Key Trademark insights on the Goods Covered Under Class 14

When you decide to register a trademark in the UAE, you need to file the mark under the relevant class as per the Nice Classification. This is a mandatory step in the process of trademark registration in the UAE, which many brand owners find complex. We cannot blame the business owners as there are 45 classes of goods and services in the Nice Classification list and selecting the right class is a tough task unless you are one of the trademark agents in the UAE.

For example, if your product is precious metals you must file your trademark under Class 14. However, you may come across other classes with products similar to precious metals. This will confuse you and you may end up choosing the wrong class. The following blog contains more information on the goods covered under Class 14 so that you can avoid any errors while selecting trademark classes for your product. Read ahead to gain more insights:

What goods are covered under Class 14?

Class 14 as per the Nice Classification List includes precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments. This class particularly covers the following products:

  • Jewellery such as imitation jewellery, for example, and paste jewellery
  • Cuff links, tie pins and tie clips
  • Keyrings, key chains and charms
  • Jewellery charms
  • Jewellery boxes;
  • Component parts for jewellery, clocks and watches (for example, clasps and beads for jewellery, movements for clocks and watches, clock hands, watch springs, and watch crystals)

List of Similar Products not Included in Class 14

There are other trademark classes containing products similar to those covered by Class 14. If you fail to properly assess the trademark classes, it will lead to the wrong selection. Trademark agents in the UAE can help you select the right classes for your brand. Class 14 does not include the following products:

  • Smartwatches (Class 9)
  • Charms, other than for jewellery, key rings or key chains (Class 26)
  • Works of art of metal (Class 6),
  • Works of art of stone, concrete or marble (Class 19),
  • Works of art of wood, wax, plaster or plastic (Class 20)
  • Works of art of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware, terra-cotta or glass (Class 21)
  • Metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art (Class 2)
  • Dental amalgams of gold (Class 5)
  • Cutlery (Class 8)
  • Electric contacts (Class 9)
  • Pen nibs of gold (Class 16)
  • Teapots (Class 21)
  • Gold and silver embroidery (Class 26)
  • Cigar boxes (Class 34)

Choosing Coordinated Classes for Class 14

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 14:

  • Clothing: Class 25
  • Lace & Embroidery: Class 26
  • Advertising & Business Services: Class 35
  • Construction & Repair Services: Class 37
  • Material & Treatment Services: Class 40
  • Science & Technology Services: Class 42

Protect your Brand through Trademark Agents in the UAE

When applying for trademark registration in the UAE, brand owners must list at least one trademark class in their application. 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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