prams (Class 12)
  • Bibs of paper (Class 16)
  • Handkerchiefs of paper (Class 16)
  • Handkerchiefs of textile (Class 24)
  • Clothing for animals (Class 18)
  • Carnival masks (Class 28)
  • Dolls’ clothes (Class 28)
  • Paper party hats (Class 28)

Choose Coordinated Classes for Class 25

Apart from choosing the appropriate primary class, you should also select the relevant coordinated classes for your trademark. Coordinated classes cross over within the standard Nice Classification categories as they are related to one another. Most companies diversify their business activities to improve their market share and may offer additional services or goods that are related to the primary product.

Your trademark application should reflect your activity in those associated industries to protect your brand name. Consult with trademark agents in the UAE if you are struggling to identify the coordinated classes. The following are the coordinated classes you may consider for Class 25:

  • Class 14: Jewellery
  • Class 18: Leather goods
  • Class 24: Fabrics
  • Class 35: Advertising and business services
  • Class 42: Computer, scientific and legal services

Conduct a Trademark Search for Class 25

It is not mandatory for brand owners to carry out a search before registering a trademark in the UAE. However, failing to perform a trademark search in the UAE before submitting the application could result in substantial delays, third-party opposition, and even outright rejection. A comprehensive trademark search will help you ensure there will be no likelihood of confusion resulting from the registration of your trademark. Trademark agents in the UAE can conduct a trademark search based on the trademark class on your behalf.

Protect your Brand through Trademark Agents in the UAE

When registering a trademark in the UAE, applicants must list at least one trademark class in their submission. They should also add relevant coordinated classes for increasing the scope of trademark protection. Business owners who find the process tough and tiring can select the classes with the help of trademark agents in the UAE such as Jitendra Intellectual Property (JIP).

We are one of the leading providers of trademark services in Dubai with years of experience. Our agents are highly qualified and well-versed in the UAE Trademark Law. JIP can help you navigate the complex procedures set out by the UAE Trademark Office so that you can avoid opposition or outright refusals. We can also help you track infringers through our robust trademark watch services in the UAE. If you want to protect your trademark internationally, JIP can help you file a trademark using the Madrid Protocol system. Contact us today for more information on our services.

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