According to the Nice Classification, Trademark Class 39 is used to register a trademark for services such as transportation, packaging, and storage of goods, as well as travel arrangements.
The Nice Classification, which was established by the Nice Agreement in 1957, divides marks into 45 different classes based on Goods and Services (Classes 1-34 for Goods and Classes 35-45 for Services). The goal of these classifications is to allow users to search for trademark goods or services in the classes that are most relevant to their business.
Transportation, packaging, and storage of goods, as well as travel arrangements, are all included in TM Class 39. Trademark Class 39 primarily includes services for transporting people, animals, or goods from one location to another (via rail, road, water, air, or pipeline) and services inextricably linked with such transport, as well as services relating to the storage of goods in a warehouse or other building for their preservation or guarding.
Why should you opt for Trademark Class 39?
If you were registering services, you would select Trademark Class 39:
- Companies that exploit the transporter’s stations, bridges, railroad ferries, and so on.
- services related to the hiring of transportation vehicles
- Services related to maritime tugs, unloading, port and dock operations, and the salvaging of wrecked ships and their cargoes.
- services related to the packaging and parceling of goods prior to shipment
- Services involves the provision of information about journeys or the transportation of goods by brokers and tourist agencies, as well as information about tariffs, timetables, and modes of transportation.
- services relating to the pre-transport inspection of vehicles or goods
A related trademark class is related to another class; this is because the Indian Trademark Office (ITO) has determined that applicants registering in Class 39 are also eligible to register in these other classes.
If you are unsure about selecting Class 39 for your service, consider the following “Related Classes”: Class 36: Insurance and Finance Services, Class 35: Advertising and Business Services, Class 38: Telecommunication Services, Class 40: Material Treatment Services, Class 37: Shipping and Travel Services, Class 41: Education and Entertainment Services, Class 43: Food Services, Class 42: Science and Technology Services, Class 44: Medical and Veterinary Services Class 45 – Legal and Security Services.
Trademark Registration fees vary according to the class system as well. Each class of goods and services that you want to register requires a separate registration fee. For example, if you want to register a trademark for posters in Class 16 and shirts in Class 25, you must pay two different fees.
When registering a trademark, it is critical to select the correct class; if you register a trademark in the incorrect class, you must restart the registration process from the beginning.