When you register a trademark with the USPTO, you are protected from infringement by other businesses in your industry.
As a result, two companies with similar names or logos can coexist as long as they operate in different market segments.
For example, two separate trademarks for Delta Airlines and Delta Faucets can be filed because there is little chance of customer confusion due to the similarity.
What Is a Class 19 Trademark?
Trademark Class 19 is primarily comprised of non-metal building materials.
It also includes some pipes, stonework, wooden materials, structures, structure components, signs, glass, pavement materials, and a few other items.
It is critical to remember that the majority of these materials do not contain metal.
Even if you see your product in one of the examples below, if it contains metal in any capacity, it may fall into a different category.
Goods Protected by Class 19
The large majority of the goods that Class 19 covers are various forms of non-metal building materials.
Some common examples of materials include asbestos products, agglomerated cork, wooden beams, girders, binding agents for brick and stone, bricks, building timber and lumber, building stone, cement slabs and other select cement products, chimney related components, concrete, drainpipes, ducts for ventilation and air conditioning, floor tiles, foundry molds, and more.
To be a bit more specific, Class 19 covers all non-metal forms of:
- Stone Materials: Stone for building such as granite, quartz, slate, gravel, and more all fall in this class.
- Wooden Materials: As you can see from our examples above, most types of structural wood fall under this category as well. Plywood, timber and lumber, and other semi-worked woods are all in Class 19.
- Glass Materials: Most forms of glass used in construction also fall under this class. Alabaster glass, enameled glass, safety glass, and stained-glass windows all appear here as well.
- Pavement Materials: A number of materials used to pave roads also appear in this class. Common examples include asphalt, coal tar, paving blocks and slabs, road marking sheets, and pitch.
- Structures and Structure Components: A wide variety of pre-made structures also fall under this category, as long as they aren’t made of metal. Aquariums, pre-fabricated houses, windows, staircases, folding doors, and more all fall under this class.
- Pipes: A number of non-metallic rigid pipes for building fall in this class as well. Some examples include drainage pipes, gutter pipes, and penstock pipes.
Other Items in Class 19
Trademark Class 19 includes a wide range of goods that you might not expect.
This category includes most types of potter’s clay, stone monuments, busts, and figurines, swimming pools, tombs, and aquarium sand.
Signs are another common item found in Class 19.
These signs, however, must be non-luminous, non-mechanical, and non-metallic.
As a result, various types of wooden road signs and advertisement columns are included in this category.
There are a few closely related classes to Class 19 that your company may want to consider filing under as well.
These classes include:
- Class 6: Common Metals
- Class 17: Rubber and Plastic Products
- Class 37: Constructions Services
- Class 40: Material Treatment Services.
Remember that if your trademark falls under more than one class, you must register in each class separately to obtain full protection.