Applying for a basic, vanilla trademark is actually surprisingly cheap. However, the costs surrounding the application process can add up quickly.
Trademark infringement cases of depend on certain “polaroid factors” which help judges decide whether there is a likelihood of confusion between two brands.
“Likelihood of confusion” is a term in trademark law which measures how likely it is for the average consumer to confuse the products or services of two brands.
Trademark Class 21 covers a wide range of common utensils you can find around the home, from baking and cooking utensils to gardening tools and animal cages.
Class 43 includes all names and marks relating to accommodation and food services, from hotels to bars to various types of restaurants.
Trademark Class 42 is an interesting class that covers business that sell science, informational, and technical services.
Class 38 includes services which electronically assist with various types of interpersonal communication, such as radio broadcasts or telephone companies.
Not only does this broad category include construction and repair services for buildings and technology, it also covers vehicle and airplane maintenance.
Trademark Class 34 covers all types of tobacco, as well as most of the accessories which go with it such as matches, tobacco cases, pipes, and more.
Trademark Class 33 protects the branding of businesses that create and sell alcoholic beverages such as wine, liquor, and various types of mixed drinks.
Trademark Class 32 offers trademark protections to businesses that sell a wide range of beverages, from sodas and juice mixes to various other drinks like beer.
Trademark Class 31 protects businesses that sell a wide variety of natural agricultural goods such as live animals, raw fruits and vegtables, and timber.