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Guide on Trademark Class 14: Jewelry, Precious stones and Metals

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A trademark classification is a way to determine your business's category and identify which class of products and goods your business is trading. In trademark classification, there are a total of 45 classes, and each class represents a distinct set of goods and services. It helps define a process through which you can register a trademark for a product for any category or class and makes the trademark registration process more efficient. 

Do you know? Trademark registration fees for companies are ₹9000 per application. For individual trademark registrations, the government charges ₹4500 per application.

Also read: What Are Different Types of Trademarks in India? Examples & Kinds of Trademarks

What is a Trademark Class?

Trademark classification covers more than 80,000 products and is categorized into Classes of Goods (Class 1 to Class 34) and Classes of Services (Class 35 to Class 45). 

Selection of appropriate classes for trademark registration requires deep knowledge about the discrete types of goods and commodities and the class to which they belong to. 

For example, a person who doesn't have proper knowledge about the classification might get confused with some goods. Their relevant classes, like one, might think, instruments like amplifiers, recorders, or instruments that reproduce sound, shall be registered under the trademark class 15: Diverse Musical instruments, but that is not the case. These instruments are registered under the Trademark class 09: Scientific, Electrical apparatus.

What is the Importance of Trademark Classification?

When you are running a business, you are trading goods and services. You need to know the category of products you are dealing with because it helps you to file the trademarks accordingly. 

It makes the process of trademark registration more efficient and convenient for companies. However, applying for the wrong class can lead companies to lose their trademark rights in the case of an infringement. Filing a right trademark registration can help you gain legal grounds if any kind of issue arises in the future. 

It has made identifying products and their regulation much easier for the relevant authorities.                  

More about the Trademark Class 14 

Trademark class 14 includes precious metals and their alloys like gold, silver, bronze, etc., precious and semi-precious stones like ruby, sapphire, etc., jewellery items, and chronometric instruments. 

Goods included under Class 14 

  • Jewellery items (imitation jewellery and other jewellery consisting of precious metals and stones)
  • Cufflinks, Tie pins 

Goods not included under class 14  

  • Amalgams (mercury alloys) for use in dentistry 
  • Smartwatches 
  • Cutlery 
  • Pen tips made from gold 
  • Gold and silver embroidery 
  • Electric contacts made from gold 
  • Cigar boxes made from precious items 
  • Some items are made from precious metals. These are meant to be functional and not just for cosmetic or show-off purposes like metal foils or powders used in art. 
  • Other special commodities (refer to alphabetical list of goods)

Also read: Trademark Check - How to Check if Trademark is Available | Khatabook

List of goods included under class 14

Products which are intended to be included under the Trademark Class 14 are divided into 3 groups -

Class 14 group 

List of goods 

Precious metals, pearls, gemstones and imitations 

  • Precious metals and their alloys like gold, silver or bronze. 
  • Articles made from precious metals used in the manufacturing of jewellery 
  • Ingots of precious metals like gold and silver 
  • Diamonds 
  • Precious metal threads and wires
  • Precious stones and their imitations 
  • Iridium and its alloys
  • Chalcedony is used in the form of gems 
  • Artificial gemstones
  • Osmium and its alloys
  • Palladium and its alloys
  • Rhodium and its alloys 
  • Ruthenium and its alloys 
  • Synthetic Pearls
  • Agates 
  • Precious gemstones and semi-precious gemstones 
  • Synthetic precious stones
  • Pearls made of embroid (amber)
  • Spinel 
  • Boxes of precious metals, coins
  • Works of art of precious metals 
  • Tokens, key rings (trinkets or fobs)
  • Peridot (olivines)
  • Semi-precious items of bijouterie
  • Sew-on tags for clothes made from precious materials 
  • Articles plated with precious metals through electroplating

Jewellery and other items meant for personal adornment 

  • Amulets 
  • Artificial jewellery 
  • Badges made from precious metals  
  • Articles of jewellery made from a rope chain
  • Chains of precious metal for anklets
  • Jewellery coated with precious metal and their alloys
  • Jewellery being articles of precious stones
  • Synthetic stones
  • Articles of jewellery with precious stones
  • Brooches
  • Bracelets and anklets made from precious metals 
  • Cuff links 
  • Cloisonné jewellery
  • Paste jewellery
  • Trinkets
  • Charms
  • Ornamental at pins 
  • Opals 
  • Ornaments as imitation jewellery
  • Rope chains for anklets made from precious metals 
  • Necklaces
  • Medallions
  • Lockets and medals 
  • Jewellery for personal adornment
  • Jewellery and ornaments with precious gemstones
  • Chains
  • All types of Jewellery, including imitation and plastic jewellery made from precious metals, jewellery coated with precious metals 
  • Agates as jewellery
  • Semi-precious articles of bijouterie
  • Pearls and precious stones 
  • Rings
  • Parts and fittings for jewellery made from precious metals 
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery of yellow amber 
  • Decorative articles for personal use consisting of gemstones or precious metals 
  • Rosaries 
  • Rings 
  • Tie pins and tie clips 
  • Tie fasteners 
  • Tie holder made from precious materials
  • Tie clasps made from precious metals  
  • Amberoid and amber pendants are used as jewellery
  • Trophies made from precious metals and metal alloys
  • Trophies coated with precious metals and metal alloys 
  • Jewellery clips for adapting pierced earrings to clip-on earrings
  • Bead bracelets
  • Bib necklaces 
  • Costume jewellery 
  • Crucifixes used as jewellery 
  • Threads of precious metals 
  • Rope-chains for necklaces 
  • Lapel pins used as jewellery 
  • Medallions made from precious metals 
  • Bangles made from precious metals 
  • Bangles consisting of precious stones 

Time Instruments and other relevant items 

  • Horological instruments using quartz or gold and horological articles 
  • Chronograph watches
  • Alarm and automobile clocks (electronic)
  • Clocks and watches
  • Horological articles and dials and faces for horological instruments 
  • Parts and fittings used in horological and chronometric instruments
  • Stopwatches (instruments for measuring sports timing)
  • Barrels and dials used in clocks and clock making
  • Faces for chronometric instruments
  • Digital clocks and watches with automatic timers
  • Parts and fittings for watches
  • Watches having games and memory function
  • Watch straps made from synthetic material
  • Watch and clock springs
  • Digital clocks and watches
  • Hands for watches and clocks
  • Pendulum clocks 
  • Mechanical watches with automatic winding
  • Anchors
  • Clock and watch parts 
  • Chronographs used as timepieces
  • Wristwatches with GPS systems 
  • Watches with telecommunication compatibility  
  • Movements for clocks and watches
  • Watches with pedometers 
  • Atomic clocks
  • Electric timepieces 
  • Oscillators for timepieces 
  • Pendant watches 
  • Mantle clocks
  • Master clocks 
  • Sundials 
  • Table clocks and watches 
  • Watch clasps 
  • Watch fobs 
  • Watch glasses 
  • Watches plated with gold 
  • Watches made with precious metals 

Statues, sculptures and figurines 

  • Statues and statuettes made from precious metal and their alloys
  • Model animals made of precious metal or coated with precious metals 
  • Ornaments and ornaments of jets 
  • Shoe ornaments of precious metals 
  • Jewellery and watch boxes 
  • Sculptures made from precious metals and precious stones 
  • Works of art made from precious materials 

Jewellery Boxes Watch Boxes and other similar items 

  • Presentation boxes of horological articles 
  • Cases of chronometric instruments 
  • Housing and boxes for clocks and watches 
  • Cases for clock and watchmaking 
  • Key rings and key chains made from precious metals 
  • Leather jewellery boxes.
  • Jewellery caskets 

Also read: How to Check Trademark Status - Complete Procedure For Checking Trademark Status

Conclusion

In a nutshell, it can be stated that with high competition in the market, having information about the goods and their respective trademark class can help the application for the correct trademark registration process.  It makes the task of trademark registration a lot easier for you and can save you a lot of legal expenses and time, giving you an upper hand over your competitors.  A trademark classification is an efficient and modern way of segregating different goods and services and has played an important role in refining the trademark registration process. 
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FAQs

Q: What goods are not covered under trademark class 14?

Ans:

Following is the list of products that are not included under class 14 

  • Gold and silver amalgams used in dentistry 
  • Smartwatches
  • Pen nibs made from precious metals  
  • Gold and silver embroidery work on clothes 
  • Electric contacts and other critical parts made from gold or platinum 
  • Boxes made for other household purposes coated or plated or consisting of precious items 
  • Other functional and purposeful items made from precious metals 
  • Other special commodities (refer to alphabetical list of goods)

Q: What is Trademark Class 14?

Ans:

The trademark class 14 deals with all kinds of precious materials, articles, and objects made from precious materials for personal use and gemstones, precious stones, and semi-precious stones.

It also consists of various time instruments like clocks, watches, sundials, parts, and fittings used in clocks and watches.

Q: What is trademark classification?

Ans:

It classifies products and services into several classes according to the discrete types of goods and services.

Each trademark class represents a special class of goods or services. This classification is primarily divided into two categories - Goods and Services. 

The goods category consists of Trademark Class 1 to Trademark Class 34, which comprises all the major products and commodities. 

The services category comprises the rest of the classes, i.e., Class 35 to Class 45, which includes all services like marketing, etc.

Q: What is trademark registration?

Ans:

Trademark registration is a process of registering a product according to the relevant trademark class through the process pre-determined by the respective authority. 

Once a trademark is registered for a product, it cannot be used by any other person or company as long as it is in use.

Trademark registration is a resource for the firm and must register for trademark registration to secure the brand name.

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