Why is it important to identify the relevant classes?

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Before filing a trademark application, it is necessary to identify the classes in which one wishes to seek protection for their trademark.

An application should be made in the relevant classes of current goods/services as well as in classes where there is intent to use.

The specifications are covered under the NICE International Classification of Goods and Services which are divided into 45 classes. It ranges from Class 01 to Class 45 (wherein Class 01 to Class 34 deals with specification of goods and Class 35 to Class 45 deals with specification of services.

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