In trademark class 22, you'll find ropes, sacks, and bags, everything from woven mesh to jute twine to bags made of paper; bags made of vulcanised fibre; string nets of synthetic fibre; imitation leather sacks; wire mesh sacks, and more. Given its expansive nature, let's look at everything you need to know about trademark class 22 and how to employ it perfectly in your business strategy.
Did you know? The NICE Classification, created by the NICE Agreement in 1957, separates trademarks into 45 different divisions based on Goods and Services.
The Idea Behind Trademark Categorization
Classes 1-34 for goods and Classes 35-45 for services make up the NICE Classification, officially acknowledged in 1957, thanks to the NICE Agreement. Trademark registration applications can be filed for goods and services in classes more relevant to the applicant's business.
List of Items Under Trademark Class 22
- animal hair
- awnings of textile
- awnings of synthetic materials
- bags [sacks] for the transport and storage of materials in bulk
- bags for washing hosiery
- binding thread, not of metal, for agricultural purposes
- bindings, not of metal
- body bags
- braces, not of metal, for handling loads/harness, not of metal, for handling loads
- brattice cloth
- cables, not of metal
- camel hair
- canvas for sails
- car towing ropes
- carbon fibres [fibres] for textile use
- carded wool
- coconut fiber [fibre] / coconut fiber / coconut fibre
- combed wool
- cords for hanging pictures
- raw cotton
- cotton tow
- cotton waste [flock] for padding and stuffing
- covers for camouflage
- down [feathers]
- esparto grass
- feathers for bedding
- feathers for stuffing upholstery
- raw fibrous textile
- fibrous gaskets for ships
- fishing nets
- fleece wool
- flock [stuffing]
- glass fibres [fibres] for textile use
- grasses for upholstering
- hemp bands
- ladder tapes for Venetian blinds/ladder tapes or webbing for Venetian blinds
- raw linen [flax]
- mail bags
- net pens for fish farming
- nets for camouflage
- outdoor blinds of textile
- packing [cushioning, stuffing] materials, not of rubber, plastics, paper or cardboard
- packing string
- packing rope
- padding materials, not of rubber, plastics, paper or cardboard/stuffing, not of rubber, plastics, paper or cardboard
- plastic fibres [fibres] for textile use
- purse seines
- ramie fibre
- rope ladders
- ropes, not of metal
- sacks [bags] of textile, for packaging/bags [envelopes, pouches] of textile, for packaging
- sails for ski sailing
- sash cords
- schappe [raw silk waste] / silk waste
- seaweed for stuffing
- sheaf-binding yarns
- shorn wool
- raw silk
- silk flock
- slings, not of metal, for handling loads
- snares [nets]
- straps, not of metal, for handling loads/belts, not of metal, for handling loads
- straw for stuffing upholstery
- straw wrappers for bottles/bottle envelopes of straw/packing, of straw, for bottles
- strips for tying-up vines
- textile fibers [fibres] / textile fibers / textile fibres
- thread, not of metal, for wrapping or binding
- twine made of paper
- twine for nets
- upholstery wool [stuffing]
- vehicle covers [not fitted]
- vitreous silica fibres [fibres] for textile use
- wadding for filtering
- wadding for padding and stuffing upholstery
- wax ends
- wood shavings
- wood wool
- wool flock
- raw or treated wool
- wrapping or binding bands, not of metal
Who Can Apply for Trademark Registration Under Class 22?
According to the Nice Classification, multiple classes are assigned to trademark registration in India. In India, there are currently 45 different trademark classes. Products used in the fabrication of rope and sails, padding and stuffing materials, and raw fibrous textile materials are all included in class 22.
Any business or person operating in the manufacturing or distribution of the goods listed in Class 22 is eligible to apply for trademark registration within this class. The steps for registering a trademark in India are as follows: The applicant must submit a trademark application to the relevant jurisdiction's Trademark Registry.
A clear and accurate representation of the mark must be included with the application and the list of goods and services to be registered. The examiner examines the application to ensure it complies with all procedural and substantive requirements. The Trade Marks Journal will publish the mark if it is suitable for registration.
Within 60 days from the publication date, any third party may contest the mark's registration. The mark is registered, and a registration certificate is granted if no opposition is lodged or if the opposition is rejected in the applicant's favour. The registration is renewable and good for ten years from the filing date.
How to Register a Trademark in Trademark Class 22?
1. Selecting a mark that is distinctive and not confusingly similar to an existing mark is the first step in registering a trademark in Trademark Class 22.
2. Once you have a mark you wish to register, you must run a trademark search to make sure there aren't any already-registered marks that clash with it.
3. You must put together an application for registration once you have your mark and ensure there are no other markings that conflict with it.
4. This application must contain the proposed mark you want to use, details about the products or services it would signify, and the name of the person or business that owns the mark.
Items Exempt from Trademark Class 22
- Ropes made of metal come under the Trademark Class 6.
- Safety Nets come under the Trademarks Class 9.
- Luggage Nets for Vehicles come under the Trademark Class 12.
- Strings for Musical Instruments come under Trademark Class 15.
- Packaging Bags of Plastic and Paper come under the Trademark Class 16.
- Stuffing Material of Cardboard or Paper comes under the Trademark Class 16
- Packaging Bags of Rubber come under Trademark Class 17.
- Garment Bags for Travelling come under Trademark Class 18.
- Packaging Bags of Leather come under the Trademark Class 18.
- Hair Nets come under Trademark Class 26.
- Golf Bags come under the Trademark Class 28.
- Sports Racket come under the Trademark Class 28.
- Sports Net come under the Trademark Class 28.
Trademark Class 22 Coordinated Classes
In the event that a good or service is covered by two or more groups or classes for trademark classifications, the applicant must file an application in each of those categories.
All of these additional classes, groups, or classifications are also referred to as related or coordinated classes.
In addition, it must be remembered that the USPTO originated the concept of Related Classes. In its full form, USPTO stands for the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
As per USPTO, anyone wishing to submit an application for Trademark Registration under Trademark Class 22 must also submit applications for all linked classes.
The following are the Related or Coordinated Classes for Trademark Class 22:
Yarns and Threads are classified under trademark class 23,
Textiles are classified under class 24,
Advertising and Business Services are classified under class 35, and
Science and Technology Services are classified under class 42.
A trademark can rarely be considered truly generic. Some marks can come close, but in most cases, there is at least one important reason why the trademark shouldn't be registered. When a trademark falls into this category, and there's no hope of marketing the goods or services it applies without dilution or tarnishing, we recommend that you do not register such marks as trademarks. Choosing to do so would likely be unnecessary and unwise. At best, it does nothing for the brand. At worst, it causes a host of problems for the brand going forward.
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