A Comprehensive Guide to the Goods Covered by Trademark Class 22
Businesses have to carefully wade through the selection of an appropriate class while conducting trademark registration in the UAE. The primary class you have selected indicates the goods or services your proposed mark represents. Filing your proposed trademark under the wrong class will create brand confusion and will adversely impact your brand enforcement strategies in the UAE.
For example, brands related to products such as ropes, bags, strings etc. need to be filed under the Class 22 of Nice Classification. However, the risk of choosing the wrong class is high as the Nice Classification List has 45 classes of goods and services. To complicate things further, certain similar products are listed in different classes. For instance, normal ropes are in Class 22 but the class doesn’t include metal ropes. Trademark agents in the UAE can help you avoid the risk of filing a trademark under the wrong class. Read ahead to know the goods covered by trademark Class 22:
An Overview of Class 22 Products
Class 22 mainly includes Ropes and string, nets, tents and tarpaulins, awnings of textile or synthetic materials, sails, sacks for the transport and storage of materials in bulk, padding, cushioning and stuffing materials, except paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics, raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes. Trademark agents in the UAE can help you determine if your product comes under Class 22.
Similar Products outside the Scope of Class 22
Selection of trademark classes can be confusing as you may come across certain similar products that belong to different classes. If you fail to distinguish between such products, you may end up choosing the wrong class for your product. This is the reason why you ought to consult with trademark agents in Dubai before selecting a trademark class. To help you avoid such errors, we have prepared a list of similar goods from other classes:
- Metal ropes (Class 6)
- Strings for musical instruments (Class 15)
- Strings for sports rackets (Class 28)
- Padding and stuffing materials of paper or cardboard (Class 16)
- Rubber or plastics (Class 17)
- Some types of nets and bags are classified according to their function or purpose such as safety nets (Class 9), luggage nets for vehicles (Class 12), garment bags for travel (Class 18), hair nets (Class 26), golf bags (Class 28) and nets for sports (Class 28)
- Packaging bags, not of textile, which are classified according to the material of which they are made such as packaging bags of paper or plastics (Class 16), bags of rubber (Class 17) and bags of leather (Class 18)
Related (Coordinated) Classes
Apart from their primary product, businesses often sell additional products or offer related services. In such circumstances, brand owners must select multiple trademark classes. You can also consider the following classes for registering your trademark in the UAE:
- Class 23 — Yarns and Threads
- Class 24 — Textiles
- Class 35 — Advertising and Business Services
- Class 42 — Science and Technology Services
Consult with the Best Trademark Agents in the United Arab Emirates
If your company is into products related to strings, ropes or bags, you may be wondering if Class 22 is the right trademark class for your brand. Class 22 includes ropes, strings, sacks, and synthetic materials. However, Class 22 does not cover metal ropes, strings for musical instruments and sports rackets. Furthermore, you will have to add other coordinated classes to ensure complete protection for your trademark in the UAE. Consider consulting with the best Trademark Agents in the UAE such as Jitendra Intellectual Property (JIP) to determine which trademark classes are ideal for your valued brands and to select the right specimen to include in your application.
JIP is one of the leading IP firms in Dubai, offering end-to-end protection to your brand. Our highly qualified trademark agents aim to reshape the concept of brand protection and provide access to quality & affordable trademark registration services in the UAE. We ensure your trademark remains protected throughout its lifespan by carrying out a trademark search, trademark watch and trademark renewal services. JIP also offer international trademark registration services through the Madrid Protocol. Contact us for a consultation on how to protect your trademark in the UAE and across the world.