Examples of Trade Mark Class 41
A trade mark is a type of intellectual property (IP) that protects your business’ brand. A registered trade mark gives you the exclusive rights to use the mark in connection to your industry. Trade mark classes are a way to categorise your goods or services by their use. Choosing a trade mark class or classes is an essential part of the trade mark application process. To help you navigate trade mark classes, this article will take you through what they are and why they are important. It will also provide you with some examples of trade mark class 41.
What is a Trade Mark Class?
Applying for a trade mark requires you to nominate classes of goods or services. Trade mark classes refer to the 45 different categories of goods or services under which you can classify your trade mark. These classes are divided into 34 goods and 11 services by the NICE classification system.
Trade Mark Class 41
Trade mark class 41 is a broad class covering various services across the education, training, entertainment and sporting services. You can find examples of services found in this trade mark category in the table below:
|Education||• education institutions|
• workshop organisation
• vocational training
|Entertainment and sports||• film production|
• music production
• film editing
• theme parks
• theatre production
• party planning
• night clubs
• ticket agency services
• personal training
• sport equipment rental
• gambling operations
|Publishing||• book publication (including eBooks)|
• news report services
|Exhibitions and competitions||• arranging of conferences|
• museum exhibitions
• fashion shows
|Interpreter services||• language interpretation|
Please note that the above list is non-exhaustive and should serve merely as a guide.
Similar Trade Mark Classes
Given how broad trade mark class 41 is, it can be difficult to determine exactly what fits into it. Other trade mark classes may be equally suitable for your trade mark alongside trade mark class 41. You can find some examples of trade mark classes that are similar to with trade mark class 41 in the table below:
|Class 36||Insurance and financial services|
|Class 37||Construction and repair services|
|Class 38||Telecommunications services|
|Class 39||Shipping and travel services|
|Class 40||Material treatment services|
|Class 42||Science and technology services|
|Class 45||Security and legal services|
The fees you pay for your trade mark application will depend on the number of trade mark classes you apply for. For this reason, you should not register under too many trade mark classes.
Common Trade Mark Class Errors
Some common errors when selecting trade mark classes include choosing too many or too few trade mark classes.
Once you apply to register your trade mark, you will not be able to add another trade mark class to your application. This is because trade mark class is a determining factor of the scope of your trade mark application, and it is not possible to broaden this after making your application. Therefore, if you wish to add another trade mark class to your application later, you will have to make an entirely new trade mark application.
On the other hand, choosing too many trade mark classes should be avoided. A key component to trade mark registration is that you must use your trade mark or risk losing it. If you have registered your trade mark under too many classes, it will be harder to meet this requirement.
When applying for a trade mark, you must choose the best trade mark class for your business to give your goods or service adequate protection. Trade mark class 41 may be appropriate for your business’ services if your service is related to:
- entertainment and sports;
- exhibitions and competitions; or
- interpretation and translations.
If you need help determining the best trade mark class for your goods or service or require trade mark assistance more generally, get in touch with our experienced trade mark lawyers. You can contact them on 1300 657 423 or by filling out the form on this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applying for a trade mark requires you to register your trade mark under a class or classes of goods or services. Trade mark classes refer to the 45 different categories of goods or services under which you can classify your trade mark according to the NICE classification system.
Trade mark class 41 is a large trade mark class covering a number of services across the education, training, entertainment and sporting industries. Trade mark class 41 may be relevant to your business if your trade mark is for a service related to education, entertainment or sports, publishing, exhibitions or competitions, or interpretation and translation.