Smells, sounds, shapes, colors, and movements have all been trademarked in the past. However, they all share one common element: brand distinctiveness.
The USPTO categorizes trademarks into 45 unique classes, which each relate to a particular group of products or services.
Only with registration do you get the right to use the federal registration symbol ®. Registration is what gives your mark protection under trademark law.
A Trademark Search Report is necessary when registering for a new trademark. This article lists the three steps you should follow when making this report.
In this article, we’ll go over Class 36 trademark services. This category includes brands connected to a wide variety of insurance and financial services.
This trademark class has to do with the treatment or transformation of materials. This “treatment” usually involves chemical or mechanical processing, but it can also include transformation of organic products.
Trademark Class 20 covers most common furniture items, such as beds, cabinets, and bookcases, as well as several other related items such as furniture feet and display stands.
Trademark Class 17 provides legal protection to brands which sell products made of rubber or plastic, such as hoses, tubing, insulation, and latex.
Trademark Class 16 provides trademark protections to businesses operating in the paper and office supply industries. Books are also covered by this class.
Trademark Class 15 broadly covers all instruments and instrument components, as well as related items such as music stands, cases, and batons.
Trademark Class 14 generally protects all items associated with jewelry, such as precious metals, charms, fine clocks and watches, and the jewelry itself.
Trademark Class 13 broadly covers branding associated with a wide variety of firearms, fireworks, and explosives, including all parts used to create these items.