030  {Indicate frozen, frosted, prepared or packaged} fruit pies

“Fruit pies” is an acceptable entry; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


029  {Indicate processed, canned, dried or preserved} chilies

Chilies is also commonly spelled “chiles.”


029  {Indicate specific type of seed, e.g., Sunflower, Pumpkin, etc.} seed butters

Seed butters is acceptable wording in Class 29; further specification of the type of seed is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  {Indicate type of extracts, e.g., vanilla, almond, coconut, etc.} extracts for use as a food flavoring

This entry does not encompass essential oils for food flavoring, which are classified in Class 3. Extracts used as food flavoring is acceptable wording; further specification of the type of extract is acceptable, but it is not required. 01-01-2016: Edible essential oils are typically obtained by condensing the vapors of boiled seeds, leaves or other plant parts. Citrus essential oils are squeezed directly from the rinds. Essential oils for food flavoring are classified in Class 3. In contrast, extracts used as food flavorings generally feature ethyl alcohol, glycerol or propylene glycol combined with essential oils, and may also contain water, sugar, or food colorants.


008  {Indicate type, e.g., electric, flat, steam} irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


029  {Indicate whether frozen, prepared or packaged} vegetable-based entrees

Changed from “vegetarian entrees” since that language can include pasta- or rice-based entrees which would be in Class 30.


003  {Specify area of use, e.g., face, body, hand, etc.} moisturizers

This entry in Class 3 includes non-medicated cosmetic preparations only. Medicated moisturizers are in Class 5.


029  {Specify legume-type bean, e.g., mung, red, etc.} bean-based snack foods

Bean-based snack foods is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


022  {Specify type of animal, e.g., dog, rabbit, alpaca, etc.} hair for stuffing or padding purposes

Animal hair is an acceptable entry in Class 22; further specifying the particular animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  {Specify type of brittle, e.g., cashew, almond, sesame seed, etc.} brittle

Brittle is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


016  {Specify type of drawing, e.g., line, illustration, geometric, etc.} drawings made from {specify, e.g., mix media art materials, water-colors, pen and ink, etc.}

Drawings is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


008  {Specify type of knives, e.g., hunting, folding, chef, kitchen, butcher, paring, fishing, or sport} knives [hand tools]

05-02-2013: This entry of 4/2/1991 was modified to include the term “for” before the bracketed fill-in portion in order for the resulting identification to be grammatically accurate when inserted in an application filed through TEAS. “Knives” without further modification is acceptable in Class 8. On 03-26-2015, this 5-02-2013 entry was amended from “Knives for {specify type, e.g., hunting, folding, chef, kitchen, butcher, paring, fishing, or sport}” to the current entry for clarity.


030  {Specify type of pizza, e.g., deep dish, cheese, New-York style, etc.} pizza

Pizza is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


016  A creative tool consisting of photographs and written work that allows students to encapsulate wilderness experiences they have encountered in a specialized treatment program and provide a basis for communication with others

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  A mesh network of temperature probes which measures the internal temperatures of compost piles and wirelessly transmits the temperature data to a computer

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


016  A series of fiction works, namely, novels and books featuring {indicate topic or field}

A series of fiction works, namely, novels and books is acceptable in Class 16; further specification as to the topic or field is acceptable, but is not required


029  Abalones, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Abalones [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live abalones are classified in Class 31.


025  Abayas

Abayas are outer garments worn by some Muslim women for fully covering the body from head to toe.


009  Abdominal belts containing built-in speakers for purposes of transmitting music/sounds/educational material to a fetus and built-in pockets in which to carry audio transmitters

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


010  Abdominal hernia belts

On 01-31-2013, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “hernia” to clarify the nature of the goods. Abdominal belts for medical purposes are classified in Class 10, while electrical stimulation belts for strengthening abdominal muscles are classified in Class 28 as body training apparatus.


008  Abrading tools [hand operated]

Incorrect class in original entry now corrected. While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


005  Acaricides

Acaricides are pesticides used to kill mites and ticks.


036  Accepting and administering monetary charitable contributions to assist United States service persons serving in combat zones or wounded and in military hospitals

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


012  Accessories for boats, namely, awnings

On 05-31-12, this 06-12-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with “Awnings for vehicles [not of metal]” in Class 22. This wording is still acceptable in Class 22.


011  Accessories for fireplaces, namely, air circulation kits consisting primarily of metal ducts and metal adaptors used to increase the amount of heat recovered from the fireplace using a blower or natural convection

09-13-2012: These goods are in Class 11 because they are closely related to heating apparatus. 07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


006  Accessories for fireplaces, namely, fire screens consisting primarily of a metal frame with a metal mesh

On 09-13-2012, this 10-28-2010 entry was deleted because it appeared to conflict with the “Fireplace screens” entry in Class 20. This wording is no longer acceptable in Class 6.


045  Accident investigations

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. The investigations in this class are investigations being done for the safety of persons or entities. Hence, a pre-employment background investigation is in class 45 because such investigations are done to ensure the safety of current employees and the business of the employer. Similarly, investigations of insurance claims are in class 45 because they are done to ensure that the claimant is not committing a fraud on the insurance company. Investigations that are NOT in this class are those that have a different purpose than ensuring safety i.e. a business investigation, looking at the processes of business (Class 35) or a financial investigation that determines the financial soundness of a company (Class 36), or a scientific investigation (Class 42).


035  Account auditing

These services are classified in Class 35 because they involve financial accounting and other business-type activities in Class 35. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, auditing services are classified in Class 35 when they involve accounting and other business-type activities, and auditing services are classified in Class 42 when they involve technical analysis and evaluation. The subject matter being audited does not determine classification.


035  Accounting for third parties

7-16-09 - Class changed from 036 entry - typographical error in 6-4-09 entry


035  Accounts receivable billing services

On 10-16-2014, the 10-01-1994 entry was amended to add the word “billing” in order to clarify the nature of the services provided in connection with accounts receivable.


042  Accreditation services, namely, setting and providing standards for {indicate field or subject matter} for the purpose of accreditation

On 10-01-2015, this 03-15-2007 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether the activities constitute services under the Trademark Act. TMEP §1301.01 et seq. In other words, it is unclear whether the activities are being performed by the accrediting body or by a third party for the accrediting body. This wording is no longer acceptable. 03-15-2007 -This is NOT the accreditation or certification service itself. This ID covers activities that establish criteria for the accreditation or certification. Accreditation and certification themselves are in classes A or B.


042  Accreditation services, namely, developing, evaluating, and testing standards for {indicate goods or services} for the purpose of accreditation

On 10-01-2015, this 09-01-2004 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether the activities constitute services under the Trademark Act. TMEP §1301.01 et seq. In other words, it is unclear whether the activities are being performed by the accrediting body or by a third party for the accrediting body. This wording is no longer acceptable. 09-01-2004 -This is NOT the accreditation or certification service itself. This ID covers activities that establish criteria for the accreditation or certification. Accreditation and certification themselves are in classes A and B.


042  Accreditation services, namely, developing and administering standards and procedures for certifying professionals in the field of {specify field or industry, e.g., human resources management, educational instruction, etc.}[Applicant may indicate that it is issuing or awarding certificates of accreditation in connection therewith]

06-16-2016 - TMEP Section 1306.06(e) was replaced with TMEP Section 1306.02(c) in the July 2015 version of the TMEP. 10-01-2015 - On 10-01-2015, this 05-23-13 entry was deleted because it is ambiguous. This wording is no longer acceptable. 05-23-2013 - These services cover activities that establish criteria for accreditation or certification. Identification of goods and services for certification marks used by third parties, with the authorization of the certifier, are classified in Classes A and B. See TMEP Section 1306.06(e). On 5-23-2013, this 4-29-2010 entry was amended to add the bracketed information at the end of the ID for informational purposes.


005  Acne treatment preparations

These refer to medicated acne treatment preparations. Non-medicated acne treatment preparations are in Class 3.


009  Acoustic amplifiers for mobile devices

Acoustic amplifiers is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


009  Acoustic membranes

Specification of use was deleted from this entry because the item is clearly stated and is always used in sound recording or reproducing apparatus, all of which are in Class 9.


017  Acoustical tiles

Acoustical tiles are classified in Class 17, because of their function.


003  Acrylic nail {specify form, e.g., powder or liquid} preparations for shaping or sculpting nails [cosmetics]

09/19/2015: These powders and liquids are used to form and shape nails and nail tips, as well as to add color.


017  Acrylic-based sealants for construction particularly for use in glazing, siding and trim

On 01-17-2013, the wording “and adhesives” was deleted from the 12-01-2005 entry because “Adhesives for industrial purposes” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, and that entry covers construction industry adhesives. “Sealant compounds for joints” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 17 and covers the goods described in this entry.


005  Activated charcoal used as an antidote to poisons

Activated charcoal is an activated carbon. Although “activated carbons” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, these goods are classified in Class 5 because the goods are for medical purposes.


010  Acupuncture instruments

On 07-16-2015, this 07-01-1994 entry was modified to delete the bracketed wording “[electric or non-electric]” to match the TM5 approved entry. Electric and non-electric acupuncture instruments are classified in Class 10 based on their function as medical instruments.


044  Acupuncture services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Addiction treatment services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


040  Additive manufacturing

“Additive manufacturing” refers to a process by which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing material. The term “3D printing” is commonly used as a synonym for additive manufacturing.


040  Additive manufacturing of {indicate field of goods, e.g., toys, furniture, etc.}

Additive manufacturing is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Additives to animal feed, not for medical purposes

1-1-2012 The 1-1-2006 entry has been deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Food additives for culinary purpose are classified in Classes 29-33 depending on the nature and purpose of the goods. Food additives for use in the food industry are in Class 1. This entry is being replaced by “Nutritional additives for use in manufacturing animal feed” in Class 1.


005  Additives to fodder for medical purposes

1-1-2012 This entry of 06-03-2010 has been deleted under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement since “Additives to fodder for medical purposes” has been deleted from the Nice Alphabetical List. Additives in the nature of dietary supplements for humans or for animals are in Class 5.


031  Additives to fodder, not for medical use

1-1-2012 The 9-3-2009 entry has been deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The entry “Additives to fodder, not for medical purpose” has been deleted from the Nice Alphabetical List. Food additives for culinary purpose are classified in Classes 29-33 depending on the nature and purpose of the goods. Food additives for use in the food industry are in Class 1 and additives in the nature of dietary supplements for humans or for animals are in Class 5.


004  Additives, non-chemical, to motor fuel

Chemical-based additives for oils and fuels are in Class 1.


005  Adhesive bands for medical purposes

On 05-26-2011 this entry of 5-10-2007 was transferred from Class 10 to Class 5 because these goods are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. Adhesive bands are used to cover or protect a part of the body while it is healing.


016  Adhesive cement for hobbyists

On 12-13-2012, the 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 1 to Class 16. Adhesives in Class 1 are generally for industrial purposes, while adhesives in Class 16 are generally for stationery or household purposes. Therefore, adhesive cement for hobbyists is better suited in Class 16.


017  Adhesive elastomeric tape for placement onto electronic devices to prevent slipping

On 1-1-13, the 08-16-2007 entry was modified by deleting “appliques,” inserting “Adhesive” and “tape,” and transferred to Class 17 to more precisely describe the nature of the goods and align the description with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013.


017  Adhesive elastomeric tape for placement onto motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and bicycles to prevent riders from slipping

On 1-1-13, the 08-16-2007 entry was modified by deleting “appliques,” inserting “Adhesive” and “tape,” and transferred to Class 17 to more precisely describe the nature of the goods and align the description with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013.


016  Adhesive labels

These are paper labels. Plastic adhesive labels are in 20.


016  Adhesive notepads

On 05-30-2013, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to replace “note pads” with “notepads” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


020  Adhesive patches for repairing interior window blinds

Adhesive patches for repairing other goods are generally classified in the same class as the items that are being repaired because once the patch adheres to the goods, it becomes part of those goods. The exception to this generally rule is adhesive patches for decorating or repairing textile articles. Those goods are in Class 26. On 10-25-12, the 10-11-12 entry was modified by deleting the wording “Acrylic” to make the entry applicable to a wider variety of applicants.


006  Adhesive patches for repairing metal window shutters

Adhesive patches for repairing other goods are generally classified in the same class as the items that are being repaired because once the patch adheres to the goods, it becomes part of those goods. The exception to this general rule is adhesive patches for decorating or repairing textile articles. Those goods are in Class 26. On 10-25-12, the 10-11-12 entry was modified by deleting the wording “Acrylic” to make the entry applicable to a wider variety of applicants.


019  Adhesive patches for repairing non-metal window shutters

Adhesive patches for repairing other goods are generally classified in the same class as the items that are being repaired because once the patch adheres to the goods, it becomes part of those goods. The exception to this generally rule is adhesive patches for decorating or repairing textile articles. Those goods are in Class 26. On 10-25-12, the 10-11-12 entry was modified by deleting the wording “Acrylic” to make the entry applicable to a wider variety of applicants.


016  Adhesive plastic film for wrapping and packaging

Plastic films are generally classified according to function or purpose of the goods: Class 16 for “wrapping or packaging” purposes, and Class 17 for “packing” or non-wrapping purposes, as well as plastics in extruded form for use in further manufacture. The identification should indicate the purpose of the goods for proper classification.


017  Adhesive plastic film for industrial and commercial use

On 07-18-2013, this 12-17-2009 entry was deleted because it is broad enough to encompass goods in Class 16. Plastic films and sheets are generally classified according to function or purpose of the goods: Class 16 for “wrapping or packaging” purposes, and Class 17 for “packing” or non-wrapping purposes, as well as plastics in extruded form for use in further manufacture. The identification should indicate the purpose of the goods for proper classification.


001  Adhesives for {indicate specific industry or indicate for general industrial use, if accurate}

6-11-09 - Note that there are adhesives that are specialized for fields other than industrial, i.e., manufacturing, that are in other classes, e.g. medical adhesives in 5 or 10 depending on the specific nature, construction adhesives in 19, etc. Please consult the “adhesive” entries in the Manual for exceptions to the industrial adhesives in Class 1. 01-17-2013: The Manual Note inserted on 6-11-2009 contains an error. Construction industry adhesives are in Class 1 - not Class 19, as indicated above. This fill-in-the-blank entry is intended for use by applicants who would like to specify a particular industrial use for the adhesives sold under the applied-for trademark. However, not all adhesives are for industrial use. Medical adhesives for binding wounds are in Class 5, for example, and Adhesives for cosmetic use are in Class 3.


001  Adhesives for mending broken articles (General purpose)

This entry was deleted because it required adhesives used in the home or office for repairing small items be classified in the same class with industrial adhesives and this did not seem appropriate. The entry “Adhesives for stationery or household purposes” in Class 16 would include adhesives used in the home or office for repairing small items. At the time of this deletion, the Nice Agreement was also amended to reflect that adhesives for industrial use are classified in Class 1, while adhesives for stationery or household purposes are classified in Class 16.


001  Adhesives, other than for stationery or household purposes

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016; the purpose of the goods is unclear as written. Adhesives for industrial purposes are classified in Class 1. Certain specialized adhesives that are not used for stationery or household purposes are classified in classes other than Class 1, e.g., dental adhesives, in Class 5, and adhesives for cosmetic use, in Class 3. Please consult the Manual for examples of adhesives in other classes.


016  Adhesive-backed cast PVC film for wrapping commercial vehicles for advertising or other promotional purposes

On 02-27-2014, this 01-01-2005 entry was transferred from Class 17 to Class 16 because plastic films are generally classified according to function or purpose: Class 16 for “wrapping and packaging“ purposes, and Class 17 for “packing“ or non-wrapping purposes, as well as plastics in extruded form for use in further manufacture.


017  Adhesive-coated plastic sheets

On 08-15-2013, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is broad enough to encompass goods in Class 16. Plastic films and sheets are generally classified according to function or purpose of the goods: Class 16 for “wrapping or packaging” purposes, and Class 17 for “packing” or non-wrapping purposes, as well as plastics in extruded form for use in further manufacture.


013  Adjusting knobs for gun sights [not optical or telescopic]

09-30-10 Although these goods are referred to as “knobs” in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement). 10-21-10 The wording “[not optical or telescopic]”was added to the 4-2-1991 entry “Adjusting knobs for gun sights” to avoid confusion with telescopic gun sights in Class 9.


035  Administering a chocolate club by means of selecting chocolate based on consumer expectations and arranging periodic shipment to club members

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Administering monetary charitable contributions for {indicate purpose of the activities and/or recipients of contributions}

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. “Accepting and administering monetary charitable contributions” is acceptable in Class 36. While the purpose of the activities and/or recipients of contributions may be indicated, it is not required.


035  Administration of a discount program for enabling participants to obtain discounts on goods and services through use of a discount membership card

This service is only the business administration of a discount card program - it does not involve payment of money so it is in 35, not 36.


036  Administration of employee welfare benefit plans concerning insurance and finance

1-28-10 - The 6-1-01 entry was modified to add “concerning insurance and finance” in order to avoid confusion with administration of other benefit plans like fitness club memberships the administration of which would be in 35.


036  Administration of employee benefit plans concerning insurance and finance

Modified to add “concerning insurance and finance” in order to avoid confusion with administration of other benefit plans like fitness club memberships the administration of which would be in 35.


035  Administration of employee benefit plans concerning {indicate type of employee benefit plan, other than insurance or finance plans, e.g., child care, parking, etc.}

Administration of employee benefit plans, other than plans concerning insurance and finance, is classified in Class 35 because the services involve only the organizing and coordination of business functions.


035  Administration of employee benefit plans concerning fitness club memberships

Administration of employee benefit plans concerning insurance and finance is in Class 36.


035  Administration of public housing programs

Administration of public housing programs encompasses business administration and management activities, such as processing applications, updating waiting lists, screening and verifying applicants, among other things.


035  Administrative processing of energy utility customer rebates for utility companies

On 01-01-2016, this 10-23-2008 entry was modified from “Processing energy utility customer rebates for utility companies” to “Administrative processing of energy utility customer rebates for utility companies” to make clear the nature of the activity and the justification for classification in Class 35 as a business service. Services that involve the transfer of funds are classified in Class 36. For example, providing rebates for credit card users as part of a loyalty program is classified in Class 36 as a financial service because it involves the payment of money.


035  Administrative processing of manufacturer's rebates

On 01-01-2016, this 06-01-2001 entry was modified from “Processing manufacturer’s rebates” to “Administrative processing of manufacturer’s rebates” to make clear the nature of the activity and the justification for classification in Class 35 as a business service. Services that involve the transfer of funds are classified in Class 36. For example, providing rebates for credit card users as part of a loyalty program is classified in Class 36 as a financial service because it involves the payment of money.


035  Administrative processing of manufacturer's coupons

On 01-01-2016, this 06-01-2001 entry was modified from “Processing manufacturer’s coupons” to “Administrative processing of manufacturer’s coupons” to make clear the nature of the activity and the justification for classification in Class 35 as a business service.


045  Adoption agencies

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Adoption placement

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


041  Adult entertainment services, namely, gentlemen's clubs featuring exotic dancing

“Exotic dancing services” is an acceptable entry; further specification of the venue is acceptable, but it is not required.


025  Adult novelty gag clothing item, namely, socks

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


010  Adult sexual stimulation aids, namely, {indicate type, e.g., artificial penises, penis enlargers, vibrators, benwa balls, artificial vaginas}

Sexual accessories that are not for direct stimulation, such as blindfolds, arm and leg restraints, handcuffs, etc. are classified according to what they are or material composition. 01-01-2015 Pursuant to the addition of “sex toys” in Class 10 of the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, further specification of the particular form or nature of the goods by its generic name is acceptable, but it is not required. Under NCL 10-2015, the designation, “sex toys” in Class 10 may encompass apparatus that function for direct stimulation, as well as goods that do not function for direct stimulation, e.g., handcuffs.


035  Advertisement hoarding rental

“Hoarding” is a large board used for displaying advertising posters, as by the road.


035  Advertising agencies providing the strategy, design and execution of programs to promote businesses in the food and foodservice industries

06-23-11: Deleted the 11-01-2007 entry and replaced it with “Advertising agencies specializing in {indicate specialty advertising activities in Class 35, e.g., marketing strategies to promote business in the food service industry, design of word of mouth, viral, buzz and experiential marketing program, etc.}.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising agency services

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Advertising agencies” to “Advertising agency services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


035  Advertising and advertisement services

On 05-26-2011, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry, “Advertising services.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “A”-Added; the effective date of 07-20-2004 was restored.


035  Advertising and business advice relating to telematics' services

On 05-26-2011, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is too specific to provide guidance to a broad range of customers. On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising and business services, namely, providing an online website where advertisers, marketers, and content providers can interact with users for advertising, branding, and promoting knowledge, products, and services, and tradeshows, on behalf of themselves and others, and for evaluating and rating the same, all the foregoing relevant to human activities affecting climate change and related fields

On 5-26-2011, this 5-28-2009 entry was deleted because it is too specific to be helpful to a broad range of customers.


035  Advertising and marketing

This identification should be used as an entire phrase. Advertising services by itself would be acceptable. But marketing services can reasonably refer to a retail-type activity. In the context of the language of this ID, marketing refers to promoting or advertising the goods and services of others. While a retail service would also be in Class 35, the nature and purpose of that type of service is very different from an advertising type of service.


035  Advertising and promotion services and related consulting

This refers to a combined item - not two separate items. The term “promotion” cannot be used by itself. The promotion services must be linked with the advertising services.


035  Advertising and promotional services

08-15-11 This identification should be used as an entire phrase. While the term “Advertising services” would be acceptable by itself, “promotional services” is too broad because it could include a variety of promotional activities. For example, “promotional services” could refer to association services, namely, the activity of promoting the interests of a particular group, or the activity of promoting public awareness of a particular topic. Therefore, because the term is too broad, the phrase “promotional services” must either be used with the advertising services or have wording that clarifies the nature of the promotional activity.


035  Advertising business especially in the field of telematic and telephone networks

On 05-26-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is too specific to provide guidance to a broad range of customers. On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising flyer distribution

On 11-3-2011, this 9-1-2004 entry was deleted because it is not clear that the services are for others.


035  Advertising particularly services for the promotion of goods

On 05-26-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry, “Advertising and promotional services.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising relating to transport and delivery

On 05-26-2011, this 3-11-2010 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry for “Advertising services.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising services in the field of {specify field, e.g., clothing, pharmaceuticals, etc.}

Advertising services is an acceptable identification in Class 35. Further specification of the particular field of advertising is permissible, but not required.


035  Advertising services, namely, promoting the sandwiches of others

On 07-04-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising services, namely, promoting the books of others in the field of law by means of news and reviews regarding same

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Advertising services, namely, providing a website for the promotion of the books of others in the field of law, including news and reviews regarding same

On 5-26-2011, this 11-27-2008 entry was deleted because it is similar to another existing Manual entry. 10-03-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Advertising services relating to sandwiches

On 05-26-2011, this 01-17-2008 entry was deleted because it is so similar to an existing Manual entry, “Advertising services, namely, promoting the sandwiches of others.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising services, public relations and marketing services, namely, promoting and marketing the goods and services of others through all public communication means

On 05-26-2011, this 07-12-2007 entry was deleted because it is so similar to existing Manual entry of “Advertising services, namely, promoting and marketing the goods and services of others through all communication means.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising services, for third parties, in connection with the commercialization and sale of perfumery and cosmetic articles, products for household purposes, optical products, clocks and timepieces, jewellery, furnishing articles

On 05-26-2011, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is too specific to provide helpful guidance to a broad range of customers. On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising services, namely, promoting and marketing the goods and services of others in the field of {specify field, e.g., cultural events, restaurants, shopping, travel, etc.} via print and electronic media

On 5-26-2011, this 3-6-2008 entry was amended from “Advertising services namely, promoting and marketing the goods and services of others in the field of upscale choices such as cultural events, restaurants, shopping, and travel via print and electronic media” to a fill-in-the blank entry


035  Advertising services, namely, creating promotional murals advertising the goods and services of others

Deleted “and painting signs and walls” from the 05-13-2010 entry because “Sign painting” is in the Manual in Class 37 and therefore, this wording may cause confusion. This activity of “creating promotional murals” involves selection of the colors, designs, stylized wording, or other visual elements, for the mural to advertise and promote goods and services of others.


035  Advertising services, namely, creating corporate logos for others

04-07-2011: This activity involves the selection of colors, designs, stylized wording, or other visual elements, to represent a business in the marketplace. It does not include graphic design services in Class 42.


016  Advertising signs of paper or cardboard

On 02-09-2012, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted from the Manual. While this wording is still acceptable, it is covered by two new entries “Advertising signs of paper” and “Advertising signs of cardboard,” which are both in Class 16.


035  Advertising the services of others via web pages optimized for online search engines

On 5-26-2011, this 10-14-2010 entry was deleted because it is awkwardly worded.


035  Advertising via electronic media and specifically the internet

On 05-26-2011, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry, “Advertising services.” 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising, including on-line advertising on a computer network

On 05-26-2011, this 06-18-2009 entry was deleted because it is covered by the following Manual entries, “Advertising services” and “Online advertising via a computer communications network.” 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising, including promotion relating to the sale of articles and services for third parties by the transmission of advertising material and the dissemination of advertising messages on computer networks

On 05-26-2011, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is too specific to provide helpful guidance to a broad range of customers. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising, marketing and promotion services

This refers to a combined item “ not three separate items. The term marketing“ and “promotion“ services cannot be used by themselves. Marketing services by themselves can refer to a retail-type activity. In the context of the language of this ID, marketing refers to promoting or advertising the goods and services of others. While a retail service would be in Class 35, the nature and purpose of that type of service is very different from an advertising type of service. The promotion services must also be linked with the marketing and/or advertising services. 1-1-2012 “Marketing services” was added to the Manual as a separate entry pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. When listed by itself, an identification for “marketing” should include the term “services.” This entry refers to the promoting of the goods and services of others.


035  Advertising, marketing and promotional services related to all industries for the purpose of facilitating networking and socializing opportunities for business purposes

On 12-10-2015, the status of this 03-27-2008 entry was changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example. Advertising, marketing and promotional services is acceptable wording; further specification of the field or industries to which the services relate is also acceptable, but it is not required.


035  Advertising, marketing and promotional services for automotive dealerships

On 05-26-2011, this 09-27-2007 entry was deleted and replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for the specific field of the advertising, marketing and promotional services. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising, marketing and promotional services for light and heavy equipment dealerships

On 05-26-2011, this 10-23-2008 entry was deleted and replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for the specific field of the advertising, marketing and promotional services. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advertising, marketing and promotion services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others by providing customized exhibits

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 08-19-2010 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Advertising and marketing services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others” in Class 35 and the new entry “Advertising, marketing, and promoting the goods and services of others via {specify type of promotional activity, e.g., billboards, promotional exhibitions, etc.}” in Class 35. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Advisory service for organizational issues and business administration, with and without the help of electronic databases

On 5-23-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry was modified to replace “data bases” with “databases” in order to make the spelling of the wording consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


044  Advisory services in the fields of irrigation and fertilization, namely, fertilization via irrigation

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Advisory services in the field of employee benefits for group healthcare and business insurance offered to employees in addition to standard benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance including short term disability, long term disability, cancer insurance, accidental death and dismemberment

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. 11-28-2013: Administration of employee benefit plans, other than plans concerning insurance and finance, is classified in Class 35 because the services involve only the organizing and coordination of business functions. Providing advice or consultation regarding insurance or financial employee benefit plans is in Class 36, the same class as providing or administration of such plans.


007  Aerators [machines]

On 01-01-2014, this 10-01-2002 entry “Aerators [machines]” was deleted, pursuant to the deletion of “Aerators” from the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14. This entry has been replaced with “Aerators being machines” in Class 7.


009  Aerial combiners

Aerial combiners are electronic devices that combine two signals as inputs and outputs them as a single signal.


012  Aerial conveyors

These goods are in Class 12 because their primary purpose is transportation.


041  Aerial photography

These services were transferred to Class 41 from Class 42 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other services relating to the taking of photographs were transferred to Class 41 as a result of the restructuring.


005  Aerosol dispensers for medical use sold filled with {indicate specific pharmaceutical preparations, e.g., allergy medications, hemostatic preparations, hair growth stimulants, etc.}

These goods are sold filled with pharmaceuticals. If they are sold without pharmaceuticals in them, they are classified in Class 10.


021  Aerosol dispensers not for medical use

These goods are sold without pharmaceuticals in them. If they are sold filled with pharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical must be properly identified and the goods are in Class 5.


003  Aerosol spray for cleaning condenser coils of air filters for air conditioning, heating and air filtration units

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  After shave lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  After sun creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


041  After-hours night club services

After-hours night clubs are entertainment clubs that remain open after the designated time for serving alcohol and typically feature non-alcoholic drinks.


003  After-shave balms

7-30-09 This refers to non-medicated after-shave balm. Since after-shave balm is most commonly sold without medication, it is not necessary to include that language in the ID. It should be noted that medicated after-shave balm is in Class 5.


003  After-shave creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  After-shave lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  After-sun lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


001  Agar

10-31-2013 - Agar is a type of carbohydrate that is obtained from seaweed. This raw material is typically used for industrial purposes.


001  Agar-agar

10-31-2013 - Agar-agar (also called “agar”) is a type of carbohydrate that is obtained from seaweed. This raw material is typically used for industrial purposes.


003  Age retardant lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Age spot reducing creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


044  Agricultural advice

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Agricultural advice, namely, providing recommendations for plant and soil nutrition supplements

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


011  Air conditioning units for {indicate purpose, e.g., animal houses, boats, campers, etc.}

Air conditioning units is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


005  Air deodorant

Note that deodorants for personal use (use on the body of human or animal) are in Class 3


001  Air entraining agents

An air entraining agent is an admixture for concrete.


007  Air filters for gear drives

Air filters for mechanical purposes are in Class 7. Gear drives are mechanical devices for altering the speed, torque, or direction of rotating shafts. Therefore, air filters for gear drives are in Class 7.


005  Air freshener sprays

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 11-23-2006 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


005  Air fresheners

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-2-1991 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


005  Air fresheners and air freshening preparations

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 3-1-2006 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


005  Air freshening preparations

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 3-1-2006 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


028  Air mattress swimming floats for recreational use

On 10-23-2014, the 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Air mattresses for recreational use” to “Air mattress swimming floats for recreational use” to make clear the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 28.


012  Air pumps for automobiles

This 7-20-04 entry was modified to change “of” to “for.”


012  Air pumps for two-wheeled motor vehicles or bicycles

This 7-20-04 entry was modified to change “of” to “for.”


039  Air transportation services featuring a frequent flyer bonus program

10-24-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


011  Air valves for steam heating installations

Class 11 includes valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations regardless of material composition. If not for these purposes, note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; automatic control valves are in Class 9; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


011  Air washers

An air washer is a device used to clean air while increasing or lowering its humidity.


007  Aircraft engine parts, namely, {specify particular parts, e.g., coils, manifolds, particulate filters, etc.}

Although engine parts are generally in Class 7, hoses for engines are in Class 17 because “flexible tubes, not of metal” appears in the Alphabetical List in Class 17.


037  Aircraft equipment repair services, namely, the repair and refurbishing of emergency medical kits, defibrillators and survival kits

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


009  Aircraft test boxes for testing {specify system or component, e.g., power supply, electrical system, etc.}

These electronic goods test various electronic-based systems in an aircraft.


012  Airplanes and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


039  Airport baggage check-in services [not including security inspection]

Amended from Class 35 to be consistent with other entries in the ID Manual.


013  Airsoft guns not for recreational use

2-11-2010 - The 11-02-06 entry was changed to add “not for recreational use.” If the airsoft guns are for recreational use, they are in Class 28 as are the paint ball guns. 11-17-2016 - Added the omitted term “airsoft” before “guns” in the previous sentence.


009  Air-fuel ratio controllers for internal combustion engines

These devices use microprocessors to control the ratio of air and fuel for engines of all types, including those for land vehicles. As such goods are microprocessor-based rather than mechanical devices, they are in Class 9.


029  Ajvar (preserved peppers)

On 9-6-2012, this 1-13-2011 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


045  Alarm response and verification services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Albs

04-30-2015: An alb is a long white linen vestment with sleeves worn by priests and others.


029  Albumen for culinary purposes

On 1-12-2012 the 9-20-2007 entry “Albumen for food” was amended to “Albumen for culinary purposes” to clarify the purpose and nature of the goods, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. “Albumen” is the white of an egg.


001  Albumin for use in the manufacture of {indicate general nature of item or indicate for a wide variety of goods, if accurate}

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-1-2001 has been amended to change the spelling of “albumen” to “albumin” pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. “Albumen” is the white of an egg used for culinary purposes. “Albumin” is a raw material in the nature of heat-coagulable, water-soluble proteins that occur in blood plasma or serum, muscle, the whites of eggs, milk, and other animal substances and in many plant tissues and fluids.


029  Albumin milk

This is a milk that it is richer in protein and lower in fat than ordinary milk. It is supposed to be better tolerated by those with digestive disorders.


040  Alcohol distillery services

On 01-17-2013, this note was added to make clear that this distillery service must be done for others to constitute a service. Distilling one's own alcohol for later retail distribution is not a service under the Trademark Act.


033  Alcoholic cocktail mixes, namely, {indicate nature of cocktails, e.g., margarita, daiquiri, mojito, etc.} mixes

These goods feature alcohol as a component of the mixture. Non-alcoholic cocktail mixes are in Class 32. On 11-20-2014, this 02-10-2011 fill-in-the blank entry was deleted because it caused confusion and applicants mistakenly indicated goods classified in other classes. Note that the entry for “alcoholic cocktail mixes” remains an acceptable identification in Class 33.


033  Alcoholic cordials

On 06-12-2011, the 04-02-1991 entry was revised to add the word “alcoholic” in order to differentiate between the alcoholic and non-alcoholic types of cordials


033  Alcoholic fruit beverages

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Alcoholic beverages of fruit” was amended to “Alcoholic fruit beverages” to match the TM5 approved entry.


009  Alcoholmeters

Alcoholmeters measure the alcohol content in distilled spirits. Alcoholmeters are classified as measuring apparatus in Class 9. Alcohol breath testing units are classified in Class 10.


032  Ales

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Alginates for culinary purposes [food additives for non-industrial use]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


001  Alginates for industrial purposes [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


001  Alginates for the food industry [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


030  Alimentary paste (pastas and noodles)

7-8-10 Added parenthetical reference to pastas and noodles.


029  All natural meats, namely, {specify type of meat, e.g., pork, lamb, buffalo, etc.}

“All natural meats” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


018  All purpose sport bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., Bowling ball bags in Class 28, ski boot bags in Class 25, ski bags in Class 28.


014  Alloys of precious metal

Alloys of common metal are in Class 6.


018  All-purpose athletic bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., Bowling ball bags in Class 28, ski boot bags in Class 25, ski bags in Class 28.


018  All-purpose carrying bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


018  All-purpose leather straps

09-19-2013 - Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 only, and the classification depends on the material composition of the goods. Classes 6, 18, and 22 cover straps comprised of metal, leather, and non-metal, non-leather materials, respectively. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 only according to material composition.


006  All-purpose metal straps

09-19-2013 - Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 only, and the classification depends on the material composition of the goods. Classes 6, 18, and 22 cover straps comprised of metal, leather, and non-metal, non-leather materials, respectively. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 only according to material composition.


022  All-purpose nylon straps featuring hook and loop fasteners

On 09-13-12, the 1-6-2011 entry was modified by inserting “nylon” to make clear the justification for classifying these goods in Class 22. Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 depending on the material composition of the goods. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 according to material composition.


022  All-purpose nylon straps

On 09-13-12, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “nylon” to make clear the justification for classifying these goods in Class 22. Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 depending on the material composition of the goods. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 according to material composition.


022  All-purpose straps comprised of synthetic textile materials [excluding artificial leather]

09-19-2013 - Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 only, and the classification depends on the material composition of the goods. Classes 6, 18, and 22 cover straps comprised of metal, leather, and non-metal, non-leather materials, respectively. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 only according to material composition.


012  All-terrain wheelchairs for {indicate particular use, e.g., use in the sand, use at the beach, etc.}

All-terrain wheelchairs is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


016  Almanachs

This 7-20-04 entry was deleted because it is already covered by the entry “Almanacs.”


005  Almond oil for the treatment of {indicate specific disease or condition}

9/25/08 - {indicate specific disease or condition} was added to the language of the identification. Because of this addition, its previous “T” notation was deleted.


005  Almond oils for the treatment of {indicate specific disease or condition}

9/25/08 - {indicate specific disease or condition} was added to the language of the identification. Because of this addition, its previous “T” notation was deleted.


035  Alpaca fiber evaluation

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-26-2009 has been deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement and has been replaced with the entries “financial evaluation of alpaca fiber” in Class 36, and “Quality evaluation of alpaca fiber” in Class 42.


040  Alteration and retouching of {indicate type of visual material, e.g., photographic images, artwork, paintings, etc.}

This is physical alteration and retouching of photographs, not a digital or computerized process.


045  Alternative dispute resolution

Transferred from Class 42 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


041  Amateur youth sports services, namely, organizing and providing youth sports activities

7-24-08 “and managing” was deleted from the entry because managing is a Class 35 activity and must be done for others. Managing one's own activities is not a service that is separable from conducting the primary service.


012  Ambulances and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


028  Amusement apparatus adapted for use with television receivers only

These goods are classified in Class 28 under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Amusement apparatus adapted for use with television receivers only

This entry of 11-8-2007 was deleted because under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, “Amusement apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Amusement apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 5-10-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Amusement apparatus for use with a television screen

This entry of 10-14-2010 was deleted because under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, “Amusement apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Amusement apparatus and games adapted for use with television receivers or with video or computer monitors

1-1-2012 This entry of 6-18-2009 was deleted because under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, “Amusement apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Amusement machines, namely, hand-held electronic game units adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 9-3-2009 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “Games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


041  Amusement park services

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Amusement parks” to “Amusement park services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


005  Analeptics

Analeptics are pharmaceutical preparations that are used to stimulate the central nervous system.


045  Analysis of data, policy and process, and provision of business management advice and assistance to ensure compliance with public sector procurement laws and regulations

On 4-21-11, this 2-09-2007 entry was deleted because the inclusion of the “provision of business management advice and assistance” is confusing, because it is a Class 35 service.


035  Analyzing and compiling business data for {indicate purpose, e.g., market research purposes, determining the perceived image of a product, etc.}

Analyzing and compiling business data is an acceptable identification; further specification of the purpose of the activities is acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Analyzing educational tests scores and data for others

These services were transferred to Class 41 from Class 42 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other services related to educational testing were transferred to Class as a result of the restructuring.


041  Analyzing of educational test scores and data for others

8-25-2011 - This identification is acceptable, however, it was deleted because the service is already covered by a virtually identical entry. 07/25/2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


010  Anatomic pathology specimen collection kit comprising glass slides, centrifuge tubes, formalin jars, coplin jars, insert to hold slides and jars, absorbent cloth, and instructions, all for medical use

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


044  Animal breeding

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


018  Animal carriers [bags]

On 11-17-2011 the 4-2-1991 entry “animal carriers” was amended to “animal carriers [bags]”


018  Animal clothing for {specify type of animal, e.g., pigs, dogs, etc.}, namely, {indicate specific item, e.g., shirts, skirts, scarves, etc.}

“Pet clothing” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. On 02-12-2015, the 10-09-2014 entry was modified to replace “Pet” with “Animal” in order to broaden the identification. “Clothing for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


045  Animal cremation [funerary services]

06-18-2009 This refers to the memorial or religious service. 11-19-2009 - The 09-18-2009 trilateral entry was deleted because this item has proved to be confusing with actual cremation services in Class 40. The indication of “funerary services” in brackets has not helped applicants understand the service and it has caused confusion both inside and outside of the USPTO.


031  Animal feed additives for nonnutritional purposes for use as ingredient or filler

1-1-2012 The 1-1-2006 entry has been deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Food additives for culinary purpose are classified in Classes 29-33 depending on the nature and purpose of the goods. Food additives for use in the food industry are in Class 1. This entry is being replaced by “Nutritional additives for use in manufacturing animal feed” in Class 1.


018  Animal game bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


044  Animal grooming

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


018  Animal harnesses for {specify type of animal, e.g., horses, dogs, etc.}

“Animal harnesses” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Harnesses for people are classified in other classes depending upon the function of the goods. Please consult the Manual for examples of harnesses which are classified in other classes. For example, “Bicycle training harnesses” is an acceptable identification in Class 12. “Harness for sailboards” is an acceptable identification in Class 28.


044  Animal husbandry

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


039  Animal rescue services

09-29-2011: Deleted the 05-01-2003 entry because it is overbroad and includes services in multiple classes, and replaced it with new entries in Classes 39, 43, and 45.


028  Ankle and wrist weights for exercise

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 04-02-1991 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Exercise weights” in Class 28. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


026  Ankle garters

4-22-10 - The 6-1-01 entry was transferred from Class 25 because it is analogous to the entry “expanding bands for holding sleeves” that is in the Manual in Class 26.


021  Ant habitats

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Ant vivaria

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


009  Antenna filters

On 5-17-12 this 7-20-04 entry was changed to read “antenna” instead of “antennae.”


009  Antennae

This 11-08-07 entry was deleted because it is already covered by the existing entry “Antennas.”


001  Anthranilic acid

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Antranilic acid (anthranilic acid)” was amended to “Anthranilic acid” to match the TM5 approved entry.


001  Anthranilic acid

On 03-03-2016, the 12-24-2015 entry was deleted because it is a duplicate of an existing modified entry in Class 1, Term ID 001-542.


005  Antiarrhythmic agents

Antiarrhythmic agents are preparations used to treat, prevent, or relieve cardiac arrhythmia.


005  Antimicrobial additive for compounds used in the manufacture of garden hoses

03-28-2013 - Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as “biocides,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. Although chemical additives for use in manufacturing are generally in Class 1, the antimicrobial nature of the additive controls the classification.


005  Antimicrobial clays

03-28-2013 - Antimicrobial clays are natural remedies for infected wounds, indigestion, and other health problems. Antimicrobial clays are administered either by applying the clay to the skin or ingesting it.


005  Antimicrobial coatings to treat the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and fungus on various surfaces

The word “prevent” was changed to “treat” - regarding care of inanimate objects, prevention is a Class 1 characteristic; treatment is a Class 5 characteristic


005  Antimicrobial preparations for inhibiting microbiological decomposition in food, beverages, animal feed and pharmaceuticals

03-28-2013 - Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as “biocides,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Antimicrobial preparations for preventing {indicate, e.g., mold, mildew, bacteria, etc.}

Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as Biocides, which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. Although chemical preparations for preventing the growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, the biocidal nature of the preparation controls the classification.


005  Antimicrobial preparations for inhibiting {indicate, e.g., mold, mildew, bacteria, etc.}

Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as Biocides, which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Antimicrobial preparations for treating {indicate, e.g., mold, mildew, bacteria, etc.}

Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as Biocides, which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Antimicrobial preservatives for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals

03-28-2013 - Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as “biocides,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Antimicrobial solutions for use in meat processing at slaughterhouses and meat packaging facilities

03-28-2013 - Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as “biocides,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Antimicrobials for dermatologic use

03-28-2013 - Antimicrobial preparations are substances that destroy or suppress the growth of organisms and microorganisms. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as “biocides,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Antioxidant enriched coffee for medical purposes

On 01-01-2016, this 01-27-2011 entry was modified to add “for medical purposes” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, identifications for nutritionally enriched, enhanced, or fortified foods or beverages must indicate a medical, therapeutic, or veterinary purpose for classification in Class 5.


001  Antioxidants and proteins used in the manufacture of cosmetics, beverages, food products and food supplements

On 2-27-2014, the status of this 08-09-2007 entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy


001  Antioxidants for use in the manufacture of {indicate general nature of item, e.g., cosmetics, beverages, food products and food supplements, etc., or indicate for a wide variety of goods, if accurate}

01-01-2016: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example. Antioxidants for use in manufacture is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


001  Antioxidants for use in the manufacture of food supplements

Antioxidants for use in manufacture is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


001  Antioxidants for use in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals

Antioxidants for use in manufacture is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


001  Antioxidants for use in the manufacture of cosmetics

Antioxidants for use in manufacture is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Antiperspirants and deodorants for personal use

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


005  Antispasmodics

Antispasmodics are agents that prevent or relieve muscle cramping, convulsions, or spasms.


003  Anti-aging cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Anti-aging creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Anti-cavity dental rinses

10-14-10 - Many dental rinses have an anti-cavity property but they are not considered a medical product in Class 5 unless the ID clearly indicates that the dental rinse is medicated.


003  Anti-cavity mouth rinses

10-14-10 - Many mouth rinses have an anti-cavity property but they are not considered a medical product in Class 5 unless the ID clearly indicates that the mouth rinse is medicated.


003  Anti-cavity mouthwashes

10-14-10 - This 10/7/10 entry was transferred from Class 5. Many mouthwashes have an anti-cavity property but they are not considered a medical product in Class 5 unless the ID clearly indicates that the mouthwash is medicated.


045  Anti-counterfeiting consulting in the fields of product and document authentication and tracking, and brand monitoring and protection, to protect against counterfeiting, tampering, and diversion, and to ensure the integrity of genuine products and documents

On 08-09-2012, the 05-15-2008 entry was modified by deleting “Consulting services, namely, consultation” inserting “Anti-counterfeiting consulting” to make clear the subject matter of the consultation and the justification for classifying the services in Class 45. Also, the “T” signifying that this entry is approved by the USPTO's Trilateral Partners was removed because this entry does not appear on the list of identifications accepted by each of the Partners.


001  Anti-creasing agents

Anti-creasing agents are chemical agents for preventing textiles and fabrics from wrinkling.


017  Anti-dazzle films for windows [tinted films]

On 01-05-2012, this 01-01-2007 entry was deleted because it is ambiguous. It was replaced by “Tinted plastic film for use on windows” in Class 17.


003  Anti-freckle creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


005  Anti-leprotic agents

These goods are agents used in the treatment of leprosy.


005  Anti-pathogen plant-protecting preparations

On 06-07-2012, the 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is misclassified. Chemical preparations for killing pests are in Class 5, while chemical preparations for preventing pests are in Class 1. This entry is being replaced by a new entry “Chemical preparations for preventing pathogenic infections in plants” in Class 1.


009  Anti-piracy software

Anti-piracy software is software that is designed to prevent the illegal copying or use of software programs.


005  Anti-rheumatism rings [jewelry adapted for medical purposes]

Anti-rheumatism rings are finger rings adapted for medical purposes and are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


001  Anti-static preparations other than for household purposes

Anti-static preparations are chemical preparations that have anti-static properties.


003  Anti-static spray for clothing

Transferred from Class 1 based on entry in the Nice Alphabetical List for “antistatic preparations for household purposes” in Class 3


025  Anti-sweat underwear

On 01-08-2015, the status of this entry was changed from “A” - Added to “X” - Example. Underwear is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


005  Anti-syphilitics

These goods are agents used in the treatment of syphilis.


009  Anti-theft locks specially adapted to personal electronic devices, namely, {indicate specific personal electronic device, e.g., laptops, PC tablets, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

Anti-theft locks are specially adapted to personal electronic devices and generally consist of fitted lock mechanisms and components for securing the electronic devices. Please note that anti-theft locks specially adapted for gaming apparatus would be classified in Class 28.


003  Anti-wrinkle creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5. 09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  Apparatus for automatic chromatography for laboratory use

On 3-28-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Apparatus for automatic chromatography” was modified to add “for laboratory use.” Chromatography apparatuses for laboratory use are classified in Class 9. Chromatography apparatuses for industrial purposes are classified in Class 11. The identification should indicate the use of the goods for classification purposes.


021  Apparatus for cleaning teeth and gums using high pressure water for home use

2-19-09 - “for home use” added to 3-8-07 entry to avoid confusion with apparatus used in dental procedures in Class 10.


010  Apparatus for clinical diagnosis

On 8-29-2013, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted from the Manual because it is overly broad for likelihood of confusion analysis purposes. The common commercial name of the apparatus or the condition(s) and/or disease(s) diagnosed should be indicated.


010  Apparatus for dispensing non-medical oxygen and aromatherapy that also utilizes light, sound, and vibration for relaxation therapy

These goods are sold without pharmaceuticals in them. If they are sold filled with pharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical must be properly identified and the goods are in Class 5.


012  Apparatus for locomotion by air and space, namely, airborne platforms for serving spacecrafts and conducting space applications, and structural parts and structural fittings for all of the aforementioned goods

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


028  Apparatus for playing chess, namely, chess timers

08-14-2014 - Chess timers are classified in Class 28 as game equipment. Although timers are generally classified in Class 9, chess timers are classified as game equipment because they are for use by the players in the course of playing the game of chess.


025  Apparel for dancers, namely, tee shirts, sweatshirts, pants, leggings, shorts and jackets

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


029  Appetizers, namely, breaded and fried jalapeño peppers

Changed from “jalapeño poppers” - POPPERS is a registered trademark for this type of appetizer.


029  Apple purée

On 12-24-2015, this entry was modified by inserting an accent mark to make it match the Alphabetical List indication exactly.


029  Applesauce

This is in Class 29 because it is a fruit-based side dish and not a true sauce. Fruit sauces other than applesauce and cranberry sauce are in Class 30.


037  Application of adhesives to motor vehicles

The application of adhesives to motor vehicles refers to the industry use of commercial-grade adhesives in lieu of bolting or welding for repair and maintenance purposes.


037  Application of coatings for others, namely, applying {specify type of coating, e.g., protective coating, etc.}

11-10-11 Unless the application of the coating is done by some technological means such as electricity or heat, application of a coating is in Class 37 since it is analogous to paint application. A coating must materially alter the surface or item to be coated to have the application of it in Class 40.


037  Application of foam to motor vehicles

The application of foam to motor vehicles refers to the installation of foam to fill empty spaces and cavities in a vehicle for NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) dampening purposes.


037  Application of protective coatings

9-4-08 - Classification changed from Class 40. Unless the application of the coating is done by some technological means such as electricity or heat, application of a coating is in Class 37 since it is analogous to paint application. A coating must materially alter the surface or item to be coated to have the application of it in Class 40.


042  Application service provider featuring software for use in providing an on-line database in the field of transaction processing to upload transactional data, provide statistical analysis, and produce notifications and reports

3-1-2006 entry was amended on 11-18-10 to add the words “for use” in providing an online database to clarify that the purpose of the software is database creation. On 5-12-11, this 3-1-2006 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “application service provider (ASP) featuring software for use {specify the function of the programs, e.g., for use in database management, for use as a spreadsheet, for word processing, etc. and, if software is content -or field-specific, the field of use}”


042  Application service provider, namely, hosting, managing, developing, and maintaining applications, software, and web sites, in the fields of personal productivity, wireless communication, mobile information access, and remote data management for wireless delivery of content to handheld computers, laptops and mobile electronic devices

07-22-2010 Deleted the words “providing” and “and databases” from the 01-25-2007 entry to make clear that the services are computer services in Class 42.


042  Application service provider, namely, hosting, managing, developing, analyzing, and maintaining applications, software, and web sites, of others in the fields of healthcare, benefits programs, employee productivity, risk management

07-22-2010 Deleted the words “providing,” “researching,” “reporting,” and “and databases” from the 01-17-2008 entry to make clear that the services are computer services in Class 42.


042  Application service provider featuring application programming interface (API) software for allowing data retrieval, upload, access and management

On 5-12-11, this 10-8-2009 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “application service provider featuring application programming interface (API) software for use {specify the function of the API software}” in Class 42.


042  Application service provider, namely, hosting, managing, developing, analyzing, and maintaining applications, software, and web sites, of others in the fields of advertising and marketing

07-22-2010 Deleted the words “providing,” “tracking,” “reporting,” and “and databases” from the 08-27-2009 entry to make clear that the services are computer services in Class 42.


042  Application service provider featuring application programming interface (API) software for {specify the function of the API programs, e.g., integration of video content into websites}

05-12-2011: The 10-08-2009 entry was modified to delete the wording “in building software applications” and replace it with a broader fill-in section. 06-16-2011: The 05-12-2011 entry was modified to add the parenthetical example of a function of the software.


042  Application service provider, namely, hosting, managing, developing, analyzing, and maintaining applications, software and web sites of others in the fields of {specify field}

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


021  Applicator sticks for applying make-up

The language cosmetic applicators would not be acceptable in Class 21 because certain cosmetic applicators such as cotton balls for cosmetic purposes are in Class 3.


021  Applicator wands for applying make-up to {indicate, e.g., lips, eyes, skin, etc.}

Applicator wands for applying make-up is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


026  Appliques [haberdashery]

Although the word appliques is used in the U.S. marketplace to refer to a variety of goods in multiple classes, including clothing patches, decals, and vinyl or rubber adhesive strips and tapes, the wording Appliques [haberdashery] was added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 26, effective January 1, 2013, thereby limiting the meaning of the word appliques to clothing decorations, such as fabric patches, when it appears in International applications for registration. Therefore, applicants who intend to apply for an Extension of Protection under the Madrid Protocol should consider limiting their use of the term appliques to Class 26 because including this term in other classes may result in a Notice of Irregularity.


016  Appliques in the form of decals

On 1-1-13, the 04-02-1991 entry was deleted. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the wording “Appliques [haberdashery]” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List. Although the word “appliques” appears to be used in the U.S. marketplace to describe both clothing ornaments in Class 26 and decals in Class 16, the meaning of the word “appliques” is limited to Class 26 goods for classification purposes. Therefore, this entry is being deleted because the wording is confusing.


040  Applying coatings ultrasonically to medical and industrial apparatus

11-10-11 The service of applying a coating must materially alter the surface or item to be coated in order to be classified in Class 40. Examples of this include when the coating is applied by the use of some technological means such as electricity or heat. When the application of the coating doesn't change the underlying nature of the goods being coated that service is in Class 37.


040  Applying decorative and protective coatings to metal by means of galvanization

3-20-13 - Classification of this 8-13-09 entry changed from Class 37 to Class 40 because the application of the coatings is done by galvanization, which is a technological means that utilizes electricity. Unless the application of the coating is done by some technological means such as electricity or heat, application of a coating is in Class 37 since it is analogous to paint application.


040  Applying finishes to {indicate specific item, e.g. cloth, clothing, fabric, textiles}

This service covers the application of finishes that affect the functioning of the goods - they change the nature of the goods in some way. Examples would be application of waterproofing finishes, rustproofing finishes, etc. Application of paint or some other coating that doesn't change the underlying nature of the goods being coated would be in 37.


037  Applying medical coatings to {indicate product or products being coated}

9-4-08 - Classification changed from Class 40. Unless the application of the coating is done by some technological means such as electricity or heat, application of a coating is in Class 37 since it is analogous to paint application. A coating must materially alter the surface or item to be coated to have the application of it in Class 40.


037  Applying protective coatings to {indicate specific item, e.g. wood, metal, leather}

9-4-08 - Classification changed from Class 40. Unless the application of the coating is done by some technological means such as electricity or heat, application of a coating is in Class 37 since it is analogous to paint application. A coating must materially alter the surface or item to be coated to have the application of it in Class 40.


035  Appointment reminder services

Appointment reminder services are classified in Class 35 as a business activity analogous to “secretarial services,” “telephone answering for unavailable subscribers,” and “transcription of communications [office functions],” which appear in the Alphabetical List in Class 35.


036  Appraisal services, namely, providing a computer database for the purpose of appraising repairs to damaged automobiles

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Aquaculture services, namely, the cultivation and breeding of plants or animals in a water environment

11-5-09 - changed “marine life” in the 2-1-07 entry to broaden the field to include plants as well as marine animal life and to more accurately reflect the service of aquaculture


016  Aquarelles

07-30-2015: Aquarelles are paintings done in transparent watercolors.


021  Aquarium air stones

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Aquarium covers

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Classification.


021  Aquarium fish nets

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Aquarium hoods

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Aquariums

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


001  Aqueous aromatic additives for use in the manufacture of room fresheners and cosmetics

9-17-09 - The entry of 3-5-09 was transferred from Class 3 since this is an ingredient used in further manufacture. The transfer makes this entry consistent with the entry for “Fragrances for use in manufacturing {indicate products or field of use if possible or indicate for general manufacturing purposes, if accurate} [not in the nature of essential oils}” in Class 1.


045  Arbitration

Transferred from Class 42 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


006  Arbors of metal

On 01-01-2016, this 02-03-2011 entry was amended from “Arbors made of metal” to “Arbors of metal” to align the description with a similar entry in the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


028  Archery equipment, namely, non-telescopic bow sights

On September 13, 2012, this April 2, 1991 entry was deleted because it is already covered by the entry “Non-telescopic archery bow sights.”


019  Architectural elements, namely, non-metal friezes

This entry for frieze refers to a horizontal band running along the wall of a room typically decorated with sculptures or ornamental figures. Frieze in the nature of a heavy durable woolen fabric is in Class 24.


006  Architectural elements, namely, metal friezes

This entry for frieze refers to a horizontal band running along the wall of a room typically decorated with sculptures or ornamental figures. Frieze in the nature of a heavy durable woolen fabric is in Class 24.


043  Arena services, namely, providing general purpose facilities for sports, concerts, conventions and exhibitions

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 06-20-2013, this 01-01-2002 entry was modified by inserting “general purpose” to make clear the nature of the services in Class 43. The arena facilities described in this entry may be used by the temporary occupants for a variety of purposes. Although services involving provision of general purpose facilities, such as convention centers and exhibition halls, are classified in Class 43, services involving provision of specialized facilities/facilities for a particular purpose are classified according to the intended purpose, e.g., providing facilities for business meetings in Class 35; providing sports facilities in Class 41.


029  Ark-shells, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Ark-shells [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live ark-shells are classified in Class 31.


009  Armor for protecting the body, buildings and other structures, aircraft, marine vessels and vehicles against ballistic projectiles

06-05-2014: This entry of 10-22-2009 was deleted as overly inclusive of goods in several international classes. “Armour plating” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 6 as a good of common metal.


005  Aromatherapy creams for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}

06-01-2001 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - Inserted the wording “for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}” and transferred the entry from Class 3 to 5 because the goods are for treating a specific medical condition.


005  Aromatherapy evaporating shower balls for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}

06-26-2008 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - Inserted the wording “for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}” and transferred the entry from Class 3 to 5 because the goods are for treating a specific medical condition.


005  Aromatherapy lotions for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}

06-01-2001 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - Inserted the wording “for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}” and transferred the entry from Class 3 to 5 because the goods are for treating a specific medical condition.


003  Aromatherapy oil

03-05-2009 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - This identification was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 3 and deleted from the Manual in Class 3. The Manual entry in Class 3 was replaced with a similar entry in Class 5 that requires the applicant to specify the medical condition(s) being treated.


003  Aromatherapy oils

10-01-1994 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - This identification was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 3 and deleted from the Manual in Class 3. The Manual entry in Class 3 was replaced with a similar entry in Class 5 that requires the applicant to specify the medical condition(s) being treated.


005  Aromatherapy oils for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.} [not essential oils]

The applicant must specify the specific medical condition being treated; if the goods are not formulated to treat a specific medical condition, then the goods are considered to be aromatic preparations in Class 3. The bracketed wording “[not essential oils]” was included to avoid confusion with essential oils for aromatherapy purposes in Class 3.


005  Aromatherapy pillows for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}

06-14-2007 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 Deleted “that may be used to freshen clothing or lay over the eyes,” inserted “for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}” and transferred the entry from Class 3 to 5 because the goods are for treating a specific medical condition.


044  Aromatherapy services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


005  Aromatherapy sprays for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.} [not essential oils]

09-13-2007 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - Inserted the wording “for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}” and transferred the entry from Class 3 to 5 because the goods are for treating a specific medical condition; also inserted “[not essential oils]” to avoid confusion with essential oils for aromatherapy purposes in Class 3.


005  Aromatherapy sticks for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.} [not essential oils]

12-17-2009 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - Inserted the wording “for {specify use, e.g., treating headaches, relieving stress, curing insomnia, etc.}” and transferred the entry from Class 3 to 5 because the goods are for treating a specific medical condition; also inserted “[not essential oils]” to avoid confusion with essential oils for aromatherapy purposes in Class 3.


003  Aromatic body care products, namely, body lotion, shower gel, cuticle cream, shampoo, conditioner, non-medicated lip balm, soap, body polish, body and foot scrub and non-medicated foot cream

10-25-2007 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - “Aromatherapy” amended to “Aromatic” to justify the goods in Class 3. Specific aromatherapy preparations for treating specific medical conditions are in Class 5. 11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. “Aromatic preparations, namely, {specify preparations e.g., cream, lotion, body spray, etc.}” is an available entry.


003  Aromatic pillows comprising potpourri in fabric containers

06-01-2001 - Original entry; 04-22-2010 - “Aromatherapy” amended to “Aromatic” to justify the goods in Class 3. Specific aromatherapy preparations for treating specific medical conditions are in Class 5.


031  Aromatic sand [litter] for pets

This entry was transferred from Class 19 to Class 31. It is more appropriately classified with other animal litter products in Class 31.


005  Aromatized beverages based on fruit, protein, cordial, sugar and other fluid nutrients, namely, weight management powders for use as a food fillers

1-2-2012 This entry of 3-26-2009 has been deleted because it is no longer acceptable in Class 5 under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Meal replacements for medical use are in Class 5, and meal replacements not for medical use are classified according to their nature in Classes 29-33.


032  Aromatized beverages based on fruit, protein, cordial, sugar and other fluid nutrients, namely, protein drinks for use as food fillers and not for use as meal replacements

On 08-15-2013, the 03-26-2009 entry was amended to correct the grammar of the entry. The word “replacement” was pluralized, and the word “a” was deleted from “a food fillers” and “a meal.”


032  Aromatized beverages based on fruit, protein, cordial, sugar and other fluid nutrients, namely, carbohydrates drinks for use as food fillers

On 08-15-2013, the 03-26-2009 entry was amended to delete the word “a” from “a food fillers.”


005  Aromatized beverages based on fruit, protein, cordial, sugar and other fluid nutrients, namely, meal replacement drinks for use as a food fillers

01-01-2012 - This entry of 3-26-2009 has been deleted because it is no longer acceptable in Class 5 under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Meal replacements for medical use are in Class 5, and meal replacements not for medical use are classified according to their nature in Classes 29-33.


041  Arranging and conducting educational congresses in the field of {indicate, e.g., science and technology, math, law, etc.}

Arranging and conducting educational congresses is acceptable in Class 41; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Arranging and conducting educational congresses

This service is intended to cover the activity of generally arranging and conducting educational congresses in any field. If the applicant is arranging and conducting an educational congress in a particular field, the identification should be limited to that field.


041  Arranging and conducting live, interactive, treasure hunt game adventures

On 10-09-2014, the 10-25-2007 entry was modified by deleting “gaming” and inserting “game” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to recreational games, and not gambling. Also, the status of the entry was changed from “A- Added” to “X- Example” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording.


041  Arranging and conducting youth sports programs in the field of {specify sport, e.g., baseball, basketball, etc.}

Arranging and conducting youth sports programs is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


039  Arranging and conducting kayaking tours for travel purposes

On 1-1-13, the 08-05-2010 entry was modified by inserting “for travel purposes” to make clear the nature and purpose of the services. “Arranging and conduction kayaking tours for recreational purposes” is in the Manual in Class 41. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether it describes a transport service in Class 39 or a guided tour-type service in Class 41. The wording “for travel purposes” is no longer sufficient to justify classification of tours in Class 39. Classification depends on the primary nature of the activity, not on the overall purpose. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


041  Arranging and conducting kayaking tours for recreational purposes

Services involving arranging and organizing travel tours are classified in Class 39 as a transportation service. Services involving arranging and organizing recreational tours are classified in Class 41 as an entertainment service. When it is unclear whether the tour is for travel or recreational purposes, applicants must indicate the purpose in the ID, and the services should be classified in 39 or 41 accordingly. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether it describes a transport service in Class 39 or a guided tour-type service in Class 41. The wording “for recreational purposes” is no longer sufficient to justify classification of tours in Class 41. Classification depends on the primary nature of the activity, not on the overall purpose. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


041  Arranging and conducting oversized pedicab tours for recreational purposes

On 1-1-13, the 02-03-2011 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational purposes” and transferred from 39 to Class 41 because oversized pedicab tours are primarily in the nature of recreational activities and not travel or transport activities. Although pedicabs may be used for transportation, pedicab tours typically begin and end at the same location. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether it describes transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. The wording “for recreational purposes” is no longer sufficient to justify classification of tour-related services in Class 41. Classification depends on the primary nature of the activity, not on the overall purpose. This description is no longer acceptable per Nice 10-2016.


041  Arranging and conducting paddleboard tours for recreational purposes

On 1-1-13, the 07-05-2012 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational purposes” and transferred from 39 to Class 41 because paddleboard tours are primarily in the nature of recreational activities and not travel or transport activities. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether it describes transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. The wording “for recreational purposes” is no longer sufficient to justify classification of tour-related services in Class 41. Classification depends on the primary nature of the activity, not on the overall purpose. This description is no longer acceptable per Nice 10-2016.


041  Arranging and conducting guided whale-watching tours

On 1-1-13, the 09-18-2008 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational purposes” and transferred from 39 to Class 41 because whale-watching tours are primarily in the nature of recreational activities and not travel or transport activities. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was modified by inserting “guided” and deleting “for recreational purposes” to make clear that the classification depends on the primary nature of the activity (not on the overall purpose) and to conform with the Nice 10-2016 entry “Conducting guided tours” in Class 41. Providing transport services by boat for guided whale-watching tours is classified in Class 39.


041  Arranging and conducting guided hiking tours

On 01-01-2016, this 09-19-2013 entry was modified by inserting “guided” and deleting “for recreational purposes” to make clear that the classification depends on the primary nature of the activity (not on the overall purpose) and to conform with the Nice 10-2016 entry “Conducting guided tours” in Class 41.


041  Arranging and conducting canopy tours and zip line events for entertainment purposes

Services involving arranging and organizing travel tours are classified in Class 39 as a transportation service. Services involving arranging and organizing recreational tours are classified in Class 41 as an entertainment service. When it is unclear whether the tour is for travel or recreational purposes, applicant must indicate the purpose in the ID, and it should be classified in 39 or 41 accordingly. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 09-16-2010 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether it encompasses transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. The wording “for entertainment purposes” is no longer sufficient to justify classification of tour-related services in Class 41. Classification depends on the primary nature of the activity, not on the overall purpose. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


041  Arranging and conducting guided tours of cruise ships

On 1-1-13, the 05-13-2010 entry was modified by inserting “for educational purposes” to make clear the reason for classifying it in Class 41. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was modified by inserting “guided” and deleting “for educational purposes” to make clear that the classification depends on the primary nature of the activity (not on the overall purpose) and to conform with the Nice 10-2016 entry “Conducting guided tours” in Class 41.


035  Arranging and conducting business competitions for entrepreneurs to compete for seed capital to finance business activities

On 02-25-2016, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Organizing of business competitions” was deleted from the Manual because the nature of the services was unclear. The 07-20-2004 entry was replaced with this new entry in Class 35 and “Arranging and conducting educational competitions for students in the field of business” in Class 41.


035  Arranging and conducting business competitions for {indicate, e.g., businesses, entrepreneurs, etc.} to compete for {indicate, e.g., seed capital, business marketing support, business technology support, etc.} to facilitate business activities

On 02-25-2016, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Organizing of business competitions” was deleted from the Manual because the nature of the services was unclear. The 07-20-2004 entry was replaced with “Arranging and conducting business competitions for entrepreneurs to compete for seed capital to finance business activities” and this new entry in Class 35, and “Arranging and conducting educational competitions for students in the field of business” in Class 41.


041  Arranging and conducting educational competitions for students in the field of business

On 02-25-2016, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Organizing of business competitions” was deleted from the Manual because the nature of the services was unclear. The 07-20-2004 entry was replaced with “Arranging and conducting business competitions for entrepreneurs to compete for seed capital to finance business activities” in Class 35 and this new entry in Class 41.


041  Arranging and conducting canoe expeditions for recreational purposes

On 02-28-2013, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational purposes” to make clear the nature of the services and transferred to Class 41 to comply with the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, version 1, effective on 1-1-2013. Arranging and conducting travel transport is in Class 39, and arranging and conducting recreational activities is in Class 41.


041  Arranging and conducting horseback expeditions for recreational purposes

On 02-28-2013, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational purposes” to make clear the nature of the services and transferred to Class 41 to comply with the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, version 1, effective on 1-1-2013. Arranging and conducting travel transport is in Class 39, and arranging and conducting recreational activities is in Class 41.


041  Arranging and conducting jungle and safari expeditions for recreational purposes

On 02-28-2013, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational purposes” to make clear the nature of the services and transferred to Class 41 to comply with the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, version 1, effective on 1-1-2013. Arranging and conducting travel transport is in Class 39, and arranging and conducting recreational activities is in Class 41.


041  Arranging and conducting special events for social entertainment purposes

03-27-2010 Original entry; 4-1-10 This activity encompasses arranging and conducting of events other than those related to business functions. 5-27-10 Inserted the wording “for social entertainment purposes” to make explicit in the text of the ID the purpose of the services, which was previously indicated in a Manual Note


041  Arranging and conducting business seminars in the field of {indicate topic or subject matter}

Seminars are an educational activity and are classified in Class 41. However, the arranging and conducting of business conferences and exhibitions involve a business service in Class 35.


035  Arranging and conducting sales events for others of livestock and registered and commercial cattle

On 01-16-2014, this 05-29-2008 entry was modified from “Arranging and conducting sales for others of livestock and registered and commercial cattle” to the current wording to make clear that these services are not in the nature of “brokerage” services in Class 36.


041  Arranging and conducting educational conferences

Service is intended to cover the activity of generally arranging and conducting conferences in any field. If the applicant is arranging and conducting an educational conference in a particular field, the identification should be limited to that field.


039  Arranging and coordinating travel arrangements for individuals and groups, namely, destination stays, honeymoons, family vacations, and destination weddings

10-24-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


039  Arranging cruises on {specify type of watercraft, e.g., ships, sailboats, powerboats, etc.}

“Arranging of cruises” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of watercraft is acceptable, but it is not required.


039  Arranging excursions for tourists

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted, and it is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016, because it is unclear whether it encompasses making bookings for transportation in Class 39 or arranging educational or entertainment activities for tourists in Class 41. Providing transport for excursions is acceptable wording in Class 39.


039  Arranging for travel visas, passports and travel documents for persons traveling abroad

9-22-2016 - “Arranging for travel visas, passports and travel documents for persons traveling abroad” is classified in Class 39 because obtaining required documents are “services necessarily connected to transport,” see the Class 39 Explanatory Note.


039  Arranging for travel visas, passports and travel documents for persons traveling to {indicate country, e.g., the United States, France, Spain, etc.}

“Arranging for travel visas, passports and travel documents for persons traveling to {indicate country, e.g., the United States, France, Spain, etc.}” is classified in Class 39 because obtaining required documents are “services necessarily connected to transport,” see the Class 39 Explanatory Note.


041  Arranging of contests featuring {indicate primary feature(s) of the contests, e.g., casino gaming, contestants baking cupcakes, etc.}

Arranging of contests is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Arranging of exhibitions, seminars and conferences

This language has proved too broad for continued acceptance in the USPTO. It can include services in Class 35 if the exhibitions and conferences are for business purposes.


041  Arranging of seminars and conferences

This language has proved too broad for continued acceptance in the USPTO. It can include services in Class 35 if the conferences are for business purposes.


039  Arranging of tours

On 1-1-2013, the 11-29-2007 entry was deleted because the wording is too broad under the Nice Classification, Tenth Edition, version 2013. Effective 1-1-13, it is no longer acceptable. “Arranging of travel tours” is acceptable in Class 39. Effective 01-01-2016, the wording “Arranging of travel tours” in Class 39 is no longer acceptable because it is unclear whether “travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41.


039  Arranging of travel tours and cruises

On 1-1-13, this 11-29-2007 entry was modified by inserting “travel” to conform to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013. “Arranging of tours” is no longer acceptable in Class 39. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. Arranging of cruises is acceptable in Class 39, but this entire ID is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


043  Arranging temporary housing accommodations

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


039  Arranging travel tours

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


039  Arranging travel tours for {indicate specific group, e.g., choirs, tourists, etc.}

Arranging travel tours is acceptable in Class 39; further specification as to the particular customers is acceptable, but is not required. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 06-27-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


039  Arranging travel tours as a bonus program for credit cards customers

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


039  Arranging, coordinating and controlling stopovers, transfer and transit of passengers, aircraft crew and their luggage

10-24-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


039  Arranging, organizing, and conducting cycling trips

On 1-1-13, the 04-01-2010 entry was modified by deleting “tours and” to make clear that the services involving cycling trips are primarily for travel purposes, which is the reason that these services are classified in Class 39.


022  Arrays of resilient plastic straps that may be arranged in prescribed angular orientations relative to each other to accommodate objects of different sizes, shapes and configurations in any one of a multiplicity of different arrangements

On 09-13-12, the 07-23-2009 entry was modified by deleting “non-metal” and inserting “plastic” to make clear the justification for classifying these goods in Class 22. Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 depending on the material composition of the goods. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings - like these straps - are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 depending on the material composition.


009  Art kit for use in assembly of art installation that creates a kaleidoscope painting of moving patterns and changing colors consisting of a custom designed incandescent/LED lamp with interchangeable colored glass filtered lenses, glass crystals with custom designed sterling silver bails, plastic mounting hooks, filaments for suspending crystals, a remote control for light color and dimming preferences, micro-fiber cleaning cloths, and instructions

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


016  Art prints comprised of digital illustrations originating from photographs

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  Articles of protective clothing with built in armor for protection against accident or injury for use in {specify use, e.g., motorcycling, etc.}

9-15-11 Protective clothing in Class 9 is clothing that is life preserving or that protects from life threatening injury or accidents. Please note that while sporting articles such as padding also protect against bumps and bruises, such injury is not usually life threatening or fatal. As a result, those items fall in Class 28 as sporting articles. On 03-22-12 this 09-05-11 entry was modified with the addition of “with built in body armor” to emphasize why these goods are in Class 9 and to further distinguish them from regular clothing in class 25 or sporting articles in Class 28.


009  Articles of protective clothing for wear by motorcyclists for protection against accident or injury

09-15-11 Protective clothing in Class 9 is clothing that is life preserving or that protects from life threatening injury or accidents. Please note that while sporting articles such as padding also protect against bumps and bruises, such injury is not usually life threatening or fatal. As a result, those items fall in Class 28 as sporting articles.


022  Artificial and real hair for stuffing or padding purposes

08-25-2011: Deleted the 08-01-2004 entry because it is covered by the new entries “Artificial hair for stuffing and padding purposes” and “Human hair for stuffing and padding purposes” in Class 22. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


021  Artificial aquarium landscapes

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


009  Artificial bones for medical instruction purposes

On 04-07-2016, this 06-01-2001 entry was transferred from Class 20 to Class 9. The Nice Class Heading for Class 9 includes teaching apparatus and “Artificial bones for medical instructional purposes” are considered a type of teaching apparatus.


003  Artificial fingernails of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Artificial flower lei which features a flashing shot glass and attachments for mini alcohol bottles

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


026  Artificial flowers, namely, {specify type of flowers, e.g., roses, tulips, etc.}

Artificial flowers is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


026  Artificial fruit, namely, {specify type of fruit, e.g., apples, lemons, etc.}

Artificial fruit is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


044  Artificial insemination

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Artificial limbs for medical instruction purposes [teaching apparatus]

8-13-09 - Entry of 6-1-01 transferred from Class 20. This is educational apparatus and that is classified in Class 9 - consistent with resuscitation mannequins in 9. 07-12-12: Inserted the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 9.


026  Artificial plants, namely, {specify type of plants, e.g., orchids, ferns, etc.}

Artificial plants is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


001  Artificial resins

On 06-13-2013, this 11-08-2007 entry was deleted because it is broad enough to encompass goods in Class 17. Unprocessed synthetic resins and unprocessed artificial resins appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1. Semi-processed resins are classified in Class 17. The identification should indicate whether the goods are unprocessed or semi-processed for classification purposes.


026  Artificial vegetables, namely, {specify type of vegetables, e.g., onions, cabbages, etc.}

Artificial vegetables is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


016  Artists' watercolor saucers

These goods are used for mixing watercolor paints.


016  Arts and craft paint kits

If the paints are sold separately from the arts and craft paint kit, they are in Class 2.


009  Asbestos safety screens for firemen

This entry was transferred from Class 17 to Class 9 due to the restructuring that was implemented in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Ascots

04-30-2015: An ascot is a thin scarf that is folded into a loop under the chin.


034  Ashtrays for smokers made of precious metals

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


034  Ashtrays of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


011  Asphalt hot box reclaimers, namely, insulated boxes for heating and maintaining cold chunked asphalt as a hot mix for re-use

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Assistance, advice and consultancy with regard to business planning, business analysis, business management and business organization relating to purchasing functions

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Assistance, advisory services and consultancy with regard to business planning, business analysis, business management, and business organization relating to micro credits, micro finance and energy products

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Assistance, advisory services and consultancy with regard to business planning, business analysis, business management, and business organization

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


045  Assisting localities and local entities in organizing and establishing groups of practicing and retired physicians, nurses, and other health professionals to act in a coordinated manner in times of local emergencies

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Association services, namely, promoting the interests of {indicate specific group, e.g. mathematicians, skydivers, authors}

Due to the restructuring of Class 42, association services could no longer be classified in that class. Associations, unions, PAC's and interest groups promote the concerns of their membership through lobbying, information dissemination, etc. These are Class 35 activities even when the purpose of the association, PAC, interest group is not commercial in nature. The concern of the group is the “business” of its membership.


035  Association services in the nature of a sorority, namely, promoting the interests of healthy living, fitness and weight loss of women

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


005  Asthmatic tea

Asthmatic tea is tea used for the treatment of asthma and appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


045  Astrological forecasting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Astrology consultation

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


018  Athletic bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


009  Athletic equipment, namely, mouth guards

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 28 to Class 9 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, mouth guards for sports are classified in Class 9 because they protect against serious injury and are analogous to the wording “life-saving apparatus and instruments” in the Class 9 Heading.


028  Athletic equipment, namely, guards for {indicate specific type and purpose, e.g., the mouth, the nose, the chin}

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, mouth guards for sports and head guards for sports are classified in Class 9 because they protect against serious injury and are analogous to the wording “life-saving apparatus and instruments” in the Class 9 Heading.


025  Athletic footwear for {indicate intended users or specify purpose, e.g., runners, soccer, etc.}

“Athletic footwear” and “Footwear” are acceptable identifications in Class 25. Further specification of the intended users or purpose is acceptable, but it is not required. Please note that orthopedic footwear is classified in Class 10.


025  Athletic jackets

Jackets is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


028  Athletic protective knee pads for skateboarding

“Knee pads for athletic use” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of sport is acceptable, but it is not required.


028  Athletic protective elbow pads for skateboarding

“Elbow pads for athletic use” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of sport is acceptable, but it is not required.


025  Athletic sweaters

Sweaters is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


025  Athletic tops and bottoms for {indicate intended users or specify purpose, e.g., runners, yoga, etc.} [clothing]

“Tops” and “Bottoms” are acceptable identifications in Class 25 to identify clothing items. Further specification of the intended users or purpose is acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Athletic training services

On 11-12-2015, this 10-22-2008 entry was deleted from Class 41 because “Athletic training services” are health care services in Class 44.


021  Atomizers for household use

Atomizers for household use, both power-operated and hand-operated, are classified as household apparatus and utensils in Class 21. Atomizers for industrial use may be classified as machines in Class 7 or hand-operated implements in Class 8, depending on whether they are power-operated or hand-operated.


010  Atomizers sold empty for medical use

An atomizer for medical use is designed to deliver a metered dose of medication to a patient.


018  Attaché cases

On 12-24-2015, this entry was modified by inserting an accent mark so that it would match the Alphabetical List indication exactly.


045  Attorney services

Services were transferred from Class 42 pursuant to changes in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Attorney services, namely, representation of clients in {indicate the subject of the legal matters, e.g., tax, federal trademark, family law, etc.} matters

Attorney services is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


035  Audience rating determination for radio and television broadcasts

On 02-26-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is not acceptable under USPTO ID policy. The wording is indefinite and overbroad and may include market research services in Class 35 and technology services, such as electronic monitoring, in Class 42.


038  Audio and video broadcasting services over the Internet in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

This is a broadcast service only. The applicant may indicate a specialty field, but this service is not the provision of content in that field - it is a broadcast service that specializes for subject matter in the indicated field.


028  Audio and visual headsets for use in playing video games

1-1-2012 this entry of 8-26-2010 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Audio books in the nature of {indicate type of books, e.g., novels, short stories, etc.} 

Audio books is indefinite in Class 9. Descriptions of audio books must indicate either the subject matter of the audio books, e.g., sports, art history, etc., or the type of audio books, e.g., novels, short stories, etc. However, Audio books in the nature of non-fiction books on a variety of topics is only acceptable in connection with a publishing house mark.


035  Auditing utility rates for others

These services are classified in Class 35 because they involve accounting and other business-type activities in Class 35. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, auditing services are classified in Class 35 when they involve accounting and other business-type activities, and auditing services are classified in Class 42 when they involve technical analysis and evaluation. The subject matter being audited does not determine classification.


044  Auditory rehabilitation services for building speech understanding ability

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


005  Auto accessories, namely, 3D air fresheners

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-22-2010 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


005  Auto accessories, namely, air fresheners

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-22-2010 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


009  Automated dispensing machines for laundry detergent

06-09-2016: Automated dispensing machines for laundry detergent dispense a pre-determined amount of detergent and are classified in Class 9 as a “measuring apparatus.”


009  Automated laundry detergent dispensers

06-09-2016: Automated laundry detergent dispensers dispense a pre-determined amount of detergent and are classified in Class 9 as a “measuring apparatus.”


007  Automated machines for the manufacture of cigarettes

20040720 “Cigarette making machines” entry changed to clarify that this is not a smokers' article.


019  Automated security gates not of metal

This entry replaces the entry automated security gates in Class 9 that were deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified based on material composition, automated security gates of metal in Class 6, and automated security gates not of metal in Class 19.


006  Automated security gates of metal

This entry replaces the entry automated security gates in Class 9 that was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified based on material composition, metal in Class 6, and non-metal in Class 19.


009  Automated security gates

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or automated entry of 6-1-2001 has been deleted, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified by their material composition, i.e., “automated security gates of metal” in Class 6 and “automated security gates not of metal” in Class 19.


009  Automated valves for {indicate purpose or type of machine}

Automated valves are in Cl. 9 regardless of material composition.


009  Automatic controllers for revolving doors

1-24-2012 This entry of 1-1-2005 was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 9 and deleted from the Manual in Class 9 because the identification could include machines in Class 7 pursuant to the changes concerning electric apparatus under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Automatic electrical distribution apparatus

1-1-2012 This entry of 7-20-2004 concerning a Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus was deleted, because absent the “electrical” nature of these goods the exact nature or purpose of these goods is unclear for purposes of reclassifying these goods under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Automatic inlet control valves for reciprocating air compressors

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


009  Automatic pill counters

Automatic pill counters are electronic counting apparatus typically used by pharmacists for measuring prescribed medications before dispensing them to consumers. These goods are classified in Class 9 as a type of measuring apparatus.


009  Automatic ticket dispensers

1-24-2012 This entry of 12-3-2009 was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 9 and deleted from the Manual in Class 9 because the identification could include machines in Class 7 pursuant to the changes concerning electric apparatus under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Automatic transfer switches (ATS)

Automatic transfer switches are switches used in electrical power systems that function to automatically switch power from the electric utility source to a backup generator.


009  Automatic turnstiles

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or automated apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 has been deleted, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods are considered building materials and should be classified by their material composition, i.e., “automatic turnstiles of metal” in Class 6 and “automatic turnstiles not of metal” in Class 19.


009  Automatic valves

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


009  Automatic valves for {indicate purpose, e.g., controlling the flow of oil in pipelines, etc.}

“Automatic valves” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the purpose is acceptable, but it is not required. Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


007  Automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus sold as a unit

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. On 8-2-2012, “automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus sold as a unit” has been amended to include the language “sold as a unit” to make clear that the “mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus” are part of, or sold with the vending machine because the stand-alone “mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus” is in Class 9.


007  Automatic vending machines

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 8-21-2008 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Automobile clubs

Identification too broad due to the restructuring of Class 42 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Specific services must be specified and classified appropriately.


037  Automobile customization services

11-17-2011: The service of customizing goods to the specification of others is generally classified according to the nature of the activity underlying the customization. For example, customization of computer software is in Class 42 because the activity underlying the customization is computer programming in 42. In other words, the applicant has to re-program the software so that it meets the customer's criteria. On the other hand, customization of automobiles is in Class 37 because the activities underlying the customization are vehicle maintenance and modification in 37. Customization usually involves repair and maintenance of existing finished goods, while custom manufacturing of goods involves transforming unfinished or semi-finished goods into finished goods.


012  Automobile engines

Complete motors and engines for land vehicles are in Class 12, however, parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder, pistons and other parts essential to their working such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


007  Automobile oil pans

Oil pans are parts of engines or motors and are, therefore, in Class 7.


037  Automobile painting

02-11-2016: Painting services are classified in Class 37 as maintenance-type activities for the restoring objects to their original condition or preserving them without altering their physical or chemical properties. Painting services in Class 37 do not encompass custom painting of artwork services, which are classified in Class 41.


035  Automobile registration, namely, assignment of vehicle identification numbers to deter theft

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 35 on 1-1-2002 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 08-29-2013, this entry was deleted because it is indefinite and overbroad. It is unclear whether the primary activity involves “Maintaining a registry of automobile identification numbers” in Class 35, or whether the primary activity is a specific type of theft protection service in Class 45. Additionally, nearly identical wording appears in Class 45, which has caused confusion.


012  Automobile snow socks

Snow socks are fitted tire covers used to provide traction on snowy or icy roads, and similar in function to tire chains.


012  Automobile tires

Tires is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


037  Automobile upfitting services

This service involves installation of premium equipment into a vehicle in addition to the basic factory-installed equipment.


012  Automobiles and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


012  Automotive body kits comprising external structural parts of automobiles

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


012  Automotive conversions

5/7/10 - The 9/27/07 entry was deleted because it seemed to indicate a service. It was replaced with “Automotive conversion kits comprised of {indicate components of kits} to make structural changes to an automobile.”


007  Automotive parts, namely, engine seals

4-23-09 - “transmission seals” were deleted from the 8-1-05 entry since transmission seals for land vehicles would be in Class 12 with the transmissions themselves.


012  Autonomous cars

Autonomous cars are self-driving cars. The goods are classified in Class 12 based on the Nice Alphabetical List entry “Driverless cars [autonomous cars]” in Class 12.


019  Aviary assembly kits [not of metal]

On 3-21-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because the identification is overly broad as currently written. The material content of the goods must be incorporated into the identification for classification purposes.


007  Aviation drive trains

3-24-11 - Class changed from 12 - typographical error in 10-28-10 entry.


022  Awnings [not of metal]

These are awnings not of metal - metal awnings are in Class 6. On 05-31-12, the 07-20-2004 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods. 06-18-2015: An awning is a piece of cloth on a frame that sticks out over a door or window and provides shelter from sun, rain or snow.


022  Awnings not of metal

On 05-31-2012, the 01-02-1997 entry was deleted because it is covered by “Awnings [not of metal]” in Class 22 and because it gives the mistaken impression that the material composition of the goods is relevant for classification purposes. Although this wording has been deleted, it is still acceptable in Class 22.


022  Awnings of fabric

On 05-31-2012, the 02-20-1996 entry was deleted because it is covered by “Awnings [not of metal]” in Class 22 and because it gives the mistaken impression that the material composition of the goods is relevant for classification purposes. Although this wording has been deleted, it is still acceptable in Class 22.


006  Awnings of metal [building materials]

On 05-31-2012, this 02-20-1996 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 6.


022  Awnings of plastic

On 05-31-2012, the 02-20-1996 entry was deleted because it is covered by “Awnings [not of metal]” in Class 22 and because it gives the mistaken impression that the material composition of the goods is relevant for classification purposes. Although this wording has been deleted, it is still acceptable in Class 22.


029  Baba ghanoush

Baba ghanoush (also known as “baba gannoujh”) is a thick purée of aubergines (eggplant), tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, originating in North Africa and the Mediterranean.


005  Babies' diapers of paper

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred from Class 16 to Class 5 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


005  Babies' napkin-pants [diaper-pants]

These goods are in the Nice Alphabetical List. These goods were transferred from Class 16 to Class 5 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Babies' trousers

On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2012 entry was amended from “Babies’ pants [clothing]” to “Babies’ trousers” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


030  Babkas

Babka is a type of cake traditionally containing rum, raisins, orange-peel and almonds.


025  Babushkas

04-30-2015: A babushka is a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the head.


025  Baby bibs not of paper

Using the term “bibs” by itself in Class 25 can include ski bibs and bib overalls. Paper baby bibs are in Class 16.


024  Baby blankets that may be used with {specify, e.g., strollers, car seats, etc.}

Baby blankets is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


005  Baby diapers

These goods are in Class 5 in the Nice Alphabetical List under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


005  Baby foods

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Baby lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Baby oils

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Baby powders

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


045  Baby sitting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Baby trainers [chamber pots]

10/23/08 - Deleted because it causes confusion with training pants for babies. Use “potties for children” instead of this.


018  Backpacks incorporating jackets

Backpacks incorporating jackets function primarily as all-purpose carrying bags. The jacket component of the goods is the means for carrying the bag on one’s back.


009  Backplanes

A backplane a circuit board to which the main circuit boards of a computer may be connected.


042  Backup services for computer hard drive data

On 07-18-2013, the 09-13-2007 entry was modified to replace “Back-up” with “Backup” in order to make the spelling of the wording consistent among Class 42 Manual entries for more uniform search results.


020  Bagasse boards

Bagasse is the pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugarcane. Bagasse boards are typically used as a substitute for plywood for making partitions, furniture, and other goods.


004  Bagasse for use as fuel

Bagasse is the pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugarcane.


001  Bagasse pulp for use in the manufacture of paper

Bagasse is the pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugarcane.


045  Baggage handling inspections for airlines

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Bagging machines

Bagging machines are industrial machines used in a wide variety of industries for automatically filling commercial bags and packaging with commercial products, such as chemicals, soil, concrete, rice, among other things.


022  Bags (Polyethylene)

This entry was deleted because it included bags that were classified in other classes, e.g., plastic bags for packaging in Class 16.


018  Bags [envelopes, pouches] of leather for packaging

On 09-18-2014, this 07-30-2009 entry was amended from “Bags [envelopes, pouches] for packaging of leather” to the current entry to justify classification in Class 18.


008  Bags and cases specially adapted for holding or carrying electric hair curling irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-23-2011 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Accordingly, the bags and cases specially adapted for such goods were also transferred to Class 8.


022  Bags for commercial use (General Utility)

This entry was deleted because it included bags that were classified in other classes, e.g., plastic bags for packaging in Class 16.


018  Bags for sports

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


022  Bags not for luggage or travel (Vinyl)

This entry was deleted because it included bags that were classified in other classes, e.g., plastic bags for packaging in Class 16.


005  Bait stations sold filled with rodenticides

“Bait stations sold empty for feeding rodenticides to rodents” are classified in Class 21.


030  Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is a dessert food consisting of ice cream and cake topped with browned meringue.


030  Baking powders

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


030  Baking soda [bicarbonate of soda for baking purposes]

Modified existing entry to add the information in brackets in the Nice Agreement


025  Balaclavas

05-07-2015: A balaclava is a warm hat that covers the head, neck, and most of the face.


028  Balance boards for improving strength, toning, conditioning, balance, and proprioception

On 02-28-2013, the 04-24-2008 entry was modified by deleting “Sporting goods, namely, a sports training device to improve” and inserting “Balance boards for improving” to make clear the nature of the goods. General descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sports articles.


012  Balancing weights for vehicle wheels

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 06-01-2001 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Balance weights for vehicle wheels” in Class 12. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


019  Balcony enclosures

These items are not made of metal. Metal balcony enclosures would be in Class 6.


007  Ball bearings for use in machines, namely, {indicate type of machine}

9-17-09 - the 4-2-91 entry was changed from “ball bearings for {indicate specific use or application}” to the present language. Only ball bearings used in Class 7 machinery are in Class 7. Ball bearings for specific use in other equipment will be in the classes of the equipment in which they're used, e.g., medical equipment in Class 10, fitness equipment in Class 28.


007  Ball rings for bearings for machines, namely, {indicate type of machine}

9-17-09 - the 4-2-91 entry was changed from “Ball rings for bearings for {indicate specific use or application}” to the present language. Only ball bearings used in Class 7 machinery are in Class 7. Ball bearings for specific use in other equipment will be in the classes of the equipment in which they're used, e.g., medical equipment in Class 10, fitness equipment in Class 28.


007  Ball valves being parts of machines

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; automatic control valves are in Class 9; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


010  Balloon catheters

Catheters is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Baluns

Baluns are electrical transformers for connecting unbalanced electrical circuits to balanced ones.


020  Bamboo blinds

Due to various transfers in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement, all interior window blinds are now classified in Class 20 regardless of material composition. Curtains, however, remained in Class 24. This text of this item was changed from “curtains” to “blinds” in order to avoid confusion.


030  Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur.


007  Band brakes being machine elements not for land vehicles

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to replace “[machine elements not for land vehicles]” with “being machine elements not for land vehicles” in order to clarify the purpose of the goods. Band brakes for land vehicles are classified in Class 12.


012  Band brakes [for land vehicles]

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because the goods are already covered by the existing Manual entry “Band brakes for land vehicles” which clearly indicates the purpose of the goods. Band brakes which are machine elements not for land vehicles are classified in Class 7.


025  Bandanas

03-17-2016: The term “bandanas” may also be spelled as “bandannas.”


025  Bandeau tops

05-07-2015: A bandeau top is a band of fabric that covers the bust.


013  Bandoliers for weapons

Bandoliers are belts for holding bullets that are worn over the shoulder and across the body.


015  Bandonions

Bandonions are small accordion-like musical instruments.


043  Bar and cocktail lounge services

On 10/06/2011, this 6/04/2009 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate listings of “bar services” and “cocktail lounge services.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Bar and restaurant services

On 10-6-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate listings of “Bar services” and “Restaurant services.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


020  Bar carts

A bar cart is a small table on wheels that is outfitted for serving drinks.


016  Bar code labels

Note added on 1-5-2012. These are paper labels. Plastic bar code labels are in Class 20.


009  Bar code printers

01-01-2016: Bar code printers in Class 9 print bar codes onto paper, labels or the like. In contrast, 3D printers are additive manufacturing machines that create or build three-dimensional solid objects by laying down successive layers of material, and thus, are classified as “machines” which is in the Class Heading for Class 7.


043  Bar services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


027  Barbecue grill floor mats

Floor mats is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


021  Barbecue mitts

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 24 to Class 21 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


006  Barbed wires

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


028  Barbell neck protectors

Barbell neck protectors are pads, often of foam, which are fitted to a barbell to provide cushioning for the neck while weight lifting.


028  Barbell pads

Barbell pads are fitted to barbells to provide additional grip support and cushioning of the shoulders, neck, etc., while weight lifting.


044  Barbershops

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Barcode scanner

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


015  Barrel organs

Barrel organs are musical instruments that make music by rotation of a revolving cylinder studded with pegs or pins.


026  Barrettes [hair-slides]

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is encompassed by the existing ID Manual entries “Barrettes” and “Hair barrettes.” Under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, the Nice Alphabetical List entry “Barrettes [hair-slides]” was amended to “Hair barrettes.” This entry was deleted to align the USPTO ID Manual with the amended Alphabetical List entry.


028  Baseball and softball rubbing mud

On 9-13-2012, the 8-1-2004 entry “Mud, namely, baseball and softball rubbing mud” was amended to “Baseball and softball rubbing mud.”


028  Baseball and softball throwing aid in the nature of a glove

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


002  Baseball and softball training apparatus in the form of aerosol sprays used to make visible impressions on bats

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Baseball and softball training apparatus using sensors and software to analyze bat swings and electronically display results

On 02-28-2013, the 10-01-1994 entry was modified by deleting “used {indicate specific purpose},” inserting “using sensors and software to analyze bat swings and electronically display results,” and transferred to Class 9. General descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sporting articles.


028  Baseball bats and baseball batting tees

On 02-28-2013, this 12-31-2009 entry was modified by deleting “Body-training apparatus and devices for physical exercises, namely,” and replacing “swing training devices” with “batting tees” to make clear the nature of the goods and the reason for classification in Class 28.


028  Baseball glove conditioning oil

Transferred from Class 4. More analogous with ski wax which is in Class 28 than other oils or waxes that would be in Class 4.


037  Basement waterproofing

The waterproofing in Class 37 is the application of some kind of layer or coating to a surface. The waterproofing in Class 40 is actually a transformation of the underlying goods so they themselves are waterproof and are not just protected by a painted or sprayed on barrier.


030  Bases for bakery goods

11-12-2015: Bases are similar to mixes; these are not durable housewares.


029  Bases for making milk shakes

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred from Class 30 to Class 29 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because these are bases for making milk-based beverages.


021  Basins in the nature of bowls

On 10-20-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “Basins [bowls]” to “Basins in the nature of bowls” to incorporate the information within the brackets to justify classification in Class 21.


021  Basins in the nature of receptacles

On 10-20-2016, this 12-13-2007 entry was modified from “Basins [receptacles]” to “Basins in the nature of receptacles” to incorporate the information within the brackets to justify classification in Class 21.


021  Baskets for domestic use

Baskets for domestic use are classified in Class 21 regardless of the material composition of the baskets because they are a type of household container.


015  Bassoon

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


001  Bast pulp

Bast is a fibrous material found in tree bark. Similar to wood pulp, bast pulp is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Wood pulp is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, and by analogy, bast pulp is also in Class 1.


021  Basting spoons [cooking utensils]

On 01-01-2015, this 06-14-2012 entry was amended to replace “for kitchen use” with “[cooking utensils]” to reflect the modification of the Alphabetical List entry “Basting spoons, for kitchen use” to “Basting spoons [cooking utensils]” under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


003  Bath bombs

Bath bombs are hard-packed mixtures of chemicals such as carbonates and scents which effervesce when wet, and are used to add scent or color to bath water.


003  Bath foams

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Bath lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Bath melts

Bath melts are shaped, cosmetic bath preparations that dissolve in water and generally feature oils or butters.


003  Bath oils

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


011  Bath screens

Bath screens are screens typically made of glass or plastic that are fitted to the open side(s) of bathtubs and used to contain water while showering.


011  Bath tub jets

On 05-17-2012, the spelling of the 06-01-2001 entry “bathtub jets” was changed to the Trilateral approved entry “bath tub jets.”


003  Bathing lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


011  Bathtub enclosures

Does not include plumbing fixtures


009  Battery chargers for use with {specify type of battery or equipment, e.g., vehicle batteries, mobile phones, etc.}

Battery chargers is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Battery separator films

Battery separator films, also called “battery separators,” are permeable membranes between a battery's two electrodes to prevent electrical short circuit. These goods are classified in Class 9 because they are component parts of batteries.


021  Battery-powered applicators for applying cosmetics to eyelashes

On 07-19-12, this 02-17-2011 entry was transferred from Class 9 to Class 21. “Cosmetic utensils” are in the Alphabetical List in Class 21, and electric goods are now in the same class as their non-electric counterparts pursuant to the 10th edition of the Nice Classification System.


013  BB guns

BB guns are a type of air gun that functions as weaponry to fire projectiles, typically metal pellets via propellant force, and are classified in Class 13 because they are analogous to firearms which is in the Class 13 Heading.


025  Beachwear

“Wear” terms such as this one have been accepted by the USPTO for many years and will continue to be accepted. However, generally, various fields of “wear” cover a wide range of clothing some of which may be commonly understood to be included in this terminology and some may not. Therefore, acceptable “wear” terms should be limited to those that are currently included in the Manual. Also, note that substitution of “clothing” for “wear” is not acceptable.


028  Bean bags

This refers to bean bag toys. Bean bag chairs are in Class 20.


030  Bean flour

10-31-2013: This entry of 05-26-2011 was reclassified from Class 29 to 30 on the basis that “bean meal” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 30. When used in food either as thickening agents or to prepare foods for individuals who cannot eat grain-based flour, such goods are in Class 30.


026  Beard nets

Beard nets are classified in Class 26 because the term “Hairnets” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 26.


026  Beard restraints for the food service industry

Beard restraints for the food service industry are classified in Class 26 because the function of the goods is to contain facial hair and other particles. Fully containing the beard under the restraint prevents contamination of food in commercial kitchens and restaurants. The function of the goods is similar to “Hairnets,” which is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 26.


011  Beauty and cosmetic sterilizing pouches

On 03-14-2013, this 06-01-2001 entry was properly reclassified from Class 10 to Class 11 with other non-medical purposed sterilizing pouches.


003  Beauty beverages, namely, fruit juices and energy drink containing nutritional supplements, vitamin and mineral supplements, nutritional additives for use in foods and dietary supplements for human consumption, plant and herb extracts for cosmetic purposes and made available through health care and beauty product categories

9-24-09 - The 4-30-09 entry was deleted because it was found to be confusing. It appears to incorporate various products, not just one. It has been broken down with modification of the language into separate items. Note that this ID should be accepted in applications filed on or before 9/24/09 - the effective date of this deletion.


003  Beauty care cosmetic products

Item deleted because “products” can include cosmetic-related goods that are not in Class 3, such as cosmetic brushes in Class 21 and nail files in Class 8.


044  Beauty consultation services in the selection and use of cosmetics, fragrances, beauty aids, personal care products, and bath, body and beauty products

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  Beauty creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Beauty creams for body care

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Beauty lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


020  Beauty salon furniture

Furniture is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is generally not required. Certain furniture is classified in other classes based on the specialized use of the goods, e.g., laboratory furniture in Class 9, furniture especially made for medical purposes, in Class 10, and combination hair dryers and chairs for use in beauty salons, in Class 11.


044  Beauty salons

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


024  Bed canopies

07-12-12: These goods are classified in Class 24 because they are so closely related to and travel in the same trade channels with bed sheets, duvet covers, comforters, pillow cases, shams, dust ruffles, and other bed cover-related goods in Class 24.


024  Bed sheets of plastic, not being incontinence sheets

Bed sheets is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


024  Bed sheets, fitted bed sheet covers, bed flat sheets, and pillow cases used in the bedding, health care, home-health care and nursing home industries made of biodegradable film created from renewable bio-polymer resources

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


043  Beer garden services

Beer gardens are taverns, typically outdoors, where beer and other alcoholic beverages are served.


040  Beer making and brewing services [for others]

Beer making and brewing must be done for others to constitute a service. Brewing one's own alcohol for later retail distribution is not a service under the Trademark Act. Note that restaurants featuring beer that is brewed on the premises, known as brewpubs, are classified in Class 43.


007  Beer pumps

Beer pumps are devices used to draw beer from a cask or similar container. “Beer pumps” and “apparatus for drawing up beer under pressure” appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 7.


032  Beers

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


032  Beer-based cocktails

Alcoholic cocktails made from Class 32 beverages (e.g., beer, ale, porter, etc.) are classified in Class 32. Alcoholic cocktails with a distilled spirits or wine base are classified in Class 33.


044  Behavioral health services in the nature of {specify the behavioral health services that are being performed, e.g., outpatient treatment, medication monitoring, etc.} services

Behavioral health services is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Bellows being machines

On 01-01-2015, this 11-08-2007 entry for “bellows [machines]” was amended to add the bracketed wording to make clear the rationale for classification in Class 7, and in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


009  Bellows for cameras

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 for “bellows [for cameras]” was amended to add the bracketed wording to make clear the rationale for classification in Class 9, and in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


026  Belt buckles [for clothing]

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


026  Belt buckles not of precious metal [for clothing]

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


026  Belt buckles of precious metal [for clothing]

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 26 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


013  Belts for military equipment

Deleted because military equipment can include items that are not in Class 13 so the belts for holding them would not be in Class 13, e.g., canteens, mess kits, flashlights, knives, binoculars, etc.


025  Belts that are designed to accommodate pregnancy size changes

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


007  Bending machines

Bending machines are used to bend metal, wood, or other materials.


007  Bending machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods. Bending machines is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Bento boxes

Bento boxes are small containers, which are traditionally box-shaped, but are now commonly found in a variety of shapes, that are used for packing a single-portioned meal (typically, lunch).


006  Beryllium [glucinium]

Beryllium is a chemical element that is a metal, and Beryllium [glucinium] appears in the Alphabetical List in Class 6.


041  Betting services

Wagering, betting, gaming and gambling services were transferred from Class 36 to Class 41 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Beveled hand tool in the nature of a squeegee for spreading and leveling paint and wax products on cars, motorcycles, planes and boat panels

01-28-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


008  Bevels (Hand tools, namely)

This was deleted because a bevel is not a hand tool, it is a measuring apparatus. The item “Measuring apparatus, namely, bevels“ was added in Class 9.


005  Beverages containing {specify ingredients, e.g., probiotics, prebiotics, vitamin C, etc.} for use as a nutritional supplement

Beverages containing {specify ingredients, e.g., probiotics, prebiotics, vitamin C, etc.} for use as a nutritional supplement are classified in Class 5 because they are used as a nutritional supplement, and nutritional supplements are classified in Class 5. Identifications for nutritionally enriched, enhanced, or fortified foods or beverages must indicate a medical, therapeutic, or veterinary purpose for classification in Class 5.


011  Beverage-cooling apparatus

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-15-2007 has been amended from “Beverages cooling apparatus” to “Beverage-cooling apparatus” pursuant to a translation issue in the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


030  Bialys

Bialys are flat, round bread rolls that are topped with onion flakes.


012  Bicycle cue sheet holders

Bicycle cue sheet holders are used for holding and displaying course maps which are mounted or attached to the bar or stem of a bicycle.


012  Bicycle pedal accessories, namely, {specify, e.g., clips, cleats, straps, etc.}

Bicycle reflectors are in Class 11.


006  Bicycle racing number plates made of metal

This was transferred from Class 12 since they are analogous to license plates for vehicles - they do not become part of the bicycle so must be classified by material composition. Non-metal number plates are in Class 20.


039  Bicycle sharing services

Bicycle sharing is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis.


012  Bicycle stands [kickstands]

06-17-10 The wording “[kickstands]” was inserted to clarify the nature of the goods.


006  Bicycle storage racks of metal

Bicycle storage racks are classified by material composition because they are analogous to small structures.


019  Bicycle storage racks, not of metal

Bicycle storage racks are classified by material composition because they are analogous to small structures.


012  Bicycle tires

Tires is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


025  Bicycling gloves

Moved from Class 28.


025  Biketards

A biketard is a one-piece garment with shorter legs than a unitard, used for gymnastics, dance, exercise and other physical activities.


008  Billhooks

A billhook is a hand-operated tool with a curved or hooked blade at one end, for pruning and cutting.


008  Bill-hooks

Bill-hooks are hand-operated tools with sickle-shaped blades used for pruning or lopping branches or other vegetation.


035  Bill-posting

Bill-posting refers to dissemination of advertising material by sticking advertising posters or displays to walls, fences, or other surfaces.


005  Biochemical preparations for medical or veterinary purposes

8-19-10 - This 7/20/04 trilateral entry has proved to be too broad under USPTO standards of specificity required for an identification of goods of this type. The disease or condition treated or diagnosed needs to be indicated to meet the specificity standard for IDs in the USPTO.


004  Biofuel

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


005  Biological and chemical preparations and reagents for medical or veterinary use

9-6-07 - This was a 7/20/04 trilateral entry, but it has proven to be too broad under USPTO standards of specificity required for an identification of goods of this type.


005  Biological implants, namely, a vital processed human or animal connective tissue

Implants consisting of artificial or synthetic materials are in Class 10


005  Biological preparations for medical purposes

8-12-10 - This 7/20/04 trilateral entry has proven to be too broad under USPTO standards of specificity required for an identification of goods of this type.


009  Biological safety cabinets

Biological safety cabinets are enclosed, ventilated laboratory cabinets used as workspaces when handling materials contaminated or potentially contaminated with certain pathogens.


040  Biomedical and biohazardous waste management and disposal by use of sterilization devices to convert waste to solid noninfectious waste

04-17-2014: The use of the term “disposal” in this ID refers to the destruction or decontamination of biomedical and biohazardous waste.


001  Biomedical compounds, namely, peptide substrates used in analyzing and detecting certain toxins for clinical or medical laboratory use

7/17/08 - Goods transferred from Class 5 since they are for laboratory use and not actual treatment or diagnosis of a particular individual.


009  Biometric fingerprint door locks

On 09-29-2016, this 10-05-2006 entry was modified by replacing “lock” with “locks” to match the TM5 approved entry.


005  Biostatic antimicrobial preparations for treating bacteria, mold, mildew, algae and yeast and for inhibiting growth of those organisms

03-07-2013 - Antimicrobial preparations are in Class 5 because “Disinfectants” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. On 03-14-2013, this 03-07-2013 entry was changed from “Biostatic antimicrobial preparations for treating and preventing the growth of bacteria, etc.” to the current wording to make clear the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 5. These finished products are classified in Class 5 because they function as “biocides,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. “Biocides” are, by definition, chemicals capable of destroying living organisms. Therefore, the inhibiting function of the goods is ancillary to its primary function of treating the organisms.


003  Biotechnological chemical and spray cleaners for industrial and household applications such as stain removal, odor elimination, and bioremediation of many types of organic and hydrocarbon-based materials

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  Biotechnological cleaning solution for eliminating odors, breaking down organics, and removing stains

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


001  Biotechnologically-formed genes, microbes and enzymes for use in the production of agricultural seeds to enhance plants' growth therefrom

On 09-29-11 this 08-01-04 entry was changed from “biotechnology formed” to “biotechnologically-formed”


005  Biscuits, bread, bread rolls, cakes, cereal products, confectionery, crackers, noodles, fish sauce, relish, sauces, cereal-based snack-foods and prepared dietary items all of which are gluten -free to accommodate special medical and health conditions

3/12/09 - “all of which are” added to original 3/1/06 ID to make it clear that all of the items in the ID are for special adapted for medical and health conditions. 1-1-2012 This entry of 3-1-2006 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


005  Bismuth subnitrate for pharmaceutical purposes

Bismuth subnitrate is a basic salt used as an astringent or antiseptic.


008  Bits for hand drills

Bits for power drills are in Class 7


007  Bits for power drills

Bits for hand drills are in Class 8


005  Bitter tasting pet training aid in the form of a spray to prevent pets from licking, chewing and biting on objects

3-4-10 - The 9-13-07 entry was transferred from Class 18 since this is more in the nature of a repellent than Class 18 animal training equipment.


022  Bivouac sacks

These goods are lightweight, waterproof shelters for sleeping bags, and they are generally considered alternatives to camping tents.


009  Bivouac sacks, namely, wind and water resistant bags into which a person can fit to protect themselves from exposure to the elements

On 9-27-2012, this 07-01-2004 entry was deleted from Class 9 because these goods are primarily in the nature of lightweight, waterproof shelters for sleeping bags, and they are generally considered lightweight alternatives to camping tents. Although they might have been originally intended for emergency weather protection, bivouac sacks are now commonly used by hikers and campers, and they are widely available for non-emergency use. “Bivouac sacks” has been added to the Manual in Class 22.


002  Black japan

Black japan (also called Japan black) is a lacquer or varnish.


008  Blades and brushes for electric hair clippers and trimmers

Electric hair clippers and trimmers are in 8 so the blades and brushes for them must be in 8 as well.


009  Blank flash memory cards

On 09-05-2013, this entry of 06-01-2003 was amended from “Flash memory card” to “Blank flash memory cards.”


009  Blank hard drives for computers

The word “blank” was added to the ID - it is becoming more and more common to produce hard drives that have subject matter on them, particularly when the subject matter is a very large volume of data.


009  Blank near field communication (NFC) tags

On 09-22-2016, this 12-18-2014 entry was modified to add “Blank” in order to clarify the nature of the goods.


009  Blank smart cards embedded with transponders

“Blank smart cards” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Blank USB flash drives

2-24-11 - 1-13-11 entry was changed to require that ID indicate that the flash drives are blank instead of having a “not pre-recorded” notation in brackets. This is consistent with other flash drive entries in the Manual.


016  Blister packs

Blister packs are plastic packaging materials consisting of a transparent, molded piece of plastic sealed to a sheet of cardboard for packaging and displaying merchandise.


044  Blood banks

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.9-11-08 - This service is for the collection and provision of blood for medical purposes. Other aspects of such a bank are ancillary - processing, treatment, storage, etc. - and would be in other classes such as 39 or 40 if specified as a separate activity of the bank. Also, if the purpose of the bank is to provide blood for research or education purposes, the service would be in Class 42 with a clear specification of that limitation.


010  Blood collection bags for medical purposes [sold empty]

Blood collection bags sold filled with blood for medical purposes would be classified in Class 5 because blood for medical purposes is classified in Class 5.


010  Blood containers for medical purposes [sold empty]

Blood containers sold filled with blood for medical purposes would be classified in Class 5 because blood for medical purposes is classified in Class 5.


005  Blood containers for veterinary and human medical and clinical use sold filled with a platelet additive solution

These goods are classified in Class 5 because they are sold filled with a platelet additive solution which is classified in Class 5.


010  Blood storage bags for medical purposes [sold empty]

Blood storage bags sold filled with blood for medical purposes would be classified in Class 5 because blood for medical purposes is classified in Class 5.


010  Blood tubing sets for medical purposes [sold empty]

Blood tubing sets sold filled with blood for medical purposes would be classified in Class 5 because blood for medical purposes is classified in Class 5.


016  Blotter

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Blue mussels, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Blue mussels [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live blue mussels are classified in Class 31.


040  Blueprinting

These services were transferred to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. It is a chemical developing activity similar to the Class 40 activity of photographic film developing.


043  Boarding house services

01-01-2002: This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2002 entry was amended from “Boarding houses” to “Boarding house services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


041  Boarding school education

On 01-01-2016, this 08-01-2005 entry was amended from “Boarding schools” to “Boarding school education” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


020  Boards (Sign)

Entry is indefinite. Signboards are classified by material composition.


025  Boaters

A boater is a straw hat with a brim.


012  Boats and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


028  Bob-sleighs

1-01-2014 Bob-sleighs, also called bobsleds, are sports articles commonly used for racing. “Bob-sleighs” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 28.


003  Body and beauty care preparations

Entry deleted and trilateral designation removed because “body care preparations” includes items in Class 5.


003  Body cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Body creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5. 09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


010  Body limb compression sleeves for use in soccer and other sports

On 01-01-2015, this 03-22-2007 entry was transferred to Class 10 pursuant to the addition of “compression garments” in Class 10 of the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Whether the goods are intended for non-medical or athletic use does not control classification.


003  Body lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Body lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Body mask cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Body mask lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Body milks

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Body oils

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Body sprays, namely, water in atomized containers used to produce a cooling effect

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


025  Body suits

Body suits may also be spelled “bodysuits.”


003  Body wash [for humans or animals]

If this term is used in association with automotive cleaning preparations, it is a registered mark in Reg. No. 1654082


003  Body washes

Limited to washes used on humans or animals. The term is a registered mark as applied to goods for washing cars and should not be used as a generic term in that context. 10-29-09 - There is another registration for BODY WASH on the Supplemental Register for shampoo and cleansing preparations. Therefore, the limitation suggested above does not justify the use of the term in an ID as generic terminology. Therefore, it has been deleted from the Manual.


045  Bodyguard services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Bodysuits

Bodysuits may also be spelled “body suits.”


044  Bodywork therapy services, namely, {specify the type of therapy service provided, e.g., craniosacral, acupressure, massage, etc.} therapy

“Bodywork therapy” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Bodywork therapy services, namely, structural integration therapy and movement therapy

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


028  Body-training apparatus for {indicate purpose, e.g., strengthening legs, toning arms, etc.}

Body training apparatus appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 28 and refers to physical exercise equipment. This entry gives users the option to further specify the nature of the goods.


028  Body-training apparatus

02-28-2013 - This wording appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 28 and refers to physical exercise equipment.


024  Bolting cloth

06-04-2015: Bolting cloth is a sturdy fabric, usually of fine silk or nylon mesh, used chiefly in serigraphy, embroidery, and as a foundation fabric for wigs.


030  Bombe glacée

Bombe glacée is an ice cream dessert, often lined or filled with custard and/or cake crumbs, that is frozen in a spherical mold.


026  Bonnet pins of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


041  Book and review publishing

This refers to the service of publishing the periodicals or printed matter of others. Note that the publication of one's own periodical or printed matter is not a service because it is done primarily for applicant's own benefit and not for the benefit of others. Rather, it would be considered goods in Class 16, e.g., newspapers, magazines.


020  Book holders

On 01-01-2014, this 04-02-1991 entry “book holders” was transferred from Class 16 to Class 20, based on discussions at the 23rd Session of the Nice Committee of Experts meeting that “Book holders” are analogous to the Nice Alphabetical List entry “Book rests [furniture]” in Class 20.


016  Book markers of precious metal

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 16 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


041  Book publishing

This refers to the service of publishing the periodicals or printed matter of others. Note that the publication of one's own periodical or printed matter is not a service because it is done primarily for applicant's own benefit and not for the benefit of others. Rather, it would be considered goods in Class 16, e.g., newspapers, magazines.


020  Book rests

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 20. This was done to bring US practice into conformance with the addition of this item in Class 20 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Bookbinding machines

On 12-20-2012, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted from the Manual because it is overly broad for classification purposes. If the goods are used for industrial purposes, they are classified in Class 7. If the goods are used for office purposes, they are classified in Class 16. The entry “Bookbinding machines” was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 7.


016  Bookbinding materials for creating hardcover books, namely, book covers, crack-and-peel binding paper, reinforcement strips, peel-and-stick labels, stapler and staples

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


016  Books in the field of memory training activities sold as a unit with two and three dimensional positionable figures

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  Boom boxes

Boom boxes may also be spelled “boomboxes.”


021  Boot trees [stretchers]

On 12-6-2012, the 04-02-1991 entry was amended by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods and to conform to the Nice Alphabetical List entry.


008  Border shears

Border shears are longhandled clipping-shears for trimming the edges of lawns.


009  Borescopes

A borescope is an optical device that is typically used for inspection work where the area to be inspected is small, narrow, or difficult to see.


013  Boresighters

These goods are attached to the barrel of the firearm, e.g., rifle, to line up the barrel with the sight or scope.


007  Boring machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods. Boring machines is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Botifarra sausages

The term “botifarra” may also be spelled “butifarra.”


039  Bottle and can collection for recycling

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 37 to Class 39 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “collection of recyclable goods [transport]” was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 39. These services involve the transportation of goods for recycling.


021  Bottle sleeves composed of liquid-absorbing micro fiber fabric

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 9-18-2008 was transferred from Class 26 to Class 21 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because the covers are adapted to the goods that they contain.


042  Bottling

This service was transferred to Class 40 since bottling activities require some kind of material treatment of the goods being bottled.


039  Bottling services [packaging]

Transferred from Class 40. Bottling is a form of packaging in Class 39. Custom manufacture of beverages is in Class 40 but that goes beyond just “bottling.”


003  Botulinum toxin for cosmetic use

1-14-10 - The 1-7-10 entry has been deleted because after further research, it has been determined that botulinum toxin is a pharmaceutical that must be administered by a health care professional by injection. Therefore, even if the end purpose is cosmetic, the procedure is a medical procedure so the substance should be classified in Class 5 only.


005  Botulinum toxin for medical use for use in the treatment of {indicate specific condition or illness, e.g., excessive sweating, excessive eye blinking, neuropathy pain, facial wrinkles }

1-14-10 - The 1-17-10 entry has been amended to require the specific medical purpose of the pharmaceutical since it is used to treat a wide variety of physical conditions.


026  Bouffant caps for the food service industry

Bouffant caps for the food service industry are classified in Class 26 because the function of the goods is to contain human hair and other particles. Full containment of the head under the cap prevents contamination of food in commercial kitchens and restaurants. The function of the goods is similar to “Hairnets,” which is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 26.


005  Bouillons for bacteriological cultures

Bouillons and all types of bacteriological nutritive media are in Class 5, whether they are for medical, scientific, or research use, based on the wording Media for bacteriological cultures and Bouillons for bacteriological cultures, which appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


021  Bowls made of precious metal

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 021 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


024  Box spring covers

Although fitted covers are generally classified in the same class as the goods that they are intended to cover, these covers are in Class 24 because the wording bed covers appears in the Class 24 Heading.


021  Boxes for dispensing paper towels for household use

On 12-6-2012, the 04-02-1991 entry was amended by inserting “for household use” to make clear the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 21.


034  Boxes for electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette accessories

Boxes for electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette accessories are used to hold both electronic cigarettes and their accessories and are classified in Class 34 by analogy to the entry “cigarette cases” in the Nice Alphabetical List. “Boxes for electronic cigarette accessories” is not acceptable wording because electronic cigarette accessories are classified in multiple classes. Accordingly, “boxes for electronic cigarette accessories” cannot be properly classified without further specification of the goods.


021  Boxes for sweetmeats

This entry is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 21. For the US consumer, these goods are comparable to household containers such as lidded candy dishes or similar dishware, justifying classification in Class 21.


021  Boxes of precious metal for sweets

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 21 due to the restructuring that was implemented in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Boxes of precious metal for needles

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 26 to the restructuring that was implemented in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


018  Boxes of vulcanised fibre

These goods appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 18. They are classified in Class 18 because they are substitutes for leather boxes or leather-board boxes which are classified in Class 18.


045  Bra fitting for fashion purposes

These services involve measuring a person to determine their appropriate bra size. These services do not involve Class 40 tailoring or manufacturing services. 01-01-2015: Custom tailoring involves making clothing to the order or specification of others and is classified in Class 40. Repair of clothing is classified in Class 37.


009  Brackets adapted for setting up flat screen TV sets

On 04-10-2014, this 03-11-2010 ID was amended to delete the word “specially” before the word “adapted” to make it consistent with other similar entries for brackets in Class 9.


041  Braille transcription

These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other translation services were transferred to Class 41 as a result of the restructuring.


041  Braille translation

These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other translation services were transferred to Class 41 as a result of the restructuring.


006  Branching pipes of metal

Branching pipes are typically rigid plumbing pipes through which a liquid or gas substance flows. The main pipe splits into 2 or 3 different arms like the branches of a tree.


019  Branching pipes, not of metal

Branching pipes are typically rigid plumbing pipes through which a liquid or gas substance flows. The main pipe splits into 2 or 3 different arms like the branches of a tree.


035  Branding services, namely, consulting, development, management and marketing of brands for businesses and/or individuals

This January 2, 2009 entry was amended to add the wording “and/or individuals.”


006  Brass, unwrought or semi-wrought

On 02-14-13, the 08-20-2009 entry was changed from “Unwrought or semi-wrought brass” to “Brass, unwrought or semi-wrought” to align with the wording in the Nice Alphabetical List. Both versions are acceptable under USPTO policy.


029  Braunschweiger

Braunschweiger is a type of liver sausage.


030  Bread crumb

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


011  Bread-making machines

Bread-making machines are classified in Class 11 because they are analogous to baking ovens.


003  Breath fresheners

On 12-03-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “breath freshener” to “breath fresheners” to match the TM5 approved entry.


010  Breathalyzers

On 02-02-2012, this 08-26-2010 entry was deleted from the Manual because it is a registered mark, see U.S. Reg. No. 0661636, for an apparatus for measuring the alcoholic content of individuals.


044  Breeding and stud services for {indicate type of animal, e.g. cattle, horses}

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Breeding of livestock for others, namely, seedstock producers

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Breeding services for {indicate specific animal, e.g., horses, cattle, etc.}

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


032  Brewed malt-based beers

On 09-11-2014, this 04-12-1999 entry was amended from “Brewed malt-based alcoholic beverage in the nature of a beer” to the current ID for clarity.


040  Brewery services

In order to be a service, the brewery service must be brewing beer for others. Brewing one's own beer for later retail distribution is not a service. 05-23-2013: This entry was deleted and replaced by “beer making and brewing services [for others]” due to the misunderstanding and misuse of “brewery services.” Restaurants featuring beer brewed on premises, known as brewpubs, are in Class 43.


025  Bridal garters

Garters is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  Brittle

Brittle is candy made of caramelized sugar spread in thin sheets and commonly features nuts.


014  Broaches being jewelry

On 11-12-2015, this 02-12-2009 entry was modified to replace “[jewelry]” with “being jewelry” in order to clarify the use of the goods.


007  Broaches being machine tools

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to replace “[machine tool]” with “being machine tools” in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


007  Broaching machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


024  Brocade

06-04-2015: Brocade is a fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.


025  Brogue shoes

Brogue shoes are heavy shoes, similar to oxford shoes.


005  Bronchodilators

This ID covers the bronchodilating preparations - a broncho dilator in the nature of a delivery mechanism is in Class 10 unless sold filled with the preparation.


026  Brooches [clothing accessories - not imitation jewelry]

12-02-2011: Deleted the 04-02-1991 entry and replaced it with “Brooches for clothing” to make clear the distinction between brooches in the nature of jewelry in Class 14 and brooches in the nature of clothing accessories in Class 26.


026  Brooches for clothing

These goods are in the nature of clothing accessories - not jewelry.


015  Buccins

Buccins are musical instruments resembling stylized trombones. 08-01-2013: Buccins are in the Alphabetical List of the Nice Classification System.


016  Buckets (Paint)

This entry was deleted because buckets are classified in Class 21 regardless of their use or what they are intended to hold.


024  Buckram

06-04-2015: Buckram is a stiff cotton fabric used for interlinings in garments and in bookbinding.


012  Buffers for railway rolling stock

Buffers for railway rolling stock are components of railway vehicle couplings used for attaching railway vehicles to one another.


037  Building inspection [in the course of building construction]

This activity covered by this identification is the inspection that takes place in the course of constructing a new building. Therefore, it is classified in Class 37 because it is integral to the construction process.


036  Building management

This refers to the real estate management of building, e.g., renting space. Note that hotel management for others is in Class 35.


006  Building materials, namely, in-wall trash and recyclable containment system sold as a unit, namely, in-wall metal trash chute device for mounting and spring-loaded chute doors

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


029  Bulgogi, namely, marinated barbecued beef

On 01-05-2012, this 04-01-2010 entry was deleted because these goods are represented in the Manual by the Trilateral entry, “Sliced and seasoned barbequed beef [bulgogi]” in Class 29. 09-05-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


008  Bulk rice scoops

Bulk rice scoops in Class 8 are generally used to transfer unspecified amounts of rice, for example, from a bag to a container. These tools are commonly used in large scale food preparation (but may also be used in household and non-commercial settings). Bulk rice scoops in Class 8 are different from scoops and dishers in Class 21, which are for serving or portioning foods such as ice cream, coffee, and cookie dough. For classification purposes, the key distinction between scoops in Class 8 and scoops in Class 21 is whether the scoops are for transferring unspecified amounts of materials or foods, or for serving or portioning foods.


008  Bulk scoops for {indicate, e.g., sugar, rice, candy, etc.}

For classification purposes, the key distinction between scoops in Class 8 and scoops in Class 21 is whether the scoops are for transferring unspecified amounts of materials or foods, or for serving or portioning foods.


008  Bulk sugar scoops

Bulk sugar scoops in Class 8 are generally used to transfer unspecified amounts of sugar, for example, from a bag to a container. These tools are commonly used in candy manufacturing, but may also be used in household and non-commercial settings. Bulk sugar scoops in Class 8 are different from scoops and dishers in Class 21, which are for serving or portioning foods such as ice cream, coffee, and cookie dough. For classification purposes, the key distinction between scoops in Class 8 and scoops in Class 21 is whether the scoops are for transferring unspecified amounts of materials or foods, or for serving or portioning foods.


006  Bullet molds

1-20-11 - The 4-2-91 entry was transferred from Class 13 because the item appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 6.


020  Bulletin boards

Transferred from Class 16 based on discussion at 26th Preparatory Working Group of Nice meeting in Geneva. Analogous to display boards in 20.


011  Bunsen burners for laboratory use

Transferred to Class 11 based on entry in Nice Agreement for “laboratory burners” in Class 11.


012  Buses and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


035  Business administration of pharmacy reimbursement programs and services

On 01-01-2015, this 07-01-2001 entry was amended to replace “Administering” with “Business administration of” in order to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with related changes under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


035  Business administration of medication reimbursement programs and services

On 01-01-2015, this 06-25-2009 entry was amended to replace “Administering” with “Business administration of” in order to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with related changes under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


035  Business administration of patient reimbursement programs

On 01-01-2015, this 06-01-2004 entry was amended to add the word “Business” in order to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with related changes under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


035  Business administration services in the field of {specify field or industry, e.g., healthcare, transportation, etc.}

Business administration is an acceptable identification; further clarifying the particular field is permissible but not required.


035  Business administration of employee benefit plans concerning legal services

On 11-28-2013, this 02-07-2013 entry was deleted and replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry because administration of employee benefit plans, other than plans concerning insurance and finance, is classified in Class 35 because the services involve only the organizing and coordination of business functions.


035  Business advisory and consultancy services relating to export, export services, export promotion information and services

10-7-10 - The word “Business” was added to the beginning of the ID, because advisory services and consultancy services relating to export, export services is broad enough to encompass advisory and consultancy regarding the actual transport of goods in Class 39.


035  Business assistance services, namely, assisting health care facilities and other companies with customer follow-up to improve customer outcomes and satisfaction through the use of telecommunication devices and computer networks with automated interaction and data feedback, monitoring and compilation capacity

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Business assistance, advisory services and consultancy in the fields of budgeting, bookkeeping, preparation and filing of claims, preparation and filing of forms, bill paying, organizing and processing paperwork, development of plan to achieve goals and referral services to bereavement counselors

09-12-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - Example.


035  Business auditing

These services are classified in Class 35 because they involve financial accounting and other business-type activities in Class 35. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, auditing services are classified in Class 35 when they involve accounting and other business-type activities, and auditing services are classified in Class 42 when they involve technical analysis and evaluation. The subject matter being audited does not determine classification.


036  Business brokerage services and related consulting pertaining to business sales, mergers, acquisitions and business valuations

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consultation in the field of business leadership development

6-4-09 - “Business consultation” lead-in added to 11-1-04 entry to make it clear that this does not relate to training or education services regarding leadership development. Such services would be in Class 41.


035  Business consultation in the field of telecommunications expense management

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consultation services to assist non-profit organizations in planning, managing, and conducting fundraising activities via a global computer network

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consulting services relating to product distribution, operations management services, logistics, reverse logistics, supply chain, and production systems and distribution solutions

On 11-03-2011, this 08-01-2003 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the fill-in entry for “Business consulting services in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}.” 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Business consulting service that provides transformational strategies to companies wishing to move towards sustainability and socially responsible business practices, provided mainly to the consumer products industry

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consulting services relating to the integration of the areas of business process technology, organizational learning, change management, and operational sustainability

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consulting services related to monitoring, controlling, and managing telepresence environments of others

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consulting and management in the field of clinical trials, namely, management and compilation of computerized databases in the field of clinical trials for business purposes

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consulting services in the field of business knowledge transfer through audio tools, namely, recording interviews with subject matter experts for an organization's capture and future use

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business consulting services in business leadership development and business management

On 09-19-2013, this 06-05-2008 entry was modified from “Consulting services in business leadership development and business management” to the current wording to make clear that this service does not relate to training or education services regarding leadership development. Such services would be in Class 41.


035  Business consulting services, namely, providing a turnkey solution for reviewing product and service documentation and workflow, managing projects for business purposes, tracking user satisfaction, and running usability studies for business purposes

On 08-09-2012, this 06-17-2010 entry was deleted because “turnkey business solution” is indefinite and overbroad. The term “turnkey solution” is often used in the technology industry to describe pre-built computer systems with particular functionality specified by the customer, and providing custom software development services is in Class 42.


035  Business consulting services, namely, providing a turnkey business solution for reviewing products and services, planning documentation and workflow, hiring technical writers, managing projects for business purposes, tracking user satisfaction, and running usability studies for business purposes

On 08-09-2012, this 06-10-2010 entry was deleted because “turnkey business solution” is indefinite and overbroad. The term “turnkey solution” is often used in the technology industry to describe pre-built computer systems with particular functionality specified by the customer, and providing custom software development services is in Class 42.


035  Business consulting services in the fields of energy measurement to improve energy efficiency within residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Business consulting and management in the field of clinical trials, namely, clinical data and regulatory submission management on behalf of medical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to assist them with clinical research, clinical trials and applications for drug approval

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business data analysis services in the field of {specify field or industry, e.g., aviation, transportation, etc.}

Business data analysis is acceptable in Class 35; further specification as to the field or industry is acceptable, but is not required.


041  Business education and training services, namely, developing customized in-company leadership and executive development programs, providing executive coaching services, and providing public and in-company keynote presentations to business leaders

On 8-25-2011, the 12-24-2009 entry was deleted from the Manual because the wording is too specific to be useful to a broad range of applicants and the word “facilitating” is indefinite. The entry was replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for “Business training in the field of {specify field, e.g., leadership development, executive coaching, etc.}” 07-25-2013: Entry changed to remove “and facilitating” and status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Business education and training services, namely, developing customized leadership and executive development programs, providing executive coaching services, and providing business education programs to employees and executives

On 8-25-2011, the 01-13-2011 entry was deleted from the Manual because the wording is too specific to be useful to a broad range of applicants and the word “facilitating” is indefinite. The entry was replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for “Business training in the field of {specify field, e.g., leadership development, executive coaching, etc.}” 07-25-2013: Entry changed to remove “and facilitating” and status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


036  Business equity research

07-14-2011 Scientific research and research services directly related to tangible items, such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or new products, are classified in Class 42 because those research activities generally involve the science-based testing and analysis of the physical properties of the item. On the other hand, research services relating to an intangible subject matter are classified according to the nature of the intangible. For example, business research, research related to financial instruments, and legal research are classified in Classes 35, 36, and 45 respectively.


035  Business information management, namely, electronic reporting of business information, business analytics, namely, business investigations, evaluations, expert appraisals, information and research, trade spend business management

On 09-11-2014, this 02-05-2009 entry was deleted because it is awkwardly worded and includes more than one type of service.


035  Business intermediary and advisory services in the field of selling products and rendering services

On 02-28-2013, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it caused confusion as to the nature of the service rendered. Business intermediary services typically involve the valuation and sale of businesses, and are analogous to business “brokerage” services which are classified in Class 36 of the Nice Alphabetical List. The “business advisory” portion of the ID is covered by existing entries in the Manual.


035  Business management consulting and advisory services for the {indicate field of industry} industry

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management and consulting services for the health care industry, namely, customer service, accounting services, and marketing services

1-1-2012 While this wording is still acceptable, the entry of 7-30-2009 has been deleted from the Manual because it is covered by existing entries. 10-03-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Business management and consulting services for the health care industry, namely, providing industry expertise and supplier partnerships

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management and consultation regarding in-house building cleaning programs

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management for the mobile veterinary practice of others

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management and consulting services for the health care industry, namely, customer service, accounting services, and web-based advertising and marketing services

1-1-2012 While this wording is still acceptable, the entry of 11-22-2007 has been deleted from the Manual because it is covered by existing entries. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Business management consultation and services, namely, managing and administering non-core functions, namely, mailing and shipping, records management, information services, administration, payroll and accounting, and telemarketing services

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management consulting with relation to strategy, financing, marketing, production, personnel and sale matters for companies involved with thin film and nano technologies and plasma processes

1-1-2012 While this wording is still acceptable, the entry of 9-27-2007 has been deleted because the wording is very specific and because the classification principle is covered by the existing entry “Business management consulting” in Class 35. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Business management consultancy in the field of purchases, namely, assisting businesses in improvement of purchasing functions

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management and consultation in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management and consultation in the field of case management, integrated justice, data conversions, and business intelligence

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management consulting with relation to strategy, marketing, sales, operation, product design particularly specializing in the use of analytic and statistic models for the understanding and predicting of consumers, businesses, and market trends and actions

1-1-2012 While this wording is still acceptable, the entry of 4-3-2008 has been deleted because the wording is very specific and because the classification principle is covered by the existing entry “Business management consulting” in Class 35. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Business management in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

Business management is acceptable wording in Class 35; further specification as to the particular field is acceptable, but it is not required.


035  Business management consulting services in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

On 10-03-2013, this 03-01-2006 entry was amended from “Management and business consulting services in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}” to the current ID, because the lead-in wording of “management” in the field of was indefinite. “Business management consulting” is acceptable in Class 35, and while the field or subject matter may be provided, it is not required.


035  Business management of insurance agencies and brokers on an outsourcing basis

On 07-18-2013, the 06-01-2001 entry was modified by replacing “Managing the operations of” with “Business management of” to make clear the nature of the services. Also, the status of the entry was also changed from “A-Added” to “X-Example” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Business management of campground facilities

On 06-27-2013, this 01-04-2006 entry was modified by inserting “Business” to make clear the nature of the services. Also, the status of the entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Business management of air and water processing systems and facilities for others

On 06-27-2013, this 12-09-2010 entry was modified by deleting “services, namely” before “management” to clarify the nature of the business management services.


035  Business management consultation in the field of {indicate field with a business management component, e.g., transportation logistics, database management, etc.}

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management consulting, strategic planning and business advisory services provided to {indicate targeted group or profession, e.g., the veterinary medical profession, professional entertainers, non-profit corporations, etc.}

On 03-15-2012 this entry of 04-02-2009 was modified to replace “the veterinary medical profession” with a broader fill-in section.


035  Business management consultation in the field of executive and leadership development

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management consultancy in the field of insourcing, namely, assisting businesses in the development of processes for the analysis and the implementation of the delegation of operations or jobs from production within a business to an internal entity that specializes in that operation

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management consulting with relation to strategy, marketing, production, personnel and retail sale matters

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business management assistance

On 10-23-2014, the 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add the word “business” to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 35.


035  Business management consultancy as well as development of processes for the analysis and the implementation of strategy plans and management projects

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business marketing and direct mail consulting services

No longer a trilateral entry as of 6/28/07 but still accepted in the USPTO 1-1-2012 This entry of 7-1-2001 has been deleted from the Manual because the wording “direct mail consulting” is unclear; additionally, the intent of this entry is covered by existing entries “Business marketing services” and “Direct mail advertising services” in Class 35.


035  Business marketing consulting services

No longer a trilateral entry as of 6/28/07 but still accepted in the USPTO


035  Business meeting planning

The planning of business meetings or other business events is in Class 35. The planning of special events that are usually done for entertainment purposes is in Class 41.


035  Business operation of port facilities for others

On 06-27-2013, this 08-16-2007 entry was modified by inserting “Business” to make clear the nature of the services. Business operations for others involves running the business and making business decisions to maximize profitability of the commercial activity.


035  Business operation of commercial aquatics facilities for others

On 06-27-2013, this 12-21-2006 entry was modified by replacing “Operating” with “Business operation of” to make clear the nature of the services. Business operations for others involves running the business and making business decisions to maximize profitability of the commercial activity.


035  Business operation of power generation equipment and facilities for others

On 06-27-2013, this 11-27-2008 entry was modified by deleting “services, namely” before “operation” to clarify the nature of the business operation services.


035  Business operation of shopping centers for others

Business operations for others involves running the business and making business decisions to maximize profitability of the commercial activity.


035  Business organization and management consultancy including personnel management

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business process outsourcing services in the field of {indicate field or industry}

On 07-18-2013, the 07-19-2007 entry was deleted because the types of services rendered by business process outsource service providers is not limited to Class 35 services. Business process outsource service providers render, on an outsourcing basis, a wide variety of services that are typically performed in-house ranging from human resources management and marketing to financial analysis and business training. Therefore, the fill-in-the-blank entry created potential for mis-use and may cause confusion among Manual users.


035  Business research

07-14-2011 Scientific research and research services directly related to tangible items, such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or new products, are classified in 42 because those research activities generally involve the science-based testing and analysis of the physical properties of the item. On the other hand, research services relating to an intangible subject matter are classified according to the nature of the intangible. For example, business research, research related to financial instruments, and legal research are classified in Classes 35, 36, and 45 respectively.


035  Business research and data analysis services in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., retail sales of specific business locations, distribution channels, etc.}

Business research and data analysis is acceptable in Class 35; further specification as to the field or subject matter is acceptable, but it is not required.


035  Business research and surveys

On 11-17-2011 the entry of 04-02-1991 was deleted. While the wording in this identification is still acceptable, the entry has been deleted because the services are covered by the entries for “business research” and “conducting business surveys.” 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Business services, namely, structuring, optimizing and change management consulting related to corporate in-house intellectual property departments and intellectual property asset management programs

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Business services, namely, tracking and monitoring of calls for others in response to advertising ads

On 08-09-2012, the 07-02-2009 entry was deleted because it was ambiguous and replaced with “Tracking and monitoring call volume in response to advertising campaigns for others for business purposes” in Class 35.


035  Business services, namely, tracking, comparing and monitoring employee cost items for others

On 08-09-2012, the 10-11-2007 entry was deleted because it was ambiguous and replaced with “Tracking, comparing and monitoring employee expenses for others for cost accounting purposes” in Class 35.


035  Business services, namely, registering, screening, credentialing, and organizing third-party vendors, suppliers, and contractors, and documentation and information on behalf of others

On 5-23-2013, this 10-1-2005 entry was deleted, and is no longer acceptable, because the term “credentialing” is causing confusion and the phrase “and documentation and information on behalf of others” is ambiguous.


035  Business services, namely, design, development and analysis of tests for testing professional competency

09-12-2013 - “Testing professional competency” is not a scholarly or academic testing activity. It is testing to determine a person's ability to function in a job, e.g., testing to determine typing speed, testing for commercial driver's license, etc.


035  Business services, namely, facilities management of technical operations

On 06-27-2013, this 06-01-2001 entry was deleted because it is ambiguous in Class 35, and it appears to conflict with entries covering building management and real estate management services in Class 36.


035  Business services, namely, providing an online network for contractors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace for the purpose of developing business in the {insert type of business, e.g., construction, etc.} industry

On 04-07-2016, this 04-07-2011 entry was deleted because the wording “providing an online network for contractors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace...” is ambiguous as to the nature of the service activity being performed for others. This ID is no longer acceptable. The identification could encompass a variety of services, such as “business networking,” “providing sales leads for the {specify industry, e.g., automobile, cemetery, real estate, etc.} industry” and “operating on-line marketplaces featuring {indicate field or type of goods},” all classified in Class 35, but the wording is not clear.


035  Business services, namely, a network of solar contractors receiving leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace for the purpose of developing information to evaluate the investment value of solar energy for a web-based consumer

On 04-07-2016, this 08-12-2010 entry was deleted because the wording “a network of solar contractors receiving leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace” is ambiguous as to the nature of the service activity being performed for others. This ID is no longer acceptable. The identification could encompass a variety of services, such as “providing sales leads for the {specify industry, e.g., automobile, cemetery, real estate, etc.} industry” and “operating on-line marketplaces featuring {indicate field or type of goods},” both classified in Class 35, but the wording is not clear.


035  Business services, namely, providing an online network for contractors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace for the purpose of developing business

On 04-07-2016, this 04-07-2011 entry was deleted because the wording “providing an online network for contractors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace...” is ambiguous as to the nature of the service activity being performed for others. This ID is no longer acceptable. The identification could encompass a variety of services, such as “business networking,” “providing sales leads for the {specify industry, e.g., automobile, cemetery, real estate, etc.} industry” and “operating on-line marketplaces featuring {indicate field or type of goods},” all classified in Class 35, but the wording is not clear.


035  Business services, namely, providing an online network for contractors to receive bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace for the purpose of developing business for sustainable related building products and services

On 04-07-2016, this 01-06-2011 entry was deleted because the wording “providing an online network for contractors to receive bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace...” is ambiguous as to the nature of the service activity being performed for others. This ID is no longer acceptable. The identification could encompass a variety of services, such as “business networking” and “operating on-line marketplaces featuring {indicate field or type of goods},” both classified in Class 35, but the wording is not clear.


035  Business services, namely, providing an online network for vendors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace for the purpose of developing business in the {insert type of business, e.g., construction, etc.} industry

On 04-07-2016, this 03-05-2015 entry was deleted because the wording “providing an online network for vendors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace...” is ambiguous as to the nature of the service activity being performed for others. This ID is no longer acceptable. The identification could encompass a variety of services, such as “business networking,” “providing sales leads for the {specify industry, e.g., automobile, cemetery, real estate, etc.} industry” and “operating on-line marketplaces featuring {indicate field or type of goods},” all classified in Class 35, but the wording is not clear.


035  Business services, namely, providing an online network for contractors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace for the purpose of developing business for energy related products and services

On 04-07-2016, this 12-09-2010 entry was deleted because the wording “providing an online network for contractors to receive leads and bidding opportunities by means of an online marketplace...” is ambiguous as to the nature of the service activity being performed for others. This ID is no longer acceptable. The identification could encompass a variety of services, such as “business networking,” “providing sales leads for the {specify industry, e.g., automobile, cemetery, real estate, etc.} industry” and “operating on-line marketplaces featuring {indicate field or type of goods},” all classified in Class 35, but the wording is not clear.


021  Busts of {indicate crystal, china, ceramic, terra cotta, earthenware, glass, porcelain}

On 12-06-12, the 11-01-2005 entry was modified by inserting “ceramic” into the bracketed wording to conform with the Nice Alphabetical List entry, “Busts of china, terra-cotta or glass” which was amended to “Busts of porcelain, ceramic, earthenware or glass” in Class 21, effective 1-1-13. This is not a new requirement - the modification is intended to provide guidance to the user.


042  Butler services

Identification too broad - services of a butler must be indicated specifically and classified appropriately.


028  Butterfly nets

1-28-10 - The 7-1-01 entry was transferred from Class 22. The Nice Agreement lists “butterfly nets” in Class 28 only. Therefore, butterfly nets whether used as toys, for hobby purposes or any other purpose is in Class 28 only.


025  Button-front aloha shirts

Modified from “aloha shirts” - ALOHA is a registered TM for T-Shirts but not for button down shirts.


035  Buying club services

On 4-7-11, the 4-2-1991 entry was amended from “Buying clubs” to “Buying club services” for consistency with other similar entries in the Manual.


035  Buying club services in the field of {specify goods, e.g., food, clothing, automobiles, etc.}

Buying club services is acceptable wording in Class 35; further specification as to the particular field is acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Cabarets

This item was transferred from Class 42 to Class 41 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Therefore, the entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 41 in the US ID Manual as well.


020  Cabinets being furniture for {specify, e.g., kitchens, beauty salons, etc.}

Cabinets [furniture] is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is generally not required. Certain furniture is classified in other classes based on the specialized use of the goods, e.g., laboratory furniture in Class 9 and furniture especially made for medical purposes, in Class 10.


028  Cabinets for gaming machines

Cabinets for gaming machines are the housing within which a game’s hardware resides.


041  Cable television programming [scheduling]

This service does not refer to a series of programs - it is ONLY a scheduling service.


006  Cadmium

Cadmium is a chemical element that is a metal, and these goods are in the Alphabetical List in Class 6.


043  Café

On 10-6-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “cafe services.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Café and restaurant services

On 10-6-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate listings of “cafe services” and “restaurant services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Café services, namely, providing café services in a funeral home environment

On 10-6-2011, this 1-3-2008 entry was deleted because, although it is acceptable, it is too specific to be of use to a broad range of customers. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Cafés

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 10-6-2011, this 1-1-2002 entry was deleted because it is covered by the existing entry of “cafe services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Cafeteria and restaurant services

On 10-6-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate listings for “cafeteria services” and restaurant services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Cafeterias

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 10-6-2011, this 1-1-2002 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “cafeteria services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Café-restaurants

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate services of “Cafe services” and “Restaurant services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


025  Caftans

05-07-2015: A caftan is a usually cotton or silk ankle-length garment with long sleeves.


025  Cagoules

05-14-2015: A cagoule is a lightweight usually knee length type of anorak.


012  Caissons [vehicles]

7/24/08 - transferred from Class 13. Caissons are vehicles for transport. Only if the goods are indicated as being specially adapted for transport of firearms would they been in Class 13. The Nice Agreement classifies this item in Class 12 and the USPTO must comply with that classification.


030  Cake mixes, namely, cake bases

10-8-09 - The 8-13-09 entry was changed to add “cake mixes, namely” to avoid confusion with supports for cakes that are also called cake bases and are in Class 21.


021  Cake toppers of {indicate china, crystal, earthenware, terra cotta, glass, porcelain}

Cake toppers are decorations for cakes. Decorations for cakes are classified by material composition. Therefore, cake toppers of china, crystal, earthenware, terra cotta, glass, or porcelain are classified in Class 21.


006  Cake toppers of common metal

Cake toppers are decorations for cakes. Decorations for cakes are classified by material composition. Therefore, cake toppers of common metal are classified in Class 6.


014  Cake toppers of precious metal

Cake toppers are decorations for cakes. Decorations for cakes are classified by material composition. Therefore, cake toppers of precious metal are classified in Class 14.


029  Calamari, not live

On 1-31-2013, the July 15, 2010 entry “Calamari [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification.


001  Calcined clay

Calcined clay is typically used as a soil amendment and soil conditioner. It is also used in manufacturing as a coating for paper and as a filler clay for manufacturing other goods. The nature of the goods and each of the range of uses for calcined clay justify classification in Class 1.


007  Calcining machines for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


005  Calcium fortified candy for medical purposes

On 01-01-2016, this 01-10-2008 entry was modified to add “for medical purposes” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, identifications for nutritionally enriched, enhanced, or fortified foods or beverages must indicate a medical, therapeutic, or veterinary purpose for classification in Class 5.


042  Calculating and simulating flood flows, modeling of areas likely to be inundated, and preparing related reports and technical documentation

02-28-2013 -These services are in Class 42 because they involve scientific analysis and modeling.


016  Calendered paper

This is a type of paper that has been passed through a calendar, which is the assembly of rolls at the dry end of a paper machine that imparts a particular type surface or finish.


024  Calico

06-04-2015: Calico is a plain-woven cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.


041  Calligraphy services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Camera closures

On 01-23-2014, this 07-20-2007 entry was deleted because the nature and purpose of these goods are unclear.


009  Camera shutters

On 04-02-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry, “Cameras shutters” was amended to “Camera shutters” to match the TM5 approved entry.


009  Camera stability accessory, namely, a support arm, vest and sled for film and video cameras to absorb shaking moves while shooting

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


022  Camouflage nets for visual and radar uses

09-08-2011 This identification from April 2, 1991, remains acceptable; however, it has been replaced with two separate entries: “camouflage nets for radar use” and “camouflage nets for visual use.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


021  Candle extinguishers and candlesticks of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Candle holders of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Candle rings of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Candle snuffer and tray combination made in whole or in part of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Candle snuffers of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


004  Candles comprised primarily of {specify, e.g., soy, beeswax, etc.}

Candles is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


004  Candles containing {specify, e.g., insect repellent, jewelry, rings, etc.}

Candles is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


004  Candles for {specify, e.g., wedding, memorial, etc.} ceremonies

Candles is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


021  Candlesticks of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


030  Candy bark

Candy bark, also referred to as “bark candy,” is candy that is customarily comprised of chocolate and pieces of nuts or hard candies that is made in a sheet and broken into pieces.


021  Candy boxes

On 10-25-2012, this note was added to this 01-17-08 entry to make clear that these “candy boxes“ entries were corollaries to the Nice Alphabetical List entry for “Boxes for sweetmeats“ in Class 21. For the US consumer, these “candy boxes“ are comparable to household containers such as lidded candy dishes or similar dishware, justifying classification in Class 21.


021  Candy boxes of precious metal

On 10-25-2012, this note was added to this 01-17-08 entry to make clear that these “candy boxes“ entries were corollaries to the Nice Alphabetical List entry for “Boxes for sweetmeats“ in Class 21. For the US consumer, these “candy boxes“ are comparable to household containers such as lidded candy dishes or similar dishware, justifying classification in Class 21.


021  Candy boxes, not of precious metal

On 10-25-2012, this note was added to this 01-17-08 entry to make clear that these “candy boxes“ entries were corollaries to the Nice Alphabetical List entry for “Boxes for sweetmeats“ in Class 21. For the US consumer, these “candy boxes“ are comparable to household containers such as lidded candy dishes or similar dishware, justifying classification in Class 21.


009  Candy thermometers

Candy thermometers are a type of thermometer used for measuring temperatures when making candy.


030  Candy toppings for {indicate items being topped, e.g., ice cream, cupcakes, brownies, etc.}

Candy toppings is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  Candy-coated apples

On 04-14-2016, this 04-12-1999 entry “candy coated apples” was amended to “candy-coated apples” to match the TM5 approved entry.


030  Candy-coated popcorn

On 04-14-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry “candy coated popcorn” was amended to “candy-coated popcorn” to match a TM5 approved entry.


028  Canine exercise treadmills

Exercise treadmills is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Canine-assisted therapy services

Canine-assisted therapy services involve patient interaction with dogs to promote health through decreased stress and anxiety, increased self-esteem, enhanced sense of purpose, among other therapeutic benefits.


031  Canned foodstuffs for cats

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Canned foodstuffs for dogs

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


029  Canned pork and beans

On 11-10-11 this 01-02-97 entry was amended to change “&” to “and”


010  Cannulas for anaesthetics with receptacles

05-02-2013: This entry of 07-20-2004 was modified because it was duplicative of an identical entry. The term cannulas is a variant plural spelling of the term cannula.


022  Canopies [not of metal]

These general purpose goods are similar to awnings and tarpaulins. They are comprised of textiles, and they are typically suspended over furniture.


012  Canopies for baby strollers

07-12-12: These goods are classified in Class 12 when they are structural parts of the baby strollers and/or they are specially adapted for use with those Class 12 goods.


043  Canteen services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


022  Canvas canopies

07-12-12: These general purpose goods are similar to awnings and tarpaulins.


025  Capelets

05-14-2015: A capelet is a small cape that covers the shoulders.


007  Capstans

This entry refers to vertical, cylinder-shaped machines that rotate to wind and un-wind cable or rope; these machines are typically used on ships. Capstans are generally power-operated machines. Therefore, these goods are classified in Class 7. When capstans are manually-operated, that feature must be indicated in the ID, and the manually-operated capstans are classified in Class 8.


005  Capsules made from {specify material, e.g., vegetables, starch, gelatin, etc.} sold empty for pharmaceuticals

“Capsules sold empty for pharmaceuticals” is acceptable wording; further specification of the material composition of the goods is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Car antennas

On 5-17-12 this 7-20-04 entry was changed to read “antennas” instead of “antennae.”


042  Car clubs

Identification too broad due to the restructuring of Class 42 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Specific services must be specified and classified appropriately.


005  Car deodorant

Note that deodorants for personal use (use on the body of human or animal) are in Class 3


001  Carbohydrates used as an ingredient in the manufacture of nutraceuticals

8-27-2009 - Entry from 3-15-2007 changed from “Carbohydrates used as an ingredient or as an integral component in nutraceuticals” to “Carbohydrates used as an ingredient in nutraceuticals” to avoid confusion with items sold as an integral part of a finished product being classified in the class of the finished product. In the case of a carbohydrate (or other ingredient) sold as an integral component of nutraceuticals, such goods would be properly in Class 5. 07-11-2013: This entry was further modified to specify the ingredient is for use “in the manufacture” of nutraceuticals in accordance with standards of the ID Manual regarding ingredients for further manufacture.


021  Carboys

These goods are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 21. A carboy is a large glass or plastic bottle.


007  Carburetters

A carburetter is a vehicle part, also spelled carburetor.


001  Carburizing agents

Carburizing agents are chemical agents that transfer carbon to iron or steel through a heating treatment process.


020  Cardboard floor display units for merchandising products

10/23/08 - Goods transferred from Class 16. Display units are in Class 20 regardless of material composition.


005  Cardiotonics

Cardiotonics are agents that have a tonic or favorable effect on the action of the heart, such as increasing the force of a contraction.


041  Career counseling, namely, providing advice concerning education options to pursue career opportunities

01-01-2002 - These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other services that give advice concerning education options were transferred to Class 41 as a result of the restructuring. 5-27-10 - The bracketed wording [advice concerning education options] was added to the 1-1-02 entry to distinguish this service from that of providing career information in a particular field which is in class 35. On 8-25-2011 this entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed information into the ID for clarity.


035  Career placement and career information services for graduating students provided by means of a call center

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


022  Cargo and carrier equipment for vehicles comprised of synthetic textile materials, excluding artificial leather, namely, tow ropes, tow straps, ratchet tie-down straps, quick release tie down straps, lashing straps, and tarp straps

On 09-13-12, the 11-26-2009 entry was modified by inserting “comprised of synthetic textile materials, excluding artificial leather,” to make clear the justification for classifying these goods in Class 22. Straps are generally classified according to the function or purpose of the goods. However, straps for securing items and general purpose straps are classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 depending on the material composition of the goods. Straps with functions that are not covered by the Class Headings are also classified in Classes 6, 18, or 22 according to material composition.


029  Carp, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Carp [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live carp is classified in Class 31.


005  Carpet fresheners and odor eliminators

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 9-1-2004 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


021  Carpet rakes

Carpet rakes are similar to brushes or brooms and function to clean and comb carpets, justifying classification in Class 21 under the Class heading household...articles for cleaning purposes.


027  Carpet tiles

Carpet tiles are classified in Class 27, because they are materials for covering existing floors. “Non-metal floor tiles”, however, are classified in Class 19, because they are merely the final stage in construction and the floor does not truly “exist” until the tile is laid.


018  Carrying box with graphic games and coloring areas printed thereon for use by a child to transport personal items to help in the child's transition from home to another location

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


018  Carrying cases

Note that cases that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., computer carrying cases in Class 9, musical keyboard carrying cases in Class 15, dart carrying cases in Class 28.


009  Carrying cases for document printers

On 01-01-2016, this 03-17-2011 entry was modified from “Printer carrying cases” to “Carrying cases for document printers” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Fitted cases for printing machines are classified in Class 7.


009  Carrying cases specially adapted for electronic equipment, namely, {specify type of electronic equipment, e.g., document printers, computers, cell phones, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

On 12-06-2012, this 03-17-2011 entry “Carrying cases for electronic equipment, namely, {specify type of electronic equipment, e.g., printers, computers, cell phones, etc.}” was amended to make explicit the rationale for classification in Class 9. As previously written, the ID could be interpreted as including cases for gaming devices in Class 28 under the 10th Edition, as all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class Heading. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 12-06-2012 entry was modified to add “document” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Carrying cases specially adapted for printing machines are classified in Class 7.


009  Carrying cases, holders, protective cases and stands featuring power supply connectors, adaptors, speakers and battery charging devices, specially adapted for use with handheld digital electronic devices, namely, {indicate specific device, e.g., cell phones, MP3 players, personal digital assistants, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

On 12-06-2012, this 09-16-2010 entry “Carrying cases, holders, protective cases and stands featuring power supply connectors, adaptors, speakers and battery charging devices, specially adapted for use with handheld digital electronic devices” was amended to justify classification in Class 9. Since these goods are specially adapted for use with a particular electronic device, classification of the electronic device controls classification of the cases, holders, and stands. As previously written, the ID would include cases, holders and stands for gaming devices since all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class Heading. Thus, the ID should indicate the specific electronic device for proper classification. 08-29-2013: Status of entry changed from “M” modified to “X” example.


018  Carry-all bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


018  Carry-on bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


043  Carry-out restaurants

On 10-06-2011, this 1-1-2002 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the existing entry for “Take-out restaurant services”


045  Cartomancy services

Cartomancy services involve fortune-telling or divination using cards, such as tarot cards.


045  Cartoon character licensing [legal services]

Transferred from Class 35 pursuant to 9th edition of Nice Agreement


034  Cartridges sold filled with propylene glycol for electronic cigarettes

On 01-01-2015, this 07-12-2012 entry was transferred from Class 1 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The goods are classified in Class 34 as smokers' articles by analogy to “Liquid nicotine solutions for use in electronic cigarettes” which was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 34.


034  Cartridges sold filled with vegetable glycerin for electronic cigarettes

Unfilled cartridges or cartridges sold empty for electronic cigarettes are in Class 34. 01-01-2015: On 01-01-2015, this 07-13-2013 entry was transferred from Class 1 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The goods are classified in Class 34 as smokers' articles by analogy to “Liquid nicotine solutions for use in electronic cigarettes” which was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 34.


034  Cartridges sold filled with chemical flavorings in liquid form for electronic cigarettes

Unfilled cartridges or cartridges sold empty for electronic cigarettes are in Class 34. 01-01-2015: On 01-01-2015, this 06-13-2013 entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Flavorings for food or beverages are classified in Class 30. 01-01-2016: “Essential oils” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Flavorings for food, beverages, or tobacco that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. Flavorings for food or beverages other than essential oils are classified in Class 30.


045  Case management services, namely, coordination of legal, social and psychological services for domestically abused persons

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


029  Casein for food

1-1-2012 --This entry of 11-22-2007 has been deleted under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because casein is not a food in itself for direct human consumption. Casein is a protein derived from milk used in the industrial preparation of food and as an emulsifier or binding agent. It can also be taken as a dietary supplement. This entry has been deleted and has been replaced with the following entries from the Nice Alphabetical List: “casein for the food industry” in Class 1, “casein for industrial purposes” in Class 1, and “casein dietary supplements” in Class 5.


001  Casein for industrial purposes

Casein is used for a variety of industrial purposes, for example, it is used in leather tanning and in the manufacture of adhesives, paints, and synthetic fibers.


001  Casein for the food industry

Casein is used in the food industry as nutritional additive and as emulsifier and binding agent.


014  Cases being parts of watches and clocks

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Cases for watches and clocks” to “Cases being parts of watches and clocks” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


014  Cases for clock and watch-making

On 11-19-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is unclear that these cases are clock parts and watch-making parts rather than containers for clocks and containers for watch-making.


034  Cases for electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette accessories

Cases for electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette accessories are used to hold both electronic cigarettes and their accessories and are classified in Class 34 by analogy to the entry “cigarette cases” in the Nice Alphabetical List. “Cases for electronic cigarette accessories” is not acceptable wording because electronic cigarette accessories are classified in multiple classes. Accordingly, “cases for electronic cigarette accessories” cannot be properly classified without further specification of the goods.


009  Cases for music, audio and related electronic equipment, namely, cases for audio tuners, audio receivers, amplifiers, tape players, compact disc players, MP3 controllers/players, audio mixers, audio speakers in the nature of music studio monitors, microphones, audio speakers, compact discs, audio tapes, portable computers, antennas, phonographic record players, audio recording equipment, and the cables associated with all of the foregoing equipment

08-29-2013: Status of entry changed from “A” added to “X” example.


018  Cases of leather or leatherboard

Cases that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product they are designed to carry, e.g., eyeglass cases are in Class 9; gun cases in Class 13; and stationery cases in Class 16.


036  Cash flow services, namely, providing cash to mortgage holders or other notes at a discounted rate in return for ownership of the mortgage or note

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


020  Caskets [coffins]

On 01-23-2014, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add the bracketed wording [coffins] to clarify the nature of the goods.


014  Caskets for clocks and jewels

01-01-2016: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Cassava chips

A cassava is a root vegetable, also spelled casava.


006  Cast steel

Cast steel is a steel alloy including carbon, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur and is cast into a shape instead of wrought.


005  Castor oil [for medical purposes]

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because the goods are already covered by the existing Manual entry “Castor oil for medical purposes” which clearly indicates the purpose of the goods. Castor oil is classified in different classes according to its purpose. For example, castor oil for cosmetic purposes is classified in Class 3, and castor oil for industrial purposes is classified in Class 4.


004  Castor oil, not edible

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[not edible]” into the identification in order to clarify the nature of the goods.


031  Cat litters

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


020  Cat scratching posts

Goods transferred from Class 18 based on entry in Nice Agreement for scratching posts for cats in 20


001  Catalyst supports

Catalyst supports are chemical carriers to which catalysts are affixed. The Class Heading for Class 1 includes “chemicals used in industry.” Accordingly, catalyst supports are classified in Class 1.


011  Catalytic oxidizers for industrial air pollution control of {specify, e.g., volatile organic compounds, airborne toxins, etc.}

Catalytic oxidizers, also known as “catalytic incinerators,” are apparatus which use catalysts to destroy air pollutants. Catalytic oxidizers for industrial air pollution control is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


011  Catalytic oxidizers for industrial air pollution control

Catalytic oxidizers, also known as “catalytic incinerators,” are apparatus which use catalysts to destroy air pollutants.


043  Catering

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 10-6-2011, this 1-1-2002 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “catering services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Catering for the provision of food and beverages

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “catering services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Catering in fast-food cafeterias

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “catering services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Catering of food and drinks

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “catering services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


010  Catheters for use in {indicate, e.g., embolectomy, cardiac ablation, etc.}

Catheters is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Cattle farming services

On 08-15-2013, this 08-13-2009 entry was modified by deleting “farms” and inserting “farming services” to make clear that the activity is being performed for others. Additionally, the status was changed from “A - Added” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording. To be a service, an activity must be primarily for the benefit of someone other than the applicant. TMEP 1301.01(a)(ii). Therefore, operating a wheat farm, for example, for the purpose of growing, harvesting, and selling wheat for further manufacture, is not considered a wheat farming service under the Trademark Act because, although the manufacturers derive an incidental benefit, the farming activities primarily benefit the farmer. Farming activities must be rendered for others to be a registrable service.


008  Caulking irons

Caulking irons are hand tools for applying caulk to seams.


015  Celestes

Celestes are keyboard instruments comprised of metal plates that are struck with hammers. Celestes is also spelled celestas.


001  Cell growth media for growing cells for scientific and research use

Cell growth media for growing cells for medical or clinical use is in Class 5. On 04-23-2015, this 09-30-2010 entry was modified to replace “for use in scientific research” to “for scientific and research use” for consistency with similar Manual entries.


016  Cellulose acetate film for packaging

Cellulose acetate film is the synthetic plastic compound processed from cellulose or wood pulp.


016  Cellulose acetate film for wrapping

Cellulose acetate film is the synthetic plastic compound processed from cellulose or wood pulp.


017  Cellulose acetate film used as packing material [other than for wrapping]

Cellulose acetate film is the synthetic plastic compound processed from cellulose or wood pulp.


031  Cellulose for use as animal bedding

On 04-24-2014, this 12-28-2006 entry was transferred from Class 18 to Class 31 because ’Products for animal litter’ is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 31, and the Internet evidence shows that these goods are analogous to litter material used as animal bedding. Further, most animal bedding is made from an agricultural or forestry product, such as straw, which justifies classification in Class 31. 01-01-2016: “Products for animal litter” in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 31 was modified under Nice 10-2016 to “litter for animals.”


001  Cellulose pulp

Cellulose pulp is a raw material typically used in manufacturing paper. Paper pulp and wood pulp are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, and by analogy, cellulose pulp is also in Class 1.


044  Cemetery plot beautification and maintenance and continual upkeep of family cemetery plots

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


008  Center punches [hand-held]

These tools are powered by hand, not by electricity or other non-manual power source.


009  Central processing unit (CPU) clocks

While most clocks are in Class 14, this is a highly specialized item used in a computer.


001  Ceramic glazings in the nature of a dry chemical preparation for use in the manufacture of ceramics

On 2-10-11, the 7-20-2004 entry, “ceramic glazings” was amended to describe the nature of the ceramic glazings.


020  Ceramic knobs and glass knobs

04-02-1991 “Knobs of {indicate ceramic or glass}” was added to the Manual; 09-30-10 Amended “Knobs of {indicate ceramic or glass}” to “Ceramic knobs and glass knobs”. Knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement. 1-1-2012 - Transferred this entry of 9-30-2010 from Class 21 to Class 20 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Metal knobs are in Class 6, precious metal knobs are in Class 14 and non-metal knobs are in Class 20.


020  Ceramic pulls

1-1-2012-- This entry of 7-28-2011 was transferred from Class 21 to Class 20 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Because these goods are similar to knobs, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


020  Ceramic pulls for cabinets, drawers and furniture

02-12-09 “Ceramic handles and pulls for cabinets, drawers and furniture” was added to the Manual; 09-30-2010 Deleted the wording “handles and” from the ID because, unlike knobs (and by analogy, pulls), handles are not classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement. 1-1-2012-- This entry of 9-30-2010 was transferred from Class 21 to Class 20 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Because these goods are similar to knobs, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


030  Cereal based energy bars

On 06-20-2013, the 10-04-2007 entry was modified by deleting “[not for use as a meal replacement]” because this wording, which was relevant for classification purposes under the Ninth Edition of the Nice Classification system, is no longer relevant, and it caused confusion. Under the Ninth Edition, all meal replacement food and drink were classified in Class 5. Under the Tenth Edition, however, meal replacements adapted for medical purposes are in Class 5, while meal replacements not for medical purposes are classified in Classes 29-32 based on their composition.


042  Certification of the inaccuracy of scales

Entry deleted and trilateral designation withdrawn because “certification” is not a service in any international class. It is a specialized activity in US classes A or B.


029  Ceviche

Ceviche is a dish of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice, often with oil, onions, peppers, and seasonings. Ceviche is also commonly spelled “seviche.”


012  Chair lifts

These goods are in Class 12 because their primary purpose is transportation.


012  Chairlifts

Chairlifts are classified in Class 12 because the goods function as vehicles for locomotion by land.


020  Chairs for installation in {indicate type of structure(s), e.g., cinemas, theatres, stadiums, etc.}

Although chairs are generally classified as furniture in Class 20, massage chairs and medical procedure chairs are classified in Class 10, and vehicle seats are classified in Class 12. The wording “chairs” is acceptable without an indication of the intended use or purpose of the goods; however, further specification may be required for accuracy purposes.


016  Chalks

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


045  Chaperoning

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Chappals

A chappal is a type of shoe or sandal consisting of a flat bottom with one thin piece of leather attached to it, that goes between the first two toes.


036  Charge card and credit card payment processing services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was modified to add “payment processing” in order to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Charge card services

On 01-01-2016, this 06-21-2012 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Chargeback recovery services

This service refers to the collecting of revenue for merchants stemming from credit card charges refunded/charged back to consumers.


041  Charitable donation services, namely, providing educational {indicate specific educational activity, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops, etc.} in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}

10-03-2013: Original wording “charitable services, namely providing {indicate specific educational activity ...” modified to insert “donation” and the term “educational” before the curly bracket. Such wording is necessary to justify classification in Class 41. Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Charitable foundation services, namely, providing financial support to individuals who are seeking to be with family during the holidays but are unable due to financial constraints

3-28-2013. The services of providing financial support are equivalent to providing monetary donations and are thus properly classified in Class 36. 10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Charitable foundation services, namely, providing fundraising activities, supplemental funding, capital improvement funding, scholarships and financial assistance for programs and services of others

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Charitable foundation services, namely, providing fundraising activities and investment management services to support medical education and research and procedures for those in need

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Charitable foundation services, namely, providing financial support to {indicate intended recipients, e.g., families, the homeless, veterans, etc.} for {indicate purpose, e.g., veterinary care of their pets, payment of utility bills, obtaining medications, etc.}

The services of providing financial support are equivalent to providing monetary donations and are thus properly classified in Class 36.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting musical entertainment events featuring food and wine

On 07-01-2011 this 04-02-2009 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, organizing and conducting musical entertainment events featuring food and wine,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of, organizing and conducting musical entertainment events featuring food and wine,” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising it is accomplished does not impact classification.


036  Charitable fundraising services by means of organizing and conducting projects to promote awareness of tree and environmental conservation

On 07-01-2011 this 04-02-2009 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, organizing and conducting to promote awareness of tree and environmental conservation,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of, organizing and conducting projects to promote awareness of tree and environmental conservation,” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not impact the classification. 03-22-2012: While this wording is still acceptable, the 08-19-2010 entry is being deleted from the Manual because the classification principle, i.e., The means by which the charitable fundraising is accomplished does not impact the classification, is adequately covered by other, more clearly worded entries in the Manual. 09-05-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


036  Charitable fundraising services by means of organizing and conducting special events

12-10-09 - to be consistent with other entries for charitable fundraising services performed by means of another activity, the 3-26-09 entry was changed from “Organizing and conducting special events for charitable fundraising purposes” to the current language to be consistent with other similar services in Class 36.


036  Charitable fundraising services for {indicate cause or purpose, e.g., sending children and young adults with disabilities to a summer camp, etc.}

04-17-2014: This entry of 12-10-2009 was modified to accommodate the completion of the purpose for fundraising by the applicant when using TEAS Plus. “Charitable fundraising” is an acceptable identification in Class 36. Indication of the purpose for fundraising is permissible, but is not required.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting fundraising events to encourage intercollegiate athletic programs

On 12-13-2012 this 06-12-2008 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, organizing and conducting fundraising events to encourage intercollegiate athletic programs,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting fundraising events to encourage intercollegiate athletic programs” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of raising funds for college education costs

On 12-13-2012 this 02-21-2008 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, raising funds for college education costs,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of raising funds for college education costs” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of sharing profits from newspaper subscription sales with not-for-profit organizations

On 12-13-2012 this 07-01-2001 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, sharing profits from newspaper subscription sales with not-for-profit organizations,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of sharing profits from newspaper subscription sales with not-for-profit organizations” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of eleemosynary services in the field of collection, management, and disbursements of money in connection with programs and facilities for the welfare of children

On 12-13-2012, this 02-07-2008 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, eleemosynary services in the field of collection, management, and disbursements of money in connection with programs and facilities for the welfare of children”, to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of eleemosynary services in the field of collection, management, and disbursements of money in connection with programs and facilities for the welfare of children” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification. On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “M” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of providing individuals with the information and opportunity to make monetary donations to their favorite charity

On 12-13-2012 this 10-11-2007 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, by providing individuals with the information and opportunity to make monetary donations to their favorite charity,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of providing individuals with the information and opportunity to make monetary donations to their favorite charity” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Charitable fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting fundraising food tasting events

On 07-01-2011 this 02-26-2009 entry was modified from “Charitable fundraising services, namely, organizing and conducting fundraising food tasting events,” to “Charitable fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting food tasting events,” in order to be consistent with other charitable fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising it is accomplished does not impact the classification.


036  Charitable fundraising services for sending underprivileged children to one of several camps around the United States which accept these children at discounted rates for one or more weeks

04-17-2014: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. “Charitable fundraising” is an acceptable identification in Class 36. Indication of the purpose for fundraising is permissible, but is not required.


000  Charitable outreach services, namely, providing counseling services in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., health, drug rehabilitation, religion, etc.} [classification depends on subject matter]

Counseling is considered an information service - not an educational service. Therefore, it is classified according to subject - not in Class 41.


039  Charitable services in the nature of delivery of {indicate goods, e.g., meals, clothing, etc.} to {specify intended recipients, e.g., the elderly, disabled persons, etc.}

Delivery of goods is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


036  Charitable services, namely, providing office space to those in need

On 06-20-2013, this 07-01-2004 entry was modified by replacing “facilities” with “space” and transferring the services from Class 35 to Class 36 because this service is comparable to rental or leasing of office space, but it is provided on a charitable or pro bono basis.


041  Charitable services, namely, providing sporting goods in the nature of handmade soccer balls manufactured from discarded plastic bags to underprivileged children

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


043  Charitable services, namely, donating small kitchen appliances to the needy

The wording “small kitchen appliances” refers to kitchen appliances that are typically used on the countertop for the preparation of food and/or beverages (e.g., blenders, coffee makers, mixers, food processors, etc.).


041  Charitable services, namely, providing children with serious medical conditions or disabilities with aviation related educational programs and events, namely, arts and crafts instruction, educational exhibits, guided tours of aircrafts, conversations with pilots, and recreational airplane rides, not for the purpose of transportation

On 8-25-2011, this 2-03-2011 entry was deleted because the wording is too specific to be useful to a broad range of applicants. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 07-25-2013 entry was modified by replacing “aircraft tours” with “guided tours of aircrafts” to make clear the nature of the services and to conform with the Nice 10-2016 entry “Conducting guided tours” in Class 41.


045  Charitable services, namely, providing emotional support to {indicate recipients, e.g., terminally ill children, victims of natural disasters, etc.} by means of granting wishes

09-20-12: The entry of 2-1-2006 “Charitable services, namely, granting wishes of {indicate recipients...}” was modified to “namely, providing emotional support to {indicate recipients} by means of granting wishes.” As originally worded, “granting wishes” could encompass activities beyond Class 45.


044  Charitable services, namely, patient assistance program to provide drugs free of charge to low-income patients without prescription drug coverage

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Charitable services, namely, providing potable water to those in need

On 10-6-2011, this 2-25-2010 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is too similar to the existing entry for “Charitable services, namely, providing safe drinking water to those in developing countries” 10-24-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Charitable services, namely providing food, clothing, and/or medicine [Note: this service does not involve funds]

Identification too broad under 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Nature of goods or services provided controls classification.


045  Charitable services, namely, providing emotional support services for {indicate demographic group, e.g., military veterans, crime victims, etc.} by means of {indicate specific means, e.g., arranging and conducting athletic competitions, etc.}

06-13-2013 The primary purpose of the services is to provide emotional support to others, and these services are classified according to that purpose. The means by which those emotional support services are rendered are secondary and have no impact on the classification.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing blood pressure screenings and information on heart health

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing medical equipment and services to underserved communities

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing medical services to underdeveloped countries

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing trained service dogs to disabled or challenged people

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Charitable services, namely, lending trained guide dogs to blind people

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing beauty and hair care services to persons seeking employment

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Charitable services, namely, providing furniture to needy persons

Providing furniture to needy persons is classified in Class 43 because it is related to providing temporary accommodations which is also classified in Class 43


043  Charitable services, namely, providing child care for {indicate for whom the child care is provided, e.g., special needs children}

On 10-6-2011, the 4-3-2008 ID, “Charitable services, namely, providing child care for special needs children and their siblings” was amended to the above fill-in entry


043  Charitable services, namely, providing household furnishings for homes in the nature of furniture and utensils to those in need

On 10-06-2011, this 7-1-2004 entry was deleted because, although it is acceptable, it is too similar to the entry of “Charitable services, namely, providing furniture to needy persons”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Charitable services, namely, providing orphanage services in the nature of temporary lodging and shelter for children

On 10-06-2011, this 3-3-2011 entry was amended from “Charitable services, namely, operation of an orphanage” to the above entry for clarity


043  Charitable services, namely, providing safe and affordable temporary housing to those in need

On 10-6-2011, this 01-06-2011 entry was amended from “Charitable services, namely, providing safe and affordable housing, primarily to single female heads of household” to “Charitable services, namely, providing safe and affordable housing to those in need” to provide broader guidance on the general subject area. On 04-03-2014, the amended entry of 10-06-2011 was further amended to “Charitable services, namely, providing safe and affordable temporary housing to those in need” to clarify that the safe and affordable housing provided is in the nature Class 43 temporary accommodations.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing medical attention to those in developing countries

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Charitable services, namely, providing health care services in the nature of {indicate specific health service, e.g., wellness programs, mental health counseling, addiction treatment, etc.} to {specify individual or group, e.g., the homeless, veterans, disabled individuals, etc.}

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. While the specific nature of the health care services and intended beneficiaries of the services may be indicated, such specificity is not required. “Healthcare” is acceptable wording in Class 44.


043  Charitable services, namely, providing blankets to those in need

Providing blankets to those in need is classified in Class 43 because it is related to providing temporary accommodations which is also classified in Class 43


035  Charitable services, namely, organizing youth groups to undertake projects to benefit the needy and the community to encourage leadership, character, compassion, and good citizenship

These services were transferred from Class 45 to Class 35 because the underlying service in organizing and conducting these programs and projects functions like an employment agency or other business organizing activity.


041  Charitable services, namely, sending underprivileged children to one of several camps around the United States which accept these children at discounted rates for one or more weeks

04-17-2014: This entry of 04-26-2007 was deleted as it is confusing and potentially not a service in Class 41. The term “sending” could indicate transportation or financial sponsorship.


041  Charitable services, namely, providing vocational education in the fields of construction and flight training to obtain pilot's license, providing career guidance, and providing group coaching in the field of leadership development to disadvantaged youth

On 8-25-2011, this 7-8-2010 entry was deleted because it is covered by a similar fill-in-the-blank entry for “Vocational education in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., mechanics, computers} 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Charitable services, namely, providing educational materials in the nature of {specify type of educational materials, e.g., books, puzzles, magazines, etc.} to {indicate intended recipients, e.g., underprivileged children, those in need, etc.}

On 2-7-2013, the 8-25-2011 entry was amended to replace “to underprivileged children” with “to {indicate intended recipients, e.g., underprivileged children, those in need, etc.}.”


041  Charitable services, namely, providing facilities for educational {specify type of educational activity, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops, etc.} to {indicate group or individual, e.g., needy children, veterans, etc.}

06-20-2013 - Although services involving provision of general purpose facilities, such as convention centers and exhibition halls, are classified in Class 43, services involving provision of specialized facilities/facilities for a particular purpose are classified according to the intended purpose. In this case, classes, seminars, workshops, and related activities, serve and educational purpose. Therefore, providing facilities for educational activities is classified in Class 41.


041  Charitable services, namely, providing vocational guidance to indigent persons seeking employment

On 01-05-2012, the word “providing” was added for clarity, and the wording “and career counseling” was deleted from the 02-05-2009 entry because it includes services in Classes 35 and 41. 09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “M” modified to “X” example.


041  Charitable services, namely, providing arts and crafts and educational materials in the nature of recycled manufacturing by-products to needy and underprivileged children

On 8-25-2011, this 7-01-2004 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Charitable services, namely, providing educational materials in the nature of {specify educational materials, e.g., books, puzzles, magazines, etc.} to underprivileged children. 07/25/2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Charitable services, namely, providing a website that features technology that enables {indicate functions or tasks that the website technology enables}

These services are classified in International Class 42 because providing technology that enables users to perform an activity is a technology service. These services are not classified based on the subject matter of the activity performed


036  Charitable services, namely, organizing fundraising services and events to raise funds for research in the field of nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

On 07-01-2011 this 06-05-2008 entry was deleted because it is inconsistent with other charitable fundraising services by not clearly stating that the underlying services is charitable fundraising. This wording implies that the underlying wording is that of event organizing which would be in Class 35


036  Charitable services, namely, providing financial support to disadvantaged individuals in the United States and other countries for the purpose of facilitating health, wellness and economic development

3-28-2013. The services of providing financial support are equivalent to providing monetary donations and are thus properly classified in Class 36.


036  Charitable services, namely, providing financial support to people from disadvantaged countries for the purpose of facilitating educational opportunities

3-28-2013. The services of providing financial support are equivalent to providing monetary donations and are thus properly classified in Class 36.


036  Charitable services, namely, providing financial support to disadvantaged patients for the purpose of facilitating good health

3-28-2013. The services of providing financial support are equivalent to providing monetary donations and are thus properly classified in Class 36.


039  Charitable services, namely, providing transportation to the elderly or disabled persons

On 04-19-2012, the 07-01-2002 entry was amended by deleting “handicapped” and inserting “disabled.”


035  Charitable services, namely, coordination of the procurement and distribution of {indicate in-kind donations generally, or specify types of donated goods, e.g., food donations, clothing donations, etc.} from {indicate donors, e.g., the general public, retailers, etc.} to {indicate recipients, e.g., needy people, disadvantaged women, etc.}

Coordination of the procurement and distribution of in-kind donations is classified in Class 35 notwithstanding the nature or purpose of the donated goods because the primary service involves business administration-type activities.


035  Charitable services, namely, organizing women's groups to undertake projects which benefit the homeless, abused, at risk women and women in transition and in pain, while encouraging empowerment among women of all ages and ethnicities

These services are in Class 35 because the underlying service in organizing and conducting these programs and projects functions like an employment agency or other business organizing activity. 09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Charitable services, namely, providing financial sponsorship of {indicate specific event or activity}

05-02-2013 - Please note that sponsorship alone is an indefinite term. Promotional sponsorship of {indicate specific event or activity} is in Class 35. Financial sponsorship of {indicate specific event or activity} is in Class 36.


036  Charitable services, namely, fundraising services by means of organizing special events for {indicate purpose of activities, subject matter or recipient of funds, e.g., helping animals, disadvantaged children, etc.}

On 12-13-2012 this 10-29-2009 entry was modified from “Charitable services, namely, organizing fundraising services and events to raise funds in the field of {indicate subject matter or field},” to “Charitable services, namely, fundraising by means of organizing special events for {indicate subject matter or recipient of funds, e.g., animals, disadvantaged children, etc.}” to highlight the underlying service as that of “charitable fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification. In contrast, if the underlying service is that of organizing and conducting charitable programs or events, rather than fundraising, classification is dictated by the nature of the service, e.g., organizing and conducting a charity auction in Class 35.


035  Charitable services, namely providing business administration and management of care facilities, housing facilities, and nursing home facilities for others, namely, the elderly, children in need, and adults with disabilities

On 06-27-2013, this 04-19-2007 entry was modified by inserting “business” before “administration and management” to make clear the nature of the services. Also, the status of the entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Charitable services, namely, organizing and conducting volunteer programs and community service projects

These services are in Class 35 because the underlying service in organizing and conducting these programs and projects functions like an employment agency or other business organizing activity.


035  Charitable services, namely, organizing and conducting a volunteer outreach program providing fresh flowers to people living with terminal illnesses, senior in assisted living facilities and those in need

06-27-2013 - These charitable services are classified in Class 35 because they encompass business-type of activities, such as business organization, administration, and management of volunteer activities. The status of the entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness of environmental issues related to marine eco-systems to young people

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 10-07-2010 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the new entry “Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness of {indicate field or subject matter}” in Class 35. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness about the dangers of driving while drowsy

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 04-16-2009 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the new entry “Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness of {indicate field or subject matter}” in Class 35. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness about poverty in the United States through a media fast program conducted by young people

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 07-26-2007 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the new entry “Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness of {indicate field or subject matter}” in Class 35. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


041  Charitable services, namely, providing backpacks filled with school supplies to {indicate intended recipients, e.g., school children, needy persons, etc.}

Charitable services, namely, providing backpacks filled with school supplies is classified in Class 41 because it relates to education services which are also classified in Class 41. Charitable services, namely, providing empty backpacks is classified in Class 45 by analogy to rental of purses which is classified in Class 45.


045  Charitable services, namely, providing empty backpacks to {indicate intended recipients, e.g., school children, needy persons, etc.}

Charitable services, namely, providing empty backpacks is classified in Class 45 by analogy to rental of purses. Charitable services, namely, providing backpacks filled with school supplies is classified in Class 41 because it relates to education services which are also classified in Class 41.


014  Charms [personal jewelry]

Charms for affixation to inanimate objects are in the class of the object, e.g., decorative charms for cellular phones are in 9 and Charms for attachment to beverage glassware for identification purposes are in 21


014  Charms for snap jewelry

Snap jewelry is jewelry fitted for interchangeable snapped on components.


009  Chart recorders

Chart recorders are electromechanical devices that record an electrical or mechanical input trend onto a piece of paper.


016  Charts in the field of {indicate subject matter} [for displaying data]

06-17-10 Inserted the wording “[for displaying data]” to clarify the nature and purpose of the goods.


025  Chasubles

05-14-2015: A chasuble is a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the officiating priest at mass.


038  Chat room services for social networking

11-17-2011 While the wording in this identification of 7-30-2009 is still acceptable, the entry has been deleted because these services are covered by the entry “Providing on-line chat rooms for social networking.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


028  Checkers

On 10-03-2013, the 07-20-2004 entry “Checkers [checker sets]” was modified to the current entry to make clear that “Checkers” is an acceptable identification in Class 28 as the commonly used terminology to describe the two-player strategy board game.


029  Cheese made in {insert geographic name or region} in accordance with specific standards

For information about identifying goods or services which are subject to legal systems or schemes for the protection of geographical indications of origin, see TMEP Section 1402.03(g).


030  Cheese straws

Cheese straws are cheese-flavored pastry strips which are generally baked. Cheese straws are classified in Class 30 because pastry is classified in Class 30.


030  Cheesecakes

On 05-26-2016, this entry of 04-02-1991 was modified from the singular to the plural “cheesecakes.”


001  Chemical additives for oil well drilling fluids

On 4-23-2015, the 06-01-2001 entry was amended from “fluid” to “fluids” to match a TM5 entry.


001  Chemical additives for enhancing the performance of lubricating oils, greases and internal combustion engine fuels

Non-chemical petroleum-based fuel and motor oil additives are in Class 4


001  Chemical additives for fuel treatment

Non-chemical petroleum-based fuel and motor oil additives are in Class 4


001  Chemical additives for use with internal combustion engine fuels

Non-chemical petroleum-based fuel and motor oil additives are in Class 4


001  Chemical additives for use with internal combustion engine fuels

On 03-03-2016, the 06-25-2015 entry was deleted because it is a duplicate of an existing entry in Class 1, Term ID 001-106.


001  Chemical adsorbents for removing impurities from fuel

Non-chemical based adsorbents for oils and fuels are in Class 4


040  Chemical distillery services

On 01-17-2013, this note was added to make clear that this distillery service must be done for others to constitute a service. Distilling one's own chemical is not a service under the Trademark Act.


001  Chemical engine treatments and additives for engine oils, gasoline and diesel fuels, transmission fluids and cooling systems

Non-chemical petroleum-based fuel and motor oil additives are in Class 4


022  Chemical fiber bags for industrial use

On 06-12-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Chemical fiber bags [for use in industry]” to the current entry for clarity.


034  Chemical flavorings in liquid form used to refill electronic cigarette cartridges

On 01-01-2015, this 02-02-2012 entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Flavorings for food or beverages are classified in Class 30. 01-01-2016: “Essential oils” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Flavorings for food, beverages, or tobacco that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. Flavorings for food or beverages other than essential oils are classified in Class 30.


034  Chemical flavorings for the preparation of tobacco, namely, cigarette tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff

On 01-01-2015, this 11-18-2010 entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Flavorings for food or beverages are classified in Class 30. 01-01-2016: “Essential oils” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Flavorings for food, beverages, or tobacco that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. Flavorings for food or beverages other than essential oils are classified in Class 30.


001  Chemical gasoline additives

Non-chemical petroleum-based fuel and motor oil additives are in Class 4


001  Chemical motor oil additives

Non-chemical petroleum-based fuel and motor oil additives are in Class 4


001  Chemical oxidants for use in the manufacture of printed circuits

On 03-03-2016, the 06-25-2015 entry was deleted because it is a duplicate of an existing entry in Class 1, Term ID 001-107.


001  Chemical preparations, namely, polyurethane acrylates applied to substrates for purposes of sublimation

On 06-13-2013, the 07-01-2004 entry was amended to replace the wording “Processed resins” with “Chemical preparations” to clarify the nature of the goods and avoid confusion with the unprocessed resin entries in Class 1.


001  Chemical preparations for preventing pathogenic infections in plants

10-17-2013 - Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


001  Chemical preparations, namely, {indicate type of product, e.g., sprays, gels, powders, etc.} for use in preventing odors, mold and mildew from building up on outdoor furniture, carpets and cushions

On 10-17-2013, the status of this 03-24-11 entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy. Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


001  Chemical preparations to prevent mildew

10-17-2013 - Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


005  Chemical preparations to treat mildew

10-17-2013 - Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


005  Chemical preparations to treat wheat smut

10-17-2013 - Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


005  Chemical preparations for treating phylloxera

10-17-2013 - Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


005  Chemical preparations for treating mildew

10-17-2013 - Chemical preparations for preventing growth of organisms are generally classified in Class 1, while chemical preparations for treating or destroying organisms, e.g., disinfectants, antibacterial and antimicrobial preparations, etc., are generally classified in Class 5.


001  Chemical products for the preparation of enamels

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, because it is broad enough to encompass goods in Class 2. Note that “chemical preparations, except pigments, for the manufacture of enamel” remains in Class 1.


009  Chemical reactor

7-23-09 - 6-25-09 entry deleted because it does not specify whether the reactors are for industrial use in 7 or laboratory use in 9 as the other chemical reactor entries in the Manual do.


001  Chemical thickeners for use in the manufacture of {specify end product, e.g., adhesives, cosmetics, etc.}

Thickeners for colours and paints are in Class 2.


001  Chemicals (Photocopier)

This entry was deleted because chemicals are generally classified in Class 1. However, the entries concerning photocopier toners in Class 2 were added at the same time as this deletion.


001  Chemicals for use in industry and science

This refers to chemicals in a raw, pure or unfinished state - if the chemicals are in the form of a finished product that would be in another class, such as a cleaning product, the goods are in the class of the finished product.


001  Chemicals for use in industry

This refers to chemicals in a raw, pure or unfinished state - if the chemicals are in the form of a finished product that would be in another class, such as a cleaning product, the goods are in the class of the finished product.


001  Chemicals for use in agriculture, except fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and parasiticides

This refers to chemicals in a raw, pure or unfinished state - if the chemicals are in the form of a finished product that would be in another class, such as a pesticide, the goods are in the class of the finished product. 11/13/08 - the language “except fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and parasiticides” was added to make it clear in the language of the ID itself that these are raw, unfinished chemicals and not finished products made with chemicals that are in a class other than Class 1.


001  Chemicals used in industry

This refers to chemicals in a raw, pure or unfinished state - if the chemicals are in the form of a finished product that would be in another class, such as a cleaning product, the goods are in the class of the finished product.


001  Chemicals, namely, {specify raw, pure or unfinished chemical, e.g., acetylene, calcium phosphate, dichloroethane, etc.}

This refers to chemicals in a raw, pure or unfinished state - if the chemicals are in the form of a finished product that would be in another class, such as a cleaning product, the goods are in the class of the finished product.


001  Chemimechanical pulp

Chemimechanical pulp is the result of chemically treating and then crushing wood chips into pulp. Wood pulp is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, and by analogy, chemimechanical pulp is also in Class 1.


025  Chemisettes

05-14-2015: A chemisette is a woman’s garment usually of lace to fill the open front of a dress.


024  Chenille fabric

06-04-2015: Chenille fabric is a pile-face fabric with a filling of protruding pile yarn.


023  Chenille yarn

06-25-2015: Chenille yarn is a specialty yarn, characterized by a pile protruding on all sides.


036  Cheque guarantee card services

On 01-01-2016, this 09-16-2010 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


030  Cherries jubilee

Cherries jubilee is a dessert made with flambéed cherries and liqueur that is commonly served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream.


024  Cheviot fabric

06-04-2015: Cheviot fabric is a coarse woolen fabric made from the wool of a Cheviot sheep.


003  Chew sticks made from {indicate material, e.g. birchwood, tea tree, sassafras, etc.} that are primarily for freshening breath

11-28-2013: Original entry of 06-01-2001 modified to remove “birchwood extracts” from outside of curly brackets and make the entry a fill-in. Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. Chew sticks are twigs with a frayed end used to brush against the teeth with the other end for use as a toothpick. They are also known as “twig brushes” in parts of the United States.


030  Chewing gums

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Chicken

12-01-2016 - When used in singular form, “chicken,” “turkey,” “pheasant” and “quail” are acceptable identifications in Class 29 based on the wording “meat, fish, poultry and game” in the Class 29 Heading. However, in the plural form, “chickens,” “turkeys,” “pheasants” and “quails” are indefinite and overbroad because the identifications encompass live animals in Class 31.


029  Chicken powder for human consumption for use as a food additive

On 01-26-2012, this 03-11-2010 entry was deleted because it is overbroad and may include goods in multiple classes. Under the Tenth Edition of Nice Classification System, applicants must indicate the generic name of the food additives and their purpose and classify those goods according to purpose (when the goods are for culinary purposes, then the nature of the additives also factors into the classification).


018  Chicken saddles

Also called “chicken aprons,” chicken saddles are typically worn by hens to protect their skin and feathers from potential injury and damage.


043  Child care

This service encompasses only temporary care of a child at a location other than the home. On 10-6-2011, this 1-1-2002 entry was deleted because it is covered by the existing entry of “Child care services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Child care services

This service encompasses only temporary care of a child at a location other than the home.


026  Child restraining devices in the nature of cloth child harness for household chair

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Child welfare services, namely, providing children's residential homes and food to children in need

On 10-6-2011, this 12-16-2010 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is too similar to existing entry for “Child welfare services, namely, providing residential homes and housing for at-risk children and youth” 10-24-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


025  Children's and infants' apparel treated with fire and heat retardants, namely, jumpers, overall sleepwear, pajamas, rompers and one-piece garments

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


016  Children's books and dolls sold as a unit

When a product is comprised of items that are sold as a unit, the ID should include wording that the goods are “sold as a unit.” The predominant elements of the product should be listed first and the goods will be classified accordingly. See TMEP Section 1401.05(a).


016  Children's books and Christmas tree ornaments sold as a unit

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Children's creches

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the existing entry of “Creche services [Day nurseries]”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


020  Children's mats used for sleeping

5-7-09 - Item was incorrectly classified in Class 27 in the 4-30-09 update.


025  Children's underwear

Underwear is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


029  Chili con carne

Chili con carne is a type of chili that is made with meat. “Chili” is acceptable wording in Class 29; further specification of the particular type of chili is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  Chimichurri

Chimichurri (which may also be spelled “chimmichurri”) is a green sauce made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white vinegar that is commonly used for grilled meat.


006  Chimney shafts of metal

The chimney shaft is the segment of the chimney that projects above the roof.


009  Chipsets

A chipset is a group of integrated circuits manufactured and sold as a unit to perform a single computer function or other electronic function.


009  Chipsets for connecting multimedia home devices, home and VoIP phones and digital cordless phone devices

On 05-07-2015, the status of this entry was changed from “A - Added” to “X - Example.” Chipsets is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


010  Chiropractic instruments for {indicate purpose, e.g., detecting heat in skin tissue, etc.}

Chiropractic instruments is acceptable wording; further specification of the purpose of the instruments is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Chiropractic services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Chiropractic services for {indicate intended patients, e.g., children, individuals with chronic illnesses, animals, etc.}

Chiropractic services is acceptable wording in Class 44; further specification as to the particular group or individuals using the service is acceptable, but it is not required. 09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Chiropractic services offered in or from a remote, mobile or temporary on-site location

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


008  Chisels [hand-operated]

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also handheld.


030  Chocolate-based spread also containing nuts

On 03-14-2013, this 11-01-2004 entry was changed from “Spread containing chocolate and nuts” to “Chocolate-based spread also containing nuts” to make clear the nature of the goods and the justification for classification. These goods are classified in Class 30 because chocolate is the primary component, and chocolate is classified in Class 30.


030  Chocolate-coated nuts

01-01-2016: “Chocolate-coated nuts” is included in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 30 based on the wording “confectionery” in the Class 30 Class Heading. The goods are a type of candy, and non-medicated candy is classified in Class 30 under the Nice Agreement.


028  Christmas garlands

Confusing entry - only artificial Christmas garlands are in Class 28. Live, fresh or dried garlands are in Class 31.


028  Christmas tree decorations [except confectionery and electric Christmas lights]

Decorations and ornaments that are not for Christmas trees are classified by their material compositions. On 09-26-2013, the 03-15-1993 entry was modified by deleting “or illumination articles” and inserting “and electric Christmas tree lights” to make clear the nature of the “illumination articles” that are excluded from this category of goods. Although illuminated Christmas-themed ornaments, such as an illuminated Santa Claus figure and electric Christmas tree lights, are classified in Class 11 because they function as lighting apparatus, illuminated Christmas tree ornaments are in Class 28 because they function as primarily as Christmas tree decorations and the illumination component is ancillary to the primary function.


028  Christmas tree ornaments and decorations [except confectionery and electric Christmas tree lights]

Decorations and ornaments that are not for Christmas trees are classified by their material compositions. On 09-26-2013, the 11-22-2007 entry was modified by inserting “[except confectionery and electric Christmas tree lights]” to make it consistent with similar Manual entries describing Christmas tree decorations. Although illuminated Christmas-themed ornaments, such as an illuminated Santa Claus figure and electric Christmas tree lights, are classified in Class 11 as lighting apparatus, illuminated Christmas tree ornaments are in Class 28 because they function as primarily as Christmas tree decorations and the illumination component is ancillary to the primary function.


028  Christmas tree ornaments [except confectionery and electric Christmas tree lights]

Decorations and ornaments that are not for Christmas trees are classified by their material compositions. On 09-26-2013, the 03-15-1993 entry was modified by deleting “or illumination articles” and inserting “and electric Christmas tree lights” to make clear the nature of the “illumination articles” that are excluded from this category of goods. Although illuminated Christmas-themed ornaments, such as an illuminated Santa Claus figure and electric Christmas tree lights, are classified in Class 11 as lighting apparatus, illuminated Christmas tree ornaments are in Class 28 because they function as primarily as Christmas tree decorations and the illumination component is ancillary to the primary function.


009  Chromatography columns for laboratory use

On 3-28-2013, the 10-1-2005 entry “Chromatography columns” was modified to add “for laboratory use.” Chromatography apparatuses for laboratory use are classified in Class 9. Chromatography apparatuses for industrial purposes are classified in Class 11. The identification should indicate the use of the goods for classification purposes.


016  Chromolithographs [chromos]

Chromolithographs are color prints produced from a series of lithographic stones or plates.


016  Chromos

Chromos, also known as chromolithographs, are color prints produced from a series of lithographic stones or plates.


040  Cidery services

As with all services, this must be done for others. Making one's own cider is not a service under the Trademark Act.


034  Cigar and cigarette boxes of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


016  Cigar bands

2/12/09 - Transferred from Class 34 (4/12/99 entry). Goods are in Class 16 in Nice Agreement.


012  Cigar lighters for automobiles

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 12 (as land vehicle parts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


034  Cigarette ash receptacles

These are urn-like items that stand on the floor. They are rarely, if ever, made of precious metal so the ID does not have to indicate that as it does with the smaller ashtrays.


034  Cigarette cases made of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


034  Cigarette holders of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


034  Cigarette lighters of precious metal [not for automobiles]

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


007  Cigarette machines for industrial purposes

These machines are not smokers' articles. They are industrial machines.


034  Cigarette papers

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


041  Cinematographic adaptation and editing

These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Cinematographic film

12-10-09 - The 6-1-01 entry was deleted because cinematographic film is in Class 1 if it is unexposed and in Class 9 if it is exposed. Since this entry in Class 9 does not indicate that the film is exposed, it would include the Class 1 unexposed film.


030  Cinnamon-coated nuts

On 01-01-2016, this 07-29-2010 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. “Candied nuts” and “Flavored nuts” were added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 29 under Nice 10-2016, by analogy to “nuts, prepared,” which appears in the Alphabetical List in Class 29. “Cinnamon-coated nuts” is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016; it is unclear if the goods are in the nature of Class 29 flavored nuts or if the goods are a type of candy appropriate to Class 30 based on the wording “confectionery” in the Alphabetical List and Class Heading. The ID Manual includes a fill-in entry for “Prepared nuts flavored with {specify, e.g., cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, etc.}” in Class 29 and an entry for “Candy” in Class 30.


009  Circulators

On 10-03-2013, this entry of 07-20-2004 was deleted because it is too broad. It would include circulators in the nature of electronic components in Class 9, circulators in the nature of water heaters in Class 11 and circulating pumps in Class 7.


021  Citrus squeezers

03-28-2013: This entry of 04-02-1991 was modified to change “lemon squeezers” to “citrus squeezers” to be more widely encompassing to squeezers for various types of citrus fruit (limes, oranges, tangerines, etc.).


045  Civil protection

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


012  Civilian drones

Drones is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


008  Clamps for carpenters or coopers

Coopers are craftsmen who make or repair wooden barrels or tubs.


031  Clams [live]

08-04-2011: Deleted the 03-15-1993 entry and replaced it with “Live clams” because the entry caused confusion with “Clams [not live]” in Class 29.


029  Clams, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Clams [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live clams are classified in Class 31.


029  Clams, not live [for human consumption]

On 1-31-2013, the 3-15-1993 entry “Clams [not live; for human consumption]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “not live” into the identification. Live clams are classified in Class 31.


009  Clapperboards

Clapperboards are devices held in front of movie cameras and banged together to indicate the start of the movie scene or take. Clapperboards are classified in Class 9 as cinematographic apparatus.


015  Clarions

Clarions are medieval trumpets with a shrill clear tone.


008  Claw crackers

Also known as “lobster crackers” or “crab claw crackers,” claw crackers are utensils that are used to crack the hard shells of crabs and lobsters by pulling the two handles together to access the flesh inside.


003  Cleaning and polishing paper

Goods are in Class 3 in the Nice Agreement so these goods have been moved from their previous Class 16 designation.


021  Cleaning brushes for {indicate sport, e.g., golf, ski, etc.} equipment

“Cleaning brushes for sports equipment” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


021  Cleaning cloth

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Cleaning cloths of {specify fabric, e.g., microfiber, cotton, chamois, etc.} for electronic devices

Cleaning cloths is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Cleaning preparations containing vitamins, minerals, plant extracts and/or botanicals, used to preserve hard surfaces by rendering the surfaces free of aging agents

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


011  Cleansing/sanitizing system comprising a containment enclosure specially adapted for containing an atomized cleansing/sanitizing spray mechanism for use in the cleansing/sanitizing of objects including articles of manufacture, natural products, foods and pharmaceuticals

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


002  Clear and pigmented coatings in the nature of paint

On 11-8-2012, this 10-01-2002 entry, “Clear and pigmented coatings used in the nature of paint” was modified to delete the word “used” for grammatical purposes as follows: “Clear and pigmented coatings in the nature of paint.”


009  Clear protective covers specially adapted for personal electronic devices, namely, {indicate specific device, e.g., cell phones, MP3 players, personal digital assistants, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

On 12-06-2012, this 05-15-2008 entry “Clear protective covers specially adapted for personal electronic devices” was amended to make explicit the rationale for classification in Class 9. Since these goods are specially adapted for use with a particular electronic device, classification of the electronic device controls classification of the covers. As previously written, the ID would include covers for gaming devices in Class 28 since all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class Heading under the 10th Edition. Thus, the ID should indicate the specific electronic device for proper classification.


009  Clickers for training dogs

On 02-28-13, this 02-01-2006 entry was transferred from Class 28 to Class 9 because the goods are teaching apparatus similar to “Dog whistles,” which are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 9.


009  Climate control systems consisting of digital thermostats for cooling equipment, and a programmable logic controller (PLC) with input and output features for temperature and humidity, which works with a remote digital read out controller

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Clinical medical physics services, namely, radioactive material placement or removal in patients, radioactive material measurement, calculation of dosing delivered to patients and others exposed to radiation, and consultation and treatment planning with radiation oncologists

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Clinometer

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


037  Clock and watch repair services

On 8-2-2012, this 4-2-1991 entry was amended to add the word “services” to the end of the entry.


014  Clock cases being parts of clocks

On 01-01-2016, this 11-15-2007 entry was amended from “Clock cases” to “Clock cases being parts of clocks” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


009  Clock generators for computers

Clock generators are circuits producing timing signals for synchronizing the circuits’ operations. Clock generators for computers are typically embedded in the motherboard and control the speed of the central processing unit, for example.


040  Closed captioning of films and videos

This entry was transferred from Class 41 to Class 40 in accordance with other entries for services that insert or otherwise materially alter electronic data that are in Class 40, e.g., inserting software protection programs and security programs onto magnetic media


045  Closing services for mortgage loans

Transferred from Class 42 pursuant to changes in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Cloth bibs

This refers to eating bibs for babies made of cloth, not bib overalls or ski bibs.


025  Cloth bibs for use by senior citizens or physically- or mentally-challenged persons

10-01-2015: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


025  Cloth diapers

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-2-1991 was deleted. Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, all diapers for humans, including baby diapers and diapers for adult incontinence, are in Class 5. However, this identification is indefinite because it does not specify whether these goods are for babies or adults.


040  Cloth dyeing

02-11-2016: Dyeing services are classified in Class 40 pursuant to the Class 40 Explanatory Note.


021  Clothes drying hangers specially designed for specialty clothing

12-06-12: These goods are classified in Class 21 because they are similar in function to “Drying racks for washing,” which appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 21. They are more similar to the Drying racks than the Clothes hangers in Class 20.


011  Clothes drying machines [electric, for household purposes]

On 04-19-2012, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted from the Manual because it is already covered by the existing entry “Clothes dryers” in Class 11; this wording is still acceptable, however. 10-03-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


021  Clothes drying racks

12-06-12: These goods are classified in Class 21 because they are similar in function to “Drying racks for washing,” which appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 21. They are more similar to the Drying racks than the Clothes hangers in Class 20.


007  Clothes washing machine featuring a monitor to sense appropriate detergent and suds levels sold as a component part of clothes washing machines

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


026  Clothing accessories, namely, plastic clips that attach to the lower hem of shirts and blouses that allows the user to tighten the hem

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


025  Clothing layettes

On 04-02-2015, the 02-20-1996 entry, “Layettes” was amended to “Clothing layettes” to match the TM5 approved entry.


025  Clothing straps for {indicate type of clothing, e.g., bras, dresses, halter tops, etc.}

The clothing straps are intended for use with clothing in Class 25, such as bras, dresses, and halter tops. Clothing straps for use with clothing in classes other than Class 25, such as post-surgical bras in Class 10, are classified in the same class as the specialized clothing.


025  Clothing wraps

On 01-14-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified by deleting “[clothing]” and inserting the term into the description to make clear the nature of the goods and distinguish them from sandwich wraps in Class 30. The term “wraps” alone is no longer acceptable in Class 25.


025  Clothing, namely, {indicate specific item e.g. shirts, pants, skirts, etc.} [this item is NOT available for TEAS Plus filings]

08-17-11 Most clothing items fall in class 25 except those that are adapted for a specific purpose or that serve a life-preserving function. Clothing that is adapted for a specific purpose is classified in the class related to that purpose. For example, “Dog clothing” is in Class 18 along with other pet-related items. Clothing that may prevent potentially life-threatening injury to the body, such as “Insulated clothing for protection against accident or injury,” is in Class 9.


012  Clutch mechanisms for motor cars

06-04-2015: Entry status changed from “A”-Added to “X” -Example.


021  Coal hods

Coal hods are small pails for carrying coal.


007  Coal loaders

These goods are classified in Class 7 because they are machines and function similar to conveyors.


021  Coasters not of paper and not being table linen

Materials that would cause these goods to be classified in other classes should be excluded from the Class 21 identification for this item. On 02-12-2015, this entry was deleted because the wording in the entry and in the note were unclear.


016  Coasters of cardboard

On 07-03-2014, the 04-28-2011 entry “Coasters made of cardboard” was amended to “Coasters of cardboard” to match a TM5 approved entry.


021  Coasters, not of paper and other than table linen

02-12-2015 - Paper coasters are in Class 16. Coasters of table linen are in Class 24. The only materials excluding a coaster from being classified in Class 21 are those of paper in Class 16 and those of textile in Class 24.


002  Coating compositions in the nature of paint containing thermosetting resins and thermoplastic resins used to coat metal products, for industrial applications

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


002  Coatings comprised of cement

On 07-10-2014, this Note was added to make clear the distinction between coatings in Class 2 and Class 19. A coating is a liquid spread on surfaces that dries to form a thin layer, often of color, and is justified in Class 2 based on the Class Heading, “Paints, varnishes, lacquers.” However, coatings that are not in Class 2 are not in the nature of liquids that dry to a thin layer. Rather, they are coatings that lay down a substantial layer that amounts to application of a building material, and are therefore, justified in Class 19 based on the Class Heading, “Building materials (non-metallic)” and the Alphabetical List entry, “coatings [building materials]” in Class 19.


002  Coatings in the nature of {indicate specific type, e.g., automobile finishing}

Some specific, specialized coatings may be classified in several classes, e.g., Antimicrobial coatings to treat the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and fungus on various surfaces in International Class 5, Asphalt roof coatings in International 19, etc.]


002  Coatings in the nature of stains for exterior use on a variety of substrates

Coatings in the nature of stains is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


002  Coatings in the nature of stains for interior use on a variety of substrates

Coatings in the nature of stains is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


025  Coats for {specify wearer, e.g., babies, adults, children, women, men, etc. NOTE: Animal clothing is classified in Class 18.}

Coats is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


009  Coaxial relays

Coaxial relays are electric switches for opening and closing coaxial cable circuits.


001  Cobalt oxides for industrial purposes

On 08-08-2013, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add “for industrial purposes.” “Cobalt oxide(s)” is indefinite because it is broad enough to include industrial chemicals in Class 1 and colorants in Class 2.


010  Cochlea implants [made of artificial materials]

Note added on 3-21-2013 - A cochlear implant is a mechanical alternative to hearing for deaf persons consisting of a microphone, signal processor, external transmitter and implanted receiver.


010  Cochlear implants [made of artificial materials]

Note added on 3-21-2013 - A cochlear implant is a mechanical alternative to hearing for deaf persons consisting of a microphone, signal processor, external transmitter and implanted receiver.


043  Cocktail lounge buffets

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


043  Cocktail lounges

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 10-06-2011, this 1-1-2002 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the existing entry for “Cocktail lounge services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


029  Cocktail onions

Cocktail onions are typically pearl onions pickled in a brine with small amounts of turmeric and paprika.


030  Cocktail sauces

This entry refers to catsup with horseradish and lemon juice.


029  Cocoa butter for food

On 01-01-2016, this 04-12-1999 entry was modified to delete the word “purposes” in order to align the entry with the Alphabetical List under Nice 10-2016.


029  Coconut cream

Coconut cream is a paste-like substance and is classified in Class 29 as processed coconut. Typically used as an ingredient in cooking, baking and cocktails, it is not itself a beverage.


032  Coconut milk

On 01-01-2015, this 07-01-2006 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The identification is overly broad for classification purposes. Milk substitutes are classified in Class 29. Thus, “Coconut-based beverage used as a milk substitute” is classified in Class 29. “Coconut-based beverages not being milk substitutes” is classified in Class 32.


032  Coconut-based beverages not being milk substitutes

On 05-31-2013, the 06-04-2009 entry was amended to add the wording “not being milk substitutes” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and to avoid confusion. Coconut-based beverages used as milk substitutes are classified in Class 29.


032  Coconut-based non-alcoholic beverages not being milk substitutes

On 05-31-2013, the 04-22-2010 entry was amended to add the wording “not being milk substitutes” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and to avoid confusion. Coconut-based beverages used as milk substitutes are classified in Class 29.


029  Cods, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Cods [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live cods are classified in Class 31.


043  Coffee and juice bar services

On 10-6-2011, this 8-13-2009 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate entries of “Coffee bars” and “Juice bar services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Coffee and tea bars

On 10-6-2011, this 9-24-2009 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate entries for “coffee bars” and “tea bars”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


021  Coffee measures [domestic]

On 10-27-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because the use of the term “measures” is confusing and overbroad.


021  Coffee pots of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


011  Coffee roasters

06-26-2014 - Coffee roasters, both electric and non-electric, are classified in Class 11 as a type of heating apparatus.


021  Coffee scoops

03-05-2015 - Coffee scoops are classified in Class 21 as household or kitchen utensils. Tableware scoops and scoops for serving and portioning foods in Class 21 are distinguishable from hand-operated scooping tools in Class 8, which are generally used to transfer unspecified amounts of bulk materials, such as sugar or rice, from a bag to a container, for example. For classification purposes, the key distinction for scoops in Class 8 and scoops in Class 21 is whether the scoops are for transferring unspecified amounts of materials or foods, or for serving or portioning foods.


021  Coffee services [tableware]

This refers to the items used to serve coffee - the pot, cream pitchers and sugar bowls. On 1-1-2012, this entry of 1-1-2007 was revised to add the term “[tableware]” pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement to clarify the nature of the goods and to avoid confusion with services in Class 43.


021  Coffee services of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


043  Coffee supply services for offices [provision of beverages]

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


030  Coffee-based beverages containing ice cream (affogato)

Affogato is an Italian term meaning drowned and refers to a beverage consisting primarily of coffee or espresso and containing ice cream or gelato.


043  Coffee-house and snack-bar services

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is too similar to the separate listings for “Coffee shops” and “Snack bar services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


025  Coifs

05-14-2015: A coif is a tight-fitting cap that covers the top, back, and sides of the head and is now often worn under a veil, as by nuns.


009  Coin-operated gates for car parking facilities

1-1-2012 This Class 9 electric or coin-operated entry of 7-20-2004 has been deleted, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should by their material composition, i.e., “metal” in Class 6 and “non-metal” in Class 19.


009  Coin-operated gates for car parks or parking lots

1-1-2012 this Class 9 electric or coin-operated entry of 11-8-2007 has been deleted, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should by their material composition, i.e., “metal” in Class 6 and “non-metal” in Class 19.


006  Coin-operated metal gates for car parks or parking lots

This entry replaces the entry Coin-operated gates for car parks or parking lots in Class 9 that was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified based on material composition, metal in Class 6 and non-metal in Class 19.


006  Coin-operated metal gates for car parking facilities

This entry replaces the entry coin-operated gates for car parking facilities in Class 9 that was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified based on material composition, metal in Class 6 and non-metal in Class 19.


019  Coin-operated non-metal gates for car parking facilities

This entry replaces the entry coin-operated gates for car parking facilities in Class 9 that was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified based on material composition, metal in Class 6 and non-metal in Class 19.


019  Coin-operated non-metal gates for car parks or parking lots

This entry replaces the entry Coin-operated gates for car parks or parking lots in Class 9 that was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods should be classified based on material composition, metal in Class 6 and non-metal in Class 19.


007  Coin-operated vending machines

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or coin-operated apparatus entry of 5-7-2010 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


003  Cold creams

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


042  Collaborative computer programming for others in the nature of hackathons

Hackathons, also known as “codefests” and “hackfests,” are computer programming sessions where programmers and other parties involved in software and hardware development come together to collaboratively devise new ideas and concepts and create new computer applications or software systems within a few hours or days.


025  Collar protectors

On 01-01-2015, this 05-01-2006 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Under Nice 10-2015, “Collar protectors” is indefinite because the precise nature of the goods is unclear. The common name of the collar protectors should be specified, e.g., “Mufflers [neck scarves].” 07-14-2016: Entries for “Collar protector strips for application to clothing collars,” “Collar protector pads for application to clothing collars,” “Collar liners for protecting clothing collars,” and “Collar guards for protecting clothing collars” have been added to the ID Manual in Class 25 and may be used, if accurate, to identify specific types of collar protectors.


035  Collection and analysis of quality metric data for {indicate targeted group or profession, e.g., a network of health care providers, etc.} for business purposes

11-20-2014: Collection and analysis of quality metric data for business purposes is acceptable wording in Class 35; further specification as to the targeted group or profession is acceptable, but is not required.


044  Collection and preservation of human blood

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


039  Collection centers for metal cans and other recyclable items

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 37 to Class 39 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. These services involve the storage for others of recyclable items.


039  Collection of {specify goods, e.g., bottles and cans, paper and cardboard, toner cartridges, etc.} for recycling

On 01-01-2016, this 10-20-2011 entry was transferred from Class 37 to Class 39 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “collection of recyclable goods [transport]” was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 39. These services involve the transportation of goods.


039  Collection of unused books for distribution to book wholesalers or retailers

On 10-09-2014, this 06-19-2008 entry for “Recycling services, namely, collection of unused books for distribution to book wholesalers or retailers” was modified to the current entry to make clear that the nature of the service is the “collection” of items, and not the activity of “recycling” which is in Class 40 as a materials treatment service. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 10-09-2014 entry was transferred from Class 37 to Class 39 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “collection of recyclable goods [transport]” was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 39. These services involve the transportation of goods.


039  Collection of used books for distribution to further users

On 10-09-2014, this 09-24-2009 entry for “Recycling services, namely, collection of used books for distribution to further users” was modified to the current entry to make clear that the nature of the service is the “collection” of items, and not the activity of “recycling” which is in Class 40 as a materials treatment service. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 10-09-2014 entry was transferred from Class 37 to Class 39 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “collection of recyclable goods [transport]” was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 39. These services involve the transportation of goods.


035  Collection, preparation, composition, storage, processing, acquisition and provision of business information, data, statistics and indices

Storage is a Class 39 service and should not be included in a Class 35 identification of services.


037  Collection, removal and disposal of unwanted, or donated books for redistribution to various entities, including charities, book wholesalers, and retailers

On 10-09-2014, this 06-26-2008 entry for “Recycling services, namely, collection, removal and disposal of unwanted, or donated books for redistribution to various entities, including charities, book wholesalers, and retailers” was modified to the current entry to make clear that the nature of the service is the “collection” of items, and not the activity of “recycling” which is in Class 40 as a materials treatment. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 10-09-2014 entry was deleted because it encompasses services in multiple classes under Nice 10-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “collection of recyclable goods [transport]” was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 39.


200  Collective Membership Mark for indicating membership in {specify organization or group, e.g., a motorcycle club, an organization of female accountants, a political society, etc.} [See TMEP Section 1304.02(c)]

12-16-2010 - This entry does not appear in the TEAS Plus ID Manual because items classified in Class 200 are Collective Marks and are not eligible for filing under TEAS Plus. 08-22-2013 - The original entry “Collective Membership Marks [See TMEP Section 1304]” was modified to provide more guidance to users.


000  Collective Service Marks [See TMEP Section 1303][classification based on the service]

The class for this entry is indicated as 000 because the classification will be controlled by the services rendered by the collective. 12-16-10 - This entry does not appear in the TEAS Plus version of the ID Manual because a class number cannot be assigned to this entry as it appears in the Manual.


000  Collective Trademarks [See TMEP Section 1303] [classification based on the goods]

The class for this entry is indicated as 000 because the classification will be controlled by the goods produced by the collective. 12-16-10 - This entry does not appear in the TEAS Plus version of the ID Manual because a class number cannot be assigned to this entry as it appears in the Manual.


041  College counseling services, namely, assisting students who struggle academically due to learning disabilities in finding colleges and universities and completing the application process

“and assisting in applying for scholarships and financial aid” was deleted from the ID. These services are in Class 36 and there is an entry in the Manual for them in that class.


001  Colloidal silica-based concrete densifier

On 09-27-2012, this 09-20-2012 entry was modified from “Silica-based concrete densifier” to “Colloidal silica-based concrete densifier” to more accurately reflect the chemical nature of the goods.


005  Collyrium

These goods are in the nature of an eye wash or a medicinal lotion applied to the eye.


044  Color analysis for cosmetic purposes

Since color analysis can be done for different purposes that would be classified in Classes other than Class 44, this entry has been specified for the Class 44 purpose. Color analysis for other purposes has been entered in the appropriate classes of the specific purposes of the entries. This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


019  Color coatings sold as an integral component of glass panels for building purposes

Coatings that are not specialized are generally in Class 2. Please see the entry Coatings in the nature of {indicate specific type, e.g., automobile finishing} in Class 2. However, this coating is in Class 19 because it is sold as an integral component of Class 19 building materials.


040  Color laser marking of {indicate material, e.g., metals, titanium, etc.}

Color laser marking involves the use of lasers to generate heat and cause changes in the color of materials such as metals and plastics. Color laser marking is acceptable wording in Class 40; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


040  Color laser marking 

Color laser marking involves the use of lasers to generate heat and cause changes in the color of materials such as metals and plastics.


019  Colored sheet glass for building

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for building]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


021  Colored sheet glass, not for building

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified from “Colored sheet glass [not for building]” to “Colored sheet glass, not for building” to clarify the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 21. Colored sheet glass for building is classified in Class 19.


009  Colour document printers

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to add “document” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


010  Colposcopes

Colposcopes are medical instruments for colonoscopies.


006  Column packing for distillation columns, namely, mesh wire with a multi-filament component or expanded metal intertwined with a multi-filament component, the multi-filament selected from inert polymers, catalytic polymers, catalytic metals or mixtures thereof for producing alkylate in a sulfuric acid alkylation

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


016  Columns on the subject of {specify subject matter}

While this entry is acceptable for an identification of goods, please note that for use based applications, the specimens and/or application must show that the columns are syndicated or claim 2f


029  Colza oil for food

The wording “for food” indicates that the goods are ready for consumption, and they are not ingredients for use in manufacturing in Class 1.


020  Comb foundations for beehives

A comb foundation is a base of beeswax sheeting molded into the shape of a honeycomb and placed in the frame of a hive to stimulate comb building.


029  Combination meal consisting primarily of a meat or vegetable-based entree and a soup or salad for consumption on or off the premises

Changed from “vegetarian entrees” since that language can include pasta- or rice-based entrees which would be in Class 30.


025  Combinations [clothing article]

On 08-10-11 this entry was modified to clarify that term (which is more commonly used in Europe) identifies a specific article of clothing.


011  Combustion chambers

09-24-2015: Combustion chambers being engine parts are classified in Class 7.


030  Comfits

Comfits are candies containing a fruit or nut.


016  Comic strips appearing in {indicate print media, e.g., newspaper, magazine}

2-4-10 - The 4-2-91 entry was modified to add “print” before “media.” With the evolution of digital media, this change will make it clear that Class 16 does not include comic strips that appear in a digital format.


035  Commercial administration of the licensing of {applicant may indicate specific goods or services} of others

Either identification using “goods and services” or specifying the goods or services being licensed is acceptable.


020  Commercial dispensers for pills or capsules sold empty

2-12-09 - “Commercial” added to 7-1-94 ID. Personal dispensers used in the home would be in Class 21.


035  Commercial information and advice for consumers [consumer advice shop]

Modified to add the information in brackets in the Nice Agreement


035  Commercial information agency services

On 01-01-2016, this 03-15-1993 entry was amended from “Commercial information agencies [provides business information, e.g., marketing or demographic data]” to “Commercial information agency services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Commercial information agencies provide business information, e.g., marketing or demographic data.


011  Commodes [toilets]

On 10-03-2013, the 04-01-2010 entry “commodes” was amended to add the bracketed term “toilets” to the entry.


006  Common metal drawer pulls

Similar to knobs, pulls are classified according to material composition as required by the Nice Agreement. Precious metal pulls are in Class 14; plastic pulls in 20, porcelain pulls in 21, etc. 1-1-2012 - Because these goods are similar to knobs, In accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


006  Common metal powders used in manufacturing

On 01-17-13, the 06-01-2004 entry was modified by inserting “Common” to make it consistent with the Class 6 Heading.


006  Common metal pulls

Similar to knobs, pulls are classified according to material composition as required by the Nice Agreement. Precious metal pulls are in Class 14, plastic pulls in 20, porcelain pulls in 21, etc.


006  Common metals in foil form [semi-wrought]

On 01-10-2013, this 04-02-1991 entry was changed from “Metal foils” to “Common metals in foil form [semi-wrought]” to make clear that the goods are primarily in the nature of common metals in semi-wrought form and therefore justified in Class 6.


006  Common metals in powder form [semi-wrought]

On 01-17-13, the 11-01-2003 entry was changed from “Metal in powdered form” to “Common metals in powder form [semi-wrought]” to make it consistent with the Class 6 Heading.


019  Common sheet glass for building

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for building]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


021  Common sheet glass, not for building

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified from “Common sheet glass [not for building]” to “Common sheet glass, not for building” to clarify the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 21. Common sheet glass for building is classified in Class 19.


045  Community outreach services provided to pregnant women, namely, on-line social networking services

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


038  Community outreach services provided to pregnant women, namely, providing online chat rooms

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 09-9-2010 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is overly specific and does not serve a wide range of Manual users.


045  Compiling inventories of personal items for others for insurance or security purposes

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


013  Component parts for guns

On January 3, 2013, this 04-02-1991 entry “Gun parts” was modified to “Component parts for guns” to make clear that the “parts” comprise components of a gun, which are definite and classified in the same class. Other “parts” are not in Class 13, such as gun scopes and telescopic gun sights in Class 9.


013  Component parts for shotguns

Generally, the wording, “component parts” is broad and should not be used by itself without further specification of the individual component parts. It is acceptable here because all the component parts of these goods are definite, and if sold separately, they would be classified in the same class


013  Component parts for rifles

Generally, the wording, “component parts” is broad and should not be used by itself without further specification of the individual component parts. It is acceptable here because all the component parts of these goods are definite, and if sold separately, they would be classified in the same class


013  Component parts for pistols

Generally, the wording, “component parts” is broad and should not be used by itself without further specification of the individual component parts. It is acceptable here because all the component parts of these goods are definite, and if sold separately, they would be classified in the same class


009  Components for gaming machines that generate or display wager outcomes, namely, controllers, displays, button panels, bolsters, electrical wiring, and computer hardware and software associated therewith

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 5-14-2009 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. Because this identification combines goods in classes 9 and 28, and it is unclear if these goods are sold separately or sold as a unit, it has been deleted.


009  Components for gaming machines, namely, controllers, displays, button panels, bolsters, electrical wiring, and computer hardware and software associated therewith

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 10-30-2008 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. Because this identification combines goods in classes 9 and 28, and it is unclear if these goods are sold separately or sold as a unit, it has been deleted.


018  Composite horseshoes made of plastic [not game equipment]

This entry was transferred from Class 17 to Class 18 due to the restructuring of Class 18 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


001  Compost

This is a fertilizing growth medium. Note that non-fertilizing growth media, such as mulch, peat moss and top soil, are in Class 31.


001  Compost [fertilizer]

This is a fertilizing growth medium. Note that non-fertilizing growth media, such as mulch, peat moss and top soil, are in Class 31.


010  Compression garments, namely, {indicate specific items, e.g., compression socks, stockings, leggings, jerseys, vests, trousers, etc.}

On 01-01-2015, this 01-13-2011 entry was modified from “compression garments for athletic or other non-medical use, namely, {indicate specific items, e.g., compression socks, stockings, leggings, jerseys, vests, trousers, etc.}” to the current entry and transferred to Class 10 pursuant to the addition of “compression garments” in Class 10 of the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Whether the goods are intended for non-medical or athletic use does not control classification.


010  Compression garments

Pursuant to the addition of “compression garments” in Class 10 of the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, “compression garments” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Whether the goods are intended for non-medical or athletic use does not control classification.


042  Computer access control services, namely, digital rights management

3-12-09 - entry deleted because the meaning of the service is not clear. It can include activities in Class 45.


042  Computer and computer software rental

Rental of computer game software is in Class 41.


009  Computer application software for mobile phones

11-19-09 - The 7-20-04 trilateral entry was deleted because the USPTO requires application software to indicate the function of the software. Therefore, this entry is too broad to meet the requirements of US identification policy.


009  Computer chipset for use in transmitting data to and from a central processing unit

On 05-07-2015, the status of this entry was changed from “A - Added” to “X - Example.” Chipsets is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Computer chipsets for use in digital subscriber line (DSL) data transmission systems

On 05-07-2015, the status of this entry was changed from “A - Added” to “X - Example.” Chipsets is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Computer color printer using heat sensitive dry printing process

On 01-01-2016, this 02-20-1996 entry was deleted because the purpose of the goods is unclear. Printing machines, such as 3D printers or industrial printing machines, are classified in Class 7.


042  Computer consultation in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., computer security, internet security, etc.}

Computer consultation is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Computer consultation in the field of computer security

This is the technical aspects of setting up computer security systems, e.g., programming, equipment or software selection; not monitoring which is in Class 45.


042  Computer co-location services, namely, providing facilities for the location of computer servers with the equipment of others

06-20-2013 - Although services involving provision of general purpose facilities, such as convention centers and exhibition halls, are classified in Class 43, services involving provision of specialized facilities/facilities for a particular purpose are classified according to the intended purpose. In this case, computer server co-location serves a computer technology-related purpose. Therefore, providing facilities for computer server co-location is classified in Class 42.


009  Computer cursor control devices, namely, computer mouse [Note that gaming mice adapted for playing video games are in Class 28.]

03-12-2015: The bracketed wording was added to the entry for clarity. Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


045  Computer dating services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


041  Computer education training

On 8-25-2011, this 4-02-1991 entry was deleted because the service is already covered by the virtually identical existing entry, “Computer education training services”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


028  Computer game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 9-27-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Computer game equipment, namely, discs

9/4/08 - “containing memory devices” was deleted from the ID. The inclusion of this phrase implied that the goods were the game equipment itself which then would have required an indication of being used with a monitor to be in Class 9. The goods are intended to be the discs themselves as is now made clear in the ID.


028  Computer game joysticks

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 1-2-1997 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Computer game programs, cartridges, and cassettes

03-22-2012: While this wording is still acceptable, the 11-08-2007 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is already covered by three separate entries for the particular goods. 09-05-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


009  Computer game software for gambling machines

On 10-09-2014, the 05-15-2008 entry was modified by deleting “gaming machines including slot machines or video lottery terminals” and inserting “gambling machines” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to gambling, and not recreational computer game playing.


009  Computer game software downloadable from a global computer network

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Computer game software, namely, a computer craps game

1-1-2012 This entry of 8-24-2006 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading and computer software is in Class 9. Because the exact nature of these goods is not clear, this entry has been deleted.


009  Computer gaming software [recorded] for recreational game playing purposes

On 10-09-2014, the 06-18-2009 entry was modified by inserting “for recreational computer game playing” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to recreational activities, and not gambling.


042  Computer graphics design services, namely, creating of {indicate specific computer graphics being designed, e.g., 3D computer models, animations, etc.}

04-07-2011: “Graphic design” and “computer graphics design services” are acceptable IDs in Class 42; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Computer hard discs featuring {indicate subject matter or field}

10-8-09 - “featuring {indicate subject matter or field}” was added to the 9-5-01 entry. Hard discs require subject matter unless indicated as being “blank.”


009  Computer hardware and software for setting up and configuring local area networks

“Computer hardware and software for setting up and configuring” added


009  Computer hardware and software for setting up and configuring wide area networks

“Computer hardware and software for setting up and configuring” added


042  Computer hardware and software consulting services

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-29-2007 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement “Consultancy in the field of computer hardware” in Class 42 was changed to “consultancy in the design and development of computer hardware” in Class 42. Accordingly, this entry has been deleted because it encompasses consultancy concerning installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware in Class 37.


009  Computer joystick peripherals

On 01-01-2016, this 09-01-1995 entry was modified from “Computer joysticks” to the current entry in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016, and in order to clarify the nature of the goods. Computer joystick peripherals perform a variety of functions in connection with a computer. Joysticks that are used specifically for playing video or computer games are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” appears in the Class 28 Class Heading.


012  Computer laptop mount adapted for use in vehicles

On 04-10-2014, this 07-12-2007 entry was amended to delete the word “specially” before the word “adapted” because it is not needed.


009  Computer memory sticks

MEMORY STICK is a registered trademark and cannot be used as a generic term in an identification of goods.


009  Computer mice [Note that gaming mice adapted for playing video games are in Class 28.]

03-12-2015: The bracketed wording was added to the entry for clarity. Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


042  Computer modeling services

Computer modeling services involve the use of a computer to develop a mathematical model of a complex system or process and provide conditions for testing the model. Computer simulation based on computer programs for others refers to the actual running of the computer program containing the algorithms mad equations.


042  Computer monitoring service which tracks hardware performance and processes and sends out historical reports and alerts [quality control]

On 08-09-2012, the 09-14-2006 was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 42.


042  Computer monitoring service which tracks application software performance, performs periodic maintenance and provides reports and alerts concerning such performance [quality control]

On 08-09-2012, the 07-31-2008 was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 42.


009  Computer mouse [Note that gaming mice adapted for playing video games are in Class 28.]

03-12-2015: The bracketed wording was added to the entry for clarity. Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


009  Computer mouse in the nature of a trackpad [Note that gaming mice adapted for playing video games are in Class 28.]

03-12-2015: The bracketed wording was added to the entry for clarity. Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


009  Computer mouse, namely, trackballs [Note that gaming mice adapted for playing video games are in Class 28.]

03-12-2015: The bracketed wording was added to the entry for clarity. Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


009  Computer mouse, namely, touchpads [Note that gaming mice adapted for playing video games are in Class 28.]

03-12-2015: The bracketed wording was added to the entry for clarity. Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


009  Computer operating programs and computer operating systems

03-22-2012: While this wording is still acceptable, the 11-08-2007 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is already covered by two separate entries for the particular goods. 09-05-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


009  Computer printer

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 10-22-2009 entry was deleted because the purpose of the goods is unclear. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


009  Computer printers for printing documents

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified to add “for printing documents” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


042  Computer programming services

On 05-26-2011 the 09-13-2007 entry was deleted because this activity is already covered by an existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Computer programming” in Class 42, which is the wording in the Nice Alphabetical List for these services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Computer programming for others

On 05-26-2011 the 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because this activity is already covered by an existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Computer programming” in Class 42, which is the wording in the Nice Alphabetical List for these services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Computer programming services to create online facilities that will provide telecommunications support

04-07-2011: This 09-24-2009 entry is covered by the following new entry: “Computer programming services for {specify purpose} [Computer programming is acceptable wording in Class 42; further specification is not required]; On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “D” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Computer programming services, namely, {indicate specific computer programming activities in Class 42}

Computer programming is acceptable wording in Class 42; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Computer programming services for {specify purpose}

Computer programming is acceptable wording in Class 42; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Computer service, acting as an application service provider in the field of knowledge management to host computer application software for creating searchable databases of information and data to allow users to perform, on-line, the collecting and analyzing of different types of opinion surveys

On 5-12-2011, the 3-15-2007 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific purpose of the computer application software.


042  Computer service, namely, acting as an application service provider in the field of knowledge management to host computer application software for the collection, editing, organizing, modifying, book marking, transmission, storage and sharing of data and information

On 5-12-2011, the 8-1-2003 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific purpose of the computer application software.


042  Computer service, namely, acting as an application service provider in the field of knowledge management to host computer application software for searching and retrieving information from databases and computer networks

On 5-12-2011, the 8-1-2007 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific purpose of the computer application software.


042  Computer service, namely, acting as an application service provider in the field of knowledge management to host computer application software for creating searchable databases of information and data

On 5-12-2011, the 8-1-2003 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific purpose of the computer application software.


042  Computer services namely remote management of information technology (IT) systems of others comprised of {specify the particular components of the IT systems, e.g., electronic messaging apparatus, software applications, etc.}

Computer services, namely, remote management of information technology (IT) systems of others is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


042  Computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of {specify subject matter, e.g., the electronic messaging systems, the information technology (IT) systems, the software applications, etc.} of others

5-12-11: The 8-1-2005 entry was modified to delete “electronic messaging systems and applications” and replace it with a broader fill-in section. On 09-24-2015, this 08-01-2005 ID was deleted because the fill-in-the-blank section was being used incorrectly.


042  Computer services, namely, remote management of {specify subject matter, e.g., electronic messaging systems, information technology (IT) systems, software applications, etc.} for others

5-12-11: The 8-1-2005 entry was modified to delete “computer applications” and replace it with a broader fill-in section. On 09-24-2015, this 08-02-2007 ID was deleted because the fill-in-the-blank section was being used incorrectly.


042  Computer services, namely, on-site management of information technology (IT) systems of others comprised of {specify particular components of the IT systems, e.g., electronic messaging systems, software applications, etc.}

Computer services, namely, on-site management of information technology (IT) systems of others is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


042  Computer services, namely, on-site management of information technology (IT) systems of others

On 09-24-2015, this 07-08-2010 ID was amended to add “of others” at the end of the ID for clarity.


035  Computer services, namely, address change notification services in the nature of posting notifications of changes of addresses for businesses via the Internet

On 01-14-2016, the 07-01-2001 entry was deleted because it is unclear, as currently worded, in Class 35. Specifically, the terms “Computer services, namely” and “posting notifications...via the Internet” appear to refer to computer technology activities in Class 42, but the services were classified as business information services in Class 35. This wording is no longer acceptable.


042  Computer services, namely, hosting on-line interactive public calendars that allow multiple participants to share event schedules and facility reservations

5-12-11: The 2-9-2007 entry was modified to delete the wording “and transportation requests” in order to broaden the scope of the entry.


042  Computer services, namely, providing customized web pages featuring user-defined information

5-12-2011: The 8-17-2006 entry was modified to delete “in the nature of” and replace it with “namely, providing” and delete “personal profiles and information,” all for the purpose of clarifying and broadening the entry.


042  Computer services, namely, monitoring, testing, analyzing, and reporting on the Internet traffic control and content control of the web sites of others [quality control]

On 08-09-2012, the 11-1-2004 was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, monitoring and reporting on the performance, availability, and errors of web sites of others [quality control]

On 08-09-2012, the 11-1-2004 was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, monitoring the web sites of others to improve their scalability and performance [quality control]

5-12-11: The 11-1-2004 entry was modified to add the term “their” and delete the repetitive wording “of web sites of others” at the end of the entry for clarification of the services. On 08-09-2012, the 11-01-2004 was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, creating computer network-based indexes of information, websites and resources

5-12-11: The 6-1-2001 entry was modified from “computer services, namely, creating indexes of information, sites and other resources available on computer networks” in order to clarify that the wording “available on computer networks” referred to the indexes themselves and to clarify the overall nature of the services.


042  Computer services, namely, redirecting electronic mail to changed personal electronic address

Language clarified to more accurately reflect nature of services - service remained in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely providing on-line facilities for real- time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of general interest [chat rooms]

This service was transferred to Class 38. The transfer is supported by the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. The subject matter or field should be indicated in general terms for purposes of determining likelihood of confusion.


042  Computer services, namely, providing an on-line bulletin board in {indicate specific field}

This service was transferred to Class 38. The transfer is supported by the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. The subject matter or field should be indicated in general terms for purposes of determining likelihood of confusion.


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to develop and collaborate on electronic greetings, address books and calendars and to share content with other registered users and with others via links to third party web sites

04-14-2011: Deleted the 06-03-2010 entry because it is covered by the following existing Manual entry “Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to {indicate the purpose of the online community, e.g., participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, engage in social networking, etc.}”


042  Computer services, namely, providing databases featuring general and local news, and information of interest to specific geographic areas

Identification too broad due to the restructuring of Class 42 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Subject matter must be specified and classified appropriately.


042  Computer services, namely, designing and implementing web pages for others

5-12-11: The 1-2-1997 entry was modified to delete the term “network” in order to broaden the scope of the entry.


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, and engage in social networking featuring social media and topics on jewelry and fashion accessories

04-07-2011: This 02-05-2009 entry is covered by the following existing entry: “Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, and engage in social networking featuring {indicate subject matter or purpose}.”


042  Computer services, namely, providing virtual and non virtual application servers, web servers, file servers, co-location servers, load balancing servers, redundancy servers, media servers and database servers of variable capacity to third party computing and data storage facilities

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Computer services, namely, interactive hosting services which allow the users to publish and share their own content and images on-line

On 03-20-2014, the 11-08-2007 entry was modified to pluralize the word “user” for grammatical consistency.


042  Computer services, namely, providing a web-based system and online portal featuring on-line non-downloadable software that enables users to access training, education, testing and certification materials in the field of {indicate the field of use}

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42. On 5-12-11, this 12-3-2009 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “providing a website featuring on-line non-downloadable software that enables users to {specify activities that users may perform using the software, e.g., design websites, edit digital photographs, prepare and file tax forms, etc.}” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, and engage in social networking services in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., mathematics, music, etc.}

5-12-11: The 1-22-2009 entry was modified to delete “and engage in social networking featuring {indicate subject matter or purpose}” and replace it with “and engage in social networking services in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., mathematics, music, etc.},” in order to make the entry consistent with other existing fill-in Manual entries relating to social networking services.


042  Computer services, namely, providing a web site for others that automates party and entertainment events management information consisting of {specify subject matter, e.g., guest lists, guest information, restaurant information, gift registry information, invitation RSVPs, etc.}

5-12-11: The 7-2-2009 entry was modified to delete “that consists of guest lists, guest information, restaurant information, gift registry information, gift cost sharing, and invitation creation and delivery” and replace it with a broader fill-in section.


042  Computer services, namely, hosting an interactive web site that allows users to upload, store and maintain automotive repair records, manage online records of services performed on their vehicles, and receive automated service reminders, safety alerts, recall alerts, and special discount offers

On 05-12-2011, this 06-11-2009 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “computer services, namely, hosting an interactive web site that allows {indicate functions or tasks that web site allows}” in Class 42. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Computer services, namely, providing databases in the field of {specify field}

The service of providing a data base is classified in the class of the subject matter, e.g., providing a database in the field of financial information would be classified in Class 36.


042  Computer services, namely, continual monitoring and updating of a customer's English website for changes and editing and making these changes to the customer's multilingual website(s) without involvement from the customer's internal IT resources

On 5-12-11, this 6-26-2008 entry was deleted as vague and confusing as a result of the wording “for changes and editing.”


042  Computer services, namely, designing and implementing on demand web sites in the nature of turnkey packages allowing customers to create ecommerce web sites for the purpose of uploading photos and creating gifts

On 5-12-11, this 3-13-2008 entry was deleted because these services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “computer services, namely, designing and implementing web sites for others” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, on-line scanning, detecting, quarantining and eliminating of viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware, malware and unauthorized data and programs on computers and electronic devices

5-12-11: The 2-22-2007 entry was modified to clarify the services by adding the term “of” prior to the term “viruses.”


042  Computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of cloud computing systems and applications for others

On 5-12-11, this 4-1-2010 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of {specify subject matter, e.g., the electronic messaging systems, the information technology (IT) systems, the software applications, etc.} of others” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of the information technology (IT) cloud computing systems of others

On 5-12-11, this 1-1-2009 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of {specify subject matter, e.g., the electronic messaging systems, the information technology (IT) systems, the software applications, etc.} of others” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, hosting an interactive web site that allows {indicate functions or tasks that the web site allows}

This is a technology service ONLY. It is not classified by the function or tasks of the web site. 5-12-11: The 4-24-2008 entry was modified to delete the wording “families to record and display family profiles, relationships, interests, audio and video content” and replace it with a broader fill-in section.


042  Computer services, namely, hosting of inspection, testing, and quality control services' digital content of others

On 5-12-11, this 4-3-2008 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry for “hosting of digital content on the Internet” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, managing on-line waitlists and automating the on-line waitlist process for others

5-12-11: The 1-17-2008 entry was modified to substitute “automating the on-line waitlist process” for “automation of the waitlist process” in order to clarify the entry.


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line virtual environment for trading virtual real estate

On 5-12-11, this 1-10-2008 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “creating an on-line virtual environment for {indicate purpose, e.g., off-track betting, trading stocks, etc.}” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, database development services, namely configuration and customization of computer databases containing information regarding public health care eligibility

On 05-12-11, this 07-12-2007 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry for “database development services” in Class 42. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Computer services, namely, acting as an application service provider in the field of information management to host computer application software for the purpose of {indicate purpose or function of the software}

5-12-11: The 11-26-2009 entry was modified to correct minor typographical errors: “Purpose of function” was amended to “purpose or function” and “computer service” was amended to “computer services.”


042  Computer services, namely, creating, maintaining, designing and implementing web sites for others

04-14-2011: Deleted “and hosting the web site of others on a computer server for a global computer network” from the 04-08-2010 entry because it is already covered by more than one existing Manual entries, e.g., Hosting of web sites, hosting the websites of others, etc.


042  Computer services, namely, providing an interactive web site featuring technology that allows users to collect, store, manage, deliver and showcase electronic and paper-based content

On 4-7-2011 the 7-3-2008 entry was modified to replace the wording “that allows” with “featuring technology that allows” to clarify the nature of the services.


042  Computer services, namely, providing an interactive web site featuring technology that allows users to create their own books

On 4-7-2011 the 2-19-2009 entry was modified to replace the wording “that allows” with “featuring technology that allows” to clarify the nature of the services.


042  Computer services, namely, providing search platforms to allow users to {indicate functions or tasks that the platforms enable}

5-12-11: The 10-18-2007 entry was modified to delete “request content from and receive content to a mobile device” and replace it with a broader fill-in section.


042  Computer services, namely, monitoring the performance of participants at sporting events by tracking a computer chip worn by a sporting participant

On 08-09-2012, the 10-04-2007 entry was deleted because the primary purpose of the services was ambiguous and therefore, the proper classification of the services was unclear.


042  Computer services, namely, digital formatting and compression of music and video images into downloadable media

On 5-12-11, the 9-20-2007 entry was modified to create a broader entry by amending the wording “digital formatting and compression of music and images, namely, processing of digital music and video images into downloadable products” to “digital formatting and compression of music and video images into downloadable media.”


042  Computer services, namely, electronically gathering, analyzing and formatting data to track, locate, monitor and log operations in the oil industry

On 5-12-11, this 7-19-2007 entry was deleted because the inclusion of “analyzing data” was confusing, based on business data analyzing being a Class 35 service.


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to showcase their vehicles, participate in competitions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, and engage in social networking

04-07-2011: This 03-04-2010 entry was replaced by the following new entry: “Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to {indicate the purpose of the online community, e.g., participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, engage in social networking, etc.}.”


042  Computer services, namely, providing an interactive web site featuring technology that allows users to consolidate and manage social networks, accounts, and connections to existing and emerging application programming interfaces (APIs)

On 4-7-2011 the 2-21-2010 entry was modified to replace the wording “that allows” with “featuring technology that allows” to clarify the nature of the services.


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to participate in competitions, showcase their skills, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, engage in social networking and improve their talent

04-07-2011: This 10-05-2006 entry was replaced with the following new entry: “Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to {indicate the purpose of the online community, e.g., participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, engage in social networking, etc.}.”


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community of land owners concerned with land stewardship

04-07-2011: This 12-06-2007 entry was replaced with the following new entry: “Creating an on-line community for {specify users, e.g., land owners concerned with land stewardship, etc.}”


042  Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, and engage in social networking

04-07-2011: This 06-05-2008 entry was replaced by the following new entry: “Computer services, namely, creating an on-line community for registered users to {indicate the purpose of the online community, e.g., participate in discussions, get feedback from their peers, form virtual communities, engage in social networking, etc.}.”


042  Computer services, namely, hosting and maintaining an on-line web site for others for {indicate function or purpose of web site}

This is a technology service ONLY. It is not classified by the function or purpose of the web site. 5-12-11: The 3-15-2007 entry was modified to substitute the wording “for others for” for the wording “for others to” for consistency with comparable entries.


042  Computer services, namely, the re-direction and forwarding of messages

The entry of 9-11-2008 was deleted on 3-10-2011 because it was not being used correctly and was causing confusion.


042  Computer services, namely, microcontroller programming

On 5-12-11, this 5-7-2009 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the respective existing Manual entries for “computer programming” in Class 42 and “computer programming for others” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of the information technology (IT) systems of others

On 5-12-11, this 1-1-2009 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry “computer services, namely, remote and on-site management of {specify subject matter, e.g., the electronic messaging systems, the information technology (IT) systems, the software applications, etc.} of others” in Class 42.


042  Computer services, namely, electronic digitizing of {indicate type of visual material, e.g. photographic images, artwork, paintings, etc.} [NOT the taking of digital photographs]

Digitizing is an electronic conversion process in Class 42 and not a material treatment service in Class 40.


042  Computer services, namely, electronic imaging of {indicate type of visual material, e.g. photographs, artwork, paintings, etc.} [NOT the taking of digital photographs]

This service does not include the taking of digital photographs, which is a Class 41 service. See, e.g. “digital imaging.” Electronic imaging is a Class 42 service that uses computers to copy, process and manipulate visual material such as photographic images, artwork, paintings, etc. through digitization.


042  Computer services, namely, providing a web-based system and online portal for customers to remotely manage, administer, modify and control their end user computer devices, data and software applications

On 5-12-11, this 7-24-2008 entry was deleted because the wording “administer” and “control” of data was found to be vague and confusing.


038  Computer services, namely, providing on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of education [chat rooms]

On 06-27-2013, the 09-03-2009 entry was modified by inserting “[chat rooms]” to make it consistent with other similarly worded entries. Also, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Computer services, namely, providing search engines for obtaining data from journals and other publications on a global computer network

On 5-12-11, this 8-7-2008 entry was deleted because the services are encompassed by the existing Manual entry for “computer services, namely, providing search engines for obtaining {specify subject matter} on a global computer network” in Class 42.


042  Computer simulation based on computer programs for others

On 02-28-2013, this 05-28-2009 entry was modified by deleting “Computer modeling services, namely” because computer modeling refers to the development of algorithms and equations necessary to simulate a system or process but computer simulation refers to the actual running of the computer program containing the algorithms and equations. “Computer modeling services” is also in Class 42.


009  Computer software and firmware for playing games of chance on any computerized platform, including dedicated gaming consoles, video based slot machines, reel based slot machines, and video lottery terminals

On 09-10-2015, this 08-03-2006 entry was modified to add the word “playing” to clarify the function of the software.


009  Computer software and firmware for {specify function, e.g., downloading and organizing music files, authenticating user identification, etc., and indicate the content or field of use, if the goods are content- or field-specific}

These software goods are recorded on computer media.


042  Computer software consultation

On 5-5-2011, this 7-1-2001 ID was deleted because it is a duplicative entry. “Computer software consulting” is already in the Manual. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Computer software design, computer programming, and maintenance of computer software

08-25-2011: Deleted the 07-20-2004 entry because the use of the word “or” makes the identification indefinite. Also, each of the activities described in this entry already appears in the Manual as a separate entry. They can be used individually or in combination by substituting the word “and” for “or.” On 07-04-2013, the word “and” was changed to “or,” and the status of this entry was changed from “D” “ Deleted to “X” “ Example to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


009  Computer software for accessing information directories that may be downloaded from the global computer network

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Computer software for {specify the function of the software, e.g., use as a spreadsheet, word processing, etc. and, if software is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use} that may be downloaded from a global computer network

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Computer software for creating digital animation and special effects of images

On 06-16-2016, this 07-20-04 entry was modified to the replace the wording “for use in relation to” to “creating” as the original wording was indefinite.


042  Computer software rental

Rental of computer game software is in Class 41.


009  Computer software that provides web-based access to applications and services through a web operating system or portal interface

On 01-21-2016, this 05-22-2008 entry was deleted because the nature of the goods is unclear. Computer software in Class 9 generally refers to software recorded on computer media or downloadable software, while Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services, which provide web-based access to software, are in Class 42. This wording is no longer acceptable.


009  Computer stands specially designed for holding a computer, printer and computer peripherals

On 04-14-2016, the 04-12-1999 entry “Computer stands specially designed for holding a computer, printer and accessories” was modified to replace “accessories” with “computer peripherals,” in order to clarify the nature of the goods referred to as “accessories” and the justification for classification of the computer stands in Class 9. The term “accessories” was indefinite and overly broad without clarification because it could encompass computer accessories classified in classes other than Class 9, such as computer cleaning brushes in Class 21.


009  Computer storage devices, namely, thumb drives

6-19-08 - THUMB DRIVE is a registered trademark and cannot be used as a generic term in an ID.


009  Computer storage devices, namely, blank flash drives

4-29-10 - The 5-1-06 entry was amended to require specification that the flash drives are blank. This item has evolved since it was entered in 2006 to now include flash drives that are prerecorded. A prerecorded flash drive would have to indicate the content of the drive. An entry for the recorded drives has been added to the Manual.


009  Computer storage devices, namely, jump drives

JUMPDRIVE is a registered trademark for a computer storage device.


009  Computer terminals, keyboards and document printers

On 01-01-2016, this 11-08-2007 entry was modified to add “document” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


038  Computer transmission of online based services accessed via a network reference, namely, a URI, visual code, namely, barcodes, tag, namely, RFID, terminal, namely pc or mobile device, or any combination thereof

On 11-20-2014, this entry status was changed from A to X. On 02-04-2016, this 07-09-2009 entry was deleted because it was causing confusion as to what the services entailed and what the “network reference” refers to due to repeated use of the term “namely.”


042  Computer virus protection services

This is programming for computers to protect them from viruses. Monitoring of a computer virus protection system is in Class 45.


045  Computerized foot scanning and fitting of shoes for the purpose of shoe selection for fashion purposes

8-12-10 - added “for fashion purposes” to avoid confusion with Class 35 (consumer information for making purchasing decisions) or Class 44 (for medical or foot health purposes) or Class 42 which is the general class for computerized scanning of items (documents, photos) for incorporation into an electronic format.


035  Computerized on-line retail store services in the field of {indicate field of goods}

“Store” added. Without that indication, the ID includes any service related to retailing - from accounting to product supply to advertising.


035  Computerized on-line ordering services in the field of vibrational energy healing services

On 07-11-2013, this 02-11-2010 entry was modified by deleting “services that provide the psychological benefit of receiving spiritual blessings, namely,” because it created ambiguity as to whether the primary services are on-line ordering services in Class 35, or energy healing services in Class 44. Additionally, the status of the entry was changed from “A- Added” to “X- Example” to indicate that this is an example of acceptable wording.


035  Computerized on-line ordering featuring general consumer merchandise

On 8-23-2012, this 7-20-2004 entry was modified for clarity purposes from “Computerized on-line ordering featuring general merchandise and general consumer goods” to read, “Computerized online ordering featuring general consumer merchandise.” The type of general merchandise must be specified, e.g., general consumer merchandise.


045  Computerized security services, namely, electronically monitoring, detecting and reporting on suspicious and abnormal patterns of point of sale activity indicating theft, fraud, or other criminal activity

On 08-09-2012, this 6-18-2009 entry was modified by deleting “which typically indicate problems such as theft, wrongdoing, training issues, or customer service issues” because it is more broad than the introductory wording which is limited to security; this wording was replaced with “indicating theft, fraud, or other criminal activity” to make clear the justification for including it in Class 45.


035  Computerized tracking and tracing of packages in transit to ensure on-time delivery for business purposes

On 08-09-2012, the 10-1-1994 entry was modified by inserting “to ensure on-time delivery for business purposes” to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 35.


028  Computerized video game tables for gaming purposes, namely, a computerized video craps game table

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-24-2006 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Computerized video table games for casinos

10-1-2001 These are calibrated gambling machines and are, therefore, in 9, not 28. On 1-1-2012, this entry of 10-1-2001 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. On 10-09-2014, the 1-1-2012 entry was modified by deleting “gaming purposes” and inserting “casinos” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to gambling, and not recreational computer game playing.


045  Concierge services for others comprising making requested personal arrangements and reservations and providing customer-specific information to meet individual needs rendered together in a {indicate environment, e.g., apartment complex, business conference, shopping center, etc.}

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Also, the language clarified to more accurately reflect the nature and scope of services


019  Concrete poles

On 9-1-2004, this entry was deleted because it is overbroad and includes concrete poles for use in building and construction and Class 19 and concrete poles for general use (or other particular purposes that are not covered by the Class Headings) in Class 20.


019  Concrete stair treads

Concrete stair treads are precast stairs comprised of concrete. These goods are classified in Class 19 as non-metal building materials


041  Conducting after school {indicate nature of subjects, e.g., academic, foreign language, standardized test preparation, etc.} tutoring programs

10-24-2013: Original entry of 10-25-2007 modified to allow indication of nature of tutoring programs.


041  Conducting and providing facilities for casino gaming contests and tournaments

On 06-20-2013, the 11-01-2004 entry was modified by deleting “special events featuring” to make clear the nature of services. Also, the status of the entry was changed to “X” to indicate that it is an example of an acceptable identification. Providing general use facilities for conventions and exhibitions are classified in Class 43 as “temporary accommodation services.” Providing specialized facilities or facilities for a particular purpose are classified according to purpose, e.g., providing facilities for business meetings in Class 35, providing sports facilities in Class 41. On 10-09-2014, this 06-20-2013 entry was modified by deleting “and” between “casino” and “gaming” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to gambling, and not recreational computer game playing.


035  Conducting business audits in the field of communications

These services are classified in Class 35 because they involve financial accounting and other business-type activities in Class 35. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, auditing services are classified in Class 35 when they involve accounting and other business-type activities, and auditing services are classified in Class 42 when they involve technical analysis and evaluation. The subject matter being audited does not determine classification.


042  Conducting chemical surveys, namely, strength and chemical testing of cementitious materials, asphalt and aggregates

11-17-2011: While this entry is still acceptable, the 02-12-2009 entry is being deleted from the Manual because the wording is highly specific, and the entry does not serve a broad range of Manual users. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


045  Conducting day programs for the elderly and adults with physical and mental challenges, namely, coffee clubs in the nature of social conversations while having coffee

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


041  Conducting educational exhibitions in the nature of {indicate specific event and subject matter of event}

5/13/10 - The 3/1/06 entry was amended to indicate that the specific event requires subject matter indication.


041  Conducting educational exhibitions in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., tigers, rainforests, etc.} at animal sanctuary facilities

Animal sanctuaries are permanent refuges where animals live in a natural environment protected from predators and other potential harm.


042  Conducting electronic discovery services via global computer networks for lawyers and corporations

On 5-5-2011, this 6-1-2001 ID was deleted because it is broad enough to encompass litigation support services in Class 45.


035  Conducting energy audits of commercial and institutional facilities for the purpose of improving energy efficiency

On 01-01-2013, this 05-07-2010 entry was deleted because the primary nature and purpose of the services is not clear. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, “Energy auditing” is classified in Class 42 as a service involving technical analysis and evaluation; the wording “for the purpose of improving energy efficiency” makes this entry ambiguous for classification purposes.


042  Conducting engineering surveys

This service is a physical evaluation or planning service in the nature of land surveying. It is not a polling service or opinion survey.


035  Conducting feasibility studies for business purposes

On 11-28-2013, this 06-05-2008 ID was deleted because the type of feasibility study must be specified rather than the purpose of the feasibility study.


042  Conducting geological surveys

11-17-2011: Amended the entry of 11-29-2007 from “Geological surveys” to “Conducting geological surveys” to further clarify that this is a service and not a good.


041  Conducting guided tours of {indicate facility, e.g., a museum, an historical site, a winery, etc.}

09-04-2001: This service involves conducting educational visits; usually simply walking in the facility. It does not involve a travel element. On 01-01-2013, the 09-04-2001 entry was modified by inserting “Conducting” and “[not travel tours]” to make clear the nature of the services. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, the 01-01-2013 entry was further modified by adding “etc.” and deleting the bracketed wording “[not travel tours]” because the term “travel tours” is indefinite and may cause confusion. Moreover, the term “guided” in the ID indicates that the activity is primarily an educational or entertainment service in Class 41. When this wording is used to describe services, any transport being provided in connection with the guided tours is ancillary to its primary nature as an educational or entertainment activity.


045  Conducting legal feasibility studies

Legal feasibility studies include analysis or research into the legality of a proposed plan or project conducted to the order and specification of others


042  Conducting of feasibility studies

04-02-1991 - Feasibility studies in Class 42 concern the physical feasibility of a project or effort. Studies concerning feasibility in intangible fields are in other classes, e.g., economic or commercial feasibility in 35; financial feasibility in 36. On 11-28-2013, this 04-02-1991 ID was deleted because it is too broad. The type of feasibility study must be specified.


045  Conducting on-line personal lifestyle performance assessments based on principles of emotional happiness by means of the users' inputted preferences and social network

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


045  Conducting on-line personal lifestyle performance assessments and skill enhancement programs based on principles of emotional intelligence, by means of performance tracking, reward and incentive programs

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


042  Conducting public opinion poll surveys [for non-business, non-marketing purposes]

According to the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement (2002), all opinion poll services are in Class 35 regardless of whether the poll is for business or non-business purposes.


035  Conducting public opinion polls

According to the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement (2002), all opinion poll services are in Class 35 regardless of whether the poll is for business or non-business purposes.


045  Conducting religious ceremonies for {indicate purpose, e.g., marriages, baptisms, funerals, etc.}

Conducting religious ceremonies is acceptable wording in Class 45; further specification of the purpose of the ceremonies is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Conducting research and clinical trials for others relating to medical devices and pharmaceuticals in the field of ophthalmology

On 01-01-12 this 11-12-09 entry was modified to add “for others” in order to clarify that conducting one's own clinical trials does not constitute a service. Please note, that for use-based applications the specimen must show that this activity is being done for the benefit of others.


042  Conducting scientific research in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., exotic animals, tiger nutrition, etc.} at animal sanctuary facilities

Animal sanctuaries are permanent refuges where animals live in a natural environment protected from predators and other potential harm.


039  Conducting sightseeing travel tours by airplane

On 1-1-2013, the 05-14-2009 entry was modified by inserting the word “travel” to make clear the nature of the services and to conform to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “sightseeing travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


039  Conducting sightseeing travel tours by {specify, e.g., airplane, bicycle, bus, etc.}

On 1-1-2013, the 07-22-2010 entry was modified by inserting the word “travel” to make clear the nature of the services and to conform to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “sightseeing travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


039  Conducting sightseeing travel tours for others

This service involves travel for sightseeing purposes. On 1-1-2013, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting the word “travel” to make clear the nature of the services and to conform to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2013 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether “sightseeing travel tours” refers to transport services in Class 39 or guided tour-type services in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


044  Conducting surveys of farming activities and consultation in connection therewith

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 7-1-10 - The entry of 1-1-02 was modified from “farm surveying and consultation” to avoid confusion with other surveying services in other classes. This service is for purposes of reviewing what is grown, how it's grown, etc. to see if recommendations can be made through consulting to improve the farming activity. It is not to provide a physical measurement in Class 42 or business information in 35.On 11-17-2011, the 7-1-2010 entry “Conducting surveys of farming activities and consultation in connection therewith” was deleted because the entry caused confusion with the above referenced survey services in Classes 35 and 42.


011  Conduit for irrigation use

Conduits are generally in Class 6 if metal, 17 if plastic or non-metal. Conduits for electrical purposes are in 9.


011  Conduit for plumbing use

Conduits are generally in Class 6 if metal, 17 if plastic or non-metal. Conduits for electrical purposes are in 9.


028  Confetti

This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 28. This was done to bring US practice into conformance with the addition of this item in Class 28 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


035  Confirming scheduled appointments for others in the field of {indicate type of appointment, e.g., dentistry, legal services, pediatrics, etc.}

Confirming scheduled appointments for others is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Confirming scheduled appointments for others is classified in Class 35 because it is a clerical activity analogous to “Secretarial services,” which appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 35.


035  Confirming scheduled appointments for others

Confirming scheduled appointments for others is classified in Class 35 because it is a clerical activity analogous to “Secretarial services,” which appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 35.


016  Conical paper bags

Paper bags is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


017  Connecting hoses for vehicle radiators

Transferred from 7 based on Nice Agreement entries


012  Connecting rods for land vehicles other than parts of motors and engines

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


035  Consignment services, namely, promoting and marketing the horses of others

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-12-2009 has been deleted because it is confusing. Promoting and marketing activities go beyond the dictionary definition and common understanding of the term “consignment” and therefore, it is confusing when those terms are used in connection with each other. Please note the following entry in Class 35 “Retail consignment stores featuring {indicate specific field, e.g. clothing}”


017  Construction mastic sealants for ceiling, wall and floor tiles, wood panel and asphalt

On 02-07-2013, the 02-12-2009 entry was modified by deleting the word “adhesives” and inserting the word “sealants.” “Adhesives for industrial purposes” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, and that entry covers construction industry adhesives. “Sealant compounds for joints” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 17 and covers the goods described in this entry.


019  Construction materials, namely, non-metal bonding fasteners for mounting and demounting of ceiling and wall panels

On 01-01-2016, this 12-18-2008 entry was deleted as indefinite because the goods are not clearly in the nature of Class 19 building materials. Under Nice 10-2016, “sash fasteners, not of metal, for windows,” “window fasteners, not of metal,” and “door fasteners, not of metal” were added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 20.


017  Construction materials, namely, a nonmetal sub-floor membrane for residential and commercial soundproofing use

8-13-09 - The 4-19-07 entry was transferred from Class 19 to comply with Nice Alphabetical List that has “soundproofing materials” in Class 17.


019  Construction materials in the nature of non-metal composite panels composed primarily of {specify non-metal material, e.g., polystyrene, wood, concrete, stone, etc.}

Construction materials in the nature of non-metal composite panels is acceptable wording in Class 19; further specification as to the specification nonmetal material is acceptable, but it is not required.


037  Construction of {specify type of buildings, e.g., office, residential, etc.} buildings

Construction of buildings is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


037  Construction of facilities, structures, living quarters, and utility buildings, production modules and subsea modules in the oil and gas industry

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


037  Construction of modular homes

Modular components are fabricated in a manufacturing facility and transported to a construction site. Then, construction service providers build the permanent modular structure using the modular components or modules.


037  Construction of modular buildings

Modular components are fabricated in a manufacturing facility and transported to a construction site. Then, construction service providers build the permanent modular structure using the modular components or modules.


037  Construction project management services in the field of {specify structures, e.g., residential buildings, factories, etc.}

Construction project management services is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


037  Construction, maintenance, and construction project management services in oil and gas fields

On 03-17-2016, this 07-01-2010 entry was deleted because it is indefinite and awkwardly worded. The ID Manual includes entries for “Construction project management services” and “Construction management [supervision]” in Class 37.


042  Consultation in the field of health risk assessment, namely, prediction and assessment of health risks to public and private agencies, facilities, individuals and locations following an accidental or terrorist caused release of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear materials

These services are in Class 42 because the prediction and assessment of health risks relates to evaluation and analysis of scientific data. Although the subject matter of the consultation is health-related, the services are not justified in Class 44 because they do not involve the diagnosis or treatment of a physical condition. On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


041  Consultation in the field of special event planning for social entertainment purposes

Due to the restructuring of Class 42 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement, consultation services are in principle classified in the same classes as the services that correspond to this activity encompasses planning of events other than those related to business functions. 5-27-10 - Despite the previous note, this service is included in IDs with a specification of being for a business purpose, therefore, the 1-1-02 entry in Class 41 has been modified to indicate that the special event planning is done for social entertainment purposes.


042  Consultation in the field of auxiliary design for oil and gas industrial machines

On 5-5-2011, this 11-27-2008 ID was deleted. It was replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for “Consulting in the field of auxiliary design for {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine engines, etc.} 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Consultation in the field of auxiliary design for power generation engines

On 5-5-2011, this 11-27-2008 ID was deleted. It was replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for “Consulting in the field of auxiliary design for {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine engines, etc.} 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Consultation in the field of auxiliary design for combustion engines

On 5-5-2011, this 11-27-2008 ID was deleted. It was replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry for “Consulting in the field of auxiliary design for {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine engines, etc.} 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Consultation in the field of ergonomics, namely, designing workplace facilities and equipment to optimize efficiency and safety

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Consultation in the field of fuel monitoring and metering for gas turbine and combustion engines

08-09-2012: Monitoring services in Class 42 typically involve the use of computers, sensors, and other technology to evaluate a mechanical or technological function, or observation and evaluation to ensure functionality, i.e., quality control. Class 42 monitoring services also include observation of a physical condition to determine any changes in that condition.


000  Consultation services in the field of {indicate field or subject matter of consultation} [nature of subject matter will control the classification of the service]

Consultation is providing information and is not done in a teaching environment. Therefore, it is classified by subject matter and not classified in Class 41 as an education service. 12-16-10 - This entry does not appear in the TEAS Plus version of the ID Manual because a class number cannot be assigned to this entry as it appears in the Manual.


044  Consultation services in the field of make-up, namely, on-line makeup consultation services and in-person makeup consultation and application services

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


037  Consultation services in the field of yacht and boat conversion, renovation, refit and repair

1-28-10 - The 7-16-09 entry was amended to delete “building” from this Class 37 ID. Custom building or construction of boats and yachts is in Class 40 as a custom manufacture service. Only shipbuilding or ship construction is in Class 37 since the construction of a vessel the size of a ship is considered analogous to construction of a structure in Class 37. This is support by the entry in the Nice Alphabetical List of “shipbuilding” in Class 37.


045  Consulting and legal services in the field of privacy and security laws, regulations, and requirements

Transferred from Class 42 based on the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


037  Consulting in the field of maintenance and repair of telecommunications network hardware, apparatus, and instruments

11-17-2011: Amended the 10-07-2010 entry by changing “telecommunication networks” to “telecommunication network hardware” to make clear that the services do not include consultancy in the field of telecommunications network operating software in Class 42.


042  Consulting in the field of auxiliary design for {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine engines, combustion engines, oil and gas industrial machines}

On 5-5-2011, this 11-27-2008 ID was amended from “Consultation in the field of auxiliary design for gas turbine engines to “Consulting in the field of auxiliary design for {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine engines, combustion engines, oil and gas industrial machines}


042  Consulting in the field of physics

On 5-5-2011, this 4-2-1991 entry was amended from “Consultation in the field of physics” to “Consulting in the field of physics.” Both IDs acceptable but “Consulting” is preferred.


042  Consulting in the field of software and product development in the field of {specify products or field of use}

On 5-5-11, this 11-12-2009 entry was deleted because it is duplicative of entry already in the Manual, namely, “Software development and product development consulting in the field of{indicate subject matter or field of use}


042  Consulting on root cause analysis in the field of {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine and combustion engines, etc.}

On 5-5-2011, this 11-27-2011 entry was amended from “Consultation on root cause analysis in the field of gas turbine and combustion engines” to “Consulting on root cause analysis in the field of {specify type of product, e.g., gas turbine and combustion engines, etc.}


035  Consulting services in the cost management of health care

On 01-01-2015, this 04-12-2007 entry was amended to delete “and payment” to clarify the nature of the services. Under Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, “Business management of reimbursement programs for others” was added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 35 and “Financial management of reimbursement payments for others” was added in Class 36.


035  Consulting services in the field of search engine optimization for sales promotion

On 01-01-2014, this 03-27-2008 entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 35, pursuant to the addition of “Search engine optimization” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 01-01-2014. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2014 entry was modified to add “for sales promotion” to clarify the service-related subject matter of the consultation services. “Search engine optimization” in Class 35 was amended under Nice 10-2016 to “search engine optimization for sales promotion” in order to clarify the nature of the services and the justification for classifying the services in Class 35. Thus, “consulting services in the field of search engine optimization” is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016 because it does not clearly indicate a service limited to a single class and could encompass technological consultation services in Class 42.


042  Consulting services in the field of environmental assessment and planning

12-10-09 - “compliance” was deleted from the 11-02-06 entry. Most consulting concerning compliance is in Class 45.


045  Consulting services concerning legal matters in the medical field

Transferred from Class 42 based on the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Consulting services in the field of feng shui design

On 5-5-2011, this 01-04-2006 ID was amended from “Consulting services in the field of feng shui” to “Consulting services in the field of feng shui design”


042  Consulting services in the field of the design of {specify tangible item(s) or visual display(s) being designed and developed, e.g., machinery, computer software, graphic arts, etc.} [Landscape design, garden design, and golf course design are exceptions - those services are in Class 44]

On 5-19-2011, this 8-19-2010 ID was amended from “Consulting services in the field of the design of {indicate specific field, e.g., computers, clothing, masonry walls and structures, etc.} to the above fill-in-the-blank entry. Design of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36 and 41, respectively.


042  Consulting services in the field of home automation

Home automation refers to the control of domestic appliances by electronically controlled systems.


043  Consulting services in the field of hospitality

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Consulting services for others in the field of design, planning, and implementation project management of {indicate Class 42 subject matter, e.g., scientific research, clinical trials, computer software testing, etc.}

On 3-24-2011, the 11-5-2009 entry was deleted because the free text area was being filled in with subject matter that was not in Class 42. On 07-04-2013, the 11-05-2009 entry was modified by deleting “subject matter, product or field” and inserting “indicate Class 42 subject matter, e.g., scientific research, clinical trials, computer software testing, etc.” to provide more clear guidance to the Manual users. Additionally, the status of this entry was changed from “D” Deleted to “X” Example to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Consulting services provided to local governments in the field of development of electrical services and renewable energy resources

On 6-16-2011, this 10-15-2009 entry was deleted because “development of electrical services” is broad enough to encompass “power generation” in Class 40 or “construction of power towers” in Class 37, for example.


044  Consulting services in the field of medical imaging regarding the use and operation of medical imaging apparatus including X-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and positron emission tomography apparatus

04-04-2013: This entry of 10-19-2006 was modified from “Medical imaging services, namely, consulting services in the field of using and operating medical imaging apparatus ...” to clarify nature of services and clearly justify class 44. 09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “M” modified to “X” example.


040  Consulting services in the field of {specify type of water, e.g., waste, gray, black, etc.} water treatment

“Consulting services in the field of water treatment” is an acceptable identification; further specification as to the type of water is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Consulting services in the field of site planning and design services related to positron emission tomography (PET) tracer production facilities

On 5-5-2011, this 1-17-2008 ID was deleted because “site planning” is broad enough to include services in other classes.


042  Consulting services in the field of design and development of engineering processes

On 5-5-2011, this 1-21-2010 ID was amended from “Consulting services in the field of improvement of engineering processes” to “Consulting services in the field of design and development of engineering processes”


042  Consulting services in the design and implementation of computer-based information systems for businesses

On 5-5-2011, the 12-20-2007 ID was amended from “Consulting services in the field of identification, support, and implementation of computer-based information systems for businesses” to “Consulting services in the field of design and implementation of computer-based information systems for businesses”


042  Consulting services in the field of collection of evidence for forensic purposes

These services involve the scientific analysis of physical evidence


042  Consulting services for the design of masonry walls and structures

On 5-5-2011, this ID was deleted because it is duplicative of the fill-in-the-blank entry in the Manual of “Consulting services in the field of the design of {indicate specific field, e.g., computers, clothing, masonry walls and structures, etc.}”.


037  Consulting services for the construction of water treatment and purification plants, solid waste treatment plants and other municipal infrastructure facilities

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


036  Consulting services in the field of state and federal employee benefit plans concerning insurance and finance

1-28-10 - The 7-3-08 entry was modified to add “concerning insurance and finance” in order to avoid confusion with administration of other benefit plans like fitness club memberships the administration of which would be in 35.


037  Consulting services in the field of construction of wind energy facilities

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


035  Consulting services in the field of dental practice management

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” to “X” example.


036  Consulting services in the field of retirement plan administration and fiduciary compliance

11-17-2011: Deleted the 05-28-2009 entry because it is partially misclassified. “Fiduciary compliance” refers to compliance with federal securities regulations governing investment advisory activities, and consulting in that field is in Class 45.


042  Consulting services, namely, designing, creating, implementing and maintaining computer software for owners, managers and other personnel to set-up, open, operate and manage a commercial climbing facility

04-14-2011: Deleted the specific wording in the 11-20-2008 entry because it is covered by the broadly worded, existing Manual entry: “Design, development, installation and maintenance of computer software” 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Consulting services, namely, providing expectant parents with consumer information on all types of baby products and services

Consumer information refers to information that would be used by consumers to make purchasing decisions. It is information that furthers the business of the producers of the goods or services that are the subject of the information. As such, all consumer information is in Class 35 regardless of the subject matter of the information. 01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Consulting services, namely, to employers, community organizations, brokers and beneficiaries, related to consumer information regarding health care plan options, products and programs in the field of managed care and state and federal medical care programs

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Consumer electronic products, namely, audio amplifiers, audio speakers, audio receivers, electrical audio and speaker cables and connectors, audio decoders, video decoders, speakers, power conversion devices, power converters, and power inverters

01-13-2011: The phrase “home theater systems” was deleted from the 3-6-2008 entry since the language can include goods that are not in 9 but are part of home theater systems such as lighting and chairs and the ID does not indicate that they products are sold together in kit form. 08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


042  Consumer product safety testing consultation

12-10-09 - removed “and” between “testing” and “consultation” in the 4-2-91 entry. The prior language indicated consultation as a service separate from the testing and could include consultation in product safety itself which would be in Class 45.


035  Consumer strategy business consulting in the fields of marketing, sales, operation, and product design particularly specializing in the use of analytic models for the understanding and predicting of consumer, business, and retail market trends and actions

On 11-3-2011, this 06-04-2009 entry, although acceptable, was deleted because it is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. Moreover, it is covered by the existing entry for “Business consulting services in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


001  Contact cements for industrial purposes

On 01-01-2016, this 06-01-2001 entry was modified to add “for industrial purposes” to make clear the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 1. Certain specialized adhesives are classified in classes other than Class 1 based on their specific use, e.g., dental adhesives, in Class 5, and adhesives for cosmetic use, in Class 3. Please consult the Manual for examples of adhesives in other classes.


016  Containerboard

Containerboard (also called CCM or corrugated case material) is a type of paperboard for use in the manufacturing of corrugated board.


021  Containers for household use for enveloping and packaging domestic waste, including diapers and nappies, for storage and disposal, namely, sanitary waste disposal units comprising tubs or bins with or without reels or cassettes containing wrapping materials for enveloping waste

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


020  Containers for medications sold empty for commercial use

2-12-09 - “Vials” deleted from 4/26/07 entry. Vials are analogous to glass bottles, although generally they are small, and would be in Class 21.8-20-09 - 2-12-09 entry modified to add “for commercial use.” Medication containers for personal use are in Class 21.


021  Containers for transporting milk

Entry is too broad and classification is inaccurate. Metal containers for transporting milk are in Class 6; non-metal containers for transporting milk are in Class 20.


005  Containers for veterinary and human medical and clinical use sold filled with a platelet additive solution

These goods are classified in Class 5 because they are sold filled with a platelet additive solution which is classified in Class 5.


006  Containers of metal for storage of feminine products for household or domestic use

On 10-23-2014, the 08-09-2007 entry was deleted. Containers for household purposes are classified in Class 21 regardless of material composition.


028  Containers used in playing a GPS-based treasure hunt game

The material composition of the container was deleted from the original 2/7/08 entry. Material composition is not necessary in this situation for classification. 4-1-10 - GEOCACHING was deleted from the end of the 3/27/08 entry because it is a registered mark for information about a GPS-based treasure hunt game (RN 2619174).


041  Continuing education services, namely, providing live and on-line continuing professional education seminars in the legal, medical, accounting, and real estate fields

On 8-25-2011, this 7-24-2008 entry was deleted because it is covered by a fill-in entry for the same services. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


010  Contraceptive apparatus

On 5-9-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Contraceptives [apparatus]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification because the wording “contraceptives” is indefinite and overly broad. Please note that contraceptive preparations are classified in Class 5, and contraceptive apparatus are classified in Class 10.


005  Contraceptive preparations

On 5-9-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Contraceptives [preparation]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification because the wording “contraceptives” is indefinite and overly broad. Please note that contraceptive preparations are classified in Class 5, and contraceptive apparatus are classified in Class 10.


043  Contract food services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Control systems for airport baggage handling systems, consisting of a single or multiple programmable controllers (PLC) with input and output features for digital devices, with capability of being connected to external supervisory computers

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Control valves for regulating the flow of gases and liquids

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


028  Controllers for toy {specify toys, e.g., cars, planes, etc.}

“Controllers for toy {specify toys, e.g., cars, planes, etc.}” encompasses controllers for toys appropriate to Class 28. “Electronic controllers for {indicate goods being controlled} [excluding gaming apparatus]” appears in the ID Manual in Class 9.


044  Convalescent home services

01-01-2002: This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2002 entry was amended from “Convalescent homes” to “Convalescent home services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


007  Conveyor accessories, namely, a conveyor belt washing device affixed to the conveyor with spray bar for flushing the conveyor belt with liquid

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


029  Cooked dish consisting primarily of rich soybean paste and tofu (cheonggukjang-jjigae)

On 9-6-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


029  Cooked dish consisting primarily of soybean paste and tofu (doenjang-jjigae)

On 9-6-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


029  Cooked dish consisting primarily of stir-fried chicken and fermented hot pepper paste (dak-galbi)

On 9-6-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


030  Cooked dish consisting primarily of sliced oval rice cakes with broth (tteokguk)

On 9-6-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


029  Cooked dish consisting primarily of fermented vegetable, pork and tofu (kimchi-jjigae)

On 9-6-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


030  Cooked rice mixed with vegetables and beef (bibimbap)

On 9-6-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


021  Cookery molds in the shape of {specify, e.g., circles, stars, etc.}

Cookery molds is acceptable wording in Class 21; further specification of the shape of the molds is acceptable, but it is not required.


021  Cookie cutters

These are not cutters in the sense of knives - they are more analogous to molds that make cookies in certain shapes


030  Cookies with nuts

“Cookies” is an acceptable identification in Class 30.


011  Cooking rings

05-15-2014: Cooking rings in Class 11 are in the nature of stove burners. They are classified in Class 11 because they are apparatus for cooking or heating food or beverages, and “apparatus for ... heating ... [and] cooking” appears in the Class 11 Class Heading. Rings used for cooking purposes which are in the nature of cookery molds are classified in Class 21.


021  Cooking spoons

On 07-04-2013, this 05-07-2009 entry was transferred from Class 8 to Class 21 to conform with the Nice Alphabetical List entry of “cooking utensils, non-electric” in Class 21.


011  Cooking tunnels

Cooking tunnels are apparatus for cooking food during manufacturing or commercial food preparation that commonly feature a conveying mechanism to transport the food while cooking.


021  Cooking utensils, namely, grill covers

This is a grill grid or pan - it is not barbecue equipment.


021  Cooking utensils, namely, grills

This is a grill grid or pan - it is not barbecue equipment.


021  Cookware [not toys]

Entry too broad. This entry would include electric cookware, such as electric skillets or electric grills that should be classified in Class 11.


035  Cooperative advertising and marketing

Cooperative advertising services by itself would be acceptable. But marketing services can reasonably refer to a retail-type activity. In the context of the language of this ID, marketing refers to promoting or advertising the goods and services of others. While a retail service would also be in Class 35, the nature and purpose of that type of service is very different from an advertising type of service. 1-1-2012 “Marketing services” was added to the Manual as a separate entry pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. When listed by itself, an identification for “marketing” should include the term “services.” This entry refers to the promoting of the goods and services of others.


040  Coppersmithing

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. “Coppersmithing” was deleted from the Nice Alphabetical List under Nice 10-2015 because the wording is considered indefinite. The common commercial name of the services should be indicated.


041  Copy editing

Copy editor services involve checking written material for errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style, among other things.


035  Copy writing for advertising and promotional purposes

This service involves writing of publicity text and using words to promote goods and services.


045  Copyright management

Transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 pursuant to 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Copyright management consultation

Transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 pursuant to 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


019  Cork tiles and tiles of cork-based conglomerates being building materials for floors, walls and ceilings

02/21/2013: This entry from 05/22/2008 was modified to remove reference to the term “coverings” in order to clarify that such goods are intended to become flooring. Materials for covering existing floors, walls, or ceilings are properly classified in Class 27.


031  Corms

Corms are similar to bulbs in that they are planted underground and grow into a new plant during growing season.


029  Corn dogs

This item accepted in Class 29 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Therefore, the entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 29 in the US ID Manual.


011  Corn roasters

These are machines or large grills used to roast corn in large quantities.


028  Cornhole bags

Cornhole bags are game equipment used to play the target-type lawn game called cornhole.


028  Cornhole game boards

Cornhole game boards are boards containing a hole used as a target for playing lawn games.


028  Cornhole game sets

Cornhole game sets consist primarily of filled bags sold together with target boards. The goods are used to play a target-type lawn game called cornhole.


014  Corporate recognition jewelry

Corporate recognition jewelry is personal jewelry featuring a corporate logo or other brand imagery and typically presented to the corporation’s employees to recognize excellent job performance or other achievements.


042  Correspondence exchange services

Old ID - no longer clear what service this encompasses. Due to advances in communication, this service is now ambiguous and confusing.


041  Correspondence schools

ON 8-25-2011, this 4-2-1991 entry was deleted because it is covered by the existing entry of “Educational services in the nature of {indicate specific area of specialty, e.g., fine arts, business correspondence course} schools”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


026  Corset busks

A busk is a type of fastener used in corsets.


044  Cosmetic analysis

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. It encompasses the analysis of a person's face and skin in order to determine the most appropriate cosmetics to use. Technical analysis of cosmetics for scientific or research purposes would be classified in Class 42 with other technical analysis services.


044  Cosmetic and plastic surgery

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Cosmetic and plastic surgery, namely, a minimally invasive face/neck lift done under local anesthesia

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


018  Cosmetic bags sold empty

If sold complete with cosmetics or toiletries, these goods would be in Class 3.


003  Cosmetic body care preparations, namely, {specify, e.g., body scrubs, non-fragranced shower gels, etc.}

Cosmetic preparations for body care is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


018  Cosmetic cases sold empty

If sold complete with cosmetics or toiletries, these goods would be in Class 3.


044  Cosmetic dentistry

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Cosmetic electrolysis

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Cosmetic eyebrow care services in the nature of {indicate type of service, e.g., eyebrow shaping, eyebrow design, tinting, etc.}

Cosmetic eyebrow care services is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Cosmetic hair removal by means of {specify, e.g., waxing, sugaring, etc.}

“Cosmetic services, namely, non-permanent hair removal” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Cosmetic preparations and products for dry skin during pregnancy

Item deleted because “products” can include cosmetic-related goods that are not in Class 3, such as cosmetic brushes in Class 21.


003  Cosmetic preparations and products for enhancing the breasts

Item deleted because “products” can include cosmetic-related goods that are not in Class 3, such as cosmetic brushes in Class 21.


003  Cosmetic preparations and products for skin care

Item deleted because “products” can include cosmetic-related goods that are not in Class 3, such as cosmetic brushes in Class 21.


003  Cosmetic preparations for eyelashes

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Cosmetic preparations for eye lashes” was amended to “Cosmetic preparations for eyelashes” to match the TM5 approved entry.


003  Cosmetic products for the face and body

Item deleted because “products” can include cosmetic-related goods that are not in Class 3, such as cosmetic brushes in Class 21 and nail files in Class 8.


016  Cosmetic removing paper

Goods transferred to 16 based on entry in Nice Alphabetical List “napkins of paper for removing make-up”


044  Cosmetic skin care services, namely, {indicate specific service, e.g., facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc.}

Cosmetic skin care services is acceptable in Class 44; further specification of the skin care treatment is acceptable, but not required.


003  Cosmetic suntan lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


044  Cosmetician services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Cosmetics (Door to door selling in the field of)

Selling and sales are not service under the US Trademark Act or the Nice Agreement since the primary beneficiary of selling or sales is the seller. Language describing services acceptable in the retail chain (e.g., retail stores, distributorships, on-line retailing) should be used instead of selling or sales.


003  Cosmetics in general, including perfumes

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Cost price analysis

No longer a trilateral entry as of 6/28/07 but still accepted in the USPTO


020  Cot tidies, namely, fabric organizers to hang on side of cribs

10-8-09 - Entry of 7-3-08 transferred from Class 24 to be consistent with other hanging fabric organizers in Class 20. Class 20 is more appropriate for these goods since they are analogous to shelving.


006  Cotter pins

1-1-2012 This entry of 7-20-2004 was deleted because under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, these goods must be specified as being made of metal for classification in Class 6.


022  Cotton bags for industrial use

On 06-12-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Cotton bags [for use in industry]” to the current entry for clarity.


005  Cotton swabs for medical use

On 09-24-2015, the 04-02-1991 entry, “Cotton swabs for medical purposes” was amended to “Cotton swabs for medical use” to match the TM5 approved entry.


024  Cotton towels

Towels is an acceptable identification of goods in Class 24. However, identification of the cotton composition may be required during examination of marks that feature such terminology. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information.


004  Cottonseed oils for industrial purposes

Industrial oils appears in the Class 4 Heading. Accordingly, cottonseed oils used for industrial purposes are classified in Class 4.


010  Cotyloid implants made of artificial materials

Note added on 3-21-2013 - A cotyloid implant consists of a metal cup that is anchored in the cup-shaped cavity at the base of the hipbone as part of a total hip prostheses.


000  Counseling in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g. health, drug rehabilitation, religion} [classification depends on subject matter]

Counseling is providing information and is not done in a teaching environment. Therefore, it is classified by subject matter and not classified in Class 41 as an education service. It does not appear in the TEAS Plus version of the ID Manual because a class number cannot be assigned to this entry as it appears in the Manual. Identification too broad under 8th edition of the Nice Agreement to be classified in a single class. Subject matter of counseling controls classification.


045  Counseling in the field of personal development, namely, self-improvement, self-fulfillment, and interpersonal communication

On 08-15-2013, the 07-10-2008 entry was modified by changing the status from “A-Added” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording.


044  Counseling services in the fields of health, herbalism, and lifestyle wellness

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Countdown timer(s) and alarms to remind a person to take or give a medication(s) and/or to remind a person to do a daily routine(s) incorporated into a wristband

1-28-10 - the 4-24-08 entry was turned around to have the class controlling element of the goods - the timer and alarm - lead the language of the ID.


006  Counterweight arbor assembly in the nature of a framework with weights in it made primarily of metal and also sometimes including non-metal parts for providing a counterweight for use assisting with the manually powered lifting by means of ropes, cables and/or chains of theatrical objects during the performance of theatrical productions

11-10-2011: While this entry is still acceptable in Class 6 because it is primarily in the nature of a metal frame, the 03-04-2010 entry is being deleted from the Manual because the wording is highly specific, and the entry does not serve a broad range of Manual users. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


045  Court reporting

Transferred from Class 42 pursuant to 9th edition of the Nice Agreement


023  Covered rubber thread and yarn for textile use

On 03-13-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry, “Covered rubber thread and yarn [for textile use]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification for clarity.


017  Covered rubber thread and yarn not for textile use

On 03-13-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry, “Covered rubber thread and yarn [not for textile use]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification for clarity.


024  Covered rubber yarn fabrics for textile use

On 03-13-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry, “Covered rubber yarn fabrics [for textile use]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification for clarity.


020  Coverings for massage tables [not including heating pads]

Massage tables were transferred from Class 10 by analogy with hospital beds. Massage tables, in themselves, do not provide therapy or treatment. Since the tables were transferred, the coverings for the tables must be transferred as well.


035  Co-employment services in the nature of providing human resource management for others

The term “co-employment services” is indefinite and includes a range of business management and human resources management activities. The term “co-employment services” must be further specified, e.g., Co-employment services in the nature of providing human resource management for others in Class 35, Providing human resources management services for others through co-employment contracts in Class 35, etc.


029  Crabs, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Crabs [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live crabs are classified in Class 31.


032  Craft beers

Craft beers are beers made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by a small brewery.


016  Craft kits (Art and)

This entry was deleted because it was too broad. Only arts and crafts paint kits are in Class 16. Most other hobby kits are classified in Class 28.


029  Cranberry sauce

This is in Class 29 because it is a fruit-based side dish and not a true sauce. Fruit sauces other than applesauce and cranberry sauce are in Class 30.


012  Crankcases for components for motor cars (other than for engines)

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


028  Craps tables [gaming equipment]

On 9-13-2012, the 8-24-2006 entry “Gaming equipment, namely, craps tables” was amended to “Craps tables [gaming equipment].”


012  Crash carts

Crash carts are typically for storing and transporting emergency medicine and equipment to the site of a medical emergency in a hospital. Crash carts are sold empty, and hospitals typically have protocols for stocking and organizing the contents of crash carts.


025  Cravates

05-14-2015: A cravate is a scarf of silk or fine wool, worn around the neck, especially by men.


025  Cravats

05-14-2015: A cravat is a scarf of silk or fine wool, worn around the neck, especially by men.


029  Crawfish, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 11-1-2012 entry “Crawfish [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live crawfish are classified in Class 31.


031  Crayfish [live]

08-04-2011: Deleted the 03-15-1993 entry and replaced it with “Live crayfish” because the entry caused confusion with “Crayfish [not live]” in Class 29.


029  Crayfish, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Crayfish [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live crayfish are classified in Class 31.


029  Crayfish, not live [for human consumption]

On 1-31-2013, the 3-15-1993 entry “Crayfish [not live; for human consumption]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “not live” into the identification. Live crayfish are classified in Class 31.


030  Cream of tartar for food purposes

8/14/08 - Item transferred from Class 1. This is a common ingredient in food and, when used for that purpose, is more appropriately classified in Class 30 than in Class 1 as a chemical (tartaric acid). On 02-02-2012, this 08-14-2008 entry was deleted because it is no long acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system. It is overbroad and includes those goods for food manufacturing and for non-industrial cooking and baking.


001  Cream of tartar for industrial purposes [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


001  Cream of tartar for the food industry [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


030  Cream of tartar for cooking and baking purposes

On 12-06-12, the 01-25-2007 entry was deleted because it is already covered by “Cream of tartar for culinary purposes” and although this wording is acceptable in Class 30, retaining this entry in the Manual may cause confusion about the identification and classification rules for food additives under the Tenth Edition.


030  Cream of tartar for culinary purposes [food additives for non-industrial use]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


003  Creams for cellulite reduction

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


042  Creating an on-line community for men concerned with how to be a better father

04-14-2011: This 12-25-2008 entry was replaced with the following new entry: “Creating an on-line community for {specify users, e.g., land owners concerned with land stewardship, etc.}”


042  Creating an on-line community for recreational athletes for the purpose of connecting players, teams and leagues and organizing game and sports activities

03-20-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Creating and updating advertising material

04-07-2011: This activity involves selection of print or broadcast advertising media and developing marketing strategy and slogans. This activity does not involve graphic design in Class 42 or printing services in Class 40.


042  Creating or maintaining web sites for others

07-21-2011: Deleted the 07-20-2004 entry because use of the term “or” makes it indefinite. Please note that the Manual includes “Creating and maintaining web sites for others,” as an alternative.


035  Creating trademarks for others

04-07-2011: This activity involves the selection of wording, designs, colors, stylization, or other literal and visual elements, to identify a source of goods or services in the marketplace. It does not include graphic design services in Class 42.


042  Creation and provision of web pages to and for third parties

06-23-2011: Deleted the 07-20-2004 entry - although “creating web pages for others” is considered a computer service in Class 42, the service of “providing web pages [featuring information]” should be classified by subject matter.


040  Creation of custom portraits and paintings based on photographs, snapshots or images provided by the customer

04-07-2011: This 08-01-2004 entry was deleted because it is unclear how it differs from portrait painting services in Class 41 and causes confusion.


035  Creation of marketing tools designed to increase a client company's knowledge of customer needs, and its competitors' products and services, pricing, advertising strategy and sales strategy

06-23-11: Deleted the 07-01-2004 entry because “marketing tools” may include brochures and billboards, videos and blogs, and therefore, the entry is overbroad and includes services in multiple classes.


036  Credit agencies in the field of farming

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Credit and cash card payment processing services

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to add “payment processing” in order to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Credit and debit card services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Credit bureau services

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Credit bureaus” to “Credit bureau services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


036  Credit card and debit card services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Credit card and payment card services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Credit card services

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


045  Cremation [funerary services]

06-18-2009 This refers to the memorial or religious service. 11-19-2009 - The 09-18-2009 trilateral entry was deleted because this item has proved to be confusing with actual cremation services in Class 40. The indication of “funerary services” in brackets has not helped applicants understand the service and it has caused confusion both inside and outside of the USPTO.


045  Cremation services

On 01-17-2013, the 06-25-2009 entry was transferred from Class 40 to Class 45 because “Crematorium services” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 45. The French version of the Alphabetical List entry, services de cremation, has the same meaning in French as the word cremation in English.


024  Crib canopies

07-12-12: These goods are classified in Class 24 because they are so closely related to and travel in the same trade channels with crib sheets, crib bumpers, crib skirts, and other bed cover-related goods in Class 24.


042  Crop scouting services in the nature of scientific analysis of pest infestation and crop performance to determine the potential effectiveness of pest control measures

The term, crop scouting, is overbroad and includes services in multiple classes. Specification of the term, crop scouting, is required for classification purposes.


021  Cruet stands for oil or vinegar of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Cruet stands made of precious metals

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Cruet stands of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Cruets of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


036  Cruise ship property services, namely, listing, leasing, brokerage, and management of residential and commercial units aboard cruise ships and financing of same

On 01-01-2016, this 01-04-2006 entry was deleted because the identification includes wording which is broad enough to encompass services in other classes, such as marketing services for temporary accommodations, in Class 35.


029  Crustaceans, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-30-2009 entry “Crustaceans [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live crustaceans are classified in Class 31.


040  Cryogenic preservation

These services were transferred to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. It is considered a treatment of material service.


001  Cryopreservation kits for use in scientific research consisting primarily of sperm freezing medium, in vitro fertilization medium, sperm freezing canister, cans for holding straws filled with semen, and mixing tubes

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


005  Cryopreservation kits for use in in vitro fertilization consisting primarily of sperm freezing medium, in vitro fertilization medium, sperm freezing canister, cans for holding straws filled with semen, and mixing tubes

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


044  Cryotherapy services

Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.


029  Crystallized fruits

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


030  Crystallized gingers

On 04-21-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “ginger” to “gingers” to match a TM5 approved entry.


028  Cube-type puzzles

On 01-28-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “Puzzles [cube-type]” to “Cube-type puzzles” in order to clarify the nature of the goods.


045  Cuddling companionship services

Cuddling companionship services involve non-sexual physical contact, such as an embrace. Cuddling services may be classified in Class 44 when the description indicates that the services are medical or therapeutic in nature.


044  Cuddling therapy services

Cuddling companionship services are in Class 45.


025  Culottes

05-14-2015: Culottes are a divided skirt.


044  Cultivation of fungi for others to produce diesel-like compounds for use in diesel, gasoline, and jet engines

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Cultivation of fungi to produce diesel-like compounds for use in diesel, gasoline, and jet engines

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


001  Cultures of microorganisms other than for medical or veterinary use

On 01-01-2016, this 11-08-2007 entry was amended from “Cultures of microorganisms other than for medical and veterinary use” to “Cultures of microorganisms other than for medical or veterinary use” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


030  Cumin powder

Cumin powder is used as a spice and is classified in Class 30 because “spices” is in Class 30 in the Nice Alphabetical List.


021  Cup holders for vehicles

Goods are in 12 since they are specially adapted for use only in vehicles.


010  Cupping glasses

Cupping glasses are used in therapeutic cupping treatments to draw blood to the surface of the skin.


021  Cups

Paper and plastic cups are also included in this class. They are not classified by material composition.


041  Current events news analysis and features distribution

These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other news-related services were transferred to Class 41 as a result of the restructuring. 11-22-07 - this entry has been found to be vague and confusing as to what these services are so it has been deleted.


018  Curried skins

Curried skins are animal skins that have been treated, especially by incorporating oil or grease (e.g., tanned leather, etc.).


030  Curry [spice mixture only]

Finished curry dishes that contain meats and/or vegetables are in Class 29.


021  Currycombs

Currycombs are hand-operated utensils, similar to brushes, for grooming horses.


020  Curtain rings

All curtain rings are in Class 20 regardless of material composition.


020  Curtain tie-backs in the nature of non-textile curtain holders

Curtain tie-backs in the nature of textile curtain holders are in Class 24. This distinction is based on the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement and the alphabetical list.


024  Curtain tie-backs in the nature of textile curtain holders

06-28-2007 Original entry; 07-29-2010 Inserted the wording “in the nature of textile curtain holders” to distinguish the goods from “Curtain tie-backs in the nature of non-textile curtain holders” in Class 20. This distinction is based on the 9th Edition of the Nice Agreement and the Nice Alphabetical List.


022  Cushioning not of rubber, plastic or paper in the nature of stuffing

On 08-01-2013, this 08-03-2001 entry was amended from “Cushioning not of rubber or plastic in the nature of stuffing” to also exclude “paper.” Padding and stuffing materials are classified by material composition, e.g., of paper in Class 16, of plastics and rubber in Class 17, and not of paper, plastic or rubber in Class 22.


016  Cushioning or padding made of paper for packing purposes

08-01-2013: Padding and stuffing materials are classified by material composition, e.g., of paper in Class 16, of plastics and rubber in Class 17, and not of paper, plastic or rubber in Class 22


030  Custard

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


041  Custom art drawing for others

02-11-2016: These services are classified in Class 41 because they involve the presentation of works of visual art to the public to entertain or engage the attention of people, or for cultural or educational purposes, pursuant to the Class 41 Explanatory Note.


041  Custom art sketching for others

02-11-2016: These services are classified in Class 41 because they involve the presentation of works of visual art to the public to entertain or engage the attention of people, or for cultural or educational purposes, pursuant to the Class 41 Explanatory Note.


041  Custom artwork painting of propane tanks for others

02-11-2016: Custom artwork painting for others is acceptable; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


040  Custom cake decorating services

These services were transferred to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other customized production services were transferred to Class 40 as a result of the restructuring.


040  Custom clothing alteration

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add “custom” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Custom clothing alteration involves making clothing to the order or specification of others. Repair of clothing is classified in Class 37.


040  Custom imprinting of {indicate items, e.g., clothing, glassware, pens, etc.} [This is a printing service; it should not be used to identify the specific items, e.g., T-shirts, which are goods in Class 25, or pens, which are goods in Class 16.]

02-11-2016: Printing is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 40.


040  Custom imprinting of {indicate specific items, e.g., clothing} with messages [This is a printing service; it should not be used to identify the specific items, e.g., T-shirts, which are goods in Class 25.]

On 04-28-2011 - This entry was added to complement the already existing entries by providing for the imprinting of messages on various products. 10-03-2013 - Entry status changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording. 02-11-2016 - Printing is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 40.


040  Custom imprinting of {indicate specific items, e.g., clothing} with decorative designs [This is a printing service; it should not be used to identify the specific items, e.g., T-shirts, which are goods in Class 25.]

01-01-2002 - These services were transferred to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other printing services were transferred to Class 40 as a result of the restructuring. 09-13-2007 - This language covers the SERVICE of imprinting designs on the goods of others; it does not cover the goods themselves with the imprinting on them. 02-11-2016 - Printing is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 40.


040  Custom manufacture of modular components for modular buildings

Construction of modular buildings is in Class 37.


040  Custom manufacture of transportable buildings

Building construction services and construction of other permanent structures, which are not goods in trade, is classified in Class 37. However, transportable buildings are considered goods in trade, and custom manufacturing of goods in trade is in Class 40.


040  Custom manufacture of {indicate goods, e.g., pharmaceuticals, chemotherapy drugs, antibiotic medicines, etc.} by pharmaceutical compounders

Pharmaceutical compounding services encompass the making of individual prescriptions specially formulated for individual patients according to instructions from a physician. However, some pharmaceutical compounders manufacture drugs on a larger scale, and this activity is more accurately described as custom manufacturing in Class 40.


040  Custom manufacturing of prosthetics

6-12-08 - “and fitting” was deleted from the ID. Fitting of prostheses is in Class 44.


041  Custom painting of artwork for others

02-11-2016: These services are classified in Class 41 because they involve the presentation of works of visual art to the public to entertain or engage the attention of people, or for cultural or educational purposes, pursuant to the Class 41 Explanatory Note. Painting services in Class 37, on the other hand, encompass property maintenance-type activities.


041  Custom painting of artwork on {specify, e.g., clothing, bags, pottery, etc.} for others

These services are classified in Class 41 because they involve the presentation of works of visual art to the public to entertain or engage the attention of people, or for cultural or educational purposes, pursuant to the Class 41 Explanatory Note. Painting services in Class 37, on the other hand, encompass property maintenance-type activities. Custom artwork painting for others is acceptable; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Custom painting of artwork in the nature of {indicate, e.g., portraits, designs, etc.} on {specify, e.g., clothing, bags, pottery, etc.} for others

These services are classified in Class 41 because they involve the presentation of works of visual art to the public to entertain or engage the attention of people, or for cultural or educational purposes, pursuant to the Class 41 Explanatory Note. Painting services in Class 37, on the other hand, encompass property maintenance-type activities. Custom artwork painting for others is acceptable; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


037  Custom painting of designs or text on clothing and bags

On 02-11-2016, this 12-10-2009 entry was deleted because it appears to encompass custom painting of artwork, which is classified in Class 41, rather than property maintenance-type painting services in Class 37, but it is unclear. This ID is no longer acceptable in Class 37 or Class 41.


041  Custom painting of decorative artwork on house interiors for others

Custom artwork painting for others is acceptable; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


037  Custom shipbuilding

This service is in Class 37 because it is similar to building construction. Construction of smaller vessels such as boats or yachts are considered custom manufacturing services in Class 40 and should be worded as such.


040  Custom tailoring

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add “custom” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Custom tailoring involves making clothing to the order or specification of others. Repair of clothing is classified in Class 37.


040  Custom tailoring or dressmaking

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add “custom” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Custom tailoring or dressmaking involves making clothing to the order or specification of others. Repair of clothing is classified in Class 37.


040  Custom tailoring services

On 01-01-2015, this 10-08-2009 entry was amended to add “custom” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Custom clothing alteration involves making clothing to the order or specification of others. Repair of clothing is classified in Class 37.


041  Custom writing services for non-advertising purposes

These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other intellectually creative services were transferred to Class 41 as a result of the restructuring. On 4-18-2013, this 1-1-2002 entry was amended from “Custom writing services” to “Custom writing services for non-advertising purposes” to make clear that these services are not classified in Class 35. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 04-18-2013 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “Custom writing services for non-advertising purposes” is overly broad because it could encompass services in multiple classes. For example, personal letter writing is classified in Class 45 and technical writing is classified in Class 42. Please consult the Manual for examples of specific custom writing services.


035  Customer service in the field of retail store services

On 3-24-2011, the 3-5-2009 entry was deleted, because it has proven to be too broad under USPTO standards for specificity required for a recitation of services of this type.


035  Customer services, namely, responding to customers inquiries for others in the field of {indicate specific field} via telephone or other electronic means

On 3-24-2011, the 3-13-2008 entry was amended from “Customer services, providing customer service and product inquiry services via telephone and e-mail for others” to “Customer services, namely, responding to customers inquiries for others in the field of{indicate specific field} via telephone or other electronic means” for clarity.


035  Customer services, namely, responding to customers inquiries for others in the field of {indicate specific field}

On 3-24-2011, the 6-1-2001 entry was modified from “Customer service in the field of {indicate field}” to “Customer services, namely, responding to customers inquiries for others in the field of {indicate specific field}.” Customer service means providing assistance to customers when they have a business problem or concern. It does not mean providing services to customers that should be classified in other classes, e.g., hosting a website is in Class 42.


042  Customization of computer hardware and software

11-24-11: Deleted 10-01-2002 entry because it is partially misclassified and replaced it with “Customizing computer hardware” in Class 37 and “Customizing computer software” in Class 42. The service of customizing goods to the specification of others is generally classified according to the nature of the activity underlying the customization. For example, customization of computer software is in Class 42 because the activity underlying the customization is computer programming in Class 42. In other words, the applicant has to re-program the software so that it meets the customer's criteria. On the other hand, customization of hardware is in Class 37 because the activities underlying the customization are upgrading and modification in 37. Customization usually involves repair and maintenance of existing finished goods, while custom manufacturing of goods involves transforming unfinished or semi-finished goods into finished goods.


028  Customized dolls having a face in the form of a particular adolescent who has unexpectedly or tragically died

06-20-2013: Status changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


040  Customized imprinting of company names and logos on the goods of others, namely, on promotional merchandise, apparel and corporate gifts [This is a printing service; it should not be used to identify the specific items, e.g., apparel or giftware, which are goods in other classes.]

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 04-10-2008 entry is being deleted because it is covered by the existing entry “Customized printing of company names and logos for promotional and advertising purposes on the goods of others” in Class 40. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


040  Customized printing of company names and logos for promotional and advertising purposes on the goods of others

These services were transferred to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other printing services were transferred to Class 40 as a result of the restructuring.


042  Customized software development in the field of traffic and transportation

11-24-11: While this wording is still acceptable, the 05-28-2009 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the new entry “Developing customized software in the field of {indicate field, e.g., traffic and transportation management, etc.} for others” in Class 42. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Customizing computer software by {indicate customization details, e.g., adding custom fields and deadline alerts, etc.}

Customizing computer software is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Customizing computer software

The service of customizing goods to the specification of others is generally classified according to the nature of the activity underlying the customization. For example, customization of computer software is in Class 42 because the activity underlying the customization is computer programming in Class 42. Customization usually involves repair and maintenance of existing finished goods, while custom manufacturing of goods involves transforming unfinished or semi-finished goods into finished goods.


037  Customizing computer hardware

The service of customizing goods to the specification of others is generally classified according to the nature of the activity underlying the customization. For example, customization of computer software is in Class 42 because the activity underlying the customization is computer programming in Class 42. On the other hand, customization of hardware is in Class 37 because the activities underlying the customization are upgrading and modification in 37. Customization usually involves repair and maintenance of existing finished goods, while custom manufacturing of goods involves transforming unfinished or semi-finished goods into finished goods.


037  Customizing sports equipment, namely, {indicate type, e.g., tennis rackets, golf clubs, etc.}

The service of customizing goods to the specification of others is generally classified according to the nature of the activity underlying the customization. Customization usually involves repair and maintenance of existing finished goods, while custom manufacturing of goods involves transforming unfinished or semi-finished goods into finished goods.


037  Customizing machines, namely, {indicate type, e.g., engraving machines, milling machines, etc.}

The service of customizing goods to the specification of others is generally classified according to the nature of the activity underlying the customization. For example, customization of computer software is in Class 42 because the activity underlying the customization is computer programming in Class 42. On the other hand, customization of automobiles is in Class 37 because the activities underlying the customization are vehicle maintenance and modification in 37. Customization usually involves repair and maintenance of existing finished goods, while custom manufacturing of goods involves transforming unfinished or semi-finished goods into finished goods.


036  Customs brokerage

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, the Nice Alphabetical List entry “customs brokerage” was changed to “financial customs brokerage services.” Under Nice 10-2016, “customs brokerage” is overly broad because the services are not clearly limited to financial services in Class 36.


003  Cuticle cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


008  Cutlery of precious metals

Cutlery is an acceptable identification in Class 8 without reference to material content. However, identification of material composition may be required during examination of marks that feature such terminology. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information.


007  Cutting blow pipes, gas-operated

Cutting blow pipes, gas-operated is an entry in the Nice Alphabetical List of Goods.


004  Cutting fluids

01-03-13: Cutting fluid is a type of coolant and lubricant designed specifically for metalworking and machining processes. These goods are classified in Class 4 in the Nice Alphabetical List because they are typically comprised of oils and function, at least in part, as lubricants.


007  Cutting machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods. Cutting machines is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Cuttlefish, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 8-4-2011 entry “Cuttlefish [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live cuttlefish are classified in Class 31.


005  Cytostatics for pharmaceutical purposes

Cytostatics are agents used to inhibit cell growth and division.


019  Dado rails

These goods are pieces of decorative wood fixed above the floor along the walls of a room.


044  Dairy farming services

To be a service, an activity must be primarily for the benefit of someone other than the applicant. TMEP §1301.01(a)(ii). Therefore, operating a wheat farm, for example, for the purpose of growing, harvesting, and selling wheat for further manufacture, is not a considered wheat farming service under the Trademark Act because, although the manufacturers derive an incidental benefit, the farming activities primarily benefit the farmer. Farming activities must be rendered for others to be considered a service within the meaning of the Trademark Act.


009  Daisy wheel printers

01-01-2016: Daisy wheel printers are typically used for printing documents. In contrast, 3D printers are additive manufacturing machines that create or build three-dimensional solid objects by laying down successive layers of material, and thus, are classified as “machines” which is in the Class Heading for Class 7.


024  Damask

06-04-2015: Damask is a thick usually shiny cloth that has patterns woven into it.


015  Dampers for musical instruments

Dampers are used to modify the sounds of musical instruments by diminishing the vibrations of strings or softening the tone of brass instruments.


044  Dance movement therapy for {indicate group or individual, e.g., children, veterans, caregivers, etc.}

Dance movement therapy is acceptable wording in Class 44; further specification as to the particular group or individual receiving the therapy is acceptable, but it is not required.


028  Dart point sharpeners

08-14-2014 - Dart point sharpeners are classified in Class 28 as game equipment. Although sharpening instruments are generally classified in Class 8, dart point sharpeners are classified as game equipment because they are for use by the players in the course of playing the game of darts.


038  Data and voice telecommunications

The language of this entry is too broad; it encompasses all telecommunication activities.


042  Data mining

This is a search and analysis service. It involves looking for data on user defined topics and analyzing that data as requested by the user.


035  Data processing services in the field of {specify field or industry, e.g., healthcare, transportation, payroll, etc.} [this does not include payment or claims processing]

Data processing is an acceptable identification; further clarifying the particular field is permissible but not required. However, processing of payments or claims (e.g., insurance claims processing, and credit card payment processing services) are Class 36 services.


009  Data synchronization cables

Data synchronization cables are used to synchronize data stored on two devices - usually a computer and a small mobile device, such as a smartphone or personal digital assistant.


042  Data warehousing

Data warehousing is not a storage service. It is used to refer to the programming for a large database that is designed for the fast processing of the data in it. As such, it is a programming service in 42.


045  Dating services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Dating services, namely, providing an on-line computer database featuring single people interested in meeting other single people

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Day-care centres [day-nurseries]

On 10-6-2011, this 01-08-2009 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is too similar to existing entry for “Providing day care centers.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


036  Debit card services

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, credit card services, debit card services, or other payment card services are indefinite and overly broad because the nature of the activity provided is unclear. The common name of the activity provided in connection with credit cards, debit cards, or the like should be specified, e.g., processing of credit card payments, in Class 36.


036  Debt collection agency services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was amended from “Debt collection agencies” to “Debt collection agency services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


028  Deck grips for sports equipment boards, namely, {specify, e.g., surfboards, body boards, paddleboards, etc.}

On 01-01-2016, this 12-20-2012 entry was modified to replace “paddle boards” with “paddleboards” in order to align the spelling of the term with other Manual entries.


009  Decontamination showers

Decontamination showers are classified in Class 9 as life-saving apparatus.


009  Decorative and fanciful items for covering of, and for use in connection with protective helmets, excluding stickers

4-22-10 - “excluding stickers” was added to the 7/1/04 entry. Decorative stickers for helmets are in Class 16 with other stickers. There is an entry for that item in Class 16. These items are more in the nature of 3-dimensional decorations that are affixed to helmets.


026  Decorative backpack charms

Decorative backpack charms are classified in Class 26 because the goods are similar in function to passementerie, which is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 26. Passementerie is ornamental trimming made of braid, beading, or similar materials.


014  Decorative boxes made of precious metal

This entry was transferred due to the restructuring that was implemented in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement. 10-29-09 - The 1-1-07 transfer of these goods to Class 6 was incorrect. The Nice Alphabetical List has precious metal boxes in Class 14. Therefore, these goods have been transferred to Class 14.


006  Decorative boxes made of non-precious metal

11-12-09 - the 4-2-91 entry “metal decorative boxes” was changed to “decorative boxes made of non-precious metal.” Decorative boxes made of precious metal are in IC 14 and the 4-2-91 wording could have included the precious metal boxes also.


002  Decorative coating for masonry blocks and monolithic walls, namely, coatings comprised of cement synthetic plasters

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


020  Decorative crosses made of {indicate bone, ivory, plaster, plastic, wax, wood}

On 05-28-2015, this 10-04-2012 entry was amended to replace “wood” with “{indicate bone, ivory, plaster, plastic, wax, wood}” in order to provide a broader entry.


019  Decorative glass for building

On 11-12-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for building]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


021  Decorative glass, not for building

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified from “Decorative glass [not for building]” to “Decorative glass, not for building” to clarify the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 21. Decorative glass for building is classified in Class 19.


011  Decorative grills made of non-metal non-combustible materials for use in decorating evacuation ducts, air inlets, and hot air outlets of fireplaces

09-13-2012: These goods are in Class 11 because they are closely related to heating apparatus.


019  Decorative hearth extensions in the nature of fireproof tiles made of non-metal, non-combustible materials used to decorate and protect the floor surface immediately in front of fireplaces

On 09-13-2013, this 09-30-2010 entry was modified by inserting “non-metal” into the ID to make clear the justification for classifying these goods in Class 19 as non-metal building materials.


037  Decorative interior house painting services

House painting is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


026  Decorative novelty tacks for pinning drapery or clothing to aid in making alterations

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


037  Decorative painting services

On 02-11-2016, this 02-05-2009 entry was deleted because it is indefinite and overbroad and may include interior house painting services in Class 37 and custom painting of artwork for others in Class 41. This ID is no longer acceptable.


003  Decorative transfers for use as cosmetics

“Decorative transfers for use as cosmetics” include items such as body art stickers, temporary tattoo transfers, and self-adhesive body jewels applied to the skin for beautification or improvement of one's appearance. Decalcomanias and transfers in the nature of temporary or removable tattoos are classified in Class 16 when not for use as cosmetics.


020  Decorative wall plaques

9/25/08 This item was deleted pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement in which plaques without any language identifying their material composition were deleted. Now plaques are classified according to their material composition.


011  Deep fat fryers

01-17-13: These goods are in the nature of electric or gas powered cooking appliances. Because these goods are generally powered by electricity or some other source, applicants are not required to say “Electric” or “Gas-powered.” Non-electric deep fryers are classified in Class 21 as cooking utensils, however, and applicants are required to say “Non-electric,” if accurate.


001  Defoliants

These goods were transferred from Class 5 because they are in the Nice Agreement in Class 1


003  Degreaser [or degreasing preparations] for use on [indicate specific type of surface or field of use, e.g., floors, automotive engines, industrial machines]

This entry was deleted because the Nice Agreement classifies degreasers for use in manufacturing processes in Class 1 and degreasers not used in manufacturing processes in Class 3. Both items were encompassed in this Class 3 entry so it was deleted. The entries Degreasing preparations [used in manufacturing processes] for use on [indicate specific type of surface or field of use] in Class 1 and Degreasing preparations [not used in manufacturing processes] for use on [indicate specific type of surface or field of use] in Class 3 were added in its place.


007  Degreasing machines for use on {indicate specific type of surface or field of use}

5-14-09 - “Degreasers [machines]” in 3/15/93 entry changed to “Degreasing machines” to avoid confusion with Class 3 degreaser preparations since the ID would appear in a TEAS Plus application without the bracketed word “machines.”


011  Dehumidifiers for household purposes

On 04-19-2012, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted from the Manual because it is already covered by the existing entry “Dehumidifiers” in Class 11; this wording is still acceptable, however. 10-24-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example. Entry modified to remove square brackets around “for household purposes.” While the use may be indicated, it is not required.


001  Deinked pulp

Deinked pulp is the raw material that remains after the ink is removed from the pulp fibers as part of the paper recycling process. Deinked pulp is used for further manufacture of recycled paper.


043  Delicatessen services [restaurants]

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


039  Delivery of {indicate goods, e.g., coffee, chocolate, etc.} to club members on a periodic basis

These services are classified in Class 39 because the primary purpose of the service is the delivery of goods for others. In this case, the service providers are making the physical delivery of the goods to the consumers. On 02-21-2013, this 02-14-2013 entry, “{Indicate theme, e.g., Coffee, wine, etc.} club services featuring periodic shipments of {indicate goods, e.g., coffee, wine, etc.} to members” was changed to the current wording to make clear the nature of the services actually rendered by the service providers.


039  Delivery of cigars to cigar club members on a periodic basis

On 02-21-2013, the 03-19-2009 entry was changed from “Cigar club services featuring periodic shipments of cigars to members” to “Delivery of cigars to cigar club members on a periodic basis” to make clear the nature of the services actually rendered by the service providers.


039  Delivery of food by restaurants

07-09-2015: These services are classified in Class 39 because “Delivery of food” is listed first as the primary service. The means by which the goods are delivered is secondary in this case.


039  Delivery of gift baskets with selected items regarding a particular occasion or theme

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


039  Delivery of messages by courier

On 07-09-2015, this 01-08-2009 entry of “Delivery of messages [courier]” was amended to “Delivery of messages by courier,” for clarity.


038  Delivery of personalized greeting cards to others via electronic mail

On 07-24-2014, this 10-01-2004 entry was deleted because it was causing confusion as to what the services entailed. Providing temporary use of non-downloadable software for selecting electronic cards, personalizing them with users own messages and sending them via e-mail is classified in Class 42.


039  Delivery of wine to wine club members on a periodic basis

On 02-21-2013, the 04-19-2007 entry was changed from “Wine club services featuring periodic shipments of wine to members” to “Delivery of wine to wine club members on a periodic basis” to make clear the nature of the services actually rendered by the service providers.


021  Demijohns

Demijohns are large, narrow-necked bottles commonly used for transporting bulk fluids, such as water.


040  Demolition services, not buildings

Destruction of objects is a material alteration of that object; therefore, it is appropriately classified in Class 40. Demolition of buildings is in Class 37. On 01-17-2013, the 01-01-2002 entry was modified by deleting the brackets around the wording “not buildings” making this wording a part of the ID and making clear the nature of the services.


010  Dental burs

Dental burs are instruments for cutting hard tissue, such as tooth or bone.


044  Dental consultations provided via {specify, e.g., telephone, the internet, etc.}

“Dental consultations” is acceptable wording; further specification of the mode by which the consultations are provided is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Dental hygienist services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


010  Dental implants [made of artificial materials]

Note added on 3-21-2013 - A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is anchored in the gums or jawbone to replace a missing tooth.


040  Dental laboratories

This service was transferred from Class 42 to Class 40 because a dental laboratory is an enterprise that makes false teeth. Therefore, it is appropriately classified in Class 40 with other fabrication services. It is not a laboratory in the scientific sense so Class 42 is not the proper class for this activity.


005  Dental rinse

On 07-05-2012, this 04-02-1991 entry “dental rinse” was deleted. The identification must indicate whether the dental rinses are medicated or non-medicated for classification in Classes 5 and 3 respectively.


003  Dentifrice

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


044  Dentist services

This covers the services provided by a dentist. Note that other dental-services, such as dental laboratory services, may be in classes other than Class 44.


044  Dentistry services

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Dentistry” to “Dentistry services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


044  Dentistry services in the field of {specify, e.g., teeth whitening, oral surgery, TMJ treatment, etc.}

“Dentistry” is an acceptable identification; further specifying the practice specialty is acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Deodorant for personal use

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


003  Deodorants and antiperspirants

This refers to the combined item - not two separate items. The term “deodorant” cannot be used by itself since it includes goods in Class 5 if not for personal use or combined with an antiperspirant.


003  Deodorants and antiperspirants for personal use

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


003  Deodorants for animals

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body (human or animal) are in Class 5.


003  Deodorants for body care

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


005  Deodorants for clothing or textiles

Transferred from Class 3 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement. Note that deodorants for personal use (use on the body of human or animal) are in Class 3


003  Deodorants for personal use [perfumery]

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


005  Deodorizers for {indicate goods, e.g., automobiles, carpet, shoes, household pet litter boxes, etc.} [not for personal use]

Note that deodorants and deodorizers for personal use (use on the body of humans or animals) are in Class 3.


003  Depilatory creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


CLASS  DESCRIPTIONS

NOTES


042  Design and development of networks

05-26-11: Deleted the 07-20-2004 entry because “networks” has multiple meanings and therefore, the identification is indefinite.


042  Design and development of computer-modeled versions of human beings using computer animation for use in movies, television, internet and other applications

04-14-2011: Deleted the 08-21-2008 entry because it is covered by the existing Manual entries “Computer graphics design services, namely, creating of {indicate specific computer graphics being designed, e.g., 3D computer models, animations, etc.}” and “Animation design for others” On 07-04-2013, the 08-21-2008 entry was modified by replacing “creation” with “development” for clarity, and the status of this entry was changed from “D” “ Deleted to “X” “ Example to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Design and development of computer-modeled versions of human beings using computer animation for use in movies, television, internet, games and other applications

04-14-2011: Deleted the 08-28-2008 entry because it is covered by the existing Manual entries “Computer graphics design services, namely, creating of {indicate specific computer graphics being designed, e.g., 3D computer models, animations, etc.}” and “Animation design for others” On 07-04-2013, the 08-28-2008 entry was modified by replacing “creation” with “development” for clarity, and the status of this entry was changed from “D” “ Deleted to “X” “ Example to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Design and development of information and databases

This language has proved too broad for continued acceptance in the USPTO.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for signal amplification and transmission

05-26-11: Deleted the 06-18-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for producing, recording and processing digital and analogue signals

05-26-11: Deleted the 06-18-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for processing and distribution of multimedia contents

05-26-11: Deleted the 05-21-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for multimedia data storing and recalling

05-26-11: Deleted the 05-21-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for digital signal processing

05-26-11: Deleted the 05-21-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for data and multimedia content conversion from and to different protocols

05-26-11: Deleted the 05-21-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for compression and decompression of multimedia contents

05-26-11: Deleted the 05-21-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of software and hardware for audio and video operators

05-26-11: Deleted the 05-21-2009 entry because this classification principle is already covered by the following, existing entry on the Trilateral Partners Approved List, “Design and development of computer hardware and software”. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Design and development of {indicate tangible item(s) or visual display(s), e.g., machinery, computer software, graphic arts, etc.} [Landscape design, garden design, and golf course design are exceptions - those services are in Class 44]

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


042  Design and development and consulting services related thereto in the field of custom home theatre audio and visual systems

On 5-5-2011, this 3-5-2009 ID was deleted and replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry. Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36 and 41, respectively.


036  Design and development of insurance policies for others

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


035  Design and production of the advertising content of banners and signs for advertising, promotional, or marketing purposes

On 09-26-2013, the 07-25-2013 entry “Design and production of banners and signs for advertising, promotional, or marketing purposes” was amended to “Design and production of the advertising content of banners and signs for advertising, promotional, or marketing purposes” in order to clarify that the services involve designing the intangible advertising content and not designing tangible paper goods or providing graphic design services. Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively. Graphic design services are classified in Class 42.


042  Design for others in the field of {specify tangible item(s) or visual display(s), e.g., machinery, computer software, graphic arts, etc.} [Landscape design, garden design, and golf course design are exceptions - those services are in Class 44]

This does not include design of advertising or marketing materials which are in Class 35. 05-26-2011: Amended the 4-2-1991 entry by changing the bracketed portion {“indicate specific field, e.g., computers, engineering, clothing} to “{specify tangible item(s) or visual display(s), e.g., machinery, computer software, graphic arts, etc.} [Landscape design, garden design, and golf course design are exceptions - those services are in Class 44]” to make clear that design of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising (35), insurance policies (36), and educational curriculum (41), are classified according to subject matter.


035  Design of advertising materials for others

05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in Classes 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


035  Design of business surveys

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


042  Design of computer databases

On 04-02-2015, the 12-03-2009 entry, “Design of computer database” was amended to “Design of computer databases” to match the TM5 approved entry.


042  Design of custom paintings

On 06-05-2014, this 09-14-2006 entry was deleted because it was causing confusion. Custom painting of artwork for others is classified in Class 41.


042  Design of geological surveys

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


035  Design of internet advertising

05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in Classes 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


042  Design of land surveys

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


035  Design of marketing surveys

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


042  Design of oil-field surveys

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


035  Design of public opinion surveys

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


035  Design of the advertising content of flyers for others

05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively. On 09-26-2013, the 09-13-2007 entry “Design of advertising flyers for others” was amended to “Design of the advertising content of flyers for others” in order to clarify that the services involve designing the intangible advertising content and not designing tangible paper goods or providing graphic design services. Graphic design services are classified in Class 42.


035  Design of the advertising content of brochures for others

6-18-09 - Class of 2-12-09 entry changed from Class 42 to be consistent with entries for design of other advertising materials in Class 35. 05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively. On 09-26-2013, the entry “Design of advertising brochures for others” was amended to “Design of the advertising content of brochures for others” in order to clarify that the services involve designing the intangible advertising content and not designing tangible paper goods or providing graphic design services. Graphic design services are classified in Class 42.


040  Design printing for others

These services were transferred to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. This entry and other printing services were transferred to Class 40 as a result of the restructuring.


042  Design, creation, hosting, maintenance of websites for others

01-09-2014: “Design, creation, hosting, maintenance of websites for others” is an acceptable identification in Class 42. While the type of websites may be indicated, it is not required.


042  Design, development and consulting services in the field of software for content management

On 5-5-2011, this 5-21-2009 ID was deleted and replaced with a fill-in-the-blank entry. Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36 and 41, respectively.


042  Design, development, and consulting services related thereto in the field of {specify tangible item(s) or visual display(s) being designed and developed, e.g., machinery, computer software, graphic arts, etc.} [Landscape design, garden design, and golf course design are exceptions - those services are in Class 44]

On 5-5-2011, this 10-4-2007 ID was amended from “Design, development, and consulting services related thereto in the field of home and workplace automation hardware and software” to a fill-in-the-blank entry. Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36 and 41, respectively.


042  Designing {indicate tangible item(s) or visual display(s), e.g., machinery, computer software, graphic arts, etc.} [Landscape design, garden design, and golf course design are exceptions - those services are in Class 44]

Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


042  Designing and creating web sites for others

On 05-14-2015, the 12-03-2009 entry, “Design and creating web sites for others” was amended to “Designing and creating web sites for others” to match the TM5 approved entry.


042  Designing and developing websites in the field of {specify, e.g., sports, marketing, etc.} for {indicate consumers, e.g., professional sports teams, advertising agencies, etc.}

Website design and development for others is acceptable; further specification of the field or particular consumer is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Designing and developing websites in the field of {specify, e.g., sports, marketing, etc.} for others

Website design and development for others” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the field of the website is acceptable, but it is not required.


042  Designing, creating, maintaining and hosting online retail and electronic commerce websites for others

04-14-2011: Deleted the 10-25-2010 entry and replaced it with the new entry “Designing, creating, maintaining, and hosting {indicate type of website, e.g., electronic commerce, etc.} websites for others” 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example. 01-01-2014: Designing, creating, maintaining and hosting websites for others is an acceptable identification in Class 42. While the type of websites may be indicated, it is not required.


042  Designing, creating, maintaining, and hosting {indicate type of website, e.g., electronic commerce, etc.} websites for others

01-01-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. “Design, creation, hosting, maintenance of websites for others” is acceptable wording in Class 42; while the type of websites may be indicated, it is not required.


041  Desktop publishing for others

This service was erroneously classified in Class 40 until the current effective date. These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Desktop statuary made of {indicate china, crystal, earthenware, glass, porcelain, terra cotta}

11-01-2005 - Terra cotta has been deleted from the list of materials - it is a form of clay and goods made of this substance are in 19. 04-23-2015 - Terra cotta was previously deleted from the list of materials, but has been reinserted because it is a Class 21 figure composition in the Nice Agreement.


042  Detection of contaminants in water

On 07-04-2013, the previously deleted entry (deleted on 03-17-2011) was modified by deleting “Consulting in the field of environmental protection, namely” because it created ambiguity. Additionally, the status of this entry was changed from “D” Deleted to “X” Example to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Detection of contaminants in {indicate material, e.g. soil, waste and/or water}

“Environmental services” lead-in in 20040801 entry deleted to avoid confusion.


045  Detective agency services

01-01-2002: This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2002 entry was amended from “Detective agencies” to “Detective agency services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


045  Detective investigations

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. The investigations in this class are investigations being done for the safety of persons or entities. Hence, a pre-employment background investigation is in class 45 because such investigations are done to ensure the safety of current employees and the business of the employer. Similarly, investigations of insurance claims are in class 45 because they are done to ensure that the claimant is not committing a fraud on the insurance company. Investigations that are NOT in this class are those that have a different purpose than ensuring safety i.e. a business investigation, looking at the processes of business (class 35) or a financial investigation that determines the financial soundness of a company (class 36), or a scientific investigation (class 42).


042  Developing accreditation standards for {indicate type of organization or nature of services, e.g., law schools, legal education services, etc.} to the order and specification of others

This description encompasses the technical analysis for establishing criteria, which are later applied by accrediting bodies. This description should not be used by accrediting bodies (unless the accreditors are performing the services for others). This description should not be used in connection with accreditation marks, which are used by third parties to indicate that their services are “accredited” or approved by the accrediting body. See TMEP §1306.06 et seq.


042  Developing and implementing customized plans for improving computer security and preventing criminal activity for businesses and governmental agencies

11-18-10 - The entry of 2-5-09 was amended to add the word “computer” before the term “security” to clarify the classification of these services. 11-17-2011: [insert date] Deleted the 11-18-2010 entry because the nature of the services in ambiguous and appears to include services in Classes 42 and 45.


042  Developing and managing application software for delivery of multi-media content provided by museums and other tour venues for use on multiple types of wireless mobile devices

On 11-15-2012, this 6-4-2009 entry was modified to delete “and databases” from the identification, because database management identifies a Class 35 service.


042  Developing customized software for others

11-17-2011: Amended the 05-01-2008 entry from “Customized software development services” to “Developing customized software for others”.


035  Developing customized personnel management materials for others

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 06-10-2010 entry is being amended from “Development of customized personnel management materials for others, namely, development of customized employee manuals and handbooks” to “Developing customized personnel management materials for others” to make it more concise and useful to a broader range of users.


041  Developing international student exchange programs

01.01.2002 - “Sponsoring, developing, and carrying out international student exchange programs” was added to the Manual; 02.10.11 - Deleted “Sponsoring” and “carrying out” because those terms are indefinite and because this entry in Class 41 was frequently confused with “Administering study abroad programs for college students” Class 35.


041  Development and dissemination of printed educational materials of others in the field of {indicate subject matter}

On 08-22-2013, this 03-15-1993 entry was amended from “Development and dissemination of educational materials of others in the field of {indicate subject matter}” to insert the word, “printed,” to make clear the rationale for classification in Class 41. This service does not include development of software in Class 42.


042  Development of customized software for others for use in risk assessment, information security, business analysis, audit and audit planning, and sales management

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 05-01-2008 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Developing customized software for others” and the new entry “Developing customized software in the field of {indicate field, e.g., traffic and transportation management, etc.} for others” in Class 42. 20130829


035  Development of marketing strategies, concepts and tactics, namely, audience development, brand awareness, customer relations, online community building and digital word of mouth communications

On 5-26-2011, this 10-28-2010 entry was deleted because it is so similar to an existing Manual entry. On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


042  Development, updating and maintenance of software and database systems

On 5-23-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry was modified to replace “data bases” with “databases” in order to make the spelling of the wording consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results. On 01-01-2014, the 05-23-2013 entry “Development, updating and maintenance of software and databases” was amended to “Development, updating and maintenance of software and database systems.” “Database system” refers collectively to the database model, database management system (a software system designed to allow the definition, creation, querying, update, and administration of databases), and database content.


020  Device for scratching pets and humans, namely, a glove for scratching pets and humans

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Device for testing the function and effectiveness of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and heat detectors featuring an aerosol spray

11-29-2012: The original entry from 07-01-2004 was reworded to indicate the goods are a device featuring an aerosol spray to justify classification in Class 9.


009  DIACs

DIAC is an acronym for “diode for alternating current,” and it is the common commercial name for a diode used to switch AC voltage.


005  Diagnostic media for bacteriological cultures

All types of bacteriological nutritive media are in Class 5 whether they are for medical or scientific or research use because the wording Media for bacteriological cultures appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. Diagnostic media for bacteria are special mixtures of nutrient substances on which microorganisms are grown to determine the species to which they belong.


001  Diagnostic preparations for clinical or medical laboratory use

Transferred from Class 5 - original entry was from 1991 when this item was in Class 5 in the Nice Alphabetical List.


001  Diagnostic reagents for clinical or medical laboratory use

Transferred from Class 5 since these are specifically NOT for medical use.


001  Diagnostic reagents for in vitro use in biochemistry, clinical chemistry and microbiology

Transferred from Class 5 since these are specifically NOT for medical use.


010  Dialyzers

Dialyzers are medical apparatus used in kidney dialysis treatment.


014  Diamond jewelry

Jewelry is an acceptable identification of goods in Class 14. However, identification of material composition may be required during examination of marks that feature such terminology. See TMEP §1203.02.(f)(i) for further information.


020  Diaper changing mats

Transferred from Class 24 following discussion at Nice Agreement meeting.


005  Diapers for dogs

On 01-01-2013, this 08-01-2005 entry was transferred from Class 18 to Class 5 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013, effective 1-1-13.


005  Diapers for pets

Effective 01-01-2013, this item appears in Class 5 in the Nice Alphabetical List making uniform the classification of diapers for babies, adults, and pets.


001  Diatomite

Diatomite refers to diatomaceous earth, a fine-grained rock comprised of diatom particles and deposited in oceans. This raw material has various applications and may be used for absorbing, insulating, or filtering purposes. Diatomaceous earth is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1.


016  Dictionaries featuring {indicate subject matter, e.g., colors, legal terminology, illustrations, etc.}

Dictionaries is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Diesel engines for {indicate specific vehicle} [other than land vehicles]

Engines for land vehicles are in Class 12.


012  Diesel engines for land vehicles

Complete motors and engines for land vehicles are in Class 12, however, parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder, pistons and other parts essential to their working such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


005  Dietary and nutritionally fortified food products adapted for medical use

1-1-2012 This entry of 8-9-2007 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


005  Dietary drink mix for use as a meal replacement

1-1-2012 This entry of 4-2-1991 has been deleted because it is too broad for classification under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, which makes clear that meal replacement drinks adapted for medical use are in Class 5, and meal replacement drinks not for medical purposes are classified as food or beverages in Classes 29-33 are classified as food or beverages depending on how those goods are specified.


005  Dietary fiber as an additive for food products

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-1-2004 was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The entries “dietary fiber to aid digestion” and “dietary fiber for treating constipation” have been added to the US ID Manual to make clear the purpose of the goods. Dietary fiber is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5.


005  Dietary supplement drink mixes

On 1-1-2012, the 04-02-1991 entry “Meal replacement and dietary supplement drink mixes” was amended by deleting “Meal replacement and” because that portion of the ID is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Meal replacement bars and drinks adapted for medical use are in Class 5, and meal replacement bars and drinks not for medical purposes are in Classes 29-33 depending on the nature of the goods.


005  Dietetic beverages adapted for medical purposes

1-1-2012 This entry of 6-3-2010 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


005  Dietetic foods adapted for medical use

1-1-2012 This entry of 8-11-2004 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


005  Dietetic foods adapted for medical purposes

1-1-2012 This entry of 6-3-2010 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


005  Dietetic foods, namely, {indicate types of food, e.g., pasta, crackers, etc.} adapted for medical use

Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, descriptions of dietetic foods in Class 5 must either specify that they are adapted for medical use or otherwise make clear that the food is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food (e.g., bread, crackers, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


044  Dietitian services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


035  Digital advertising services

Digital advertising refers to a form of advertising that uses the digital media such as the Internet to attract customers.


009  Digital colour printers for documents

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to add “for documents” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


042  Digital compression of {indicate specific matter, e.g. motion pictures, business files, computer data}

10-8-09 - the 2-20-96 entry was transferred from Class 40 since compression is an electronic conversion process in Class 42 and not a material treatment in Class 40.


042  Digital enhancement and manipulation of radiological data by means of computerized software for use in the field of {indicate subject matter or field, e.g., dental implants, oil well processes}

20100607 - Moved from Class 40 to Class 42 because this is a computer service and does not involve physical material alteration.


009  Digital entertainment systems for watching, storing and sharing digital content on a home computer network

On 02-05-2015, this 03-06-2008 entry was deleted because it is indefinite. Specifically, the primary parts or components of the digital entertainment systems must be specified under USPTO identification policy.


042  Digital image correction, restoration and enhancement of {specify media, e.g., videos, etc.}

These services refer to digital or computerized processes in Class 42, and not material treatment in Class 40.


042  Digital image correction services of videos

10-8-09 - the 6-1-01 entry was transferred from Class 40 since digital image correction is an electronic process in Class 42 and not a material treatment in Class 40.


041  Digital imaging services [photography]

This was transferred from Class 40. It is a photography service and photography is in Class 41.This is the actual taking of photographs using digital means, NOT digital manipulation of an existing photograph, which is a Class 42 service. See, e.g. “electronic imaging.”


009  Digital photo frames for displaying {indicate what is being displayed, e.g., digital pictures, video clips, etc.}

On 12-13-2012, this 4-1-2006 entry was amended from “Digital photo frames for displaying digital pictures, video clips and music” to the above fill-in-the-blank entry.


041  Digital video, audio, and multimedia publishing services

This service is different from providing the publication itself. This service encompasses the presentation of the works online, not providing the work itself.


042  Digitization of documents [scanning]

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 1-13-2011 was revised to add the term “[scanning]” pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


024  Dimity

06-04-2015: Dimity is a sheer usually corded cotton fabric of plain weave in checks or stripes.


029  Dip mixes [excluding those for making salsa and other sauces and Class 30 based dips such as chocolate or caramel used as dips]

8-12-10 - Note was clarified by adding that the item in Class 29 excluded sweet dips, such as, chocolate or caramel dips that would be in Class 30.


029  Dips [excluding salsa and other sauces and Class 30 based dips such as chocolate or caramel used as dips]

8-12-10 - Note was clarified by adding that the item in Class 29 excluded sweet dips, such as, chocolate or caramel dips that would be in Class 30.


035  Direct marketing services

1-1-2012 Amended this entry of 9-1-2004 by inserting “services” to make clear that the purpose of the service is the promotional marketing of goods or services of others.


040  Direct-to-garment printing services

02-11-2016: Printing is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 40.


036  Discount securities brokerage services

Inserted “securities” before “brokerage” to make the nature of the brokerage service clear.


021  Dish drainers

Dish drainers are drying racks for dishes.


021  Dishers [kitchen utensils]

Dishers are hand-operated scooping utensils, with hemispherical-shaped scoops, commonly used to serve ice cream and properly portion cookie dough, cupcake batter, and other foods to ensure that the items are cooked or baked evenly.


021  Dishers for {indicate, e.g., ice cream, melon balls, etc.} [kitchen utensils]

Dishers is acceptable in Class 21; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


021  Dishers for serving or portioning {indicate, e.g., meatballs, cupcake batter, etc.} [kitchen utensils]

Dishers is acceptable in Class 21; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Disintegrators for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods. The term “Disintegrators” is not acceptable under current US identification policy because the purpose or use of the goods is unclear.


009  Disks, magnetic

On 06-02-2016, this 12-24-2015 entry was deleted because it is indefinite in Class 9. Descriptions of magnetic disks must indicate that the goods are blank, if accurate. Descriptions of recorded magnetic disks must indicate the subject matter or field of the recording, or the function of the recorded software program, if accurate. Examples of definite wording include blank magnetic disks, magnetic disks featuring collegiate basketball tournament highlights, and magnetic disks for computers for database management in Class 9.


044  Dispensing of pharmaceuticals

This is the providing of medication in a medical care environment, for example, in a hospital or clinic.


001  Dispersions of plastics for use in the manufacture of {indicate general nature of items, e.g., lacquers, printing inks, etc., or indicate for a wide variety of goods, if accurate}

A dispersion is a suspension of dispersed particles in a gas, liquid, or solid substance. These goods are classified in Class 1 based on the Nice Alphabetical List entry “Dispersions of plastics.”


020  Display cases for {indicate merchandise, e.g., cosmetics, etc.}

“Display cases” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the purpose of the goods is acceptable, but it is not required.


020  Display racks for {indicate merchandise, e.g., cosmetics, etc.}

“Display racks” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the purpose of the goods is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Display screen protectors for providing shade and privacy specially adapted to electronic devices, namely, {indicate specific device, e.g., laptops, cell phones, personal digital assistants, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

NOTE: On 12-06-2012, this 12-11-2008 entry “Display protector to provide shade and privacy for electronic devices having screens” was amended to justify classification in Class 9. Since these goods are specially adapted for use with a particular electronic device, classification of the electronic device controls classification of the screen protector. As previously written, the ID would include display protectors or plastic films for gaming devices since all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class Heading under the 10th Edition. Thus, the ID should indicate the specific electronic device for proper classification.


030  Disposable cups with a tea-filled pouch ultrasonically welded to one side of the bottom of the cup, which allows the natural fiber pouch to float near the bottom

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


016  Disposable diapers

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-2-1991 was deleted. Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, all diapers for humans, including baby diapers and diapers for adult incontinence, are in Class 5. However, this identification is indefinite because it does not specify whether these goods are for babies or adults.


016  Disposable envelopes configured to receive one or more pieces of used chewing gum

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Disposable gloves for home use

These gloves are for protection of skin and nails from harshness of cleaning products, etc. They are not gloves that protect from serious injury as the protective gloves for industrial use in Class 9 do.


016  Disposable house training pads for pets

The wording house training (British English) is synonymous to housebreaking (American English) and refers to the process of training domesticated animals to excrete outdoors rather than inside the house.


010  Disposable hypodermic syringes for medical use

Disposable syringes is acceptable wording. Hypodermic syringes is also acceptable wording. Further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


009  Disposable latex gloves for laboratory use

06-25-2015: Gloves for laboratory purposes is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


016  Disposable nappies

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 6-1-2001 was deleted. Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, all diapers (nappies) for humans, including baby diapers and diapers for adult incontinence, are in Class 5. However, this identification is indefinite because it does not specify whether these goods are for babies or adults.


005  Disposable pet diapers

On 01-01-2013, this 09-01-2005 entry was transferred from Class 18 to Class 5 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013, effective 1-1-13.


009  Disposable plastic gloves for laboratory use

06-25-2015: Gloves for laboratory purposes is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Disposable serving spoons

The word “serving” was added to “disposable spoons.” Regular tableware spoons that are used to eat with are in Class 8 with all other knives, forks and spoons of that type.


005  Disposable swim diapers for children and infants

On 11-01-12, this 12-01-2004 entry was modified by replacing “pants” with “diapers” and transferred to Class 5 consistent with the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, under which all diapers are classified in Class 5.


005  Disposable training pants [diapers]

On 11-01-12, the 10-01-1994 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording and transferred from Class 16 to Class 5 because “Babies' napkin pants [diaper-pants]” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 5. Although these goods are widely known in the U.S. marketplace as “training pants,” they have the same function and purpose as diapers, and all diapers are classified in Class 5 under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system.


003  Disposable wipes impregnated with cleansing compounds for use on {indicate items}

These are pre-moistened with a cleaning agent. Disposable wipes that are just moistened with water or some other inert substance are in Class 16.


003  Disposable wipes impregnated with cleansing chemicals or compounds for {indicate either personal hygiene or household use}

These are pre-moistened with a cleaning agent. Disposable wipes that are just moistened with water or some other inert substance are in Class 16. 9-18-08 - “Cleansing” inserted before “chemical.” If the wipe is impregnated with some other compound, such as, a sanitizing, deodorizing or other compound that would normally be classified in Class 5, the wipe would be in Class 5 and not Class 3. Only wipes with cleansing compounds in them are in Class 3.


016  Disposable wipes not impregnated with chemicals or compounds

These are not pre-moistened with a cleaning agent - just moistened with water or some other inert substance. Disposable wipes impregnated with a cleaning agent are in Class 3.


035  Dissemination of advertising for others via an on-line communications network on the internet

On 5-26-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing entry, “Dissemination of advertising for others via the Internet.” This wording may still be used in an application. On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Dissemination services of advertisement matter

On 5-26-2011, this 10-22-2009 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry, “Dissemination of advertising matter.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


007  Dissolving machines for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


011  Distillation apparatus not for scientific purposes

On 06-06-2013, the 04-01-2010 entry was amended to add the wording “not for scientific purposes.” Distillation apparatus for scientific purposes are classified in Class 9.


033  Distilled spirits produced in {insert geographic name or region} in accordance with specific standards

For information about identifying goods or services which are subject to legal systems or schemes for the protection of geographical indications of origin, see TMEP Section 1402.03(g).


001  Distilled water

This is not drinking water - distilled drinking water is in Class 32.


011  Distillers for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


035  Distribution of advertising material

On 5-26-2011, this 3-11-2010 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry, “Distribution of advertising materials.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “A”-Added; the effective date of 03-11-2010 was restored. 09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


041  Distribution of motion picture films

This service involves the activity of distributing a film to movie theatres and television stations for display to the public with the film itself being returned to the producer of the entertainment product after such display. This is not the case when distribution relates to videotapes, audio tapes or other hard goods that result from the production of visual or audio entertainment. When these goods are distributed, it is the same as the distribution of any other kind of hard goods by any other manufacturer. For this reason, distribution of videotapes, audio tapes, video disks, etc. should not be accepted as a service even when the distribution is linked to the production of these goods. The production of the entertainment product is perfectly acceptable in Class 41; however, the distribution of the hard goods that result from that production is not a service in Class 41.


035  Distributorship services in the field of automated parking garage systems

On 11-03-2011, this 9-1-2005 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the existing entry for “Distributorship services in the field of {indicate field, e.g., clothing, automotive parts, etc.}.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Distributorship services in the field of aluminum and stainless steel sheets and coils

On 11-3-2011, this 8-1-2003 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the existing fill-in entry for “Distributorship services in the field of {indicate field, e.g., clothing, automotive parts, etc.}.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Distributorship services in the field of {indicate field, e.g., clothing, automotive parts, etc.}

Do not substitute “distribution” for “distributorship.” Distribution is the activity of moving goods from one place to another. That is a service in Class 39; it is not in Class 35 with other services in the retail chain.


035  Distributorships in the field of {indicate field, e.g. clothing, automotive parts, cosmetics}

On 11-03-2011, this 01-02-1997 entry was deleted because it is covered by the existing entry for “Distributorship services in the field of {indicate field, e.g., clothing, automotive parts, etc.}.” On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “A”-Added; the effective date of 01-02-1997 was restored.


028  Divot repair tool for golfers

08-14-2014 - Divot repair tools are classified in Class 28 as sports equipment. Although hand tools are generally classified in Class 8, divot repair tools are classified as sports equipment because they are for use by the players in the course of playing the sport of golf.


028  Divot repair tools [golf accessory]

08-14-2014 - Divot repair tools are classified in Class 28 as sports equipment. Although hand tools are generally classified in Class 8, divot repair tools are classified as sports equipment because they are for use by the players in the course of playing the sport of golf.


042  DNA analysis services for scientific research purposes

On 11-28-2013, the 09-13-2007 entry was amended to add “for scientific research purposes” in order to clarify the purpose of the services. DNA screening for medical purposes is classified in Class 44.


042  DNA analysis services to determine paternity

10-28-10 Class corrected from 44 in entry of 10-21-10 to the correct Class 42.


025  Do rags for use as caps [headwear]

On 11-20-2014, this 09-01-2005 entry was changed by inserting “for use as caps [headwear]” to distinguish the goods from “Wave caps” in Class 26.


035  Doctors' appointment reminder services

On 01-01-2016, this 01-06-2011 entry was transferred from Class 44 to Class 35 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. “Appointment reminder services [office functions]” was added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 35 under Nice 10-2016.


039  Document delivery by non-electronic means, namely, {indicate the non-electronic means, e.g., hand-carried, bicycle courier, etc.}

On 07-09-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Document delivery [by non-electronic means, e.g., hand-carried, bicycle courier]” to “Document delivery by non-electronic means, namely, {indicate the non-electronic means, e.g., hand-carried, bicycle courier, etc.}”


039  Document delivery by non-electronic means

On 07-09-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Document delivery” to “Document delivery by non-electronic means” to clarify that the service involves the delivery of tangible documents rather than the electronic delivery of documents in Class 38.


016  Document holders

1. This entry refers to stationery folder-type goods into which document can be placed. It is not for carrying or transporting documents. Document cases and carrying cases for documents are in Class 18.2. No longer a trilateral entry as of 6/28/07 but still accepted in the USPTO


009  Document printers

05-06-2010 - This refers to computer printers only. Printing machines are in Class 7. It was included in the Manual because this is now the most common understanding of the term - it is recognized as referring to computer printers in Class 9. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to add “Document” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


009  Document printers for use with computers

On 01-01-2016, this 11-08-2007 entry was modified to add “Document” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


009  Document printers for computers

On 01-01-2016, this 11-08-2007 entry was modified to add “Document” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying the goods in Class 9. Printing machines, such as 3D printers, are classified in Class 7.


043  Dog day care services

On 10-6-2011, this 4-30-2009 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by the existing entry for “Pet day care services.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


021  Dog food scoops

03-05-2015 - Dog food scoops are classified in Class 21 as household utensils. Scoops for serving and portioning foods in Class 21 are different from hand-operated scooping tools in Class 8, which are generally used to transfer unspecified amounts of bulk materials, such as sugar or rice, from a bag to a container, for example. For classification purposes, the key distinction for scoops in Class 8 and scoops in Class 21 is whether the scoops are for transferring unspecified amounts of materials or foods, or for serving or portioning foods.


012  Dog guards for use in vehicles

Dog guards are fence-like apparatus that are typically installed between the vehicle roof and floor behind the rear seat to keep pets secure during vehicle transport. Dog guards are classified in Class 12 because, once installed, these goods are structural parts of the Class 12 vehicles.


044  Dog walking services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


012  Dollies [wheeled platforms used to transport heavy items]

This 4-2-91 entry was modified to delete the bracketed wording “hand trucks” from the ID because it was too limiting. This wording includes dollies used to move vehicles. There is a separate entry for hand trucks in the Manual.


045  Domain name registration services

03-20-2014: Domain name registration services are the services of domain registry operators, ICANN-accredited domain name registrars and their authorized re-sellers involving the reservation of particular Internet addresses on a given top-level domain. These services do not include the technological activities of domain registry operators, which are computer services in Class 42. “Domain registry operator services” is acceptable wording in Class 42 that should only be used by entities or persons who have entered into a currently-valid Registry Agreement with ICANN.


045  Domain name registrar services

A domain name registrar is an entity through which domain names may be registered, and which is responsible for keeping website contact information records and submitting technical information to a central directory. Registrars are accredited by ICANN. Registrars are distinguishable from re-sellers, who may provide domain name registration services under authorization from registrars, but are not themselves ICANN-accredited registrars. Domain name registration services is acceptable wording in Class 45 for any entity or person that provides such services.


042  Domain name search services, namely, conducting online computerized searches for the availability of domain names 

This entry refers to the technological aspect of domain name searching only; specifically, it refers to computerized searching for the availability of domain names. The services of conducting domain name searches for the purpose of providing legal advice on domain name registration is in Class 45.


042  Domain registry operator services

A domain registry operator maintains the master database of all domain names registered in a particular top-level domain, generates the zone file which allows computers to route Internet traffic to and from top-level domains. These services are inherently computer services and are thus classified in Class 42. Domain name registration services are separate services in Class 45.


007  Door closers, electric

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-30-2009 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


020  Door stops of plastic

01-01-2016: Door stops, not of metal or rubber is an acceptable identification. However, specification of the material composition of door stops may be required during examination of marks that refer to material composition. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


020  Door stops of wood

01-01-2016: Door stops, not of metal or rubber is an acceptable identification. However, specification of the material composition of door stops may be required during examination of marks that refer to material composition. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


042  Door to door selling in the field of {indicate specific fields, e.g. cosmetics, brushes}

Selling and sales are not service under the US Trademark Act or the Nice Agreement since the primary beneficiary of selling or sales is the seller. Language describing services acceptable in the retail chain (e.g., retail stores, distributorships, on-line retailing) should be used instead of selling or sales.


042  Dosimetry monitoring services

08-09-2012: Dosimetry monitoring, or medical radiation exposure monitoring, is the practice of collecting dose information from radiology equipment and using the data to identify options for reducing radiation dosage as part of medical treatment. Medical dosimetry services are in Class 44.


009  Dot matrix printers

01-01-2016: Dot matrix printers use small spots of ink to produce documents. In contrast, 3D printers are additive manufacturing machines that create or build three-dimensional solid objects by laying down successive layers of material, and thus, are classified as “machines” which is in the Class Heading for Class 7.


003  Double eyelids tapes

Double eyelids tapes are adhesives used for cosmetic purposes to modify the appearance of eyelids.


001  Dough conditioners

The specification of “commercial” use was deleted from this entry. All dough conditioners are in Class 1 because they are a chemical agent, regardless of whether they are for commercial or domestic use.


030  Dough conditioners

8th edition of Nice Agreement clarified classification of all cooking chemicals in Class 1 whether for domestic or non-domestic use.


001  Dough stabilizers

The specification of “commercial” use was deleted from this entry. All dough stabilizers are in Class 1 because they are a chemical agent, regardless of whether they are for commercial or domestic use.


030  Dough stabilizers

8th edition of Nice Agreement clarified classification of all cooking chemicals in Class 1 whether for domestic or non-domestic use.


030  Dough-based pockets with filling consisting primarily of meats, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables and cheese

3/19/09 - 9/01/05 entry deleted and replaced with clarifying entry “Dough-enrobed foods consisting of a dough-based wrapper with fillings consisting primarily of meats, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables and cheese”


030  Dough-based pockets with filling consisting primarily of pasta or rice

3/19/09 - 9/01/05 entry deleted and replaced with clarifying entry “Dough-enrobed foods consisting of a dough-based wrapper with fillings consisting primarily of pasta and rice”


044  Doula services for birth and postpartum, namely, experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her husband or partner both emotional and physical support throughout the entire labor and delivery

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


023  Douppioni silk yarn

06-25-2015: Douppoini silk yarn is a coarse yarn produced from silk thread reeled from cocoons.


009  Downloadable cloud computer software for {specify the function of the software, e.g., use in database management, use in electronic storage of data, etc. and, if software is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use}

On 01-21-2016, this 11-29-2012 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether the description refers to downloadable cloud-computing software or downloadable cloud-based software (software capable of being downloaded from cloud storage). This wording is no longer acceptable.


009  Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Downloadable computer software in the field of memory training activities sold as a unit with positionable figures

Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software is considered a service in Class 42. 5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42. 01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Downloadable computer programs featuring positionable game piece figures for use in the field of computer games

Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software is considered a service in Class 42.


009  Downloadable computer software for {specify the function of the software, e.g., use as a spreadsheet, word processing, etc. and, if software is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use}

Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software is considered a service in Class 42. 5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Downloadable electronic publications in the nature of {indicate specific nature of publication} in the field of {indicate subject matter of publication}

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring specific types of downloadable publications is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable publications in Class 9 or services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Downloadable electronic newsletters in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

To avoid confusion, the first word “providing” was deleted. Providing usually indicates a service and downloadable publications are considered goods in Class 9.


009  Downloadable electronic game software for use on {specify, e.g., mobile and cellular phones, handheld computers, etc.}

08-22-2013 Downloadable electronic game software is an acceptable identification in Class 9. Specification of the computing device on which it is used (e.g., mobile and cellular phones, handheld computers, etc.) is permissible, but not required. 08-22-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


009  Downloadable fiction books on a variety of topics

On 07-21-2016, this 07-12-2012 entry was modified by deleting the bracketed wording and incorporating it into the Note field. This description is only acceptable when used in connection with a publishing house mark.


009  Downloadable fiction e-books on a variety of topics

This description is only acceptable when used in connection with a publishing house mark.


009  Downloadable films and television programs featuring {indicate subject matter} provided via a video-on-demand service

Subject matter requirement added as with other Class 9 IDs.


009  Downloadable images in the field of {indicate subject matter or field, e.g., automobiles, cats and dogs, etc.} for mobile phones

10-28-10 - Modified the 8-26-2010 entry of “downloadable images for mobile phones” to require the field or subject matter of the images.


009  Downloadable middleware for software application integration

Middleware is a general term for computer software that serves as an intermediary between multiple programs in a software stack, typically an operating system and its applications.


009  Downloadable middleware for {specify the function of the computer software, e.g., identifying and authenticating users and establishing standardized directories, etc.}

Middleware is a general term for computer software that serves as an intermediary between multiple programs in a software stack, typically an operating system and its applications.


009  Downloadable mobile applications for {indicate function of software, e.g., managing bank accounts, editing photos, making restaurant reservations, etc. and, if software is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use}

Mobile applications are software applications designed for smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices, and require specification of the function of the software. Stating that the “downloadable mobile applications” are “for use with mobile devices” is not acceptable.


009  Downloadable MP3 files, MP3 recordings, on-line discussion board posts, webcasts, webinars and podcasts, news, and audio books in the field of {indicate subject matter}

WEBINARS deleted from ID - it is a registered mark and cannot be used as a generic term. 9-24-09 - the registration of the term “webinar” has been cancelled. Therefore, the term has been reintroduced into this ID. The term was deleted in the 11-30-06 revision due to the existence of the registration. 7-29-10 - the ID was modified to require the subject matter of the audio books. On 6-7-2012, a portion of the 9-24-2009 ID was amended from “on-line discussion boards” to “on-line discussion board posts” for clarity. On 05-22-2014, the 06-07-2012 entry for “Downloadable MP3 files, MP3 recordings, on-line discussion board posts, webcasts, webinars and podcasts featuring music, audio books in the field of {indicate subject matter}, and news broadcasts” was modified for clarity and for consistency with other similar Manual entries.


009  Downloadable non-fiction books on a variety of topics

On 07-21-2016, this 07-12-2012 entry was modified by deleting the bracketed wording and incorporating it into the Note field. This description is only acceptable when used in connection with a publishing house mark.


009  Downloadable non-fiction e-books on a variety of topics

This description is only acceptable when used in connection with a publishing house mark.


009  Downloadable photographs in the field of {indicate subject matter or field, e.g., automobiles, cats and dogs, etc.}

10-29-2015 - Downloadable photographs is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable but is not required.


009  Downloadable software in the nature of a mobile application for {specify the function of the programs, e.g., for use in database management, for use as a spreadsheet, for word processing, etc. and, if software is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use}

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Downloadable software for {specify the function of the programs, e.g., for use in database management, for use as a spreadsheet, for word processing, etc. and, if software is content or field-specific, the content or field of use}

Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software is considered a service in Class 42. 05-20-2010 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Downloadable .csv files featuring {indicate subject matter, e.g., income tax forms, recipes, etc.}

The designation, .csv, stands for comma-separated values (also called character-separated values). A .csv file stores numerical and textual data in plain-text form.


007  Drain cocks

Drain cocks are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 7. Drain cocks are used on cylinders of steam engines for removing water of condensation.


007  Drain jetters

Drain jetters are machines that use the force of pressurized water to clear blockages in drains or sewers.


006  Drain pipes made of metal

While most metal pipes and their metal parts are in Class 6, those that are parts of sanitary installations are in Class 11.


006  Drain pipes of metal

While most metal pipes and their metal parts are in Class 6, those that are parts of sanitary installations are in Class 11.


008  Draw wires [hand tools]

These hand tools are used by electricians to route new wiring through walls and through electrical conduits.


005  Drawer fresheners

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-8-2010 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


020  Drawer pulls of glass, porcelain or earthenware

Similar to knobs, pulls are classified according to material composition as required by the Nice Agreement. Common metal pulls are in Class 6; plastic pulls in 20, porcelain pulls in 21, etc. 1-1-2012-- This entry of 2-1-2006 was transferred from Class 21 to Class 20 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Because these goods are similar to knobs, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


020  Drawer pulls of plastic or wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials

Similar to knobs, pulls are classified according to material composition as required by the Nice Agreement. Common metal pulls are in Class 6; plastic pulls in 20, porcelain pulls in 21, etc. 1-1-2012 - Because these goods are similar to knobs, in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


014  Drawer pulls of precious metal

Similar to knobs, pulls are classified according to material composition as required by the Nice Agreement. Common metal pulls are in Class 6; plastic pulls in 20, porcelain pulls in 21, etc. 1-1-2012 - Because these goods are similar to knobs, in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


016  Drawing pins

Drawing pins are short tacks or thumbtacks featuring circular smooth heads, used to fasten papers to a wall or board.


042  Drawing up of expert technical opinions in connection with oil deposits

On 3-31-2011, the 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because the nature of the services was difficult to define.


042  Drawing up of plans and engineering drawings

On 3-31-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was replaced with the following new entry, “Drafting of plans and engineering drawings for others”


020  Dreamcatchers [decoration]

These goods are in Class 20 because they are comparable to decorative mobiles and wind chimes, which are in Class 20 according to the Nice Agreement and the alphabetical list.


010  Dressing sticks for disabled persons

Items for use by invalids or handicapped individuals are classified in Class 10. See TMEP 1401.05(b) for further information.


030  Dried cumin seeds

Dried cumin seeds are used as both a spice and a condiment. Dried cumin seeds are classified in Class 30 because “spices” and “condiments” are in Class 30 in the Nice Alphabetical List.


029  Dried durians

Durians are a type of fruit that have a hard prickly rind and a soft pulp with a strong odor.


030  Dried herbs in powdered form

Dried herbs is an acceptable identification in Class 30; further specifying the form of the dried herbs is acceptable, but not required.


029  Dried lentils

“Dried” added to original ID of “lentils.” Fresh lentils are in Class 31 so this entry needed the indication that the lentils were processed to justify Class 29.


029  Dried pawpaws

Pawpaw, another term for papaya, is a type of fruit.


029  Dried persimmon (Got-gam)

On 12-20-2012, this 11-1-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


008  Drill bits for hand drills

Bits for power drills are in Class 7


007  Drilling machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods. Drilling machines is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


024  Drink mats of table linen

Drink mats of table linen are coasters made of linen.


021  Drinking cups for babies and children

Drinking cups in Class 21 are general purpose drinking vessels and have not been specially adapted. Please note that cups adapted for feeding babies and children are classified in Class 10 because they are specially adapted and are considered analogous to babies' bottles in the Nice Alphabetical List.


021  Drinking straws

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred from Class 20 to Class 21 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because these goods are household utensils for drinking.


021  Drinking straws of {specify, e.g., paper, plastic, bamboo, etc.}

Drinking straws is an acceptable identification in Class 21. The specific material of the straws may be indicated, but is not required.


032  Drinking waters

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


012  Drones

A drone is an aircraft that does not have a pilot that is operated by remote control.


012  Drones in the nature of hexacopters for agricultural use to survey crop health

Drones is an acceptable identification in Class 12. Further specification of the type of drone is acceptable, but is not required.


010  Drug delivery systems

This is basically an intravenous set up - does not include the preparations introduced by means of the delivery system


044  Drug testing for substance abuse

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


024  Drugget fabric

Drugget may be defined as a wool or partly wool fabric, or a course cloth or rug made of this fabric used as a floor covering.


015  Drum machines

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums, cymbals or other percussion instruments.


015  Drum practice pads

These goods are for use as a drum substitute. The drummer can practice drum speed, stick control, and other techniques without the loud sound of a drum.


020  Drum thrones

Although these goods have specialized uses in connection with musical instruments, they are primarily in the nature of furniture in Class 20.


020  Drummer's stool

On 11-29-2012, this 02-03-11 entry was transferred from Class 15 to Class 20 based on discussions at the 22nd Session of the Nice Union Committee of Experts meeting.


015  Drums [musical instruments]

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


015  Drums [musical instrument]

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


021  Dryer balls sold empty used to disperse disinfectants to articles in a dryer

On 09-25-2014, this entry was transferred to Class 21 because the function of the “dryer balls” as kitchen or household implements to assist in household tasks aligns with the Class 21 Heading, “household or kitchen utensils and containers...” Further, the entry was modified from “Non-metal dryer balls sold empty used to disperse disinfectants to articles in a dryer” to the current entry to make clear that material composition does not affect classification.


021  Dryer balls that are placed in the clothes drying machine with the clothing to assist in the drying process

3-12-09 - Goods in Class 21 when entered into the Manual in 4-26-07 - more appropriately classified in Class 20. On 09-25-2014, this entry was transferred to Class 21 because the function of the “dryer balls” as kitchen or household implements to assist in household tasks aligns with the Class 21 Heading, “household or kitchen utensils and containers...” Further, the entry was modified from “Clothes drying product, namely, rubber dryer balls that are placed in the clothes-drying machine with the clothing to assist in the drying process” to the current entry to make clear that material composition does not affect classification.


007  Drying machines and lines for web products, parts for the aforementioned machines, particularly recirculated air driers, inert gas driers, infrared driers, tempering machines and lines for web products, parts for the aforementioned lines, particularly calendars, low-pressure presses, high-pressure presses, double-belt presses, embossing and laminating machines for the production of hot and cold laminates, floor coverings, parts for the aforementioned machines and lines composed thereof

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Drying ovens for laboratory use

Although heating apparatus are generally classified in Class 11, drying ovens for laboratory use are classified in Class 9 as instruments for scientific research in laboratories.


021  Drying racks for washing

The term “washing” in this entry refers to clean laundry.


019  Drywall repair kit for do-it-yourself use and use by contractors comprised of a 4-inch by 4-inch piece of drywall, a piece of double sided adhesive tape, and a plastic male and female brace that secures the piece of drywall between the hole and the inside sheet of drywall, used to repair holes in drywall using a brace system

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


009  Dual amplifier balancers

Dual amplifier balancers are electronic devices for controlling the volume of two amplifiers.


007  Ducted fans for motors and engines

Fans for motors and engines is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


006  Ductile iron piles

Ductile iron piles are metal building materials intended to be driven into the ground in a vertical position to support industrial and building foundations and other loads.


018  Duffel bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


018  Duffel bags for travel

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


018  Duffle bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


030  Dumplings

11-28-2013 Dumplings in Class 30 are flour-based food products. They are classified in Class 30 because Class 30 includes dough. Please note that potato dumplings are classified in Class 29.


009  Duplexers

Duplexers are electronic devices that allow a transmitter and receiver to share a common antenna and operate simultaneously.


042  Duplicating computer programs

Moved from Class 40 based on 8th edition of the Nice Agreement


042  Duplication of computer programs

Per 8th edition of the Nice Agreement


025  Dusters in the nature of coats

On 07-07-2016, the 04-02-1991 entry “Dusters [clothing]” was modified to “Dusters in the nature of coats” to make clear the nature of the goods and to distinguish them from “Dusters” in Class 21.


024  Duvets

06-04-2015: A duvet is a type of quilt, usually with a washable cover, that may be used in place of a bedspread and top sheet.


042  DVD authoring services [programming]

Previous classification in Class 41 was in error - this is a DVD programming activity and is purely technical so it should be in Class 42.


040  Dyeing of cloth or clothing

02-11-2016: Dyeing services are classified in Class 40 pursuant to the Class 40 Explanatory Note.


002  Dyewood

Dyewood is wood used as a dye and appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 2.


010  Ear plugs for {specify use, e.g., sleeping, swimming, etc.} [excluding ear plugs for divers in Class 9]

Under the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement all ear plugs are in Class 10, except ear plugs for divers which are considered divers apparatus in Class 9.


010  Ear plugs for noise reduction

These goods are in Class 10 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


010  Ear plugs for sleeping

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred from Class 9 to Class 10 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


010  Ear plugs for soundproofing

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred from Class 9 to Class 10 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


010  Ear plugs for swimming purposes

1-2-2002 Based on a clarification in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement, ear plugs for diving and swimming are classified in Class 9. Therefore, on 1-2-2002 this entry was transferred from Class 28 to Class 9. 1-1-2012 This entry of 1-2-2002 was transferred from Class 9 to Class 10 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


010  Ear plugs for swimming

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred from Class 9 to Class 10 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Ear plugs not for medical purposes

1-1-2012 This entry of 7-1-1994 was deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement, under which all ear plugs are in Class 10, except ear plugs for divers which are considered divers' apparatus in Class 9.


010  Ear trumpets

Ear trumpets are funnel-shaped devices for directing sound to the ear drum and facilitate hearing.


021  Earring organizer board

On 10-25-2012, this 06-01-01 entry, “Earring organizer board” was deleted and replaced with “Jewelry organizer displays in the nature of {specify Class 20 goods, e.g., display stands, display racks, display boards, trees, etc.} for displaying and organizing jewelry” in Class 20. With the addition of the term, “displays,” these organizational display goods are comparable to the Nice Alphabetical List entries “display stands” and “display boards” in Class 20.


021  Earthenware basins in the nature of bowls

On 10-20-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “Earthenware basins [bowls, not part of sanitary installations]” to “Earthenware basins in the nature of bowls” to incorporate the necessary information within the brackets to justify classification in Class 21.


020  Earthenware pulls

1-1-2012-- This entry of 7-28-2011 was transferred from Class 21 to Class 20 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Because these goods are similar to knobs, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


003  Eau de cologne

On 04-02-2015, the 11-08-2007 entry, “Eau de colognes” was amended to “Eau de cologne” to match the TM5 approved entry.


033  Eaux-de-vie

Eaux-de-vie is the plural of eau-de-vie and refers to a type of brandy that is distilled from the fermented juice of fruit, such as pears or raspberries.


030  Eccles cakes

These goods are small pastries filled with fruit.


035  Economic forecasting services for the industrial farming industry based on crop scouting activities of evaluating pest pressure, crop performance, and potential effectiveness of pest control measures

Economic forecasting services is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Edible dog treats

On 04-21-2016, the 04-02-1991 entry “Dog treats [edible]” was amended to “Edible dog treats” to match a TM5 approved entry.


029  Edible oil, namely, {specify type, e.g., vegetable oil, fish oil, coconut oil, etc.}

Edible oil is an acceptable entry; it is permissible to specify the type of edible oil, but not required.


029  Edible oils

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


030  Edible paper

Edible paper is generally used in edible ink printing, such as printing images or words with edible food colors onto various confectionery products.


030  Edible rice paper

Edible rice paper is a food generally used for baking or for wrapping other foods.


030  Edible writing paper

On 01-01-2016, this 11-01-2012 entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 30 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. “Edible paper” was added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 30 under Nice 10-2016.


041  Education and entertainment services, namely, ongoing television public service announcements and ongoing television programs in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

On 8-25-2011, this 9-16-2010 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Educational services, namely, providing on-going television public service announcements in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., health, exercise, nutrition, etc.}. Entertainment in the nature of on-going television programs in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., news, comedy, variety} is already listed in the Manual. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education and entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of ongoing television programs in the field of family management and relationships

On 8-25-2011, this 11-20-2008 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of on-going television programs in the field of {specify field, e.g., family relationships, fashion, etc.}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Education in the fields of {indicate specific fields, e.g. computers, music, art} rendered through correspondence courses

On 8-25-2011, this 6-1-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by a virtually identical ID in the Manual. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education information

This is information ABOUT education - pedagogy, class schedules, etc. Educational information is not acceptable - all information educates but information with a subject matter in a class other than 41 is in the class of the subject matter, even if the information is characterized as “educational.” On 8-25-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Providing information about education” for clarity.


035  Education leadership development

4-22-10 - This service does not relate to training or education services regarding leadership development for educators. Such actual education services would be in Class 41. This service is about how to increase leadership effective in the education industry - a service that furthers the business functioning of that industry. On 04-11-2013, this 11-01-2004 entry was deleted because it caused confusion as to the nature of the service rendered. Education leadership development services typically involve the training or mentoring of educators, which are education services properly classified in Class 41, e.g., “leadership development training for educators.” The business aspect of this service is covered by existing entries in the Manual.


041  Education services, namely, providing tutorial sessions in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}

On 8-25-2011, this 06-01-2001 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “Education services, namely, providing tutoring in the field of {indicate subject matter}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, providing tutorial sessions in the fields of {indicate subject matter or fields}

On 8-25-2011, this 06-01-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “Education services, namely, providing tutoring in the field of {indicate subject matter}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, providing tutoring in the fields of {indicate subject matter or fields}

On 8-25-2011, this 06-01-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “Education services, namely, providing tutoring in the field of {indicate subject matter}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade classroom instruction, vocational instruction, mentoring, tutoring, classes, seminars and workshops for individuals with {indicate specific condition, e.g., autism, developmental disorders, etc.}

On 8-25-2011, this 7-02-2009 entry was amended to change the last portion of the ID from, “for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders” to read, “for individuals with {indicate specific conditions, e.g., autism, developmental disorders, etc.}”


041  Education services, namely, providing hands-on opportunities for children in the field of intuitive engineering through live, broadcast, and on-line classes, seminars, workshops, training and curriculum development for children, parents and educators

10-1-09 - “printed” was deleted from the list following the word “through” in the 3-26-09 entry. And education services must be a live or on-line presentation in some way - not only printed matter.


041  Education services, namely, a year-long urban teacher preparation program for emerging teachers

On 8-25-2011, this 4-10-2008 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be useful to a broad range of applicants. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, providing mentoring, tutoring, classes, seminars and workshops in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

On 8-25-2011, this 3-13-2008 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing fill-in entry for “Education services, namely, providing {indicate form of educational activity, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops} in the field of {indicate subject matter or field of educational activity}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, a program to promote the use of proper punctuation to school age children

On 8-25-2011, this 8-31-2006 entry was deleted because it sounds too much like a promotional service in Class 35.


041  Education services, namely, providing {indicate form of educational activity, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops} in the fields of {indicate subject matter or fields of educational activity}

On 8-25-2011, this 6-1-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by a virtually identical entry in the Manual. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, one-on-one mentoring in the fields of {indicate subject matter or fields}

On 8-25-2011, this 6-1-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “Education services, namely, providing mentoring in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, providing classes, seminars, workshops, tutoring, and mentoring in the field of middle and high school reform

On 8-25-2011, this 3-1-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered a fill-in entry for “Education services, namely, providing {indicate form of educational activity, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops} in the field of {indicate subject matter or field of educational activity}. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, one-on-one mentoring in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}

On 8-25-2011, this 7-1-2001 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “Education services, namely, providing mentoring in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Education services, namely, providing online cognitive assessments and training programs that help identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses of an individual

10-24-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


041  Educational and entertainment services, namely, programs about plastic surgery services combining traditional western medicine practices with holistic therapies, accessible by radio, television, satellite, audio, video and computer networks

On 8-25-2011, this 1-28-2010 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be useful to a broad range of applicants. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status. 11-27-2014: The word “programs” in the identification indicates that there is more than one program identified by the mark as is, therefore, not a single work.


041  Educational and entertainment services, namely, conducting programs featuring recreational activities, literacy training, art events, and sporting events for children in foster care

On 10-24-2013, the original 05-27-2010 entry was modified to change “providing a volunteer program” to “conducting programs” to avoid confusion with organizing and conducting volunteer programs in Class 35. The status of the entry was also changed from “A” added to “X” example.


041  Educational and entertainment services, namely, conducting {indicate specific mode of instruction, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops, etc.} in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., music, dance, knitting, etc.} and distribution of course materials in connection therewith, and education consulting related thereto

On 8-25-2011, this 2-10-2011 entry was deleted because it is covered by similar existing entries in the Manual


041  Educational examination

On 8-25-2011, this 11-29-2007 entry was deleted because it is too similar to existing entry of “Educational examination services”


009  Educational kit comprising DVDs featuring secondary level curriculum on all scientific disciplines, along with teacher guides, sold as a unit

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


016  Educational kits sold as a unit in the field of {indicate subject matter} consisting primarily of {indicate specific Class 16 printed materials comprising the primary component(s) of the kits, e.g., pamphlets, books, flash cards} and also including DVDs

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


041  Educational programs, namely, pre-schools

On 8-25-2011, this 12-28-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by the entry of “Education services in the nature of early childhood instruction.” 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


016  Educational publications, namely, educational learning cards, flash cards, activity cards, workbooks, textbooks, activity books, story books, puzzle books, printed puzzles, teacher guides, manuals, posters and educational booklets in the field of {indicate subject matter}

Added “printed” to “puzzles” to avoid confusion with puzzles that are in 28. 4/10/08 - “educational card games” have been deleted. Card games are in 28 whether educational in nature or not.


041  Educational services, namely, arranging and conducting educational and networking seminars in the legal field

On 8-25-2011, this 3-03-2011 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status. 06-18-2015: This entry was deleted as the nature of the services are not clearly limited to Class 41. While all “seminars” are classified as educational services, the use of the term “networking” to describe the seminars is not limited to educational services.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting {indicate specific modes of instructions, e.g., classes, seminars, conferences, workshops} in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., intellectual property, business development, etc.} and publishing and distributing educational materials in connection therewith

On 1-28-2016, this 12-12-2013 entry was deleted because the wording “and publishing” caused confusion, and because if only the wording “and publishing” is removed, the remaining wording is already covered by existing entries in the Manual. When applicants are providing both educational services and publishing services, the recitation of services should make clear that those activities are being performed as separate services for others.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting {indicate specific mode of instructions, e.g., classes, seminars, conferences, workshops} in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., intellectual property, business development, etc.} and distribution of course and educational materials in connection therewith 

On 8-25-2011, this 10-07-2010 entry was deleted because it is so similar to an existing fill-in Manual entry. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting on-line exhibitions and displays and interactive exhibits in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}

On 8-25-2011, this 8-6-2001 entry was deleted because it is covered by a similar entry for “Educational services, namely, providing displays and exhibits in the field of {indicate subject matter or field}. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting {indicate specific mode of instructions, e.g., classes, seminars, conferences, workshops} in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g. pet care, math, tax preparation} and distribution of course materials in connection therewith in printed or electronic format

On 8-25-2011, this 12-17-2009 entry was deleted because it is virtually identical to an existing fill-in entry in the Manual. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status. On 07-10-2014, this 07-25-2013 entry was modified to substitute the wording, “...printed materials in connection therewith in hard copy or electronic format...” with “...course materials in connection therewith in printed or electronic format...” for consistency with other similar entries.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting classes, seminars, conferences, workshops, retreats, camps and field trips in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., pet care, math, tax preparation} and distribution of training material in connection therewith

On 8-25-2011, this 11-18-2010 entry was deleted because it is so similar to an existing fill-in Manual entry. 06-06-2013: Acceptable entry changed from deleted “D” to example “X” status.


041  Educational services in the nature of correspondence schools

On 8-25-2011, this 4-2-1991 was deleted because it is covered by the existing entry of “Educational services in the nature of {indicate specific area of specialty, e.g., fine arts, business correspondence course} schools”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, providing web-based and classroom training for certification of teachers and continuing education for teachers and principals

On 8-25-2011, this 10-4-2007 entry was amended from Educational services, namely, the offering of web-based and classroom training for certification of teachers etc. to “Educational services, namely, providing web-based and classroom training for certification of teachers and continuing education for teachers and principals” for clarity


041  Educational services, namely, conducting informal programs in the fields of {indicate subject matter or field of programs}, using on-line activities and interactive exhibits, and printable materials distributed therewith

On 8-25-2011, this 8-24-2006 entry was deleted because it is too similar to entry of “Educational services, namely, conducting informal online programs in the fields of {indicate subject matter or field of programs}and printable materials distributed therewith”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting distance learning instruction at the secondary, college and graduate levels

On 8-25-2011, this 6-1-2004 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Educational services, namely, conducting distance learning instruction at the {indicate level of instruction, e.g., primary, secondary, college, university} level”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting on line and telephonic instruction and courses in the field {indicate specific fields, e.g. computers, music, art}

On 8-25-2011, this 8-13-2009 entry was deleted because it is so similar to another fill-in-the-blank Manual entry. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, providing classes, seminars, workshops, presentations and retreats dealing with issues of concern for caregivers, partners, wives and husbands of the chronically ill and/or disabled

On 8-25-2011, this 4-2-2009 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Educational services, namely, developing animation based instructions for others in the field of consumer or manufacturing how-to procedures

On 8-25-2011, this 9-04-2008 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, conducting distance learning instruction at the university level

On 8-25-2011, this 8-28-2008 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Educational services, namely, conducting distance learning instruction at the {indicate level of instruction, e.g., primary, secondary, college, university} level”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, developing curriculum for teachers

05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively. On 8-25-2011, this 8-21-2008 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing Manual entry for “Educational services, namely, developing curriculum for educators”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, developing and conducting training courses and distribution of training materials in connection therewith for subject matters as requested by customers

On 8-25-2011, this 7-17-2008 entry was deleted because it is awkwardly worded


041  Educational services, namely, developing and conducting workouts, workshops, presentations, retreats, and personal training in right-brain fitness

On 8-25-2011, this 5-29-2008 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be useful to a broad range of applicants. 06-06-2013: Acceptable entry changed from deleted “D” to example “X” status.


041  Educational services, namely lectures, seminars, conferences and university courses concerning world wide hunger

While this wording may still be used as an acceptable identification, on 8-25-2011, this 5-15-2008 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing fill-in Manual entry


041  Educational services, namely, conducting seminars, lectures, teleseminars, teleclasses, and workshops in personal awareness

While this wording may still be used as an acceptable identification, on 8-25-2011, this 05-01-2008 entry was deleted because it is covered by an existing fill-in Manual entry. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, providing a reading program designed to motivate children to read

On 8-25-2011, this 12-23-2010 entry was deleted because a program in this context is broad enough to include a software program


041  Educational services, namely, providing online instruction in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., culinary arts, etc.}

On 8-25-2011, this 11-18-2010 entry was amended from “Educational services namely, providing online instruction in the field of culinary arts” to a fill-in entry of “Educational services, namely, providing online instruction in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., culinary arts, etc.}


041  Educational services, namely, conducting distance learning instruction at the primary and secondary levels

On 8-25-2011, this 7-15-2010 entry was deleted and replaced with a new entry, “Educational services, namely, conducting distance learning instruction at the {indicate level of instruction, e.g., primary, secondary, college, university} level”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, providing internships and exchange programs in the fields of {indicate specific fields, e.g., business, science, research, humanities, etc.}

On 8-25-2011, this 4-8-2010 entry was amended from “Educational services, namely, providing internships and exchange programs in the fields of business, science, research, and humanities” to a fill-in entry for the specific fields


041  Educational services, namely, developing curriculum for educators

05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


041  Educational services, namely, providing incentives to {indicate specific group, e.g. people, organizations, etc.} to demonstrate excellence in the field of {indicate specific non-business related field}

This is similar to awards programs but the incentive to perform may not be as tangible as an actual award.


041  Educational services, namely, developing curriculum for others in the field of {indicate field or subject matter}

05-12-2011 Design and development of tangible goods and visual displays is in Class 42, but design of intangible goods, such as advertising, insurance policies, and educational curriculum, are classified according to subject matter, and those services are classified in 35, 36, and 41, respectively.


041  Educational services, namely, providing {indicate form of educational activity, e.g., classes, seminars, workshops} in the fields of {indicate subject matter or fields of educational activity}

On 8-25-2011, this 5-1-2006 entry was deleted because it is covered by a virtually identical fill-in Manual entry. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


041  Educational services, namely, providing dolls and toys designed to teach about and promote dental health

On 8-25-2011, this 1-1-2005 entry was deleted because it is awkwardly worded.


041  Educational testing services

On 8-25-2011, this 4-2-1991 entry was amended from “Educational testing” to “Educational testing services”


035  Efficiency experts

On 1-1-13, the 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is indefinite, and this wording is no longer acceptable. The Nice Alphabetical List entry “Efficiency experts,” was amended to “Business efficiency expert services” in Class 35 under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013, effective 1-1-13.


029  Egg creams

Egg creams are milk-based beverages containing milk and carbonated water as well as chocolate or vanilla syrup.


021  Egg cups of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


021  Egg rings

Egg rings are kitchen utensils used to contain the shape of an egg during cooking.


022  Elastic bands for binding

These goods are in Class 22 because bands not of metal for wrapping and binding are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 22.


023  Elastic threads for textile use

On 03-28-2013, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “for textile use” to conform to the Nice Alphabetical List and to distinguish the goods from “Elastic threads, not for use in textiles” in Class 17.


017  Elastic threads, not for use in textiles

Elastic thread for textile use is in Class 23.


023  Elastic yarns for textile use

On 03-28-2013, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “for textile use” to conform to the Nice Alphabetical List and to distinguish the goods from “Elastic yarns, not for use in textiles” in Class 17.


017  Elastic yarns, not for use in textiles

Elastic yarn for textile use is in Class 23.


006  Elbows of metal for pipes

While most metal pipes and their metal parts are in Class 6, those that are parts of sanitary installations are in Class 11.


008  Electric animal nail grinders

Animal nail grinders, both electric and non-electric, are classified in Class 8 by analogy to the wording “nail clippers, electric or non-electric” in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 8.


011  Electric apparatus for making coffee

7-2-09 - This 1-8-09 entry was transferred from Class 7. That classification was in error. This item is now in its correct class - Class 11


007  Electric arc cutting apparatus

These goods are in the Nice Alphabetical List. These goods were transferred from Class 9 to Class 7 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric arc welders

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electric autoclaves

1/29/09 - “electric” was added to the 4/2/91 entry to clarify that autoclaves with self-contained heat sources are in Class 11 while non-electric or autoclaves without an integrated heat source are in Class 21 by analogy with non-electric pressure cookers.


009  Electric bark control dog collars

Electric bark control dog collars are classified in Class 9 as teaching apparatus.


009  Electric bark control dog collars featuring {indicate training device, e.g., citronella spray, static electricity, etc.}

Electric bark control dog collars is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


008  Electric beard trimmers

Pursuant to the 10th edition of the Nice Agreement, “electric beard trimmers” are classified in Class 8 with their non-electric counterparts. “Beard trimmers” is an acceptable identification in Class 8; specification of whether the trimmers are electric or non-electric is acceptable but not required.


009  Electric blow torches, namely welding torches

Item deleted because blow torches are always gas-powered and are, therefore, in Class 7. Welding torches are in 9 when they are electrically powered.


009  Electric capacitors for telecommunication apparatus

On 09-24-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry “Electric capacitors [for telecommunication apparatus]” was amended to “Electric capacitors for telecommunication apparatus” to match a change to the TM5 approved entry.


008  Electric cattle prods

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-2-2011 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


012  Electric cigarette lighters for land vehicles

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 12 (as land vehicle parts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


034  Electric cigarettes [electronic cigarettes]

On 10-16-2014, the 08-06-2009 entry was amended to add the bracketed information to clarify the nature of the goods. The terms electric cigarettes and electronic cigarettes are used interchangeably.


007  Electric clothing pressing machines for commercial dry cleaning and laundry purposes including shirt press, collar and cuff press, utility press, legger press, drapery press, pants topper, mushroom topper and puff iron

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


011  Electric coffee roasters

Coffee roasters, both electric and non-electric, are classified in Class 11 as a type of heating apparatus.


021  Electric devices for attracting and killing insects

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electric discharge tubes for lighting

This entry is in the Nice Classification List in 11. Electric discharge tubes other than for lighting are in the Nice Classification List in 9.


011  Electric dispenser for air freshener

Goods mistakenly entered in the Manual in Class 10 on 7-27-06. Corrected to Class 11 on 8-10-06.


009  Electric dispenser for shoe covers

1-1-2012 This entry of 8-14-2008 concerning a Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus was deleted, because absent the “electrical” nature of these goods, the exact nature or purpose of these goods is unclear for purposes of reclassifying these goods under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric door closing system

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 10-18-2007 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric door openers

On 1-24-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 7(as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric door openers and closers

On 1-24-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred to Class 7(as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric door opening and closing system

On 1-24-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 10-18-2007 was transferred to Class 7(as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric door opening system

On 1-24-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 10-18-2007 was transferred to Class 7(as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric ducted fan (EDF) motors, not for land vehicles

Motors other than for land vehicles is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Electric ducted fan (EDF) engines, not for land vehicles

Engines not for land vehicles is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


011  Electric fireplaces

Fireplaces is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


008  Electric flat irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electric French presses

A French press is a coffee pot containing a plunger that pushes the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot when the coffee is ready to be poured.


007  Electric fruit presses for household use

11-07-2013 - “Electric fruit presses“ is acceptable wording in Class 7; further specification of the purpose or use of the goods is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Electric fruit presses for industrial purposes

Electric fruit presses” is acceptable wording in Class 7; further specification of the purpose or use of the goods is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Electric fruit presses

Electric fruit presses for both household and industrial purposes are classified in Class 7.


009  Electric gate operators

On 1-24-2012, this Class 9 entry of 4-2-1991 was deleted, because absent the “electric” nature of these goods the exact nature of these goods is unclear for purposes of reclassifying these goods under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electric griddles [cooking appliances]

On 01-17-13, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. These goods are classified in Class 11 as cooking appliances. Non-electric griddles are classified in Class 21 as cooking utensils.


021  Electric hair combs

There is no heat aspect to these goods.


008  Electric hair crimper

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-1-2004 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Electric hair curlers, other than hand implements

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 26 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), and the wording “other than hand implements” was added to distinguish these goods from Class 8 hand implements, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Electric hair curling irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 1-1-1995 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Electric hair rollers

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-1-2004 was transferred to Class 26 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Electric hair straightening irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-1-2006 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Electric hair straightener

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-1-2004 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Electric hair waving implements

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-19-2010 concerning a Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus was transferred to Class 26, (the class of their non-electric counterparts) pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Electric hair-curlers, other than hand implements

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 26 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), and the wording “other than hand implements” was added to distinguish these goods from Class 8 hand implements, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Electric hand-held hair styling irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-1-2006 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electric hot air hand dryers

Hand dryers is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


021  Electric hot brushes

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Electric hot combs

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Electric irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Electric irons for styling hair

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-1-2006 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Electric light switch plaster rings

Electric light switch plaster rings are frames to reinforce the drywall around the hole cut in the drywall for an electric light switch.


011  Electric luminaries

Class changed from 9 to 11 since these items serve to illuminate.


021  Electric make-up removing appliances

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 8-18-2011 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric mixers [kitchen machines]

On 07-21-2011 this 01-01-1995 entry was amended to add the word “electric” in order to be consistent with other entries for power-operated household machines


007  Electric nail extractors

Electric nail extractors are power tools typically used for construction or building purposes.


008  Electric nail files

Nail files is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Electric nail pullers

Electric nail pullers are power tools typically used for construction or building purposes.


020  Electric piano keyboard bench

On 11-29-2012, this 02-03-11 entry was transferred from Class 15 to Class 20 based on discussions at the 22nd Session of the Nice Union Committee of Experts meeting.


009  Electric pocket translators

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Electric pocket translators” was deleted because these goods are referred to as “Electronic pocket translators” or just “Pocket translators” rather than “Electric pocket translators.”


007  Electric power generators for emergency use

These goods are in the Nice Agreement's Alphabetical List in Class 7.


007  Electric powered soldering irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-1-2001 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Electric resistors for telecommunication apparatus

On 09-24-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry “Electric resistors [for telecommunication apparatus]” was amended to “Electric resistors for telecommunication apparatus” to match a change to the approved TM5 entry.


021  Electric rotary hair brush for styling a user's hair

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 8-1-2004 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric soldering apparatus

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electric soldering irons

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Electric trouser presses

“Trouser presses” is an acceptable identification; further specification of whether the goods are electric or non-electric is acceptable, but it is not required.


011  Electric vaporizers for household purposes

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add the wording “for household purposes” to clarify the nature of the goods. Vaporizers are classified according to their purpose or function. Consult the ID Manual for examples of vaporizers which are classified in other classes, such as “Vaporizers for medical purposes” in Class 10 or “Oral vaporizers for smokers” in Class 34.


009  Electric welding apparatus

This entry was deleted prior to 1/1/2007 because the term “apparatus” is broad enough to encompass electric welding machines in Class 7.


009  Electrical adapters

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry for “adapters [electricity]” was amended to add the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods, and in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


009  Electrical annunciators

Electrical annunciators are signaling apparatus that display a visual indication when charged by electric current.


021  Electrical applicators for applying cosmetics to the skin

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 5-27-2010 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Electrical circuits for use in amusement game machines for reproducing music, speech and special effects

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-12-1999 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. This identification combines goods in classes 9 and 28. “Electrical circuits, sold separately, for use in amusement game machines for reproducing music, speech and special effects” are in Class 9, and “Electrical circuits sold as an integral component in amusement game machines for reproducing music, speech and special effects” are in Class 28.


009  Electrical controllers

09-15-11 This wording is not to be used interchangeably with “electronic controllers.” An “electric” or “electrical” controller is used in the control of electricity. An “electronic controller” is an electronic device that is used to control the movement or position of a piece of equipment. As a result, it is necessary to specify for the “electronic controller” what is being controlled.


009  Electrical elevator parts, namely, pushbuttons, signal fixtures and emergency lighting

1-1-2012 This entry of 2-1-2006 concerning a Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus was deleted, because absent the “electrical” nature of these goods the exact nature or purpose of these goods is unclear for purposes of reclassifying these goods under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


017  Electrical insulating tapes

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  Electrical outlet box plaster rings

Electrical outlet box plaster rings are frames to reinforce the drywall around the hole cut in the drywall for an electrical outlet.


011  Electrical rice cookers

On 05-17-2012, the entry of 06-01-2001 was amended from “electric rice cookers” to the Trilateral approved entry “electrical rice cookers.”


009  Electrical signal attenuators

On 05-30-2013, the 07-01-2001 entry was amended to add “Electrical signal” to clarify the use and nature of the goods. Electrical signal attenuators are devices that attenuate electrical signals by reducing the amplitude of the signal without significant distortion.


028  Electrical stimulation belts for strengthening abdominal muscles

Goods described as Abdominal belts are typically for medical purposes, e.g., abdominal hernia belts, postpartum abdominal belts, etc., and therefore, this wording is acceptable in Class 10. However, electrical stimulation belts for strengthening or toning abdominal muscles are classified in Class 28 as body training apparatus.


010  Electrical weight loss body belt

11-10-2011: These goods are in the nature of apparatus for treating the physical condition of being overweight and thus, these goods are in Class 10.


009  Electrically insulated housings for electrical apparatus made from synthetic plastic material

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-3-2008 has been deleted. Absent the “electrical” nature of these goods, the exact purpose or nature of these goods is unclear for purposes of reclassification under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Electrically-heated hair brushes

6-24-10 - This item is in Class 9 based on the Class 9 Explanatory Note in the Nice Agreement that reads: This class includes, in particular: ...apparatus and devices which, if not electrical, would be listed in various, classes, i.e., electrically heated clothing, cigar-lighters for automobiles. . 1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic entry of 8-1-2004 was transferred to Class 21 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electrically-heated mugs

6-17-10 - This 8-1-02 entry was transferred from Class 11 based on the Class 9 Explanatory Note in the Nice Agreement that reads: This class includes, in particular: ...apparatus and devices which, if not electrical, would be listed in various, classes, i.e., electrically heated clothing, cigar-lighters for automobiles. By analogy with the electrically heated clothing in the Note and the Nice Alphabetical List, electrically-heated mugs should be in Class 9 rather than Class 11. 1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-17-2010 was transferred to Class 11 (the class of its heated, non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electrically-heated luggage

This item is in Class 9 based on the Class 9 Explanatory Note in the Nice Agreement that reads: This class includes, in particular: ...apparatus and devices which, if not electrical, would be listed in various, classes, i.e., electrically heated clothing, cigar-lighters for automobiles. 1-1-2012 This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-24-2010 was transferred to Class 11 (the class of its heated, non-electric counterparts) pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electrically-powered handheld vaporizers for vaporizing vaporizable constituents of herbal and plant matter for creating an aroma for household use [not smokers' articles]

On 10-16-2014, the 01-20-2011 entry was amended to add the wording “for household use [not smokers' articles]” for clarity. Please note that “Smokeless cigar vaporizer pipes” and “Smokeless cigarette vaporizer pipes” are classified in Class 34 as smokers' articles.


012  Electrically-powered motor scooters

On 01-01-2016, this 02-07-2013 entry was modified to add the word “motor” to clarify the nature of the goods. Under Nice 10-2016, the specific type of vehicle scooters should be indicated, e.g., motor scooters, water scooters, mobility scooters, or push scooters. Toy scooters are classified in Class 28.


009  Electricity distribution consoles

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 6-1-2001 “electric distribution consoles” was amended to match the entry “electricity distribution consoles” in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 9 under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


040  Electro and metal coating, metal treating and casting, hardening of metal and metal products

On 09-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because the term “metal coating” caused confusion in Class 40. While “Applying decorative and protective coatings to metal by means of galvanization” is acceptable in Class 40, “Metal alloy coating services” are classified in Class 37. This ID, as currently worded, is no longer acceptable.


010  Electroencephalography kit consisting of an electrode headset, a digital recorder and transmitter, a tablet computer monitor, and instructions for use in medical settings including emergency departments, ambulances, intensive care units, and physician's offices

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


010  Electrolarynxes

An electrolarynx is a medical device held to the user’s throat for transmitting vibration sounds and allowing speech.


028  Electronic and electro-mechanical casino gaming tables with video output

These are calibrated gambling machines and are, therefore, in 9, not 28. 1-1-2012 This entry of 6-1-2001 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “Games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. On 10-09-2014, the 1-1-2012 entry was modified by inserting “casino” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to gambling, and not recreational computer game playing.


009  Electronic and video game controllers incorporated into exercise machines

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 8-1-2005 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. Because this identification may combine goods in more than one class, and it is unclear if these goods are sold separately or sold as a unit, it has been deleted.


009  Electronic animal confinement system

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  Electronic books featuring {indicate subject matter} recorded on computer media

These goods are electronic publications and not the devices on which they are read. Non-downloadable publications are considered services in Class 41.


009  Electronic chips for the manufacture of integrated circuits

On 04-02-2015, the 07-04-2004 entry, “Electronic chips for the manufacturer of integrated circuits” was amended to “Electronic chips for the manufacture of integrated circuits” to match the TM5 approved entry.


034  Electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid) comprised of vegetable glycerin

E-liquids comprised of vegetable glycerin are classified in Class 1 because the goods are in the nature of chemicals. E-liquids comprised of flavorings, other than essential oils, are classified in Class 30, because Flavorings [other than essential oils] is classified in Class 30. 01-01-2015: On 01-01-2015, this 02-13-2014 entry was transferred from Class 1 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The goods are classified in Class 34 as smokers' articles by analogy to “Liquid nicotine solutions for use in electronic cigarettes” which was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 34.


034  Electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid) comprised of propylene glycol

E-liquids comprised of propylene glycol are classified in Class 1 because the goods are in the nature of chemicals. E-liquids comprised of flavorings, other than essential oils, are classified in Class 30, because Flavorings [other than essential oils] is classified in Class 30. 01-01-2015: On 01-01-2015, this 02-13-2014 entry was transferred from Class 1 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The goods are classified in Class 34 as smokers' articles by analogy to “Liquid nicotine solutions for use in electronic cigarettes” which was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 34.


034  Electronic cigarette refill cartridges sold empty

On 03-29-2012, the 10-27-2011 entry was amended by inserting “sold empty” to clarify the nature of the goods. Cartridges sold filled with propylene glycol for electronic cigarettes are in Class 1. 01-01-2015: Cartridges sold filled with propylene glycol for electronic cigarettes are classified in Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


034  Electronic cigarette lanyards

Electronic cigarette lanyards are classified in Class 34 because they are smokers articles’ adapted for use with electronic cigarettes. General purpose lanyards for holding items are classified in Class 22.


034  Electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid) comprised of flavorings in liquid form, other than essential oils, used to refill electronic cigarette cartridges

On 01-01-2015, this 06-13-2013 entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Flavorings for food or beverages are classified in Class 30. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for their classification. “Essential oils” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3, including food, beverage, or tobacco flavorings that are essential oils.


009  Electronic circuits for {specify function, e.g., manipulating voltage, etc.}

Electronic circuits is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Electronic components for gambling machines

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 12-11-2008 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. Because this identification combines goods in more than one class, and it is unclear if these goods are sold separately or sold as a unit, it has been deleted.


009  Electronic components for slot machines

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 12-11-2008 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. Because this identification combines goods in more than one class, and it is unclear if these goods are sold separately or sold as a unit, it has been deleted.


009  Electronic controllers for {indicate goods being controlled} [excluding gaming apparatus]

09-15-11 This wording is not to be used interchangeably with “electrical controller.” An “electric” or “electrical” controller is used in the control of electricity. An “electronic controller” is an electronic device that is used to control the movement or position of a piece of equipment. As a result, it is necessary to specify for the “electronic controller” what is being controlled. On 01-10-2013, this 10-10-2007 entry: “Electronic controllers for {indicate goods being controlled}” was modified to add the wording “[excluding gaming apparatus]” to make clear that these controllers do not include video game controllers classified in Class 28 with other “games and playthings” as per the 10th Edition of Nice.


036  Electronic credit card transaction processing

On 01-01-2016, this 01-02-1997 entry was modified to replace “transactions” with “transaction processing” in order to clarify the nature of the activity in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


042  Electronic data storage

01-01-2014 “Electronic data storage” was added to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


009  Electronic database in the field of {indicate subject matter or field} recorded on computer media

“Recorded on computer media” refers to recordation of the database on a physical computer medium such as a CD, DVD or tape. It does not refer to the database being made available online as a service.


036  Electronic debit card transaction processing

On 01-01-2016, this 01-02-1997 entry was modified to replace “transactions” with “transaction processing” in order to clarify the nature of the activity in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


042  Electronic digitizing of photographs into a computer readable media [NOT the taking of digital photographs]

10-8-09 - the 9-1-95 entry was transferred from Class 40 since digitizing is an electronic conversion process in Class 42 and not a material treatment in Class 40.Digitizing is an electronic conversion process in Class 42 and not a material treatment service in Class 40.


009  Electronic disc title printers

01-01-2016: Electronic disc title printers are not used for 3D printing purposes. 3D printers are additive manufacturing machines that create or build three-dimensional solid objects by laying down successive layers of material, and thus, are classified as “machines” which is in the Class Heading for Class 7.


009  Electronic door closing systems

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus of 7-20-2004 has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus were transferred to Class 7 (as machines). It is unclear whether the use of the term “electronic” is broader than the term “electric.” Therefore, this entry has been deleted because the proper classification for these goods is unclear.


009  Electronic door closing system

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus of 10-18-2007 has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus were transferred to Class 7 (as machines). It is unclear whether the use of the term “electronic” is broader than the term “electric.” Therefore, this entry has been deleted because the proper classification for these goods is unclear.


009  Electronic door opening and closing system

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 10-18-2007 has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus were transferred to Class 7 (as machines). However, it is unclear whether the use of the term “electronic” is broader than the term “electric.” Therefore, this entry has been deleted because the proper classification for these goods is unclear.


009  Electronic door opening system

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 10-18-2007 has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus were transferred to Class 7 (as machines). However, it is unclear whether the use of the term “electronic” is broader than the term “electric.” Therefore, this entry has been deleted because the proper classification for these goods is unclear.


009  Electronic door openers

1-1-2012 - This Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 has been deleted. Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus were transferred to Class 7 (as machines). However, it is unclear whether the use of the term “electronic” is broader than the term “electric.” Therefore, this entry has been deleted because the proper classification for these goods is unclear.


009  Electronic downloadable publications, namely, {indicate specific nature of publication} for use by medical professionals in the field of science and medicine

Requirement of indicating the nature of the publication added to be consistent with other publication identifications. 4-15-10 - The word “namely” was inserted after “downloadable publications.” It was inadvertently left out of the original ID and is necessary to make the ID clear concerning the nature of the publications. 5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring specific types of downloadable publications is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable publications in Class 9 or services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Electronic drum triggers

Electronic drum triggers are sensors used in connection with drums which send signals to drum modules to produce the corresponding sound.


028  Electronic educational game machines for children

01-07-2010 - These game machines are self-contained. They are not used with an external screen or monitor. If they require use with an external screen or monitor, they should be in Class 9. 05-01-2014 - Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, effective 01-01-2012, all game apparatus are classified in Class 28 because “Games and playthings“ are in the Class 28 Heading. The classification of electronic game apparatus no longer depends on whether the goods are for use with an external display screen or monitor.


009  Electronic educational apparatus, namely, communication blocks that manipulate and convey information electronically based on their arrangement and are used for cognitive development in disciplines such as counting, spelling or quantitative

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


015  Electronic effects pedals for use with musical instruments

Goods transferred from Class 9 to be consistent with other entries for similar goods in Class 15.


009  Electronic equipment, namely, transformers, baluns, and cables, all used in connection with computers, computer peripheral devices, televisions, audio-video equipment, closed-circuit TV equipment and telecommunication equipment

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. 08-13-2015: Grammar correction to add “and” before “cables” and “all” before “used in connection with.”


036  Electronic financial trading services

09-23-10: This entry refers to financial trading services rendered by the trademark owner for the consumer. It does not refer to the provision of technology enabling computer users to perform the trading activities.


009  Electronic game software, namely, an electronic craps game

1-1-2012 This entry of 8-24-2006 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading and computer software is in Class 9. Because the exact nature of these goods is not clear, this entry has been deleted.


009  Electronic game software, namely, an electronic video craps game

1-1-2012 This entry of 8-24-2006 was deleted. This entry of 8-24-2006 was deleted. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading and computer software is in Class 9. Because the exact nature of these goods is not clear, this entry has been deleted.


028  Electronic games for the teaching of children

1/7/10 - These games are not downloadable programs and are not used with external screens or monitors.


028  Electronic gaming machines, namely, devices which accept a wager

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 5-13-2010 was transferred from Class 9 to Class 28 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


040  Electronic imaging, scanning, digitizing, alteration and/or retouching of {indicate type of visual material, e.g. photographic images, artwork, paintings, etc.}

10-8-09 - The 9-1-95 entry was deleted because it included services in classes other than Class 40. Electronic imaging, scanning and digitizing are Class 42 computer services, whereas digital imaging is a Class 41 photography service and photography services are classified in Class 41. A new entry for alteration and retouching of visual material has been added to Class 40.


028  Electronic interactive board games for use with external monitor

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-9-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


042  Electronic legal discovery consulting services

On 5-5-2011, this 9-11-2008 ID was deleted because it is broad enough to encompass litigation support services in Class 45.


038  Electronic mail services for data and voice

On 01-01-2016, this 07-30-2009 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “electronic mail services” or “electronic mail” is indefinite and overly broad because the activity provided in connection with electronic mail is unclear.


038  Electronic mail services

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “electronic mail services” or “electronic mail” is indefinite and overly broad because the activity provided in connection with electronic mail is unclear.


009  Electronic measuring device that displays a manual wheelchair user's propulsion activity, namely, number of pushes, distance traveled, speed, and cadence

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


038  Electronic messaging services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was modified from “Electronic mail and messaging services” to “Electronic messaging services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “electronic mail services” or “electronic mail” is indefinite and overly broad because the activity provided in connection with electronic mail is unclear.


042  Electronic monitoring of {indicate physical property or condition, e.g., atmospheric pressure, sewer systems, etc.} using computers and sensors [electronic data collection]

Electronic monitoring services involving the use of computers, sensors, or other technology to detect and measure a physical property or observe a physical condition are classified in Class 42 as technology services. These electronic monitoring services are limited to electronic data collection only. Monitoring services rendered for a particular purpose must indicate the purpose in the ID, and they must be classified according to the purpose of the activity.


045  Electronic monitoring services for security purposes in the field of {indicate what is being monitored}

This service involves monitoring for security purposes. Other monitoring services in areas such as usage, technical problems, etc. are in Class 42.


009  Electronic motor vehicle ignition tuning kits comprised of an electronic control unit that monitors engine performances and delivers re-calculated sensor values to the original engine control unit to increase engine performance

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


036  Electronic payment services by which utility customers may apply money from various sources for payment of energy costs

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Electronic payment services involving electronic processing and subsequent transmission of bill payment data

On 09-27-2012, this 04-02-1991 entry, “Electronic payment, namely, electronic processing and transmission of bill payment data,” was modified to “Electronic payment services involving electronic processing and subsequent transmission of bill payment data” because electronic transmission of payment data alone, is considered a telecommunications service in Class 38.


018  Electronic pet collars

On 01-01-2016, this 10-01-2002 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. The identification is indefinite and broad because the purpose of the goods is unclear. “Electronic collars to train animals” is classified in Class 9 based on the wording “teaching apparatus and instruments” in the Class 9 Heading.


009  Electronic publications, namely, {indicate specific type of publication, e.g., book, magazine, manual} featuring {indicate subject matter} recorded on computer media

“Recorded on computer media” refers to recordation of the publications on a physical computer medium such as a CD, DVD or tape. It does not refer to the publication being made available online as a service.


041  Electronic publishing services, namely, publication of text and graphic works of others on {indicate format, e.g., CD, DVD, on-line} featuring {indicate specific subject matter}

03-02-2002 modification added flexibility in designating format or media - formerly only publishing on CD had been indicated. Also, publishing of material for on-line display only is also in Class 41 but does not result in a user receiving a downloadable publication or hard goods. 05-08-2008 - This service is different from providing the publication itself. This service encompasses the preparation of the works for online publication, not providing the work itself.


035  Electronic retailing services via computer featuring {INDICATE field or type of goods}

Deleted because the term “retailing” refers to “selling” which is not a service under the TM Act or the Nice Agreement. As with other retail services, the nature of the activity, e.g., stores, distributorships, outlets, etc. must be indicated.


009  Electronic sensors for measuring solar radiation

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Electronical sensors for measuring solar radiation” was amended to “Electronic sensors for measuring solar radiation” to match the TM5 approved entry.


035  Electronic signature verification services provided in connection with banking and financial services

On 05-01-2014, this 05-18-07 entry was deleted because “electronic signature verification” is overbroad and inclusive of Class 45 verification services for security purposes.


009  Electronic software updates, namely, downloadable computer software and associated data files for updating computer software in the fields of {indicate fields}, provided via computer and communication networks

5-20-10 - Providing a website featuring downloadable software for {specify function of the programs} is not an acceptable identification because it is unclear whether the applicant is offering goods in the nature of downloadable software in Class 9, or whether the applicant is offering services in the nature of website hosting in Class 42.


009  Electronic sports training simulators for simulating {indicate, e.g., defensive basketball plays, sports defense, etc.} [computer hardware and software-based teaching apparatus]

“Electronic sports training simulators” is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Electronic sports training simulators [computer hardware and software-based teaching apparatus]

On 2-28-13, this 04-19-2007 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording and transferring it from Class 28 to Class 9 because the function of the goods is comparable to the function of “Simulators for the steering and control of vehicles,” which appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in 9. These goods are in the nature of computer hardware and software-based apparatus designed to re-create conditions of a sport so that the user can practice using sports equipment or practice other skills used to play the sport. These goods are not video game machines that consumers would find in arcades or otherwise use for entertainment or recreational purposes; video game machines for simulating sports are in Class 28. Electronic sports training simulators function as computers, and they are used for sports training purposes.


010  Electronic stimulation apparatus for {specify part of body, e.g., nerves, skin, muscles, etc.} for physical therapy purposes

On 01-31-2013, this 09-01-1995 entry was modified by changing “stimulator” to “stimulation apparatus” and inserting “for physical therapy purposes” to make clear the nature of the goods in Class 10.


042  Electronic storage of {indicate subject matter, e.g. messages, data}

On 01-01-2014, this 09-01-1995 entry was transferred from Class 39 to Class 42, pursuant to the addition of “Electronic data storage” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


042  Electronic storage of documents and archived e-mails

On 01-01-2014, this 05-13-2010 entry “Electronic document and e-mail archiving services” was amended to “Electronic storage of documents and archived e-mails” and was transferred from Class 39 to Class 42, pursuant to the addition of “Electronic data storage” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


042  Electronic storage of electronic media, namely, images, text and audio data

On 01-01-2014, this 06-01-2001 entry “Storage of electronic media, namely, images, text and audio data” was amended to “Electronic storage of electronic media, namely, images, text and audio data” and was transferred from Class 39 to Class 42, pursuant to the addition of “Electronic data storage” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


042  Electronic storage of files and documents

On 01-01-2014, this 06-01-2001 entry was transferred from Class 39 to Class 42, pursuant to the addition of “Electronic data storage” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


042  Electronic storage services for archiving electronic data

On 01-01-2014, this 10-29-2009 entry “Storage services for archiving electronic data” was amended to “Electronic storage services for archiving electronic data” and was transferred from Class 39 to Class 42, pursuant to the addition of “Electronic data storage” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


042  Electronic storage services for archiving databases, images and other electronic data

On 01-01-2014, this 09-04-2001 entry “Storage services for archiving databases, images and other electronic data” was amended to “Electronic storage services for archiving databases, images and other electronic data” and was transferred from Class 39 to Class 42, pursuant to the addition of “Electronic data storage” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


009  Electronic taximeters

These goods are electronic apparatus installed in taxi cabs or other vehicles for measuring and calculating passenger fares.


009  Electronic test and measurement devices for use in the fields of networks and telecommunications, namely, instrumentation used to test and certify new and existing data and voice communication cable and coaxial cable

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Electronic timers

No longer a trilateral entry as of 6-28-07 but still acceptable in the USPTO.


038  Electronic transmission of e-mail for {specify purpose, e.g., operations and information management, etc.}

On 01-01-2016, this 11-08-2012 entry was modified from “Electronic mail services for {specify purpose, e.g., transmitting data regarding medical office administration, operations and information management, etc.}” to the current entry in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016 “electronic mail services” or “electronic mail” is indefinite and overly broad because the activity provided in connection with electronic mail is unclear. Electronic transmission of e-mail is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


038  Electronic transmission of e-mail

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was modified from “Electronic mail” to “Electronic transmission of e-mail” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “electronic mail services” or “electronic mail” is indefinite and overly broad because the activity provided in connection with electronic mail is unclear.


009  Electronic valves for controlling gas or fluids

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


038  Electronic voice messaging, namely, the recording and subsequent transmission of voice messages by telephone

“Storage” was deleted from this recitation. Due to advances in technology, storage of electronic data is a separate service in Class 42. The main service here is the recording and transmission of the data. Storage in this context is usually very brief and ancillary to the primary service rendered. On 01-16-2014, this Note was modified to indicate that electronic storage services are in Class 42. Prior to 01-01-2014, USPTO classified electronic storage services in Class 39.


042  Electronically tracking and monitoring computer chips worn by sporting participants using computer technology

Monitoring services in Class 42 typically involve the use of computers, sensors, and other technology to evaluate a mechanical or technological function, or observation and evaluation to ensure functionality, i.e., quality control. Class 42 monitoring services also include observation of a physical condition to determine any changes in that condition.


040  Electrophoretic coating services

Also called “electrocoating,” “electropainting,” or “e-coating,” electrophoretic coating is an industrial process for depositing pigment onto metal, or any electrically conductive surface, by using an electrical charge.


007  Electroplating machines

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-12-1999 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Electrostatic coating machines

Analogous to electroplating machines that are also in Class 7. On 08-04-2016, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 08-01-2003 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Electrostatic water treatment apparatus for use in {indicate application(s), e.g., thermoelectric power generation, irrigation, mining activities, etc.}

Electrostatic water treatment apparatus is acceptable; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Electro-optic transducers

Electro-optic transducers are devices that convert electrical current into light, or convert light into electrical voltage.


042  Eleemosynary services in the area of donations of food, clothing, and/or medicine [NOTE: does not include donations of funds]

Identification too broad under 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Nature of goods or services provided controls classification.


045  Embalming services

On 01-01-2014, this 06-25-2009 entry “Embalming services” was transferred from Class 40 to Class 45, pursuant to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14, because these are personal services and because “Funeral services” and “Undertaking” services are classified in Class 45 in the Nice Alphabetical List.


005  Embedding material for dental and dental technical purposes

On 10-03-2013, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because the wording is indefinite and the nature and purpose of the goods is unclear.


026  Embroidery for garments

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Emergency auto kits comprised of a battery charger and a hand held spotlight

On 8-30-2012, this 8-1-2004 entry was amended to list the battery charger first and the hand held spotlight second to clarify that the goods are classified in Class 9.


009  Emergency drench showers

Although apparatus for water supply are generally classified in 11, the goods are in Class 9 because the purpose of the goods is more than just water supply or sanitation related to water supply. The goods are used in emergency situations and serve a personal safety function justifying their inclusion in Class 9.


009  Emergency eyewash station

Although apparatus for water supply are generally classified in 11, the goods are in Class 9 because the purpose of the goods is more than just water supply or sanitation related to water supply. The goods are used in emergency situations and serve a personal safety function justifying their inclusion in Class 9.


044  Emergency medical assistance

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Emergency medical services offered in or from a remote, mobile or temporary on-site location

Emergency medical services is acceptable in Class 44; further specification as to the location where services are being rendered, or other aspects of the medical services, is also acceptable, but it is not required.


045  Emergency response medical alarm monitoring services

08-09-2012: These services are not for medical diagnosis or treatment purposes; instead, the service providers notify an ambulance or other emergency responder when the medical alarm sounds.


037  Emergency road side repair services

3-25-10 - the 4-2-91 was amended to add “repair” to make it clear that this service does not include activities such as towing which is in Class 39 and could be considered included in the original language for this entry “emergency road side services.” The class 37 services are limited to repair, e.g., battery jump starts, tire changing, fueling, etc.


043  Emergency shelter services, namely, providing temporary housing

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Emergency signal transmitters

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Emergency signal transmittors” was amended to “Emergency signal transmitters” to match the TM5 approved entry.


008  Emery boards

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 3 to Class 8 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


007  Emission reduction units for motors and engines, namely, EGR valves

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; automatic control valves are in Class 9; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


007  Emission reduction units for motors and engines, namely, PCV valves

Note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; automatic control valves are in Class 9; valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations are in Class 11; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


035  Employee relocation

On 07-26-2012, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “employee relocation and information” to “employee relocation” because the inclusion of “and information” was confusing as it did not clearly indicate the subject matter of the information service.


035  Employment counseling and recruiting

5-27-10 These services are in Class 35 because these services give advice concerning employment. 07-01-2011 This service provides information about what careers are available in this particular field. It does not include providing information concerning training as to what one has to do to engage in that career. That is covered by career counseling in Class 41. On 07-16-2015, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


035  Employment counseling in the field(s) of {indicate field or fields}

5-27-10 These services are in Class 35 because these services give advice concerning employment. 07-01-2011 This service provides information about what careers are available in this particular field. It does not include providing information concerning training as to what one has to do to engage in that career. That is covered by career counseling in Class 41. On 07-16-2015, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


035  Employment services, namely, providing a web site with online video, audio and textual interviewing forms to support recruiting, admissions, and general candidate screening processes

On 02-21-2013, this 02-04-2010 entry: “Employment services, namely, providing a web site with online video, audio and textual interviewing applications to support recruiting, admissions, and general candidate screening processes,” was modified to substitute the word, “applications” with “forms” to make clear that this service relates to providing employment information and forms online. Providing software applications online are classified in Class 9 (downloadable) or Class 42 (non-downloadable).On 01-01-2014, this 02-21-2012 entry was deleted pursuant to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14, services involving “providing on-line videos, not downloadable” are classified in Class 41, regardless of the subject matter of the videos.


001  Emulsifiers for industrial purposes

Emulsifiers are substances that stabilize emulsions, i.e., mixtures of two or more liquids that are normally unblendable or non-mixable.


007  Emulsifying machines for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


021  Enamelled glass, not for building

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified to add “not for building” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-1016, “Enamelled glass, for building” was added to the Alphabetical List in Class 19. Thus, “enamelled glass” is indefinite and overly broad because it encompasses goods in multiple classes.


009  Encoded magnetic cards

Entry deleted because it is indefinite because it is not a known item (like a gift card) and/or could encompass a variety of different cards, e.g., “gift cards” or “pre-paid telephone cards” with different customers and trade channels so the applicant should state the feature or use of the card to make the trade channels and customers clear, e.g., “magnetically coded stored value cards, namely, gift cards,” “magnetically coded stored value cards for making purchases at retail stores,”etc.


042  Encoding of magnetic cards

This is now a programming service. At the time the ID was first introduced into the Manual in Class 40 (pre-1991) it was considered more of a physical process.


041  Encouraging amateur sports and physical education by organizing, sanctioning, conducting, regulating and governing amateur athletic programs and activities

7/17/08 - The words “promoting, sponsoring and administering” have been deleted from the ID because these terms refer to services in Class 35 since they relate to the business aspects of presenting an athletic program or activity.


041  Encouraging intercollegiate athletic programs by organizing and conducting educational programs and activities for intercollegiate athletes and alumni

On 8-25-2011, this 6-12-2008 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


015  End pins for cellos and double basses

An end pin is an adjustable spike used at the bottom of the instrument to support its weight.


010  Endoscopic equipment

On 02-11-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is considered too broad. The ID, “Endoscopic equipment for medical purposes” was added to the Manual in Class 10 and the ID, “Endoscopic equipment for industrial purposes” was added to the Manual in Class 9.


009  Endoscopic equipment for industrial purposes

02-11-2016: Endoscopic equipment for industrial purposes is used to inspect such things as plumbing, HVAC systems for buildings and auto exhaust systems for hidden wear or damage.


010  Endoscopy cameras

On 02-11-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is considered too broad. The ID, “Endoscopy cameras for medical purposes” is in the Manual in Class 10 and the ID, “Endoscopy cameras for industrial purposes” was added to the Manual in Class 9.


009  Endoscopy cameras for industrial purposes

02-11-2016: Endoscopy cameras for industrial purposes are used to capture images of such things as hidden wear or damage in plumbing, HVAC systems for buildings and auto exhaust systems.


042  Energy auditing

This activity provides information that effects the functioning of a business; therefore it was transferred from Class 42 to Class 35 upon the implementation of the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement that restructured Class 42. On 01-01-2013, this 01-01-2002 entry was transferred from Class 35 to Class 42 as required by the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013, effective 1-1-13. Energy auditing services involve technical analysis and evaluation of energy requirements and usage. These services are distinguishable from the accounting-type activities involved in business and financial auditing in Class 35.


005  Energy boosting bars for use as a meal substitute

1-1-2012 This entry of 6-25-2009 has been deleted because it is too broad for classification under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, which makes clear that meal replacement bars adapted for medical use are in Class 5, and meal replacement bars not for medical purposes are classified as food or beverages in Classes 29-33 depending on how those goods are specified.


005  Energy boosting mouth dissolvable flavored edible films

On 02-02-2012, this 11-01-2004 entry was deleted because it is indefinite, and there is no justification for including it in Class 5.


005  Energy boosting serum for injection

On 02-02-2012, this 06-25-2009 entry was deleted because it is indefinite, and there is no justification for including it in Class 5.


030  Energy candy

Energy candy is candy that contains energy-boosting ingredients such as caffeine.


035  Energy price comparison services

09-29-2011: Deleted the 06-01-2001 entry because it is covered by the existing entry “Price comparison services” in Class 35. 07-04-2013: The status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


035  Energy usage management

This activity provides information that affects the functioning of a business; therefore it was transferred from Class 42 to Class 35 upon the implementation of the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement that restructured Class 42.


007  Engine cylinders for land vehicles

Class changed from 12 to 7 - incorrect in first entry.


042  Engineering services for the construction of water treatment and purification plants, solid waste treatment plants and other municipal infrastructure facilities

On 06-27-2013, the status of this entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


042  Engineering services in the field of environmental compliance

11-17-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, it is being deleted from the Manual because the 11-27-2008 entry is covered by the existing entries “Engineering” and “Engineering services in the field of {indicate subject matter, field or industry}” in Class 42. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of reducing operational costs of industrial machinery

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of reducing operational costs of engines

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of reducing nitrogen oxide emissions

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of extending engine maintenance intervals

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of reducing combustion gas temperature

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of reducing fuel consumption

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services in the field of reducing carbon dioxide emissions

On 5-26-2011 the 11-27-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with an entry that contains a fill-in section for the specific field of the engineering services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


042  Engineering services for building and property condition assessment, facility management, repair and restoration and building instrumentation

03-17-2011: Removed “environmental consulting” from the 04-01-2006 entry to avoid possible confusion. 08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “M” modified to “X” example.


042  Engineering services for building and property condition assessment

Removed “environmental consulting” from 20110224 entry to avoid possible confusion


042  Engineering services and consultation for the detection of contaminants in {indicate material, e.g. soil, waste and/or water}

“Environmental services” lead-in from 20080828 entry removed to avoid confusion.


012  Engines for land vehicles

Complete motors and engines for land vehicles are in Class 12, however, parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder, pistons and other parts essential to their working such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


019  Engraved and cut stone plaques

This entry was transferred from Class 20 to Class 19 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Agreement. Plaques were deleted from Class 20 and are now classified according to their material composition.


040  Enhancement of photographs

This is physical enhancement of photographs, not a digital or computerized process.


041  Entertainment and educational services, namely, the presentation of seminars, lectures, workshops and panel discussions, and ongoing television and radio talk shows all in the field of public interest concerning {indicate subject matter of interest}

While this wording may still be used as an acceptable identification, on 08-25-2011, this 04-02-2009 entry was deleted because the various types of entertainment and educational services listed are too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Entertainment and educational services, namely, providing a website that displays various requests, reviews, recommendations, rankings, trackings, votes, and information relating to uncreated, unreleased, new, special, popular, and rare products, services, and events in the fields of pop culture, entertainment, education, and sports, all exclusively for non-business and non-commercial transactions and purposes

On 8-25-2011, this 8-21-2008 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. The wording, however, may still be used as an acceptable recitation of services. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Entertainment and education services in the nature of a series of short shows featuring {indicate subject matter or type of show, e.g. variety, news, comedy} distributed to mobile handsets, which may include video, text, photos, illustrations or hypertext

On 8-25-2011, this 5-08-2008 entry was deleted because the subject matter is too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. The wording is however still acceptable as an identification. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Entertainment and educational services, namely, the presentation of seminars, workshops and panel discussions, and ongoing television and radio shows all in the field of {indicate field or subject matter, e.g., music, dance, knitting, etc.}

On 8-25-2011, this 2-10-2011 entry was deleted because the various types of entertainment and educational services listed are too specific to be of use to a broad range of applicants. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


041  Entertainment in the nature of an ongoing special variety, news, music or comedy show featuring {indicate subject matter} broadcast over television, satellite, audio, and video media

On 5-16-2013, the 5-10-2007 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment in the nature of roller skating competitions

ROLLER DERBY changed to “roller skating competitions” - ROLLER DERBY is a registered trademark


041  Entertainment in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., news, comedy, variety}

On 5-16-2013, the 4-2-1991 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment in the nature of live stage performances in the nature of {indicate nature of performances, e.g., plays, concerts or lecture for hire} in the field of {indicate subject matter of lectures} by an individual

On 11-10-11 this 03-19-09 entry was modified to include “lecture for hire” within the parentheses


041  Entertainment in the nature of competitions in the field of {indicate entertainment or education field, e.g. athletics, spelling, chess, etc.}

On 02-25-2016, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “entertainment or education” and “chess, etc.” in the bracketed portion of the ID to clarify the nature of the services. Arranging and conducting business competitions for businesses or entrepreneurs to compete for capital or resources to facilitate business activities is classified in Class 35.


035  Entertainment marketing services, namely, marketing, promotion and advertising for independent recording artists

On 5-26-2011, this 3-29-2007 entry was deleted because it is so similar to an existing Manual entry. On 07-04-2013, the status of this acceptable entry was changed from “D”-Deleted to “X”-Example.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of {indicate specific event or act, and field, e.g. musical group, television comedy series, ethnic festival} [NB performances, such as those by a musical group, must be live]

11-13-2014 The 10-01-1994 entry was modified by inserting “services” to make clear that the entertainment activity is performed to the order of, or for the benefit of, someone other than the trademark owner, and that the activity is qualitatively different from anything necessarily done in connection with the performance of another service. See TMEP 1301.01(a).


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing an amusement park ride in the nature of {indicate type of ride, e.g., a bumper car ride, a roller coaster ride, etc.}

“Entertainment in the nature of an amusement park ride” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


041  Entertainment services, namely, non-downloadable ringtones, pre-recorded music, and graphics presented to mobile communications devices via a global computer network and wireless networks

01/07/2010 - deleted the word “video” because the service of providing non-downloadable videos is classified according to subject matter. 12-11-2014 - Pursuant to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 01-01-2014, services involving “providing on-line videos, not downloadable” are classified in Class 41, regardless of the subject matter of the videos.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of live {specify nature of performance, e.g., dance, musical, magic} performances

On 8-25-2011, this 12-04-2008 entry was amended from “Entertainment and education services in the nature of live dance and musical performances” to the above fill-in entry. 07-30-2015: The word “live” was added before the fill-in portion as its absence necessitated amendments when the term was required for certain types of performances.


041  Entertainment services, namely, participation in {indicate sports event, e.g., sports car races}

On 02-18-2016, this 06-01-2001 entry was deleted because it caused confusion. It was replaced by a new entry “Entertainment services in the nature of professional athletes competing in {indicate sports event, e.g., sports car races, track and field events, etc.}” in Class 41.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of development, creation, production, distribution, and post-production of {indicate entertainment-related subject or activity, e.g., motion pictures, television shows, multimedia entertainment content, etc., but do not indicate advertising or commercials}

The term “distribution,” as it is used in this ID Manual entry, refers to the activity of making the movie or television show, or other entertainment content, available to movie theatres and television stations for display to the public (the content is returned to the producer after the display). The term “distribution” does not refer to distributorship services or other retail or wholesale store services, online or otherwise, nor does it refer to the transport of hard goods, such as DVDs or compact discs.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing an online interactive database of photos and videos in the field of body art and modification

09/18/2014: This entry of 09/11/2008 was modified to be of wider use to remove the wording “namely, piercing, tattoos, scarification, subincision, castration,” as such specific examples are not required for identification or classification purposes.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of organizing, arranging and conducting motorcycle riding excursions

On 01-01-2016, this 09-13-2007 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether it encompasses transport services in Class 39 or recreational or entertainment activities in Class 41. This wording is no longer acceptable under Nice 10-2016.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing recreational aviation rides in classic aircraft

On 01-01-2016, the 08-05-2010 entry was modified by deleting “not for transportation purposes” because the nature of the activity, “recreational aviation rides in classic aircraft,” is primarily an entertainment service in Class 41 and not a transport service in Class 39.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances, namely, musical, variety, news and comedy shows

On 05-30-2013, the 06-01-2001 entry was amended to add the words “services” and “live” to clarify the nature of the services and to avoid confusion. For entertainment services in the nature of performances, such as those rendered by a musical group, the performance must be live. Recorded entertainment usually takes the form of goods in Class 9, such as videotapes, audio cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc. TMEP §1402.11(g). On 10-2-2014, the 05-30-2013 entry, “Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances, and musical, variety, news and comedy shows” was modified by replacing “and musical,” with “namely, musical,” to make clear the nature of the “live visual and audio performances” consistent with current USPTO's specificity requirements for such services.


041  Entertainment services, namely, helicopter rides

5-27-10 - The phrase “and tours” was deleted from the 1-17-08 entry in order to avoid confusion with travel tours in Class 39. The rides in Class 41 are for providing people with the entertainment experience of riding in a helicopter and are not for transportation purposes. 01-01-2016: The term “travel tours” is indefinite under Nice 10-2016 and may encompass transport services in Class 39 and educational or entertainment services in Class 41.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line, non-downloadable virtual {indicate goods, e.g., clothing, pets, furniture, etc.} for use in virtual environments created for entertainment purposes [This does not include providing on-line virtual software as a fill-in]

On 01-21-2016, this 08-08-2009 entry was amended to give examples of the type of goods that would be acceptable as a fill-in and added bracketed information to make clear that computer software is not an acceptable fill-in.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances by an actor

On 05-30-2013, the 06-17-2010 entry was amended to add the words “services” and “live” to clarify the nature of the services and to avoid confusion. For entertainment services in the nature of performances, such as those rendered by a musical group, the performance must be live. Recorded entertainment usually takes the form of goods in Class 9, such as videotapes, audio cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc. TMEP §1402.11(g).


041  Entertainment services in the nature of an ongoing reality based television program

On 5-16-2013, the 3-29-2007 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line reviews of {indicate entertainment subject matter of reviews, e.g., movies, books, music, computer games}

Only reviews of entertainment-related activities are encompassed by this language and classified in Class 41.


041  Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of a game show

This service involves the actual creation of the game show and the accompanying activity of distributing it to television stations for display to the public. This is not the case when distribution relates to videotapes, audio tapes or other hard goods that result from the production of visual or audio entertainment. When these goods are distributed, it is the same as the distribution of any other kind of hard goods by any other manufacturer. For this reason, distribution of videotapes, audio tapes, video disks, etc. should not be accepted as a service even when the distribution is linked to the production of these goods. The production of the entertainment product is perfectly acceptable in Class 41; however, the distribution of the hard goods that result from that production is not a service in Class 41.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing an ongoing radio program in the field of {indicate subject matter}

On 5-16-2013, the 2-7-2008 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a website for on-line gambling

Gambling services is acceptable wording in Class 41; further specification is permissible, but is not required.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring photographic and prose presentations featuring {indicate subject matter of presentations}

01-07-2010: Inserted instructional Note as bracketed text in the ID. 03-20-2014: Clarification of bracketed text; subject matter determines classification. Class 41 covers services regarding education and training, entertainment, sporting and cultural activities. 05-20-2014: Bracketed text deleted. The use of the term “presentations” in these services is considered analogous to “shows” or “programs” and is thus classified in Class 41 regardless of the subject matter.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring photographic, video and prose presentations featuring {indicate subject matter of the presentations}

01-07-2010: Inserted instructional Note as bracketed text in the ID. 03-20-2014: Clarification of bracketed text; subject matter of content determines classification. Class 41 covers services regarding education and training, entertainment, sporting and cultural activities. 05-20-2014: Bracketed text deleted. The use of the term “presentations” in these services is considered analogous to “shows” or “programs” and is thus classified in Class 41 regardless of the subject matter. However, “providing a website featuring videos” is ambiguous as it could include the offering of videos as a good (either downloadable or in tangible form) via an online retail store.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring photographic, audio, video and prose presentations featuring {indicate subject matter of presentations}

01-07-2010: Inserted instructional Note as bracketed text in the ID. 05-20-2014: Bracketed text deleted. The use of the term “presentations” in these services is considered analogous to “shows” or “programs” and is thus classified in Class 41 regardless of the subject matter. However, “providing a website featuring videos” is ambiguous as it could include the offering of videos as a good (either downloadable or in tangible form) via an online retail store.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances, namely, musical band, rock group, gymnastic, dance, and ballet performances

On 05-30-2013, the 06-01-2001 entry was amended to add the words “services” and “live” to clarify the nature of the services and to avoid confusion. For entertainment services in the nature of performances, such as those rendered by a musical group, the performance must be live. Recorded entertainment usually takes the form of goods in Class 9, such as videotapes, audio cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc. TMEP §1402.11(g).


041  Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances by {specify, e.g., actors, musical bands, dancers, etc.}

On 05-30-2013, the 06-17-2010 entry was amended to add the words “services” and “live” to clarify the nature of the services and to avoid confusion. For entertainment services in the nature of performances, such as those rendered by a musical group, the performance must be live. Recorded entertainment usually takes the form of goods in Class 9, such as videotapes, audio cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc. TMEP §1402.11(g).


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing ongoing television programs in the field of {indicate subject matter or field} via a global computer network

11-26-2009 - “a television program” in the 4-12-1999 was changed to “on-going television programs” to make this entry consistent with other similar entries for similar services. On 5-16-2013, the entry was further amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring advice concerning personal relationships, such advice being for entertainment purposes only

On 03-22-12 this 07-31-08 entry was amended to change the wording “at which” to the current language. This change eliminates the confusion of this service with the Class 42 service that enables users to perform a task at/on a website. The latter is in Class 42 because it is primarily a technology service.


041  Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing {indicate form of the entertainment, e.g., programs, segments, movies, shows} featuring {indicate type e.g., news, comedy, commentary, etc.} delivered by {indicate form of broadcast medium, e.g., television, radio, satellite, the internet, etc.}

10-01-2009 Effective date; 01-27-2011 Amended “indicate form of delivery medium” to “indicate form of broadcast medium” to make clear that the entry is not intended to include hard goods, e.g., DVDs, CDs, etc. On 5-2-2013, this 1-27-2011 entry was amended to delete the words, “or live” from the end of the ID because it created an ambiguity as to its meaning.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring non-downloadable musical performances, musical videos, related film clips, photographs, and other multimedia materials featuring {indicate subject matter of the multimedia materials} [the subject matter of the “multimedia materials” must be a Class 41 subject matter to keep the ID in Class 41]

9-18-2008: Requirement for indication of subject matter added as in other similar services currently included in the Manual 9/10/2009: - changed subject matter requirement in 09/18/2008 language from “web site” to “multimedia materials.” The subject matter of the “multimedia materials” must be a Class 41 subject matter to keep the ID in Class 41. 01/07/2010: inserted the word “non-downloadable” into the ID to distinguish it from downloadable digital materials in 9; also, inserted instructional Note as square bracketed text in the entry. 03-20-2014: Entry deleted as confusing; under 10th ed., 2014 version of Nice, providing non-downloadable videos is in Class 41 regardless of subject matter.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing non-downloadable prerecorded music, information in the field of music, and commentary and articles about music, all on-line via a global computer network

6-18-09 9-4-2001 entry changed to indicate prerecorded music is nondownloadable


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing ongoing webisodes featuring {indicate subject matter, e.g., comedy, drama, etc.} via a global computer network

On 5-16-2013, the 6-17-2010 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing radio programs in the field of {indicate subject matter or field} via a global computer network

3-4-10 - the word “program” in the 4-12-99 entry was changed to “programs” to avoid the “title of a single work” problem. The plural form should indicate that there is more than one program identified by the mark and is, therefore, not a single work.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of development, creation, production and post-production services of multimedia entertainment content

2-4-10 - The 9-24-09 was changed from “Entertainment services in the nature of development, creation, production and post-production services of multimedia content” to “development, creation, production and post-production services of multimedia entertainment content.” Emphasis of the subject matter of the content more clearly controls the class than the general lead-in of “entertainment services.”


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring user-generated videos on a wide variety of topics and subjects

01/07/10 - the service identified in this entry is more accurately described as a computer service in Class 42 rather than an entertainment service in Class 41 and therefore, it is deleted from the Manual


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring non-downloadable adult-themed photographs and videos

01-07-2010 - Inserted the word “non-downloadable” to distinguish it from the downloadable digital media in Class 9


041  Entertainment services in the nature of creation, development, and production of television programming

04-07-2011: This 01-21-2010 entry was replaced by the following new entry: “Creating and developing concepts for television programs” to make clear the nature of the services; the “production” aspect of the original entry is covered by the existing entry: “Production of television programs” in Class 41. 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example. Such activities must be done on the order of others to be considered a service.


041  Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing television game show and games of chance to be played at a casino

On 5-16-2013, the 11-05-2009 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of organizing bicycle racing and exhibitions

10-22-09 - “organizing” added to 7-16-09 entry to avoid confusion with the service of participation in bicycle races.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing non-downloadable playback of music via global communications networks

7-23-09 - this is not the service of streaming or transmission of the music. It is the service of having the music available for playback via the Internet. Other systems and services are used for the actual streaming or transmission of the music being played back.


041  Entertainment services, namely, providing an ongoing radio program in the field of food

On 5-16-2013, the 2-7-2008 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of children's entertainment

On 5-16-2013, the 7-1-2004 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring {indicate subject matter} provided through {indicate broadcast medium, e.g., cable television, webcasts, radio broadcasts}

On 5-16-2013, the 8-2-2007 entry was amended to replace “on-going” with “ongoing” in order to make the spelling of the term consistent among Manual entries and to provide more uniform search results.


041  Entertainment services, namely, a video arcade housed in a {specify, e.g., mobile trailer, bus, etc.}

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. 04-26-2016: The 04-03-2008 entry was modified to replace “housed in a mobile trailer” with “housed in a {specify, e.g., mobile trailer, bus, etc.}.”


041  Entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of competitions in the field of {indicate type of entertainment or education competition, e.g., basketball, mathematics, chess, etc.}

On 02-25-2016, the 10-01-2005 entry was modified by replacing “for” with “in the field of” and inserting “e.g., entertainment or education” and “basketball, mathematics, chess, etc.” in the bracketed portion of the ID to clarify the nature of the services. Arranging and conducting business competitions for businesses or entrepreneurs to compete for capital or resources to facilitate business activities is classified in Class 35.


037  Environmental remediation services, namely, waste disposal

This entry was deleted to avoid confusion between environmental remediation services, in class 40, and waste disposal services in class 37. Environmental remediation services involve the treatment of contaminated materials such as soil, air, or water, but do not include cleanup of the original cause of the contamination, such as leaking hazardous waste.


040  Environmental remediation services, namely, soil treatment services

This entry was deleted and replaced with “Environmental remediation services, namely, treatment of {indicate material to be treated, e.g. soil, waste and/or water}.” Environmental remediation services involve the treatment of contaminated materials such as soil, air, or water, but do not include cleanup of the original cause of the contamination, such as leaking hazardous waste. The physical clean-up and disposal of hazardous waste services are in Class 37.


009  Environmental test chamber, namely, temperature simulation equipment

02-28-2013 - Environmental chambers are enclosures for testing the effect of environmental conditions on biological materials and commercial or industrial goods. These goods are classified as testing apparatus in Class 9, which are covered by the wording “checking (supervision)...apparatus and instruments” in the Class 9 Heading.


001  Enzyme preparations for use in the {indicate specific industrial or manufacturing field} industry

01-22-2015 - Enzymes for industrial purposes is acceptable wording; further specification of the particular industry is acceptable, but it is not required.


026  Epaulettes

The goods are in the nature of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder, typically by military officers.


026  Epaulettes for {indicate clothing items, e.g., dresses, blazers, etc.}, sold separately

An epaulette is an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder, typically by military officers, but also for other, non-military use. 10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


021  Epergnes of precious metals

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


018  Equine boots

Equine boots are fitted onto or worn by horses, and not by the riders.


014  Equine-themed necklaces

On 06-25-2015, this 01-03-2008 entry was amended from “equine necklaces” to “equine-themed necklaces” for clarity purposes.


028  Equipment sold as a unit for playing {indicate nature of game, e.g. kickball, tossing and catching, indoor and outdoor hopscotch, etc.} games

Please note that computer game software is classified in Class 9. For information on identifying and classifying goods which are sold as a unit, see TMEP §1401.05(a).


016  Erasers (Electric)

All erasers are classified in Class 16; there is no need for the identification of goods to indicate whether they are electric or not.


045  Escort services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


039  Escorting of travellers

11-17-2011: This wording appears in the Nice Alphabetical List. It refers to travel guide services, or services provided by a guide who accompanies others while travelling.


039  Escorting travellers

11-17-2011: While this wording is still accepting, it is being deleted from the Manual because it is already covered by the existing Manual entry, “Escorting of travellers” in Class 39.


036  Escrow services for the travel industry

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 10-08-2009 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Maintaining escrow accounts for {specify purpose, e.g., sales transactions, mortgages, etc.}” in Class 36. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


025  Espadrilles

05-14-2015: An espadrille is a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible sole.


001  Esparto pulp

Esparto is a fibrous material found in certain grasses. Similar to wood pulp, esparto pulp is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Wood pulp is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 1, and by analogy, esparto pulp is also in Class 1.


032  Essences used in the preparation of liqueurs [not in the nature of essential oils]

The 4-2-1991 entry - “Essences for the manufacture of liqueurs [not in the nature of essential oils]” was amended on 11-18-10 to read “Essences used in the preparation of liqueurs [not in the nature of essential oils]” to make it consistent with other Class 32 entries in the Manual.


003  Essential oils for use in aromatherapy

“Essential oils” are in the Nice Classification List in Class 3; therefore, the identified goods are in Class 3 even though they are for aromatherapy purposes.


025  Eternity scarves

“Eternity scarves” are scarves made of a continuous, closed loop of fabric.


042  Evaluating organizations to determine whether the organizations conform to an established accreditation standard

On 07-09-2015, this 05-31-2007 entry was modified by deleting “Accreditation services, namely” and by inserting “accreditation” to modify “standard.” This type of evaluation is generally rendered by the accrediting body, but may also be performed by a third party to the order and specification of the accrediting body. This evaluation service is different from the act of “accreditation,” which is the validation or bestowal of approval on a service provider, and is not considered a service under the Trademark Act. This description should not be used in connection with accreditation marks, which are used by third parties to indicate that their services are “accredited” or approved by the accrediting body. See TMEP §1306.06 et seq. 05-31-2007 -This is NOT the accreditation or certification service itself. This ID covers activities that establish criteria for the accreditation or certification. Accreditation and certification themselves are in classes A or B.


036  Evaluating real estate to assess feasibility for use as a property self-storage facility

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


035  Evaluation of standing timber

1-1-2012 This entry of 4-2-1991 has been deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement and has been replaced with the entries “financial evaluation of standing timber” in Class 36, and “Quality evaluation of standing timber” in Class 42.


042  Evaluation of the home building and remodeling services of home builders and remodelers to determine conformity with certification standards other than for governmental regulatory purposes during construction

On 10-01-2015, this 02-12-2009 entry was modified by deleting “for the purpose of certification of new and remodeled home construction” and inserting “to determine conformity with certification standards” to clarify the nature of the services. Although this evaluation service may be rendered by a certifying body, “certification,” or the validation or approval of goods/services of others, is not a service under the Nice Classification. Also, this description should not be used in connection with certification marks, which are used by third parties to indicate that their goods/services are “certified” or approved by the certifying body. See TMEP §1306.06 et seq.


045  Evangelistic and ministerial services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Evangelistic ministerial services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Evaporators for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


045  Examination of fingerprints and handwriting for the purpose of forensic scientific intelligence

Transferred from Class 42 to be consistent with the other forensic science services in the Manual.


028  Exercise equipment in the nature of straps that are affixed to {specify, e.g., doors, cable machines, exercise equipment, etc.} for performance of weight resistance exercises

Although straps are usually classified in Class 22, these straps are classified in Class 28 because they are in the nature of sporting articles.


028  Exercise equipment, namely, virtual reality training cycles

02-28-2013 - These goods are in the nature of physical exercise equipment comprised primarily of a stationary exercise bicycle and stand with an attached monitor for displaying the virtual reality software.


028  Exercise equipment, namely, neck and shoulder supported weights for twisting and lifting exercises

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 08-20-2009 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Exercise weights” in Class 28. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


028  Exercise equipment, namely, straps that are affixed to doors for performance of various exercises using body weight resistance

11-10-2011: Although straps are usually classified in Class 22, these straps are classified in Class 28 because these straps are in the nature of sporting articles. On 09-03-2015, the status of this 01-13-2011 entry was changed from “A” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy.


028  Exercise wrist weights

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 04-02-1991 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Exercise weights” in Class 28. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


003  Exfoliant creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Exfoliants for {indicate use, e.g., hair, skin, etc.}

On 05-21-2015, this 06-01-2001 entry was deleted because the term “exfoliants” is indefinite and overbroad and may include cosmetic preparations in Class 3 and cosmetic utensils in Class 21.


045  Expert witness services in legal matters in the field of {indicate specific field of expertise}

Transferred from Class 42 pursuant to 9th edition of the Nice Agreement


013  Explosives in the nature of shaped charges for use in the {specify industry, e.g., oil and gas, building demolition, steelmaking, etc.} industry

Explosives is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


035  Export agency services for the goods of others

The word “agency/agencies” is required in the import/export IDs, because import and export agencies are businesses that assist in arranging for the shipping of goods for others, but do not actually provide transportation services themselves. IDs such as “import and export services” or “importing and exporting goods of others” would be indefinite, because the IDs are broad enough to encompass the transportation of goods in Class 39.


035  Export and import agencies in the field of {indicate field, e.g., clothing, automotive parts, etc.}

The word agency/agencies is required in the import/export IDs, because import and export agencies are businesses that assist in arranging for the shipping of goods of others, but do not actually provide transportation services themselves. IDs such as import and export services or importing and exporting goods of others would be indefinite, because the IDs are broad enough to encompass the transportation of goods in Class 39.


009  Exposed cinematographic films

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


002  Exterior paints

On 08-27-2015, the 04-02-1991 entry, “Exterior paint” was amended to “Exterior paints” to match the TM5 approved entry.


037  Exterminating

This entry was too broad. Exterminating services for agricultural purposes is in Class 42; exterminating services other than for agricultural purposes is in 37.


037  Exterminating consultation

On 06-25-2015, this 08-01-2005 entry was deleted because it is overbroad and may include services in Class 37 and Class 44.


009  External computer hard drives [computer storage devices]

On 8-16-2012, the 7-26-2007 entry “External computer hard drives” was modified by entering the bracketed language to clarify the nature of the goods.


007  Extracting machines for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


030  Extracts used as food flavoring [not essential oils]

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add the word “food” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. 01-01-2016: Edible essential oils are typically obtained by condensing the vapors of boiled seeds, leaves or other plant parts. Citrus essential oils are squeezed directly from the rinds. Essential oils for food flavoring are classified in Class 3. In contrast, extracts used as food flavorings generally feature ethyl alcohol, glycerol or propylene glycol combined with essential oils, and may also contain water, sugar, or food colorants.


017  Extruded plastic in the form of {specify, e.g., bars, blocks, pellets, rods, sheets, tubes, etc.} for use in manufacturing

Plastic films and sheets are generally classified according to function or purpose of the goods: Class 16 for “wrapping or packaging” purposes, and Class 17 for “packing” or non-wrapping purposes, as well as plastics in extruded form for use in further manufacture. The identification should indicate the purpose of the goods for proper classification.


017  Extruded semi-finished goods made of synthetic materials in the form of plates, bars, pipes and flexible hoses for industrial, construction and agricultural use

02-05-2009 - Due to a typographical error in the original 01-22-2008 entry, the class has changed from Class 7 to Class 17.


044  Eye bank services

9-11-08 - This service is for the collection and provision of eyes for medical purposes. Other aspects of such a bank are ancillary - processing, treatment, storage, etc. - and would be in other classes such as 39 or 40 if specified as a separate activity of the bank. Also, if the purpose of the bank is to provide eyes for research or education purposes, the service would be in Class 42 with a clear specification of that limitation.


003  Eye cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Eye lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Eye shadows

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Eyeglass cleaning cloths

Class changed from 9 because there are no special properties that put this in 9; cleaning cloths are generally in 21.


044  Eyeglass fitting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Eyeglass lanyards

Eyeglass lanyards are classified in Class 9 because they are specially adapted for use with eyeglasses. General purpose lanyards for holding items are classified in Class 22.


003  Eyeliners

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


005  Eyepatches for medical use

This entry was transferred from Class 10 to Class 5. This was done to bring US practice into conformance with the addition of this item in Class 5 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


003  Eyeshadows

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


009  Eyewear pouches

Eyewear pouches are classified in Class 9 because they are specially fitted and adapted for eyewear, and analogous to the entries, “eyeglass cases” and “spectacle cases” in Class 9 of the Nice Alphabetical List.


009  E-books featuring {indicate subject matter} recorded on computer media

These goods are electronic publications and not the devices on which they are read. Non-downloadable publications are considered services in Class 41.


038  E-mail data services

On 01-01-2016, this 11-22-2007 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016, because the activity provided in connection with electronic mail is unclear.


038  E-mail forwarding services [transmission]

3-10-11 “transmission” in brackets was added to the 6-1-2001 trilateral entry.


021  Fabric and textile party favor boxes sold empty

On 10-25-2012, this 11-12-2009 entry, “Fabric and textile party favor boxes sold empty,” was deleted and replaced with “Party favor gift boxes sold empty” in Class 16. Commonly made from paper, cardboard or plastic, these boxes are used for packaging small party gifts, thus justifying classification in Class 16 as comparable to the “Boxes of cardboard or paper” in the Nice Alphabetical List, and under the Class Heading “plastic materials for packaging”


026  Fabric appliques [haberdashery]

On 01-01-13, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to clarify the nature of the goods and conform to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013, effective 1-1-13. These goods are in the nature of clothing ornaments, such as a patch that is sewn on or otherwise applied to fabric or other material, and they are classified in Class 26 as clothing decorations.


027  Fabric bath mats

This entry was transferred from Class 24 to Class 27 in order to bring the item into conformity with the classification set forth in the Nice Agreement.


020  Fabric cake decorations

These goods are in the nature of small stuffed figurines for use on cakes.


020  Fabric cake toppers

Cake toppers are decorations for cakes. Decorations for cakes are classified by material composition. Therefore, fabric cake toppers are classified in Class 20 because the fabric is a plastic substitute.


011  Fabric covers for electric toasters

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred from Class 26 to Class 11 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because the covers are adapted to the goods that they contain. The entry “toaster covers” was amended to “Fabric covers for electric toasters.”


011  Fabric covers for hot water bottles

1-1-2012 This entry of 12-10-2009 was transferred from Class 26 to Class 11 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because the covers are adapted to the Class 11 goods that they contain.


026  Fabric covers for kitchen appliances

1-1-2012 This entry of 4-2-1991 has been deleted pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Covers adapted to the goods that they contain are classified in the class of the goods they contain. Here, these covers are for goods classified in more than one class.


024  Fabric drapes designed to conceal the act of breastfeeding in public [nursing covers]

On 09-25-2014, the 09-27-2007 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods and to facilitate searching of the Manual for these goods.


024  Fabric finish or surface treatment composition sold as a component of finished treated or coated textiles and fabrics to enhance printing of designs and patterns thereon

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


024  Fabric finish or surface treatment composition sold as a component of finished treated or coated textiles and fabrics to preserve color dyes and inks thereon and to reduce or eliminate fade

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


018  Fabric pouches sold empty that may be used to hold {specify item, e.g., dental retainers, sports mouth guards, etc.}

On 07-26-2012, this 11-13-2008 entry was modified from “Fabric pouches sold empty that may be used to hold items such as dental retainers and sports mouth guards” to “Fabric pouches sold empty that may be used to hold {specify items, e.g., dental retainers, sports mouth guards, etc.}” to serve a wider range of Manual users.


011  Fabric steamers

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 6-1-2001 was transferred to Class 11(as a steam generating apparatus), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


024  Fabric table toppers

On 06-06-2013, the 06-01-2001 entry was deleted because TABLE TOPPER is a registered trademark in Class 24 (U.S. Reg. No. 2122791) and should not be used as a generic term in an identification. See TMEP §1402.09.


020  Fabric tissue box covers

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 7-1-2004 was transferred from Class 26 to Class 20 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


040  Fabric waterproofing

The waterproofing in Class 40 is actually a transformation of the underlying goods so they themselves are waterproof and are not just protected by a painted or sprayed on barrier. The waterproofing in Class 37 is the application of some kind of layer or coating to a surface.


024  Fabrics that may or may not have printed patterns and designs thereon for use in textile applications, namely, the manufacture of apparel, upholstery, signage, flags, banners and wallpaper

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Face and body beauty creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Face and body creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Face and body lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Face creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


028  Face masks [costumery]

On 06-25-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry of “Face masks [costumery]” was deleted because it is covered by the entries for “Costume masks” in Class 28 and “Theatrical masks” in Class 28.


028  Face masks for {indicate specific sport}

04-02-1991: These are not sports goggles which are in 9. They are masks such as catcher’s masks or goalie’s masks. On 3-31-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because the fill-in was causing confusion and it was being misused. “Catchers’ masks” and “Fencing masks” are examples of types of sports masks that are acceptable in the Manual in Class 28.


018  Face masks for equines

On 01-23-2014, this 03-15-2007 entry was deleted because the function of the face masks is indefinite.


003  Face milk and lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Face painting kits

Transferred from Class 16 - face paint is a physical embellishment like make-up. It is not paint as would be found in a paint set for artistic purposes.


028  Face plates for video game consoles for use with external monitors

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-16-2009 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Face shields

Entry deleted because face shields are in more than one class and specificity of the item is needed to determine which class is appropriate for the specific type of face shield.


003  Facial cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Facial creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5. 09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Facial lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


041  Facilities for {indicate specific event, e.g., tournaments, exhibitions, conferences (Providing}

This entry includes services that are in other classes, e.g., providing facilities for trade exhibitions would be in Class 35. 06-27-2013 - Providing general use facilities for conventions and exhibitions are classified in Class 43 as “temporary accommodation services.” Providing specialized facilities or facilities for a particular purpose are classified according to purpose.


019  Facing mortar

Facing mortar is mortar exposed to view or to outside elements that is used to bind, fill, and seal spaces between building blocks, such as stones and bricks. Mortar is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


019  Facing plaster

Facing plaster is plaster exposed to view and used as a protective or decorative coating of walls, ceilings, moldings, and the like. Plaster is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


019  Facing sheets of plywood

Facing sheets of plywood are sheets of plywood that are exposed to view and are used for aesthetic appearances.


003  Fair complexion cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


011  Fairy lights for festive decoration

Fairy lights are small electric lights on a string used as decoration.


003  False nails made of {specify material, e.g., powder and liquid acrylics, polymer resin, silk, etc.}

“False nails” is an acceptable identification; further specification of material composition is acceptable, but it is not required.


012  Fan belts (Land vehicle parts, namely)

This entry was deleted from Class 12 and introduced in Class 7 with appropriate specification due to a major reorganization of the classification of motors and engines and their parts in the 6th edition of the Nice Agreement in 1992.


044  Farm seeding by air

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Farming equipment rental

01-01-2016: Farming equipment rental does not encompass rental of vehicles. Rental of tractors is classified in Class 39.


044  Farming services in the field of {indicate specific field, e.g., fruits, vegetables, apples, blueberries, etc.}

On 08-15-2013, this 07-12-2012 entry was modified by deleting “Farms” and inserting “Farming services” to make clear that the activity is being performed for others. To be a service, an activity must be primarily for the benefit of someone other than the applicant. TMEP 1301.01(a)(ii). Therefore, operating a wheat farm, for example, for the purpose of growing, harvesting, and selling wheat for further manufacture, is not considered a wheat farming service under the Trademark Act because, although the manufacturers derive an incidental benefit, the farming activities primarily benefit the farmer. Farming activities must be rendered for others to be a registrable service.


044  Farrier services, namely, shoeing horses and maintaining horses' hooves

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Fashion hats

Fashion hats are stylish or fancy headwear in the nature of clothing, and include hats worn to special events such as weddings, horse races, religious services, etc. While these hats may be embellished or whimsical, they function as apparel and not as party favors or decorative party adornment, such as conical paper party hats, toy tiaras or pirate hats in Class 28.


043  Fast casual restaurants featuring {insert type of cuisine or specific food items}

Restaurants is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


043  Fast casual restaurants

Restaurants is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


043  Fast food and non-stop restaurant services

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by separate entries for “Fast-food restaurant services” and “Restaurant services”


026  Fastener made primarily of polyurethane for affixing badges, insignia and nametags to clothing

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


026  Fasteners for affixing badges, insignia and nametags to clothing

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Fast-food restaurants and snackbars

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is covered by the separate entries of “Fast-food restaurant services” and “Snack bar services.” 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


043  Fast-food restaurants

On 10-6-2011, this 7-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is too similar to an existing entry for “Fast-food restaurant services” 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


001  Fatty acids for use in {indicate field of use or application}

6-18-09 - These fatty acids are not for food purposes. They are for some industrial, manufacturing or chemical purpose.


001  Fatty acids for use as a food additive

6-18-09 - Deleted because use as a food additive would be in Class 29 with other edible fats.


020  Feather beds [mattress toppers]

Feather beds are similar to duvets but they are used on a bed between the mattress and sheet. 10-22-09 - Further research indicates that “feather beds” are defined as mattresses containing feathers and are used on a bed between the mattress and sheet. It is in the nature of a mattress topper. Therefore, the 3-1-02 entry in Class 24 has been transferred to Class 20 where mattress toppers are classified. The clarifying information “mattress toppers” has been added to the ID in brackets - it does not need to be included in the wording of this item in the application.


005  Fecal enzyme inhibiting compositions used as an ingredient in medicated creams, ointments and lotions

4/9/09 - Due to an error in the 3/5/09 entry, this item was transferred from Class 10 to Class 5, the class that it appropriate for these goods.


010  Feeding cups for medical purposes

On 09-08-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Feeding cups [for medical purposes]” to “Feeding cups for medical purposes” to incorporate the information within the brackets into the ID itself, for clarity purposes.


003  Feminine deodorant sprays

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


003  Feminine hygiene cleansing towelettes

This was transferred from Class 5 because it provides a cleansing action which is in Class 3 and not a disinfecting or sterilizing action which would be in Class 5.


030  Fermented hot pepper paste (gochujang)

On 9-6-2012, this 11-10-2011 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


029  Fermented vegetables (kimchi)

On 9-6-2012, this 1-1-2007 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


006  Ferrotitanium [titanium iron]

Ferrotitanium is a metal alloy primarily of iron and titanium and appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 6.


006  Ferrules of metal for walking sticks

A ferrule is a ring or cap that strengthens the end of a handle, stick, or tube and prevents it from splitting or wearing.


008  Fertilizer scoops

03-05-2015 - Fertilizer scoops are classified in Class 8 as hand-operated garden tools similar to shovels.


023  Fiberglass thread

9-2-10 - the 4-2-91 entry was deleted because fiberglass thread is in Class 23 when used for textile purposes. Fiberglass thread when not used for textile purposes is in Class 21. Therefore, the use of the thread must be indicated to determine classification of the goods.


016  Fiction books (Series of non-)

Non-fiction books must indicate the subject matter or, if the mark is that of a publishing house, the identification of goods should indicate that the mark is used on a wide variety of topics.


016  Fiction books on a variety of topics

On 07-21-2016, this 05-03-2012 entry was modified by deleting the bracketed wording and incorporating it into the Note field. This description is only acceptable when used in connection with a publishing house mark.


009  Fiction e-books on a variety of topics recorded on computer media

This description is only acceptable when used in connection with a publishing house mark.


021  Figured plate glass, not for building

On 06-19-2014, the 01-05-2012 entry “Figured plate glass [not for building]” was amended to “Figured plate glass, not for building” to match the TM5 accepted entry.


021  Figures of {indicate china, crystal, earthenware, terra cotta, glass, porcelain}

Terra cotta was deleted from the list of materials but has been reinserted because it is a Class 21 figure composition in the Nice Agreement.


021  Figurines of {indicate china, crystal, earthenware, glass, porcelain, terra cotta}

01-18-2007: Terra cotta included as a composition in 21


019  Figurines of {indicate stone, concrete, marble}

09-14-2006: Terra cotta deleted from list of compositions - terra cotta figurines are in Class 21 per Nice Agreement.


008  Files [hand-operated]

These tools are powered by hand, not by electricity or other non-manual power source.


002  Filled ink cartridges for printers

On 06-25-2015, this 05-18-2007 entry was modified by deleting the bracketed wording “[filled]” and incorporating it into the text of the description.


002  Filled ink jet cartridges

Unfilled ink and toner cartridges for photocopy machines or computer printers are in Class 9. On 06-25-2015, the 04-12-1999 entry was modified by deleting the bracketed wording “[filled]” and incorporating it into the text of the description. Filled ink jet cartridges is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


002  Filled toner cartridges for printers

Filled toner cartridges is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


002  Filled toner cartridges for photocopiers

Filled toner cartridges is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


002  Filled toner cartridges

Unfilled ink and toner cartridges for photocopy machines or computer printers are in Class 9. On 06-25-2015, this 01-01-1995 entry was modified by incorporating the bracketed wording “[filled]” into the description.


041  Film distribution

This service involves the activity of distributing a film to movie theatres and television stations for display to the public with the film itself being returned to the producer of the entertainment product after such display. This is not the case when distribution relates to videotapes, audio tapes or other hard goods that result from the production of visual or audio entertainment. When these goods are distributed, it is the same as the distribution of any other kind of hard goods by any other manufacturer. For this reason, distribution of videotapes, audio tapes, video disks, etc. should not be accepted as a service even when the distribution is linked to the production of these goods. The production of the entertainment product is perfectly acceptable in Class 41; however, the distribution of the hard goods that result from that production is not a service in Class 41.


041  Film editing

These services were transferred to Class 41 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


041  Film production, other than advertising films

Film production is acceptable wording because the term commonly refers to entertainment-type film production; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


010  Filter delivery system for the placement of medical blood filters

On 02-11-2016, this 11-02-2006 entry was amended to add the word “medical” before the words “blood filters,” for clarity.


007  Filtering machines for chemical processing

These goods are in Class 7 because Filtering machines is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 7. However, air filtering machines and water filtering machines are classified in Class 11 as “Apparatus for ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes,” see Class 11 Heading.


010  Filters for blood and blood components

On 02-11-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is considered too broad. “Filters for blood and blood components for medical purposes” was added to the Manual in Class 10 and “Filters for blood and blood components for laboratory use” was added to Manual in Class 9.


036  Financial administration of health reimbursement arrangements

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are Internal Revenue (IRS)-sanctioned employer-funded, tax advantaged employer health benefit plans that reimburse employees for out of pocket medical expenses and individual health insurance premiums. 01-01-2015: On 01-01-2015, this 04-04-2013 entry was amended to add “Financial” in order to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with related changes under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


036  Financial administration of a scholarship program that promotes education through the granting of scholarships, the recipients being selected in local, state and national contests based on such facts as scholastics, talent, poise and fitness

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Financial administration of employee pension plans

On 06-07-2012, the 04-02-1991 entry was amended by inserting “Financial” to make clear the nature of the services.


036  Financial advisory and consultancy services, namely, the creation of personalized strategies to achieve financial independence

04-07-2011: This 05-13-2010 entry was replaced with the following new entry: “Financial advisory and consultancy services, namely, {indicate specific Class 36 activities, e.g., creating personalized strategies for achieving financial independence, etc.}” 09-26-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


036  Financial advisory and consultancy services, namely, {indicate specific Class 36 activities, e.g., creating personalized strategies for achieving financial independence, etc.}

Financial advisory and consultancy services is acceptable wording in Class 36; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


036  Financial appraisal and valuation of {indicate personal or real property, e.g., precious stones, art, vacation homes, etc.} [does not include business appraisal services in Class 35]

Personal property appraisal and valuation and Real estate appraisal and valuation are acceptable descriptions in Class 36. Further specification of the specific type of personal or real property is permissible, but not required.


036  Financial evaluation of wool

Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, financial evaluation of wool is in Class 36, and quality evaluation of wool is in Class 42.


036  Financial evaluation of standing timber

Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, financial evaluation of standing timber is in Class 36, and quality evaluation of standing timber is in Class 42.


036  Financial evaluation of alpaca fiber

Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, financial evaluation of alpaca fiber is in Class 36, and quality evaluation of alpaca fiber is in Class 42.


045  Financial identity monitoring services for fraud protection purposes

On 08-09-2012, the 08-01-2004 entry was modified by inserting “for fraud protection purposes” to make clear the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 45.


036  Financial planning, namely, {indicate specific Class 36 activities, e.g., creating personalized strategies for achieving financial independence, etc.}

Financial planning is acceptable wording in Class 36; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


036  Financial planning, namely, the creation of personalized strategies to achieve financial independence

04-07-2011: This 03-01-2006 entry was replaced with the following new entry: “Financial planning, namely, {indicate specific Class 36 activities, e.g., creating personalized strategies for achieving financial independence, etc.}”. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


035  Financial record-keeping for {indicate purpose, e.g., insurance risk management, regulatory compliance purposes, etc.}

Record keeping is the activity of maintaining a list of financial transactions, including income and payments, for a business. Record keeping is a business service even when it relates to financial data.


035  Financial record-keeping for {indicate purpose, e.g., insurance risk management, regulatory compliance purposes, etc.} via the Internet

Record keeping is the activity of maintaining a list of financial transactions, including income and payments, for a business. Record keeping is a business service even when it relates to financial data.


036  Financial research

07-14-2011 Scientific research and research services directly related to tangible items, such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or new products, are classified in 42 because those research activities generally involve the science-based testing and analysis of the physical properties of the item. On the other hand, research services relating to an intangible subject matter are classified according to the nature of the intangible. For example, business research, research related to financial instruments, and legal research are classified in Classes 35, 36, and 45 respectively.


036  Financial risk management consultation

Clarified to add “financial” to this ID in Class 36. Business risk management consultation is in 35.


036  Financial services in the field of money lending

2-25-10 - The 6-1-01 entry has been deleted because “financial services” is broad even if the field is indicated. It can include many activities that are not specified and could make it difficult to determine likelihood of confusion.


036  Financial services rendered in connection with the issuance, receipt and transfer of lines of credit, namely, credit processing services

3-4-10 - The 2-21-10 entry for “Financial services, namely, services rendered in connection with the issuance, receipt and transfer of lines of credit, namely, credit processing services” was amended to the current wording to eliminate the double “namely” which was found to be awkward by some users.


036  Financial services, namely, debt resolution services in the nature of debt settlement and elimination

8-20-09 - The 7-16-08 entry transferred from Class 35. Services are more appropriate in Class 36 and there are other debt settlement services in Class 36.


036  Financial sponsorship of {indicate specific event or activity}

05-02-2013 - Please note that sponsorship alone is an indefinite term. Promotional sponsorship of {indicate specific event or activity} is in Class 35. Financial sponsorship of {indicate specific event or activity} is in Class 36.


036  Financing loans for {indicate goods, e.g., manufacturing equipment, etc.}

On 08-16-12, the classification of this 08-09-12 entry was corrected from Class 35 to Class 36.


028  Finger puppets that may be worn while using electronic touch screen devices

The primary purpose of these finger puppets is for use as games and playthings which is in the Class 28 Heading. The material composition of the puppets and that they are to be worn while using electronic touch screen devices is not determinative of classification.


045  Fingerprinting and fingerprint registration of children

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Finished textile linings for garments

The term “finished” was added to this ID and it was transferred from 24 to 25. It was confusing in 24 since it wasn't clear whether the linings were finished and in Class 25 or textile for the manufacture of the linings in Class 24.


009  Fire alarm and emergency evacuation devices, namely, fire alarm control panels, smoke detectors, heat detectors, alarm pull stations, audible and visible notification appliances, strobes, sirens, bells, horns, and speakers

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


037  Fire and/or burglar alarm installation and/or repair

On 11-17-2016, this entry was deleted as the multiple use of the phrase “and/or” was confusing. Please see TMEP §1402.03(a). This deletion is covered by the current Class 37 entries: “Burglar alarm installation and repair” and “Fire alarm installation and repair.”


009  Fire extinguishing apparatus

01-01-2016: “Fire extinguishers” are metal containers filled with fire extinguishing chemicals. “Fire extinguishing apparatus” are other apparatus, such as fire sprinklers, used to put out fires.


009  Fire hoses

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred, from Class 17 to Class 9 pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, because these goods are fire-extinguishing apparatus.


011  Fire hydrants

On 08-16-2012, the 07-20-2004 entry was transferred from Class 9 to Class 11 because “Hydrants” is in the Alphabetical List in Class 11, and the dictionary definition of “hydrant” includes fire hydrants.


013  Fire igniters

On 07-16-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because the identification is indefinite and overly broad. The nature of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 13 are unclear as worded.


004  Fire lighters

On 06-19-2014, this 01-17-2008 entry was deleted because it was causing confusion. “Fire lighters” as two separate words is too broad for classification. Firelighters, as one word, has a specific meaning, namely, a piece of flammable material, such as kindling or paraffin wax, used to help start a fire.


011  Fire pits

3-4-10 - The 2-25-10 entry was deleted because it is a registered mark for a portable fireplace (RN 1900551)


045  Fire prevention consultation

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Fire pump control valves

Fire pump control valves are parts for fire pumps, which are classified in Class 9 as fire extinguishing apparatus.


009  Fire pumps

Fire pumps are portable, motorized pumps that are used in firefighting to provide high-pressure and high-capacity water flow options


020  Fire screen, domestic

These goods are in the nature of furniture typically placed in front of the fireplace opening to prevent sparks from escaping from the fireplace. Fireplace screens are generally comprised of metal frames and metal mesh screens and may include some decorative elements. On 01-01-2014, this entry of 09-13-2012 “fire screen, domestic” was deleted pursuant to the deletion of “fire screens, domestic” and the addition of “screens for fireplaces [furniture]” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


011  Fire screens [domestic]

Fire screens were moved from Class 11 to Class 20. This change was a result of an amendment to the Nice Agreement.


020  Fire screens for domestic use

09-13-2012: These goods are classified in Class 20 because “Fire screens, domestic” is in the Alphabetical List in Class 20. These goods are in the nature of furniture typically placed in front of the fireplace opening to prevent sparks from escaping from the fireplace. Fireplace screens are generally comprised of metal frames and metal mesh screens and may include some decorative elements. On 01-01-2014, this entry of 04-02-1991 “Fire screens for domestic use” was deleted pursuant to the deletion of “fire screens, domestic” and the addition of “screens for fireplaces [furniture]” to the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2014, effective 1-1-14.


009  Fire suppression systems and component parts thereof, for use in {indicate type of vehicles, e.g. racing vehicles, armored vehicles, military vehicles, commercial vehicles, marine vehicles, and aviation vehicles}, comprised of charged bottles, charge gages, mounting bases and straps, pull cables, nozzles, fittings, tubing, and stickers

10/14/2010 entry changed to allow a fill-in section for the types of vehicles


011  Fire table

These tables are in Class 11 because they are specifically adapted to hold portable fireplaces.


013  Firearm sights

These sights are non-telescopic. Telescopic firearm sights are in Class 9. On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted pursuant to the deletion of “firearm sights” from the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The telescopic or non-telescopic nature of the sights must be indicated for proper classification, e.g., “telescopic sights for firearms” in Class 9, or “sights, other than telescopic sights, for firearms” in Class 13.


013  Firearm tactical rails

Firearm tactical rails are component brackets of firearms that provide a standard platform for mounting accessories and attachments, (e.g., for mounting scopes, lights, etc.) to the firearm.


019  Fired refractory materials, not of metal

This entry was modified as a result of changes that were implemented in the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


004  Firelighters in the nature of kindling woods

On 06-19-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Firelighters [kindling woods]” to the current entry to clarify the nature of the firelighters.


008  Fireplace bellows

This item was added to the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement in Class 8. Therefore, the entry was transferred from Class 20 to Class 8 in the US ID Manual.


006  Fireplace grates of metal

On 09-13-2012, this 07-01-2001 entry was modified by inserting “of metal” consistent with the Alphabetical List entry “Gratings of metal” in Class 6.


008  Fireplace pokers, shovels, and brushes sold as a unit

On 09-13-2012, this 10-01-2002 entry was modified by deleting “tool sets” and inserting “pokers, shovels, and brushes” to clarify the nature of the goods.


020  Fireplace screens

09-13-2012: These goods are classified in Class 20 because “Fire screens, domestic” is in the Alphabetical List in Class 20. These goods are in the nature of furniture typically placed in front of the fireplace opening to prevent sparks from escaping from the fireplace. Fireplace screens are generally comprised of metal frames and metal mesh screens and may include some decorative elements.


019  Fireproof cement coatings

On 06-30-2011, the 04-08-2010 entry was transferred from Class 2 to Class 19 because the goods are listed in the Nice Alphabetical List in 19.


013  Firework bodies

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Fireworks bodies” was amended to “Firework bodies” to match the TM5 approved entry.


013  Fireworks in shell form

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry, “Fireworks in shell forms” was amended to “Fireworks in shell form” to match the TM5 approved entry.


045  Fire-fighting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 01-17-2013, the 01-01-2002 entry was modified by inserting a hyphen so that it would exactly match the wording in the Nice Alphabetical List.


005  First aid kits for domestic or other non-professional use

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


036  Fiscal valuation

On 01-01-2016, this 02-25-2010 entry was amended from “Fiscal valuations” to “Fiscal valuation” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


031  Fish meal [animal feed]

On 10-15-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because it is indefinite and does not clearly indicate the nature of the goods. The Manual includes an entry for “Animal feed” in Class 31.


008  Fish scoops

03-05-2015 - A fish scoop is a hand-operated device comprised of a small net attached to a long handle used to catch fish in a fish tank (when the tank has to be cleaned, for example).


021  Fish tanks

01-01-2007 - This entry was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of Nice Classification. On 07-21-2016, this 01-01-2007 entry of “Water tanks [for live fish]” was amended to “Fish tanks” to incorporate the necessary information within the brackets into the ID itself.


008  Fish tapes [hand tools]

These hand tools are used by electricians to route new wiring through walls and through electrical conduits.


029  Fish, namely, {indicate specific types}, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 4-2-1991 entry “Fish, namely, {indicate specific types} [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live fish are classified in Class 31.


029  Fish, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 8-1-2005 entry “Fish [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live fish are classified in Class 31.


005  Fish, pickles, preserved olives and dietary foods and food-items that are gluten-free to accommodate special medical and health conditions

1-1-2012 This entry of 3-1-2006 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


028  Fishing lures resembling leeches

02/21/2013: This 04/02/1991 entry was modified from “Fishing lures, namely, leeches” to “fishing lures resembling leeches.” “Fishing bait, live” is classified in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 31. Fishing lures are artificial items designed to resemble and move like the prey of a fish. “Lures for hunting or fishing” are in the Nice list in Class 28.


028  Fitness equipment, namely, a weighted bar to improve posture and overall fitness

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 10-07-2010 entry is being deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the existing entry “Exercise weights” in Class 28. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


028  Fitness equipment, namely, straps used for yoga and other fitness activities and for carrying a yoga mat

09-20-2012: Although general purpose carrying straps are in Class 18, these straps are in Class 28 because they function primarily as sporting articles “for yoga and other fitness activities,” and their function for carrying the yoga mat is ancillary to that primary function.


028  Fitness machines and equipment, namely, weights, treadmills, rowing machines, stair stepping machines, resistance machines, stationary cycles

11-10-2011: While this wording is still acceptable, the 06-19-2008 entry is being deleted from the Manual because each type of equipment is already covered by existing Manual entries. 07-25-2013: Acceptable entry changed from “D” deleted to “X” example status.


012  Fitted antimicrobial covers for carts and carriage handles

03-28-2013 - Fitted antimicrobial covers for carts and carriage handles are in Class 12 because they are adapted for use with carts and carriage handles in Class 12. These goods are primarily in the nature of fitted covers, and the antimicrobial feature is ancillary to the primary function of covering the vehicle parts.


012  Fitted automotive seat covers

06-11-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


012  Fitted car seat covers

On 06-11-2015, this 02-07-2013 entry “Car seat covers [shaped or fitted]” was amended to delete the bracketed wording and add “fitted” in order to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 12. Unfitted fabric covers for vehicle seats are classified in Class 24. Fitted vehicle seat covers is acceptable wording in Class 12; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. The status of the entry was also changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


012  Fitted covers for children's car seats

On 06-11-2015, this 04-23-2009 entry was amended to add “fitted” to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 12.


012  Fitted covers for motorized golf cart vehicles

On 01-01-2015, this 06-01-2001 entry was amended to replace “golf carts” with “golf cart vehicles” to clarify the nature of the goods in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Fitted covers for golf bag carts are classified in Class 28.


028  Fitted covers for non-motorized golf bag carts

On 01-01-2015, this 11-01-2005 entry was amended to add the word “bag” to clarify the nature of the goods. Golf bag carts are carts that are used to carry golf bags and equipment. Motorized or non-motorized golf bag carts are classified in Class 28 because they are in the nature of sporting apparatus rather than vehicles. Thus, fitted covers for motorized or non-motorized golf bag carts are classified in Class 28. Golf carts in the nature of vehicles and fitted covers therefor are classified in Class 12.


028  Fitted covers for non-motorized golf bag carts used to protect against hail damage

On 01-01-2015, this 01-24-2013 entry was amended to add the word “bag” to clarify the nature of the goods. Golf bag carts are carts that are used to carry golf bags and equipment. Motorized or non-motorized golf bag carts are classified in Class 28 because they are in the nature of sporting apparatus rather than vehicles. Thus, fitted covers for motorized or non-motorized golf bag carts are classified in Class 28. Golf carts in the nature of vehicles and fitted covers therefor are classified in Class 12.


028  Fitted covers specially adapted to protect video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor

On 01-01-2012 this entry of 08-05-2010 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


020  Fitted cupboards

Fitted cupboards are furniture items intended to be built-in or permanently installed in bedrooms or kitchens, for example.


011  Fitted fabric cover for a garment steamer head

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 1-4-2007 was transferred to Class 11(as a fitted cover for a steam generating apparatus), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


024  Fitted futon covers not of paper

Transferred from Class 20 based on explanation by the Japanese Patent Office - these are more like sheets and blankets than furniture covers.


020  Fitted kitchen furniture

Fitted kitchen furniture is intended to be built-in or permanently installed in kitchens.


021  Fitted picnic baskets

08-01-2013: Fitted picnic baskets are sold already fitted with Class 21 items such as plates and cups, and may also contain other items classified in other classes (such as cutlery in Class 8 or travelling blankets in Class 24).


021  Fitted picnic baskets, including dishes

Fitted picnic baskets is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


028  Fitted plastic films known as skins for covering and protecting electronic game playing apparatus, namely, {indicate specific items, e.g., video game consoles, hand-held video game units}

On 10-09-2014, the 06-21-2012 entry was modified by deleting “gaming” and inserting “game playing” to make clear that “gaming” in this context refers to recreational computer game playing, and not gambling.


009  Fitted plastic films known as skins for covering and providing a scratch proof barrier or protection for electronic devices, namely, MP3 players, mobile telephones, smart telephones, digital cameras, global positioning systems and personal digital assistants [excluding game apparatus]

09-26-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example in light of existing customizable entry “Fitted plastic films known as skins for covering and protecting electronic apparatus, namely {indicate specific items, e.g., mobile phones, portable music players, personal digital assistants, etc.}[excluding game apparatus].” Fitted plastic films for gaming apparatus are in Class 28 as of the 10th Edition of Nice.


009  Fitted plastic films known as skins for covering and protecting electronic apparatus, namely, {indicate specific items, e.g., mobile phones, portable music players, personal digital assistants, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

On 12-06-2012, this 08-05-2010 entry “Fitted plastic films known as skins for covering and protecting electronic apparatus, namely, {indicate specific items, e.g., mobile phones, portable music players, personal digital assistants}” was amended to make explicit the rationale for classification in Class 9. As previously written, the ID could be interpreted as including fitted plastic films for gaming devices in Class 28 since all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class Heading under the 10th Edition.


009  Fitted protective skins comprised of {indicate material, e.g., rubber, silicone, etc.} for covering drive-thru communication headsets

These goods are classified in Class 9 because they are fitted covers for goods classified in Class 9; specification as to the material composition of the fitted covers is acceptable, but it is not required.


012  Fitted seat covers for vehicles

On 06-11-2015, this 11-15-2007 entry was amended to add “fitted” to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 12. Unfitted fabric covers for vehicle seats are classified in Class 24. The status of the entry was also changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


024  Fitted toilet lid covers [made of fabric or fabric substitutes]

This is not a structural lid for the toilet. It is a cover that is stretched over the top of the toilet and is made of fabric or a fabric substitute.


021  Fitted vanity cases

Entry amended to make “fitted” part of the required language of the ID instead of in square brackets. A fitted vanity case is sold filled with primarily Class 21 items such as combs, brushes, make-up applicators. Vanity cases sold empty are in Class 18.


012  Fitted vehicle covers for {specify type of vehicle, e.g., motorcycles, automobiles, motorized golf carts, etc.} for the purpose of {indicate purpose, e.g., protecting against harsh weather, shielding from bird droppings, etc.}

“Fitted covers for vehicles” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of vehicle or purpose of the cover is acceptable, but it is not required.


012  Fitted vehicle seat covers

On 06-11-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add “fitted” to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for classifying them in Class 12. Unfitted fabric covers for vehicle seats are classified in Class 24.


044  Fitting of contact lenses

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Fitting of optical lenses

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


020  Flagpoles and plastic flags and accessories for flags and flagpoles sold together as a unit, namely, rods, rod supports and couplers, connectors, pins, brackets, clamps, fasteners, nuts and bolts, and pole supports

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


013  Flare pistols

These goods are primarily in the nature of pistols for launching flares, and therefore they are classified in Class 13 with the Pistols rather than Class 11 with the Flares.


011  Flare stacks for use in the oil industry

Flare stacks are also known as “gas flares.”


011  Flares

These flares are for illumination purposes rather than emergency or safety purposes such as highway flares.


008  Flat irons

All flat irons are in Class 8 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


008  Flat irons, electric

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred to Class 8 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Flat-iron stands

On 02-14-2013, this 06-14-2012 entry was amended to correct classification of the “flat-iron stands” from Class 6 to Class 8, the same class as the “flat irons.” On 5-23-2013, the classification of this 2-14-2013 entry was changed from Class 8 to Class 21 because “flat-iron stands” appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 21.


033  Flavored liquors

Liquor is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


030  Flavorings [other than essential oils]

On 01-01-2015, this 11-22-2007 entry was deleted. Under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, the Alphabetical List indication “flavourings, other than essential oils/flavorings, other than essential oils” was amended to “food flavourings, other than essential oils/food flavorings, other than essential oils.” Thus, “flavorings” or “flavourings” is indefinite and overly broad under NCL 10-2015 because it is unclear if the goods are used in connection with food and/or beverages, or other types of flavored products. The ID Manual includes entries for “Food flavorings [non-essential oils]” and “Food flavourings,” in Class 30. Please consult the Manual for guidance on classifying flavorings which are not used for food or beverages. For example, “flavorings, other than essential oils, for tobacco” is classified in Class 34. 01-01-2016: “Food flavorings” or “beverage flavorings” is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016 because it is unclear whether the goods are essential oils appropriate to Class 3 or food flavorings other than essential oils in Class 30.


030  Flavorings for beverages

On 01-01-2016, this 10-01-2005 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. “Flavourings for beverages [essential oils] / flavorings for beverages [essential oils]” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Thus, the identification is indefinite and broad because it is unclear whether the goods are in the nature of essential oils.


030  Flavorings for beverages, other than essential oils

01-01-2016: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


034  Flavorings for tobacco, other than essential oils

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Flavorings for food or beverages are classified in Class 30. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for their classification. “Essential oils” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3, including food, beverage, or tobacco flavorings that are essential oils.


034  Flavorings for tobacco substitutes, other than essential oils

On 01-01-2015, this 04-04-2013 entry was transferred from Class 30 to Class 34 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Flavorings for food or beverages are classified in Class 30. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” to clarify the nature of the goods and the justification for their classification. “Essential oils” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 3. Flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3, including food, beverage, or tobacco flavorings that are essential oils.


030  Flavourings [not essential oils]

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted. Under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, the Alphabetical List indication “flavourings, other than essential oils/flavorings, other than essential oils” was amended to “food flavourings, other than essential oils/food flavorings, other than essential oils.” Thus, “flavorings” or “flavourings” is indefinite and overly broad under NCL 10-2015 because it is unclear if the goods are used in connection with food and/or beverages, or other types of flavored products. The ID Manual includes entries for “Food flavorings [non-essential oils]” and “Food flavourings,” in Class 30. Please consult the Manual for guidance on classifying flavorings which are not used for food or beverages. For example, “flavorings, other than essential oils, for tobacco” is classified in Class 34. 01-01-2016: “Food flavorings” or “beverage flavorings” is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016 because it is unclear whether the goods are essential oils appropriate to Class 3 or food flavorings other than essential oils in Class 30.


030  Flavourings [other than essential oils]

On 01-01-2015, this 11-22-2007 entry was deleted. Under the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015, the Alphabetical List indication “flavourings, other than essential oils/flavorings, other than essential oils” was amended to “food flavourings, other than essential oils/food flavorings, other than essential oils.” Thus, “flavorings” or “flavourings” is indefinite and overly broad under NCL 10-2015 because it is unclear if the goods are used in connection with food and/or beverages, or other types of flavored products. The ID Manual includes entries for “Food flavorings [non-essential oils]” and “Food flavourings,” in Class 30. Please consult the Manual for guidance on classifying flavorings which are not used for food or beverages. For example, “flavorings, other than essential oils, for tobacco” is classified in Class 34. 01-01-2016: “Food flavorings” or “beverage flavorings” is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016 because it is unclear whether the goods are essential oils appropriate to Class 3 or food flavorings other than essential oils in Class 30.


030  Flavourings of almond, other than essential oils, for food or beverages

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add the words “for food or beverages” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food or beverage flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food/beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flavourings of lemons, other than essential oils, for food or beverages

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add the words “for food or beverages” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food or beverage flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food/beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flavourings of tea, other than essential oils, for food or beverages

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add the words “for food or beverages” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food or beverage flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food/beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flavourings, other than essential oils, for cakes

01-01-2016: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


030  Flavourings, other than essential oils, for butter

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food or beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flavourings, other than essential oils, for cheeses

On 01-01-2016, this 07-04-2004 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food/beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flavourings, other than essential oils, for foods

On 01-01-2016, this 01-31-2008 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food/beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flavourings, other than essential oils, for soups

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food/beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Flaxseed for human consumption

01-01-2016: “Linseed for human consumption/flaxseed for human consumption” appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 30 and encompasses processed goods. “Edible linseed, unprocessed / edible flaxseed, unprocessed” was added to the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 31 under Nice 10-2016.


022  Flexible and portable plastic bag for carrying gasoline or other liquid petroleum fuels

Analogous with other plastic containers in Class 20.2-21-08 - moved to Class 22. Bags are not analogous with other containers in 20 because bags are not Class 20 items. Bags of this type are in 22.


018  Flexible bags for garments

The 7-20-2004 entry is too broad and includes “garment bags for travel” in Class 18 and “garment bags for storage” in Class 22.


017  Flexible plastic pipes for plumbing purposes

The word “flexible” was added to the text - only flexible pipes are in Class 17 under the Nice Agreement. 9-4-08 - These are general plumbing pipes that run through a house or street. Plumbing pipes that are directly connected to the sanitary installations (sinks, showers, etc.) are in Class 11.


017  Flexible plastic pipes for conveying natural gas

The word “flexible” was added to the text - only flexible pipes are in Class 17 under the Nice Agreement.


017  Flexible plumbing pipes of plastic

The word “flexible” was added to the text - only flexible pipes are in Class 17 under the Nice Agreement.


009  Flight simulators

02-28-2013 - Flight simulators are in the nature of computer hardware and software-based apparatus designed to re-create aircraft flight conditions so that the user can practice skills necessary to operate the aircraft under real circumstances. Flight simulators may also be used in design and testing of newly developed aircraft.


009  Flight simulators for aircraft

02-28-2013 - Flight simulators are in the nature of computer hardware and software-based apparatus designed to re-create aircraft flight conditions so that the user can practice skills necessary to operate the aircraft under real circumstances. Flight simulators may also be used in design and testing of newly developed aircraft.


028  Floats for bathing and swimming

1-1-2012 These goods are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 28, under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement. These goods are considered swimming equipment that is used for training purposes or that has a purpose other than that of life or body protection.


001  Flocculants

Flocculants are chemicals that promote the clumping of suspended particles.


019  Floor boards [of wood]

On 1-1-2013, the 07-20-2004 entry was deleted and replaced by “Wooden floor boards” based on the modification of “Floor boards” in the Alphabetical List to “Wooden floor boards,” under the NCL 10-2013. This modification is intended to clarify the nature of the goods in Class 19.


019  Floor panels not of metal

Specification added that floor panels in Class 19 must be made of nonmetal material. Metal floor panels are in Class 6.


003  Floor wax removers

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


019  Flooring comprised of {indicate non-metal composition, e.g., rubber, PVC, etc.} adapted for physical fitness activities

Metal flooring is in Class 6.


027  Flooring coverings made of drugget

Drugget may be defined as a wool or partly wool fabric, or a course cloth or rug made of this fabric used as a floor covering.


009  Floppy discs for computers for {specify the function of the programs on the disc, e.g., for use in database management, for use as a spreadsheet, for word processing, etc. and, if software is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use}

12-15-2011: Amended the 09-01-2002 entry by deleting “featuring” and inserting “for” to more clearly indicate that applicants must specify the function of the programs recorded on the discs.


009  Floppy disks

On 06-02-2016, this 12-24-2015 entry was deleted because it is indefinite in Class 9. Descriptions of floppy computer discs must indicate that the goods are blank, if accurate. Descriptions of recorded floppy computer discs must indicate the function of the recorded software programs. Examples of definite wording include blank floppy computer discs and floppy discs for computers for database management in Class 9.


030  Flour-based gnocchi

Gnocchi can be made primarily from flour or primarily from potatoes - the primary ingredient will affect the classification and should be reflected in the ID.


021  Flower and plant cultivation trays

09-22-2011: Amended the 04-09-2009 entry by deleting “made of biodegradable material” to make clear that goods of this type are classified in 21 whether they are comprised of paper or plastic or any other material. The function of the goods drives the classification - not the material composition.


044  Flower arranging

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Flower bowls of precious metal

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


021  Flower vases and bowls of precious metal

This entry was transferred from Class 14 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Flushometer valves

Class 11 includes valves for plumbing and heating and cooling installations regardless of material composition. If not for these purposes, note that manually operated metal valves are in Class 6; valves being machine parts and engine valves for vehicles and machinery are in Class 7; automatic control valves are in Class 9; rubber, manually operated valves are in Class 17 and plastic, manually operated valves are in Class 20.


021  Foam applicator sticks for applying cosmetics, administering pharmaceuticals and cleaning machinery or computer hardware

The language cosmetic applicators would not be acceptable in Class 21 because certain cosmetic applicators such as cotton balls for cosmetic purposes are in Class 3.


021  Foam drink holders [sleeves]

On 04-12-2012, this 06-01-2001 entry was amended by inserting “[sleeves]” to clarify the nature of the goods.


026  Foam hair rollers

11-20-2014 - Foam massage rollers are classified in Class 10. 08-25-2016 - Foam exercise rollers are classified in Class 28.


010  Foam massage rollers

11-20-2014 - Foam massage rollers are also called “foam rollers” in the marketplace. Foam hair rollers are classified in Class 26. 08-25-2016 - Although foam massage rollers are also called “foam rollers” in the marketplace, the term “foam rollers” is indefinite and overbroad under U.S. ID policy and may include foam massage rollers in Class 10, foam hair rollers in Class 26, or foam exercise rollers in Class 28. The term “foam rollers” must be further specified.


017  Foam supports for floral arrangements

This item accepted in Class 17 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. Therefore, the entry was transferred from Class 20 to Class 17 in the US ID Manual.


001  Fodder acidifiers for use in manufacturing animal fodder [additives]

Animal fodder additives for medical purposes are in Class 5, and animal fodder additives for use in manufacturing animal feed are in Class 1. The nature of the additives (e.g., acidifiers, enzymes, etc.) should also be specified.


005  Fodder acidifiers for medical purposes [additives]

Animal fodder additives for medical purposes are in Class 5, and animal fodder additives for use in manufacturing animal feed are in Class 1. The nature of the additives (e.g., acidifiers, enzymes, etc.) should also be specified.


005  Fodder additives for medical purposes

1-5-2012 This entry of 07-20-2004 has been deleted under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement since “Additives to fodder for medical purposes” has been deleted from the Nice Alphabetical List. Additives in the nature of dietary supplements for humans or for animals are in Class 5.


016  Folders for papers

Folders is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


021  Fondant cutters

These are not cutters in the sense of knives - they are more analogous to molds that make fondant in certain shapes.


011  Fondue pots with heat source

3/19/09 - “with heat source” added to 4/1/05 entry to make ID appropriate for Class 11. A fondue pot without a heat source as part of the pot system is in Class 21


030  Food additives for non-nutritional purposes for use as a flavoring

Deleted use as “ingredient or filler.” Those uses are indefinite for classification determination. On 1-12-2012, the 7-12-2007 entry was deleted because it is not acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Food additives must specify both the nature of the additive (e.g., gluten, cream of tartar) as well as the purpose of the additive. Here, while the purpose is specified, the nature of the additive is unclear.


029  Food additives in the nature of fat acids made from meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk and edible oils and fats

On 01-26-2012, this 06-14-2007 entry was deleted because it is overbroad and may include goods in multiple classes. Under the Tenth Edition of Nice Classification System, applicants must indicate the generic name of the food additives and their purpose and classify those goods according to purpose (when the goods are for culinary purposes, then the nature of the additives also factors into the classification).


029  Food additives, namely, natural food extracts derived from fish, fish oil, fish protein, algae, seaweed, fish or shark cartilage, or seashells not for medicinal purposes and for human consumption

On 1-1-2012, the 12-24-2009 entry was deleted because it is not acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Food additives for culinary purposes are classified in Classes 29-33 depending on the nature of the goods. Food additives for the food industry are classified in Class 1. The wording “for human consumption” is unclear as to the purpose of the goods.


021  Food and beverage cooling and heating receptacles containing heat exchange fluid for household purposes

10-7-10 - 7-1-04 entry transferred from Class 11 to bring it into compliance with Nice Agreement Alphabetical List entry for “Food cooling devices, containing heat exchange fluids, for household purposes” in Class 21.


030  Food flavoring additives for non-nutritional purposes

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended to add the word “food” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was deleted because the entry is indefinite and overly broad under Nice 10-2016. Under the 10th edition of the Nice Agreement, food additives are classified according to their particular purposes, and the name of the additive must be specified. See TMEP §1401.11(c). Food additives for industrial purposes are classified in Class 1. Food additives for culinary purposes are classified according to the particular nature of the food additives. Under Nice 10-2016, food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3, and food flavorings that are not essential oils are classified in Class 30.


030  Food flavorings being non-essential oils

On 01-01-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was amended from “Food flavorings [non-essential oils]” to “Food flavorings being non-essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Food flavourings, other than essential oils

On 01-01-2016, this 01-31-2008 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


030  Food flavourings, other than essential oils, and seasonings

On 01-01-2015, this 01-31-2008 entry was amended to add the wording “food” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. Under NCL 10-2015, the Alphabetical List indication “flavourings, other than essential oils/flavorings, other than essential oils” was amended to “food flavourings, other than essential oils/food flavorings, other than essential oils.” Thus, “flavorings” or “flavourings” is indefinite and overly broad under NCL 10-2015 because it is unclear if the goods are used in connection with food and/or beverages, or other types of flavored products. Please consult the Manual for guidance on classifying flavorings which are not used for food or beverages. For example, “flavorings, other than essential oils, for tobacco” is classified in Class 34. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2015 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


005  Food for diabetics

On 1-1-2012 the 4-2-1991 entry “food for diabetics” was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification. For example, “Diabetic bread adapted for medical purposes” has been added in Class 5.


005  Food for medically restricted diets

1-1-2012 This entry of 7-1-1994 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


030  Food leavening agents

This entry was transferred from Class 1 to Class 30 since yeast, a food leavening agent, is classified in Class 30. Also, the specification of “commercial” use was deleted form the entry.


044  Food nutrition consultation

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


043  Food preparation services

This service encompasses the preparation of food for immediate consumption by the end user. Food processing or preparation, that is, the manufacture of food to be further processed or resold before it reaches the final consumer is in Class 40.


043  Food preparation services featuring fresh, properly proportioned, healthy meals designed to fuel metabolism and burn fat and made to order for delivery or pick up

On 10-6-2011, this 9-11-2008 entry was deleted because, although acceptable, it is covered by a fill-in entry of “Food preparation services featuring {indicate type of food, e.g., fish and poultry, low-fat and low-sodium meals, etc.} 08-29-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “D” deleted to “X” example.


009  Food safety monitoring devices, namely, {specify the type of device, e.g., thermometers, alarms, etc.}

The devices must be of the type listed in the Class 9 Heading, e.g., scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, etc.


042  Food safety testing and consultation related thereto

4-16-09 - “related thereto” added to 8-1-05 entry to clarify that the consultation must be related to food safety testing. Consultation related to other aspects of food safety would be in other classes such as 37 (cleanliness) and 45 (security and prevention of health risk)


037  Food sanitation consultation

Due to the restructuring of Class 42 in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement, consultation services are in principle classified in the same classes as the services that correspond to the subject matter of the consultation.


043  Food sculpting

02-11-2016: Food sculpting is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 43 as a food preparation-type service.


035  Food services management for others

Food service managers are responsible for the daily business operation of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages. They direct staff to ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience, and they manage the business to ensure that it is profitable.


043  Food truck parks

Food truck parks are specialized facilities for providing food and drink via mobile food trucks.


016  Food wrapping plastic film

Plastic films are generally classified according to function or purpose of the goods: Class 16 for “wrapping or packaging” purposes, and Class 17 for “packing” or non-wrapping purposes, as well as plastics in extruded form for use in further manufacture. The identification should indicate the purpose of the goods for proper classification.


005  Foods and snacks which are free of {specify specific allergens or ingredients, e.g., wheat, milk, soy, nuts, etc.} to accommodate special medical and health conditions

1-1-2012 This entry of 5-12-2001 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification, and the wording “food and snacks” is too broad.


005  Foods for individuals with special dietary requirements necessitated by medical treatments

1-1-2012 This entry of 1-29-2009 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification, and the wording “food” is too broad.


005  Foods for medical purposes that help in the treatment of thrombolysis

1-24-2012 This entry of 5-8-2008 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


031  Foodstuffs for birds

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Foodstuffs for calves

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Foodstuffs for chickens

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Foodstuffs for dogs

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Foodstuffs for fish

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


031  Foodstuffs for poultry

“Foodstuff for animals” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of animal is acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Foot deodorant spray

Note that household, room and other deodorants not used on the body are in Class 5.


021  Foot exfoliating pads

8-20-09 - Entry of 4-30-09 transferred from Class 3 to be consistent with exfoliating pads and exfoliating mitts in Class 21.


025  Foot volleyball shoes

Foot volleyball, known as “jokgu” in Korean, is a Korean sport that shares elements of both soccer and volleyball.


009  Force measurement products, namely, digital force gauges, digital torque gauges and manual and motorized test stands used therewith sold as a unit with the gauges

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


045  Forecasting services in the nature of fortune telling

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


012  Fork lift trucks

These goods are in Class 12 because their primary purpose is transportation.


036  Formation, offering and management of limited partnerships

On 10-20-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is indefinite and overbroad. As worded, the identification encompasses services in other classes, such as Class 45 legal services.


029  Formed textured vegetable protein to be used as an extender or meat substitute

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 4-2-1991 was deleted and was replaced with the entry “Formed textured vegetable protein for use as a meat substitute.” The original wording is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because it is indefinite as to the purpose of the goods and may include goods in more than one class.


029  Formed textured vegetable protein for use as a meat substitute

On 1-1-2012, the entry “Formed textured vegetable protein for use as a meat extender or meat substitute” of 4-2-1991 was amended to delete the wording “meat extender or.” The original wording is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement because it is indefinite as to the purpose of the goods and may include goods in more than one class.


003  Foundation [not acceptable alone, but acceptable in a list of cosmetics]

Foundation and foundations is now accepted alone in Class 3 - this entry is inconsistent with the others.


003  Foundations

10-05-11: This entry refers to make-up. 09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Fragrance oil burners

03-05-2015 - Fragrance oil burners are non-electric and are sold without the scented oils.


016  Framed and matted art pictures featuring calligraphy, pressed flowers and/or images of pressed flowers

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


016  Framed art prints

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


016  Frames and fiberboard for displaying X-rays

7-8-10 - This 4-2-91 item was deleted from the Manual because it is unclear what the goods are and the language is, in general, unclear for classification.


009  Frames for photographic transparencies

Frames for photographic transparencies are the outer edges of slides which surround photographic transparencies so that the transparencies may be viewed or moved without directly touching the image.


035  Franchise services, namely, offering business management assistance in the establishment and operation of {indicate specific type of establishment being operated}

“Technical assistance” deleted from entry since this could include assistance in information technology or other fields that would not be included in Class 35 assistance.


035  Franchising, namely, offering business management assistance in the establishment and/or operation of {indicate specific area of business, e.g., restaurants, shoe stores, car washes}

11-26-2009 - Original entry added to the Manual on 04-02-1991; on 11-26-2009, the original wording “technical assistance” was changed to “business management assistance” because “technical assistance” is broad enough to include assistance in information technology or other fields that would not be included in Class 35.


016  Franking machines for office use

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 7-20-2004 was amended from “Franking machines [stamping machines] to “Franking machines for office use” pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Fraud detection services in the field of credit cards for on-line purchasing

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


006  Freestanding metal tool racks

Most storage racks are in Class 20 regardless of material composition.


020  Freestanding partitions [furniture]

Partitions in the nature of building materials are classified in Class 6 or 19 depending on whether they are metal or non-metal, respectively, but freestanding partitions are classified in Class 20 as furniture, and applicants are not required to specify the material composition.


009  Free-space optics transmission systems, Ethernet switches and routers, and software sold both as components thereof and separately, namely, software adapted and arranged for operating, installing, testing, diagnosing and managing the forgoing telecommunication equipment

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


016  Free-standing and wall-mounted paper and cardboard boxes for depositing a written message or prayer wishing a loved one well, for use in hospitals, elder care residences, schools, and institutions for children with special needs

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


020  Free-standing drawer unit for organizing items used in braiding shops, barber shops, and styling shops

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


006  Free-standing metal panel units for exhibitions, displays and partitioning

On 1-1-13, the 08-09-2007 entry was deleted because both metal and non-metal panel units for exhibitions, displays, and partitioning are classified in Class 20 as furniture. The classification of these panel units is based on the function of the goods - not their material composition.


020  Free-standing panel units for exhibitions, displays and partitioning

On 1-1-13, the 08-09-2007 entry was modified by deleting “non-metal” because both metal and non-metal panel units for exhibitions, displays, and partitioning are classified in Class 20 as furniture. The classification of these panel units is based on the function of the goods - not their material composition.


039  Freight and transport brokerage

This refers to transport brokerage and not a traditional brokerage service that would be in Class 36 in which the broker stands in the place of the buyer or seller.


039  Freight brokerage

This refers to transport brokerage and not a traditional brokerage service that would be in Class 36 in which the broker stands in the place of the buyer or seller.


035  Freight management services, namely, shipment processing, preparing shipping documents and invoices, tracking documents, packages and freight over computer networks, intranets and the internet for business purposes

On 08-09-2012, the 04-29-2010 entry was modified by deleting “Business services, namely, freight information management services,” and inserting “Freight management services, namely,” and “for business purposes” to clarify the nature of the services and the justification for classifying them in Class 35.


039  Freighting services

These services refer to the shipping or transport of goods.


029  French fried potato dish consisting primarily of french fries and gravy, cheese curds or other toppings (Poutine)

On 01-03-2013, this 03-04-2010 entry was clarified by changing “French fry food item” to “French fried potato dish consisting primarily of...” Additionally, the French Canadian term for the dish, Poutine, was inserted as a parenthetical.


020  French memory boards

On 02-13-2014, the 12-23-2010 was changed from “French memo board” in Class 20 to “French memory board” in Class 20. French memory boards are display boards that are typically covered in fabric and incorporate criss-crossing ribbons for attaching notes, photos, etc., to the board. FRENCH MEMO BOARD is a registered trademark, U.S. Reg. No. 2685192, for display boards for pictures, photographs, memos, note cards, or other paper-like products, and must not be used as a generic term in the identification of goods, TMEP 1402.09.


002  French polish

These goods are in the nature of a varnish or shellac that is typically used to finish wood. Nail polishes are in Class 3.


009  Frequency stabilizers

Frequency stabilizers are electronic devices used to protect against fluctuations in frequency.


009  Frequency synthesizers

Frequency synthesizers are electronic devices that generate a range of frequencies from a single fixed timebase or oscillator.


031  Fresh anchovies

5-27-10 - 4-2-91 entry deleted because a processed anchovy can be fresh but would be in Class 29. Only live anchovies are in Class 31.


031  Fresh edible rootstocks

Rootstocks are similar to root vegetables.


031  Fresh fruits

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


031  Fresh grapefruits

On 11-26-2015, the 09-03-2015 entry “fresh grapefruit” was amended to “fresh grapefruits” to match the TM5 approved entry.


031  Fresh khorasan wheatgrass

Khorasan is the common name of the Triticum turanicum wheat variety.


031  Fresh microgreens

Microgreens are the shoots of young lettuce plants.


031  Fresh vegetables

10-11-2012 Fresh vegetables are listed in the Heading for Class 31 and in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 31. They are vegetables that have not been processed (e.g., cut, sliced, diced, canned, etc.) for consumption.


029  Fried platano [plantain]

On 02-02-2012 this 06-05-2008 entry was deleted because it is already adequately covered by another entry “fried plantains.”


024  Frieze [cloth]

09-02-10: Added “[cloth]” to the entry to make it consistent with the Nice Classification List entry and to clarify the nature of the goods. 09-09-10: This entry for “Frieze” refers to a heavy durable wool fabric, but the term “Frieze” may also refer to an architectural element - when the term is used to refer to an architectural element, the goods should be classified in 6 or 19 depending on their material composition.


030  Fritters, namely, {specify type, e.g., corn, apple}

Fritters are in Class 30 but should be set out as a phrase, e.g., corn fritters, apple fritters since this is how they are commonly referred to.


025  Frocks

05-14-2015: A frock is an outer garment worn by monks and friars.


030  Frozen dough

Dough is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  Frozen flour-free foods, namely, waffles, pancakes, crepes, sandwich wraps, muffins and griddle cake sandwiches which are protein-enriched

09-12-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


043  Frozen yogurt shop services in the nature of a restaurant

This service is not classified in Class 35 as a retail shop service because that service focuses of featuring a product for purchase rather than on the preparation and the serving of food for consumption on the premises


030  Fruit flavourings for food or beverages, except essences

On 01-01-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended to add the words “for food or beverages” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


030  Fruit ice

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


030  Fruit jellies [confectionery]

08-25-2011: Deleted the 07-20-2004 entry because it caused confusion with “Fruit jellies [not being confectionery],” in Class 29, and replaced it with “Fruit jelly candy” in Class 30.


032  Fruit juice, namely, {indicate specific type, e.g., apple, grape, etc.} juice

On 07-28-2016, the 04-02-1991 entry “Fruit juices, namely, {indicate specific type, i.e., apple, grape} juice” was modifed to “Fruit juice, namely, {indicate specific type, e.g., apple, grape, etc.} juice.”


029  Fruit pectin for culinary purposes

On 1-12-2012 the 4-2-1991 entry “fruit pectin” was amended to “fruit pectin for culinary purposes” to clarify the nature and purpose of the goods, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


029  Fruit pulps

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


029  Fruit sauces

Confusing with the sauces in Class 30. The cranberry sauce and applesauce that are in Class 29 are side dishes, not true sauces.


030  Fruit sauces excluding cranberry sauce and applesauce

Cranberry sauce and applesauce are specifically excluded from this entry because they are in Class 29 since they are considered fruit-based side dishes and not true sauces.


029  Fruit- and nut-based snack bars featuring a chocolate coating

Snack bars, not used for medical purposes, are classified according to the primary ingredients of the snack bar. Although chocolate is classified in Class 30, fruit- and nut-based snack bars featuring a chocolate coating are classified in Class 29, because the primary ingredients, processed fruits and nuts, are classified in Class 29. These goods are not intended as confectionery items.


029  Fruit-based organic food bars, also containing {indicate other ingredients included in the goods, e.g., fruits, dried fruits, fruit juice, grain, vegetables, nuts, seeds, chocolate}

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


039  Fuel delivery services

On 10-16-2014, the 10-21-2010 entry was amended to delete “featuring heating oil and propane.” “Fuel delivery services” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of fuel is acceptable, but it is not required.


039  Fuel delivery services featuring {indicate type of goods, e.g., heating oil, propane}

10-23-2014: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example. “Fuel delivery services” is an acceptable identification; further specification of the type of fuel is acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Fuel pumps for service stations

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-2-1991 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


005  Fumigating pastilles as disinfectants

On 11-10-11 this 08-04-11 entry was modified to incorporate the previously bracketed wording “[disinfectants]” directly into the wording of the entry


036  Fundraising for others for the purpose of purchasing companies

7-16-09 - 9-13-07 entry transferred from Class 035. Services are correctly in Class 36.


036  Fundraising services, by means of raising funds for the preservation of an historical site

On 12-13-2012 this 09-27-2007 entry was modified from “Fundraising services, namely, raising funds for the preservation of an historical site,” to “Fundraising services, by means of raising funds for the preservation of an historical site” in order to be consistent with other fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Fundraising services, by means of sharing profits from the sale of socially responsible products with not-for-profit organizations, schools, and civic groups

On 12-13-2012 this 09-06-2007 entry was modified from “Fundraising services, namely, sharing profits from the sale of socially responsible products with not-for-profit organizations, schools, and civic groups,” to “Fundraising services, by means of sharing profits from the sale of socially responsible products with not-for-profit organizations, schools, and civic groups” in order to be consistent with other fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting fundraising events to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect

On 12-13-2012 this 03-26-2009 entry was modified from “Organizing and conducting fundraising events to raise money for the prevention of child abuse and neglect” to “Fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting fundraising events to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect” to highlight the underlying service as that of “fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification. In contrast, if the underlying service is that of organizing and conducting charitable programs or events, rather than fundraising, classification is dictated by the nature of the service, e.g., organizing and conducting a charity auction is in Class 35.


036  Fundraising services, by means of organizing fundraisers for schools and other groups

On 12-13-2012 this 09-11-2008 entry was modified from “Fundraising services, namely, organizing fundraisers for schools and other groups,” to “Fundraising services, by means of organizing fundraisers for schools and other groups” in order to be consistent with other fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


036  Fundraising services, by means of organizing, arranging and conducting fundraising programs for the benefit of schools and non-profit organizations

On 12-13-2012 this 02-21-2008 entry was modified from “Fundraising services, namely, organizing, arranging and conducting fundraising programs for the benefit of schools and non-profit organizations,” to “Fundraising services, by means of organizing, arranging and conducting fundraising programs for the benefit of schools and non-profit organizations” in order to be consistent with other fundraising entries. This change emphasizes that the underlying service is that of “fundraising” which is a Class 36 service. The means by which the fundraising is accomplished does not affect classification.


045  Funeral ceremony services accompanying cremation

01-01-2002 This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 06-18-2009 This refers to the memorial or religious service. 07-02-2009 - Entry changed from “cremation [funerary services]” to “Funeral services accompanying cremation” to avoid confusion with “cremation services” - the actual act of cremation - in Class 40. 01-01-2016 - this 01-01-2002 entry was modified to add the word “ceremony” to clarify the nature of the services in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. The reference to Class 40 in the 07-02-2009 Note refers to a prior edition of the Nice Classification. On 01-17-2013, cremation services were transferred from Class 40 to Class 45 based on the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2013, effective 01-01-2013. Accordingly, cremation services are now classified in Class 45, as opposed to Class 40.


045  Funeral homes

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2002 entry was deleted in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, “funeral homes” is indefinite because the activity provided by the funeral home is unclear.


029  Fungal extracts for use as ingredients of nutritional supplements and vitamins

These Class 29 fungal extracts for use as ingredients of nutritional supplements and vitamins are sold as separate ingredients or components for use in making nutritional supplements and vitamins. Please note that fungal extracts sold as a component ingredient of nutritional supplements and vitamins would be classified in Class 5. When a mark identifies a component or ingredient sold as a part of the finished product, the component or ingredient is classified in the class of the finished product. SEE TMEP §1402.05(a).


018  Fur

12/23/10 - The 7/20/04 entry for “fur” was deleted because, when pluralized as “furs,” such wording caused confusion with “furs” in the nature of garments (e.g., coats, stoles) made of fur which would be classified in Class 25.


037  Fur cleaning, care and repair

On 06-16-2011, the 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because “fur care” is too broad and may include services in Class 40, e.g., Shrink-proofing [for textile or furs], Waterproofing [for textile or furs], etc.


009  Furnaces for laboratory use

1-1-2012 This entry of 7-20-2004 was revised to change “furnaces for laboratory experiments” to “furnaces for laboratory use” pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Furnaces for melting metals

Furnaces is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


011  Furnaces for recovering scrap metals

Furnaces is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


024  Furniture coverings made of plastic materials

2-4-10 - This entry includes only coverings that are not fitted to the furniture. Fitted furniture covers are in Class 20.


006  Furniture fittings of metal, namely, drawer slides

These goods are sold separately from the furniture drawers.


020  Furniture fittings, not of metal, namely, drawer slides

These goods are sold separately from the furniture drawers.


020  Furniture hardware, namely, drawer slides

On 08-11-2016, this 06-01-2001 entry was deleted because it is unclear whether the goods are sold as integral parts of the furniture drawers, or whether the goods are in the nature of furniture fittings, which are classified according to material composition. This wording is no longer acceptable.


020  Furniture made of {specify material composition, e.g., teak, leather, etc.}

Furniture is an acceptable identification in Class 20 without reference to material content. However, identification of material composition may be required during examination of marks that feature such terminology. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information.


020  Furniture partitions of wood

Furniture partitions is acceptable wording; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


020  Furniture parts, namely, countertops

This item was deleted because it is rare that just the furniture countertops are sold separately from the furniture as a finished product. There are now entries for countertops that are installed into a structure in the course of construction in Classes 6 and 19 as appropriate for the material composition. This use as a construction material the more common form of countertops as separate items.


020  Furniture, mirrors, picture frames

9-13-09 - This does not include digital photo frames - they are in Class 9.


001  Fusel oil for industrial purposes

Fusel oil is a mixture of alcohols and fatty acids formed during the alcoholic fermentation of organic materials, typically used as a solvent in the manufacture of lacquers and enamels.


013  Fuses for explosives

On 05-31-12, this 04-02-1991 entry for “Fuse” was amended to “Fuses for explosives” consistent with the wording in the Alphabetical List and to distinguish the goods from “Electrical fuses” and “Fuses [for electric current]” in Class 9.


026  Fusible web for sewing purposes

Fusible web is a synthetic fiber that melts when heated, and is typically used to fuse fabric pieces together.


024  Fustian

06-04-2015: Fustian is a strong cotton and linen fabric.


020  Futons [furniture]

This entry covers the mattress or furniture item. Textile covers for futons are in Class 24 with other bed linen and blankets. (Use of term in Japanese includes both the mattress and bed linens and covers.)


006  Gabions of steel wire

Gabions are building materials, which may be cylindrical or box-shaped, filled with stone, concrete, or sand. Gabions are typically used as retaining walls for erosion control or in construction of dams.


001  Galactose for industrial purposes

Galactose is a monosaccharide sugar. For more information on the classification of food additives, please see TMEP Section 1401.11(c).


007  Galvanizing machines

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 1-1-2005 was transferred to Class 7 (as machines), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


028  Gambling machines

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 10-1-94 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “Games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


002  Gamboge for painting

Gamboge is a pigment made from gum resin.


028  Game controllers for computer games

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-2-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Game equipment set sold as a unit comprised primarily of a playing board and playing cards and also including rules of play, dry erase boards and erasers, markers, a timer and T-shirts

08-13-2015: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


028  Game equipment sold as a unit for playing mind-body emotional and psychological games for adult couples and individuals

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


028  Game equipment, namely, three-dimensional modular pieces for assembly to resemble miniature terrain

On 02-28-2013, this 02-04-2010 entry was modified by deleting “simulate” and inserting “resemble” to avoid confusion with computer hardware and software-type simulators in Class 9.


016  Games (Teaching materials in the form of)

This entry was deleted because games are generally classified in Class 28 regardless of whether they have an educational purpose or not.


028  Games adapted for use with television receivers

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


009  Games that accept virtual or monetary wagers sold as a feature of game software

Although game equipment is typically classified in Class 28, these goods are classified in Class 9 because they are a feature of game software which is classified in Class 9. 12-20-2012. These goods refer to gaming computer software that is sold as a feature of other computer game software.


028  Gaming devices, namely, gaming machines, slot machines, bingo machines, with or without video output

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-3-2006 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming equipment, namely, chips

On 9-13-2012, the 4-2-1991 entry “Gaming equipment, namely, chips” was deleted. Although an acceptable identification, it is covered by the entry “Gaming chips.”


028  Gaming equipment, namely, slot machines with or without video output

1-2-1997 These are calibrated gambling machines and are, therefore, in 9, not 28. On 1-1-2012, this entry of 1-2-1997 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming headsets adapted for use in playing video games

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-26-2010 was transferred from Class 9 to Class 28 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement, and the wording “adapted” was added to the entry. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming keypads

Gaming keypads are specially adapted for playing computer, video, and electronic games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


028  Gaming machines [calibrated pay-out gambling machines]

10-1-1994 These are calibrated gambling machines and are, therefore, in 9, not 28. On 1-1-2012, this entry of 10-1-1994 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming machines featuring a device that accepts wagers

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 7-2-2009 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming machines for gambling including slot machines or video lottery terminals

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 5-15-2008 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. On 10-09-2014, the 1-1-2012 entry was modified by inserting “for gambling” to make clear that “Gaming” in this context refers to gambling, and not recreational computer game playing.


028  Gaming machines that generate or display wager outcomes

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 8-3-2006 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming machines, namely slot machines and video lottery terminals

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 6-26-2008 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming machines, namely, devices which accept a wager

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 1-17-2008 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming machines, namely, electronic slot and bingo machines

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 6-1-2006 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Gaming mice

Gaming mice are specially adapted for playing computer games and are classified in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are included in the Class 28 Class Heading.


028  Gaming tables [for gambling]

On 10-09-2014, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “[for gambling]” to make clear that “Gaming” in this context refers to gambling, and not recreational computer game playing.


028  Gaming tables, namely, craps tables

On 9-13-2012, the 8-24-2006 entry “Gaming tables, namely, craps tables” was deleted because it is already covered by the entry for “Craps tables [gaming equipment].”


039  Garbage collection [trash pickup only]

This service is a transport activity. It is the removal of trash from one location to another. It is not a cleaning service - that is in 37.


005  Garbage disposer fresheners

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 6-1-2001 was deleted from Class 5 pursuant to the deletion of “air freshening preparations” from the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. The phrase, “air freshening preparations,” is used in advertising literature to refer to both “air fragrancing preparations” in Class 3 and “air deodorizing preparations” in Class 5, which have distinctly different functions and are classified in different classes.


044  Garden design, installation and maintenance of interior botanical displays, streetscape container plantings and rooftop gardens for others

08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


022  Garden nets [tarpaulins]

On 07-05-12, the 10-27-2011 entry was amended by inserting the bracketed wording to make clear the nature of the goods in Class 22.


020  Garden ornaments in the nature of wooden whirligigs

Garden ornaments are classified by material composition.


011  Garment steamers

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 4-12-1999 was transferred to Class 11(as a steam generating apparatus), pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


025  Garrison caps

A garrison cap is a soft cloth cap without a visor, typically worn as part of a military uniform.


009  Gas chromatography apparatus for laboratory use

On 3-28-2013, the 4-2-1991 entry “Gas chromatography apparatus” was modified to add “for laboratory use.” Chromatography apparatuses for laboratory use are classified in Class 9. Chromatography apparatuses for industrial purposes are classified in Class 11. The identification should indicate the use of the goods for classification purposes.


011  Gas powered handheld vaporizers for vaporizing vaporizable constituents of herbal and plant matter for creating an aroma for household use [not smokers' articles]

On 10-16-2014, the 01-20-2011 entry was amended to add the wording “for household use [NOT smokers' articles]” for clarity. Please note that “Smokeless cigar vaporizer pipes” and “Smokeless cigarette vaporizer pipes” are classified in Class 34 as smokers' articles.


009  Gasometers [measuring instruments]

1-1-2012 This entry of 4-2-1991 was amended to add the wording “[measuring instruments]” pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


011  Gas-powered deep fat fryers

On 01-17-2013, the word “Gas” was changed to “Gas-powered” to make clear the nature of the goods.


011  Gas-powered griddles [cooking appliances]

These goods are classified in Class 11 as cooking appliances. Non-electric griddles are classified in Class 21 as cooking utensils.


012  Gear lever knobs

09-30-10 Although these goods are referred to as “knobs” in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement).10-28-10 - This identification was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 12 and deleted from the Manual in Class 12. This Manual entry in Class 12 was replaced with entries in Classes 7 (for use with machines) and 12 (for use with vehicles).


012  Gear lever knobs for vehicles

Although these goods are referred to as knobs in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement).


007  Gear lever knobs for machines

Although these goods are referred to as knobs in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement).


012  Gear wheels

On 02-14-2013, this entry of 7-20-04 was deleted because it is too broad and encompasses gear wheels for Class 12 vehicles as well as gear wheels for Class 7 machines.


029  Gefilte fish

Gefilte fish is a prepared dish consisting of ground fish formed into balls or loaves and poached or baked.


001  Gelatine glue for industrial purposes

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to add “for industrial purposes” to make clear the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 1. “Gelatine glue for stationery or household purposes” is classified in Class 16. Certain specialized adhesives that are not used for stationery or household purposes are classified in classes other than Class 1, e.g., surgical glues, in Class 5, and adhesives for cosmetic use, in Class 3. Please consult the Manual for examples of adhesives in other classes.


044  Gene bank services

9-11-08 - This service is for the collection and provision of genes for medical purposes. Other aspects of such a bank are ancillary - processing, treatment, storage, etc - and would be in other classes such as 39 or 40 if specified as a separate activity of the bank. Also, if the purpose of the bank is to provide genes for research or education purposes, the service would be in Class 42 with a clear specification of that limitation.


009  Gene chips

GENECHIP is a registered trademark.


045  Genealogy research

1-13-11 - the 4-2-91 entry was transferred from Class 42 based on determination by the Committee of Experts for the Nice Agreement that these services are in Class 45.


035  General business merchandising services, namely, marketing

1-1-2012 While this wording is still acceptable, the entry of 11-1-2004 has been deleted from the Manual because it is covered by the new entry “Marketing services” in Class 35, which was added pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. When listed by itself, an identification for “marketing” should include the term “services.” This entry refers to the promoting of the goods and services of others.


001  General purpose adhesive for mending broken articles

This entry was deleted because it required adhesives used in the home or office for repairing small items be classified in the same class with industrial adhesives and this did not seem appropriate. The entry “Adhesives for stationery or household purposes” in Class 16 would include adhesives used in the home or office for repairing small items. At the time of this deletion, the Nice Agreement was also amended to reflect that adhesives for industrial use are classified in Class 1, while adhesives for stationery or household purposes are classified in Class 16.


018  General purpose bags for carrying yoga equipment

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


001  Genes of seeds for agricultural production

9-29-2011 This entry from 12-30-2010 has caused confusion and has been replaced with the following: “Biotechnologically-formed genes for use in the manufacture of agricultural seeds” in Class 1 and “Genetically-modified {specify type of seed e.g., agricultural, flower, plant, vegetable, etc.} seeds” in Class 31.


001  Genetic identity tests comprised of reagents for non-medical purposes

On 09-17-2015, this 08-06-2001 entry was amended from “Genetic identity tests comprised of reagents” to the current entry to make clear that the goods are for non-medical purposes.


044  Genetic testing of animals for diagnostic or treatment purposes

On 04-17-2014, this 07-20-2004 entry for “Genetic testing of animals” was modified to the current wording to make clear the rationale for classifying the service in Class 44.


042  Geological surveys and research

On 07-04-2013, the 07-20-2004 entry was modified by replacing “or” with “and” to make clear the nature of services, and the status of this entry was changed from “D” “ Deleted to “X” “ Example to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording under current USPTO policy. 11-17-2011 - While this identification of 7-20-2004 remains acceptable, these services are covered by entries for the two separate services of “conducting geological surveys” and “geological research.”


019  Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) for lining landfills

These goods are primarily used for lining landfills to contain moisture in the landfill and minimize contamination of the soil.


006  Germanium

Germanium is a metalloid element and appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 6.


009  Gesture recognition software

Gesture recognition software functions to interpret via mathematical algorithms human gestures originating from bodily motion, such as face or hand gestures, enabling humans to communicate with machines without the need for conventional input or user devices, such as mouse, keyboards or touch-screens.


035  Gift and sundries retail store services located in hotels

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


028  Gift baskets comprised primarily of imitation toys sports products, namely, toy game balls and accessories therefor

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


028  Gift baskets comprised primarily of toy imitation sporting goods, namely, toy game balls and accessories therefor

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  Gift baskets containing non-medicated bath preparations and cosmetic preparations

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


016  Gift sets consisting of a book in the field of {indicate subject matter} and also including a blanket

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


039  Gift wrapping

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2015: On 01-01-2015, this 01-01-2002 entry was transferred from Class 45 to Class 39 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015.


018  Girths of leather

On 01-01-2013, this 11-15-2007 entry was modified by deleting “Bands” and inserting “Girths” consistent with the changes under the Nice Classification, Tenth Edition, version 2013, effective 1-1-13. A girth is a wide belt that you put around the middle of a horse to secure the saddle. This change is intended to clarify the nature of the goods.


021  Glass and ceramic beads that are not used in the manufacture of jewelry

1-1-2012 This entry of 7-1-2004 has been deleted because it encompasses “beds other than for making jewelry [haberdashery]” in Class 26.


021  Glass bowls for live goldfish

This was transferred from Class 16 to Class 21 pursuant to the 9th Edition of Nice Agreement


003  Glass cloth

This is a type of abrasive in 3. It is not for textile purposes so the former class, 24, was not correct.


019  Glass door lites

Glass door lites are glass inserts for installation into doors in the nature of glass panes for use in doors.


006  Glass door lites sold as components of metal doors

Glass door lites sold as components of metal doors are glass inserts, in the nature of glass door panes, that have been installed into metal doors as a component feature.


019  Glass door lites sold as components of non-metal doors

Glass door lites sold as components of non-metal doors are glass inserts, in the nature of glass door panes, that have been installed into non-metal doors as a component feature.


021  Glass for vehicle windows [unfinished]

On 01-01-2016, this 03-15-1993 entry was deleted because the goods are covered by the existing Manual entries “Unfinished glass for vehicle windows” and “Unfinished window glass for vehicles.”


021  Glass granules used as sweeping compounds for chemical and other spills

01-01-2005 Original entry; 10-07-10: Deleted “and absorbents” from the original wording because glass is not an absorbent material.


003  Glass granules used as abrasives in blasting services

Goods transferred from Class 21 which is the normal class for glass not used in buildings. However, just as abrasive sand is in Class 3 rather than its normal class of 19, glass used as an abrasive should be in the class of other abrasive items, Class 3


019  Glass powder for use as a partial replacement of Portland cement in cement mixes

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


020  Glass pulls

1-1-2012-- This entry of 7-28-2011 was transferred from Class 21 to Class 20 in accordance with the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Because these goods are similar to knobs, metal pulls are in Class 6, precious metal pulls are in Class 14 and non-metal pulls are in Class 20.


040  Glass resurfacing

Glass resurfacing typically involves the use of abrasives to polish or smooth the edges of scratches until the glass appears visibly smooth.


021  Glass threads for non-textile purposes

ON 03-13-2014, this 04-02-1991 entry, “Glass threads [for non-textile purposes]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification for clarity.


009  Glass tubes for scientific purposes

5-8-08 - Refers to use for purely research purposes only. Glass tubes not for scientific purposes are in Class 21.


021  Glass tubes not for scientific purposes

5-8-08 - Refers to use for purely non-research purposes only. Glass tubes for scientific purposes (like test tubes) are in Class 9.


001  Glaziers' putty

Reclassified from Class 2 per the 9th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


037  Glazing [glasswork]

This service encompasses the repair of glass. The processing, finishing and manufacture of glass for others is in Class 40.


008  Glazing irons

Glazing irons are heated irons for shoe making.


001  Gliadin for industrial purposes

Gliadin is a class of proteins in gluten, commonly associated with wheat. For more information on the classification of food additives, please see TMEP Section 1401.11(c).


012  Gliders and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


039  Global transportation of freight for others by all available means

10-24-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


001  Globulin for industrial purposes

Globulin is a class of simple proteins widely found in plant and animal tissues. For more information on the classification of food additives, please see TMEP Section 1401.11(c).


009  Gloves for laboratory purposes

Gloves for laboratory purposes are classified in Class 9 because they are used for protection against accidents or injuries.


010  Gloves for medical purposes, namely, {indicate nature of the gloves, e.g., tight gloves with weights that provide traction to the muscles of the hand and fingers to relieve hand and wrist pain, etc.}

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. “Gloves for medical purposes” is acceptable wording in Class 10. While further specification of the nature and use of gloves may be indicated, it is not required.


010  Gloves that block UV rays for skin health purposes

10-10-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


025  Gloves with conductive fingertips that may be worn while using handheld electronic touch screen devices

These goods are classified in Class 25 because their primary purpose and use is as clothing. The fact that the goods have conductive fingertips that allow them to be worn while using handheld electronic touch screen devices is merely an ancillary feature of the clothing.


030  Glucose for culinary purposes [food additives for non-industrial use]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


030  Glucose for food

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-22-2007 has been deleted under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. It has been replaced with the entry “glucose for culinary purposes” to clarify the nature and purpose of the goods, pursuant to the 10th Edition.


001  Glucose for industrial purposes [food additives for food manufacturing]

Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to that purpose. When the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification. Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


001  Glucose for the food industry [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to their purpose (when the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification). Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


001  Glutamic acid for industrial purposes

Glutamic acid is an amino acid that is present in every food that contains protein, such as meat, eggs, and wheat. For more information on the classification of food additives, please see TMEP Section 1401.11(c).


030  Gluten

1-1-2012 This entry of 4-2-1991 is being deleted, and it is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Gluten additives for culinary purposes are in Class 30, and gluten for industrial purposes and gluten for the food industry are in Class 1.


030  Gluten additives for culinary purposes [food additives for non-industrial use]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to that purpose. When the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification. Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


030  Gluten for food

1-1-2012 This entry of 11-22-2007 has been deleted, and it is no longer acceptable under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. Gluten additives for culinary purposes are in Class 30, and gluten for industrial purposes and gluten for the food industry are in Class 1.


001  Gluten for industrial purposes [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to that purpose. When the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification. Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


001  Gluten for the food industry [food additives for food manufacturing]

On 02-02-2012, the 01-01-2012 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Classification system, applicants must indicate the generic name of food additives and their purpose, and classify them according to that purpose. When the food additives are for culinary purposes, then their nature also factors into the classification. Whether the goods are for commercial use does not control classification. The key classification issue is whether they are for food manufacturing (and therefore in Class 1) or for cooking and baking (and therefore classified in Classes 29-33 according to their nature).


030  Gluten-free bread

Dietetic substances are foods and beverages prepared for special or restrictive diets. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, dietetic substances are classified as ordinary foods and beverages in Classes 29-33, depending on the nature of the goods, when those goods are not for medical purposes. Accordingly, gluten-free bread (not for treatment of a medical condition) is in Class 30 in the same class as the ordinary bread.


030  Gluten-free desserts, namely, {specify Class 30 food items, e.g., bakery desserts, ice cream, chocolate, cookies, etc.}

Gluten-free foods and beverages are classified in Classes 29-33 (depending on the nature of the goods), when those goods are not for medical purposes or for treatment of a particular medical condition. Accordingly, gluten-free desserts that are not for medical purposes are in Class 30 with the ordinary desserts.


005  Gluten-free food to accommodate special medical and health conditions

1-1-2012 This entry of 3-1-2006 was deleted because it is no longer acceptable under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, which requires either specification that dietetic substances in Class 5 are adapted for medical use or other wording to make clear that the substance is for the treatment of a medical condition. The nature of the food or beverage (e.g., bread, tea, etc.) must also be specified in the identification.


030  Gluten-free pasta

Dietetic substances are foods and beverages prepared for special or restrictive diets. Under the Tenth Edition of the Nice Agreement, dietetic substances are classified as ordinary foods and beverages in Classes 29-33, depending on the nature of the goods, when those goods are not for medical purposes. Accordingly, gluten-free pasta (not for treatment of a medical condition) is in Class 30 in the same class as the ordinary pasta.


030  Glutinous pounded rice cake coated with bean powder (injeolmi)

On 12-20-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


008  Goffering irons

Goffering irons are heated irons for pressing and separating fabric ruffs worn as collars.


018  Goldbeaters' skin

Goldbeaters’ skin is an animal membrane, typically the outer membrane of cattle intestines, that is used to separate sheets of gold that are being hammered into gold leaf.


014  Gold-plated earrings

Earrings is acceptable wording. However, specification of the material composition of earrings may be required during examination of marks that refer to material composition. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information.


014  Gold-plated rings

Rings is acceptable wording for jewelry. However, specification of the material composition of rings may be required during examination of marks that refer to material composition. See TMEP §1203.02(f)(i) for further information.


009  Golf club swing aids, namely, golf club balancing scales and scale parts thereof, to analyze, fit and/or make golf clubs

On 03-28-2013, this 05-24-2007 entry was transferred from Class 28 to Class 9 because “scales” and “measuring instruments” are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 9. Generally, broad descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sports equipment. Although the specified goods are not electronic or software-based apparatus, the function of the goods is covered by the Class 9 Heading.


028  Golf club swing aids, namely, {indicate specific type}

On 03-21-2013, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is overbroad and may be misleading to users who adopt “Golf club swing aids, namely” in Class 28 and incorrectly specify goods in Class 9. General descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sports equipment.


009  Golf club swing aids, namely, target laser and lights

On 03-28-2013, this 05-01-2008 entry was transferred from Class 28 to Class 9 because “lasers, not for medical purposes” is in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 9. Generally, broad descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sports equipment.


028  Golf putting aids, namely, {indicate specific type}

On 03-28-2013, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is overbroad and may be misleading to users who adopt “Golf putting swing aids, namely” in Class 28 and incorrectly specify goods in Class 9. General descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sports equipment.


028  Golf training apparatus, namely, devices used to help groove a repetitive putting stroke

On 02-28-2013, this 12-24-2009 entry was deleted because the description is overbroad and may include goods in Class 9 or Class 28. General descriptions of sports training devices are indefinite and must provide sufficient information about the function and/or purpose of the goods to support classification in Class 9 as electronic or computer software-based training apparatus or Class 28 as sports equipment.


A  Goods conforming to certification standard(s) as indicated by a Certification Mark [See TMEP Section 1306.02(c)]

06-16-2016 - The bracketed information in the entry was modified to replace “TMEP Section 1306.06(e)” with “TMEP Section 1306.02(c),” pursuant to changes made in the July 2015 version of the TMEP. 10-01-2015 - On 10-01-2015, this entry was modified by deleting “certified” and inserting “conforming to certification standard(s) as indicated” to make clear the function of the Description of Goods/Services field on a Certification Mark application. 08-22-2013 - The original entry “Goods Certification Marks [See TMEP Section 1306]” was modified to provide additional guidance for users. While not an “activity,” this entry demonstrates classification practice with respect to goods of authorized parties who receive certification, not the activities of the certifier/owner of the certification mark. 12-16-2010 - This entry does not appear in the TEAS Plus ID Manual because items classified in Classes A are Certification Marks and are not eligible for filing under TEAS Plus. This activity involves the actual issuance of certification approval. It is not a service under the Nice Agreement.


035  Goods import-export agencies

The word “agency/agencies” is required in the import/export IDs, because import and export agencies are businesses that assist in arranging for the shipping of goods for others, but do not actually provide transportation services themselves. IDs such as “import and export services” or “importing and exporting goods of others” would be indefinite, because the IDs are broad enough to encompass the transportation of goods in Class 39.


035  Goods or services price quotations

“Goods or services” added to ID. “Price quotations” had been in Class 36 but was intended to refer only to stock price quotations and was causing confusion with goods price quotations. Addition of ID referring to Class 35 price quotations was needed.


009  GPS tracking device to be worn on the wrist of an athlete during endurance events

On 12-9-10, the 3-27-2008 entry was amended to delete GSM from the ID, because GSM is a registered trademark and should not be used in an identification of goods as a generic term.


042  Grading of lumber

NOT evaluation for business worth purposes which is in 35. This is more in the nature of quality testing.


009  Graduated rulers

Ungraduated rulers are in Class 16.


009  Graduated rulers for measuring {specify items to be measured, e.g., the planting depth of seeds, fabric for quilt patterns, etc.}

Graduated rulers is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


030  Gram flour [chick pea flour]

10-31-2013: This entry of 01-20-2011 was reclassified from Class 29 to 30 on the basis that flours made of vegetables or legumes, such as soya flour, bean meal, and tapioca flour for food are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 30. When used in food either as thickening agents or to prepare foods for individuals who cannot eat grain-based flour, such goods are also in Class 30.


019  Granular absorbent clay-based composition for absorbing spills from floors

These goods are classified according to material composition


001  Granular absorbent mineral-based composition for absorbing spills from floors

These goods are classified according to material composition


007  Granulating machines for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


042  Graphic arts design

The service in International Class 42 that was described as “Printing and graphic art design” was modified to delete “printing and” because printing services are classified in International Class 40 under the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. On 12-06-12, the 02-01-2002 entry was modified by making “art” plural to conform to the Nice Alphabetical List entry, “Graphic arts design” in Class 42.


031  Grass seeds

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


007  Gravure cylinder prepress system, consisting of a coater device for coating gravure cylinders with thermal resist material, computerized imager device with a laser imaging head for imprinting on coated gravure cylinders

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


025  Greatcoats

05-14-2015: A greatcoat is a heavy overcoat.


029  Green laver

12-20-2012. Laver is a type of seaweed.


030  Green onion pancake (pajeon)

On 9-6-2012, this 11-10-2011 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


044  Greenhouse services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


016  Greeting cards having a Christian message

09-05-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


021  Griddles [non-electric]

On 01-17-2013, this 07-20-2004 entry was deleted because the wording “non-electric” must be incorporated into the entry to make clear that the goods are cooking utensils in Class 21, and not cooking appliances in Class 11.


021  Grill presses

Grill presses are small, hand-operated apparatus for pressing food, such as a panini sandwich, on the grill to ensure that it is evenly cooked. Grill presses are classified in Class 21 because the Class 21 Heading includes small, hand-operated apparatus for pressing, etc.


007  Grinding machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


007  Grinding mills for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods. “Grinding mills” is not acceptable under current US identification policy because it is overly broad. For example, hand-operated salt and pepper grinding mills are classified in Class 21.


008  Grinding tips for hand-operated grinding wheels

11-24-2016 - These goods are classified in Class 8 as hand-operated sharpeners.


018  Grip bags

Grip bags are travel bags that are smaller than suitcases.


013  Grip tape for airsoft guns not for recreational purposes

Grip tape for recreational firearms, such as paintball guns and airsoft guns for recreational purposes, is classified in Class 28.


028  Grip tape for airsoft guns for recreational purposes

Grip tape for non-recreational firearms being weapons is classified in Class 13.


013  Grip tape for firearms

Grip tape for recreational firearms, such as paintball guns and airsoft guns for recreational purposes, is classified in Class 28.


028  Grip tape for paintball guns

Grip tape for non-recreational firearms being weapons is classified in Class 13.


030  Groats for human food

Groats are the parts of oat kernels used as food.


031  Groats for poultry

Groats are the parts of oat kernels used as food.


016  Grocery bags

6-17-10 - Grocery bags” in Class 16 are the paper or plastic bags that groceries are placed in when they are purchased at the store. They were traditionally and originally made of paper, therefore, were classified in Class 16.


029  Ground almond

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


022  Grow tents

Grow tents are portable indoor tents in which plants are grown.


045  Guard services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


045  Guardianship

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


016  Guest books for {specify, e.g., weddings, funerals, etc.}

Guest books is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


015  Guitar pedals

2-19-09 - 6-21-07 entry transferred from Class 9 since guitar pedals directly affect the sound of the guitar music.


015  Guitar playing assistance devices, namely, a sliding clamp-like structure positioned onto the guitar neck to form and sound guitar chords and notes

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


028  Guitar skins for electronic guitar game controllers

On 1-1-2012, this entry of 4-3-2008 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading. These goods consist of skins or fitted covers for the game controllers. Therefore, these goods in Class 28.


001  Gum arabic for industrial purposes

Gum arabic is a substance from acacia trees that is typically used as a thickener in the manufacture of candies and pharmaceuticals.


001  Gum arabic glue for industrial purposes

On 01-01-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to replace “[not for stationery or household purposes]” with “for industrial purposes” to make clear the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 1. Under Nice 10-2016, “adhesives, other than for stationery or household purposes” is indefinite and overly broad because the purpose of the goods is unclear. Certain specialized adhesives that are not used for stationery or household purposes are classified in classes other than Class 1, e.g., dental adhesives, in Class 5, and adhesives for cosmetic use, in Class 3. Please consult the Manual for examples of adhesives in other classes.


021  Gumpaste cutters

These are not cutters in the sense of knives - they are more analogous to molds that make gumpaste in certain shapes.


013  Gunsight protectors [weapons, not toys]

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is indefinite under NCL 10-2015, which requires that firearm sights be classified by its telescopic (Class 9) or non-telescopic (Class 13) function.


013  Gunsights for firearms [not optical or telescopic]

On 01-01-2015, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted pursuant to the deletion of “firearm sights” from the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2015, effective 01-01-2015. The telescopic or non-telescopic nature of the sights must be indicated for proper classification, e.g., “telescopic sights for firearms” in Class 9, or “sights, other than telescopic sights for firearms” in Class 13.


017  Guttapercha

Guttapercha (or gutta-percha) is a hard, tough thermoplastic substance that is the coagulated latex of certain Malaysian trees, often used as insulation.


018  Gym bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


027  Gymnasium exercise mats

05-12-2011 The goods are in Class 27 because they are in the nature of floor coverings. The goods are not in the nature of gymnastic or sporting articles in Class 28. Personal exercise mats are in the Manual in Class 28.


027  Gymnastic mats

05-12-2011 The goods are in Class 27 because they are in the nature of floor coverings. The goods are not in the nature of sporting articles in Class 28. Personal exercise mats are in the Manual in Class 28.


044  Gynecological pap examination

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


019  Gypsum [building material]

12-10-09 - “building material” in brackets was added to the 7-20-04 trilateral entry. Although the most common use of gypsum is as a building material, it can also be used as a fertilizer and that use would put the goods in Class 1. An entry for gypsum as a fertilizer is in Class 1 so it was necessary to qualify this entry in Class 19 to make it clear that it is the more common building gypsum in Class 19.


028  Gyroscopes and flight stabilizers for model aircraft

Gyroscopes and flight stabilizers for model aircraft are classified in Class 28 because they are fitted for Class 28 model aircraft and are used for their operation.


005  Haemostatic pencils

Haemostatic pencils are also known as styptic pencils.


029  Haggis

Haggis is a prepared dish consisting primarily of sheep's liver, heart, and tongue, mixed with onions, oats, and other spices, and encased in a sheep's stomach.


026  Hair accessories, namely, plastic styling inserts that create height and volume on the crown of the head

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  Hair care creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Hair care kits comprising non-medicated hair care preparations, namely, {indicate preparations, e.g., shampoo, conditioner, gel, etc.}

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  Hair care lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Hair care preparations

These goods are non-medicated.


003  Hair care preparations consisting of organic coconut virgin oil and coconut virgin oil

11-28-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


003  Hair conditioner

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Hair conditioners for {indicate, e.g., curly hair, enhancing hair curls, etc.}

Hair conditioner is acceptable wording in Class 3; further specification of its particular purpose is also acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Hair creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


026  Hair curl papers

In Class 3 prior to implementation of 8th edition of the Nice Agreement on 1/1/02. On 10-23-2014, the 01-01-2002 entry was modified to add the term “Hair” so that it would match the Nice Alphabetical List entry in Class 26.


026  Hair curlers, electrically-heated, other than hand implements

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred to Class 26 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), and the wording “other than hand implements” was added to distinguish these goods from Class 8 hand implements, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement.


026  Hair curlers, other than hand implements

On 1-1-2012, this Class 9 electric or electrothermic apparatus entry of 7-20-2004 was transferred to Class 26 (the class of its non-electric counterparts), and the wording “other than hand implements” was added to distinguish these goods from Class 8 hand implements, pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement. On 01-01-13, this 01-01-12 entry was modified by deleting “[non-electric]” to make clear that both electric and non-electric hair curlers, which are not in the nature of hand implements, are in Class 26, and that applicants are not required to indicate whether they are electric or non-electric.


044  Hair cutting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


007  Hair cutting machines for animals

Hair cutting machines for animals is an entry in the Nice Alphabetical List of Goods. These goods are characterized as machines indicating that they are generally for commercial use or used in commercial livestock operations.


003  Hair dyes

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


044  Hair implantation

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


003  Hair lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Hair lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


003  Hair mousses

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


026  Hair ornaments

Hair ornaments of precious metal or non-precious metal are classified in Class 26, because “hair ornaments” are classified in the Nice Agreement in Class 26.


003  Hair pomades

06-23-2016 - Hair pomades are cosmetic ointments or creams used to style hair.


003  Hair removing cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


044  Hair replacement

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Hair salon services for {specify individual or group, e.g., men, women, children, military service members, etc.}

Hair salon services is acceptable wording in Class 44; further specification as to the particular individual or group is acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Hair shampoos for {indicate, e.g., curly hair, enhancing hair curls, etc.}

Hair shampoo is acceptable wording in Class 3; further specification of its particular purpose is also acceptable, but it is not required.


003  Hair sprays

09-26-2013: Status of entry changed from “A”-Added to “X”-Example.


003  Hair stick pomades

On 06-23-2016, this 07-20-2004 entry was amended from “Stick pomade” to “Hair stick pomades” to indicate the cosmetic use of the stick pomades. The Nice Classification requires that descriptions of pomades indicate whether the goods are for cosmetic or medical use. The term “Stick pomade,” by itself, is no longer acceptable.


044  Hair styling

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


003  Hair waving lotion

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


026  Hair weaves

Hair weaves may be constructed from synthetic and/or human hair.


026  Hair wraps, bonnets and caps used as applicators for hair conditioners

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Hairdressing salons

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Hairdressing services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


030  Half-moon-shaped cake of rice containing sweet or semi-sweet fillings (songpyeon)

On 12-20-2012, this 8-9-2012 entry was amended to replace the brackets with parentheses.


008  Hammers [hand-operated]

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


020  Hampers [baskets for transporting goods for commercial purposes]

“Hampers,” by itself, is indefinite in Class 20, because “laundry hampers for domestic or household use” are classified in Class 21, whereas “hampers in the nature of baskets for transporting goods for commercial purposes” are classified in Class 20.


021  Hand basins in the nature of bowls

On 10-20-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “Hand basins [bowls, not part of sanitary installations]” to “Hand basins in the nature of bowls” to incorporate the necessary information within the brackets to justify classification in Class 21.


003  Hand cream

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


003  Hand creams

These refer to non-medicated creams. Medicated creams are in Class 5.


028  Hand held joy stick units for playing video games

1-1-2012 this entry of 6-1-2001 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “Games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Hand held units for playing video games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor

9-3-09 - the 3-15-93 entry “Hand held unit for playing video games” is amended to include “other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” due to the recent introduction of hand held game units that are adapted for use with external screens or monitors which are in Class 9.


028  Hand held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor

9-3-09 - the 4-2-91 entry “Hand held unit for playing electronic games” is amended to include “other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” due to the recent introduction of hand held game units that are adapted for use with external screens or monitors which are in Class 9.


003  Hand lotions

These refer to non-medicated lotions. Medicated lotions are in Class 5.


008  Hand operated food dicers

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all handheld tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also handheld.


008  Hand operated lifting jacks

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand operated plumbing snakes

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand operated spreaders for seed and dry lawn chemicals

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand operated tool for making shaved ice

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all handheld tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand tools, namely, manually-operated sharpening wheels

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand tools, namely, hand tools for skimming wall repairs in small or tight areas with joint compound, putty, or smoothing vinyl lettering

3-20-10 - SPACKLE was deleted from the 8-21-08 entry because it is a registered trademark and should not be used in an identification of goods as a generic term.


008  Hand tools, namely, rubbing bricks for sanding

On 03-15-2012, this 11-20-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with “Hand-operated sanders” in Class 8; this particular wording is still acceptable, however.


008  Hand tools, namely, manually-operated grindstones

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand tools, namely, hand-operated reaching devices for picking up and removing trash, litter and objects

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand tools, namely, sanders

On 03-15-2012, this 06-01-2001 entry was deleted from the Manual and replaced with “Hand-operated sanders” in Class 8; this particular wording is still acceptable, however.


008  Hand tools, namely, chalk line reels

Changed typo “caulk” to “chalk”


008  Hand tools, namely, manually-operated grinding wheels

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held. 11-24-2016 - These goods are classified in Class 8 as hand-operated sharpeners.


021  Hand wash basins in the nature of bowls

On 10-20-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “Hand wash basins [bowls, not part of sanitary installations]” to “Hand wash basins in the nature of bowls” to incorporate the necessary information within the brackets to justify classification in Class 21.


012  Handbrake knobs

09-30-10 Although these goods are referred to as “knobs” in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement).10-28-10 - This identification was withdrawn from the Approved Trilateral List in Class 12 and deleted from the Manual in Class 12. This Manual entry in Class 12 was replaced with entries in Classes 7 (for use with machines) and 12 (for use with vehicles).


012  Handbrake knobs for vehicles

Although these goods are referred to as knobs in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement).


007  Handbrake knobs for machines

Although these goods are referred to as knobs in the ID, these goods are functionally different from door knobs or cabinet knobs on which users would pull to cause the door or cabinet to open. Therefore, these goods are classified according to the function or purpose rather than material composition (door knobs and cabinet knobs are classified according to material composition under the Nice Agreement).


028  Handheld game consoles

A handheld game console is a portable electronic device with a built-in screen, game controls and speakers.


024  Handkerchiefs

On 10-13-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted because it is overbroad and includes handkerchiefs of paper in Class 16 and handkerchiefs of textile in Class 24. This wording is no longer acceptable.


016  Handkerchiefs of paper

10-13-2016 - Handkerchiefs of paper are classified in Class 16 because that wording appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 16. Similar to paper tissues, paper handkerchiefs are for personal use, such as wiping the face, nose, or eyes. Note that textile handkerchiefs are classified in Class 24 per the Nice Alphabetical List.


024  Handkerchiefs of textile

10-13-2016 - Handkerchiefs of textile are classified in Class 24 because that wording appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 24. Textile handkerchiefs are for personal use, such as wiping the face, nose, or eyes, and they are distinguishable from pocket squares and kerchiefs in Class 25 that function as clothing. Note that paper handkerchiefs are classified in Class 16 per the Nice Alphabetical List similar to paper facial tissues.


024  Handkerchiefs of textiles

10-13-2016 - Handkerchiefs of textile are classified in Class 24 because that wording appears in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 24. Textile handkerchiefs are for personal use, such as wiping the face, nose, or eyes, and they are distinguishable from pocket squares and kerchiefs in Class 25 that function as clothing. Note that paper handkerchiefs are classified in Class 16 per the Nice Alphabetical List similar to paper facial tissues.


012  Handling carts

Carts is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


014  Handmade snap jewelry

Snap jewelry is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required. Snap jewelry is jewelry fitted for interchangeable snapped on components.


023  Handspun yarn

Yarn is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


009  Hands-free kits for phones

On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2007 entry was amended from “Hands free kits for phones” to “Hands-free kits for phones” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


042  Handwriting analysis [graphology]

On 01-17-2013, the 06-01-2001 entry was modified by inserting the bracketed wording so that the Manual entry matches the Nice Alphabetical List entry in Class 42.


023  Hand-dyed yarn

Yarn is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


028  Hand-held electronic games adapted for use with television receivers only

On 1-1-2012 this entry of 11-8-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with the 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Hand-held units for playing electronic games for use with external display screen or monitor

08-11-11 These goods are in Class 9 because they are intended to be connected to an electronic display or monitor. Stand alone electronic game units that are not used with an external display screen or monitor are in Class 28. 1-1-2012 this entry of 8-9-2007 was transferred from Class 9 in accordance with 10th Edition of Nice Agreement. Under the 10th Edition, all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “Games and playthings” are in the Class 28 Heading.


028  Hand-held units for playing electronic games

Under the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement, the classification of hand held units for playing electronic games no longer depends on whether the goods are for use with an external display screen or monitor. Under the 10th Edition, all hand held game units are classified in Class 28 as game apparatus.


028  Hand-held units for playing electronic games in the nature of {indicate type of games, e.g., downloadable games, educational games, etc.}

Hand-held units for playing electronic games is acceptable; further specification is also acceptable, but it is not required.


007  Hand-held vacuum cleaners

“Vacuum cleaners” is an acceptable identification; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


008  Hand-operated atomizers for industrial or commercial use

Power-operated atomizers for industrial use are classified as machines in Class 7, and atomizers for household use, both power-operated and hand-operated, are classified as household apparatus and utensils in Class 21.


021  Hand-operated atomizer for household use

Atomizers for household use, both power-operated and hand-operated, are classified as household apparatus and utensils in Class 21. Atomizers for industrial use may be classified as machines in Class 7 or hand-operated implements in Class 8, depending on whether they are power-operated or hand-operated.


008  Hand-operated baseball infield drag mats

Hand-operated baseball infield drag mats are typically comprised of flexible steel mesh and pulled across baseball infields using human force for smoothing and maintaining the dirt. These goods are classified in Class 8 because they function as hand tools.


008  Hand-operated caulking guns

On 02-06-2014, the 04-02-1991 entry was modified by inserting “Hand-operated” to make clear the nature of the goods in Class 8. This modification is consistent with the existing Alphabetical List entries, “Guns, hand-operated, for the extrusion of mastics” in Class 8 and “Compressed air guns for the extrusion of mastics” in Class 7, and the newly added NCL 10-2014 entry, “Non-electric caulking guns” in Class 8. Please note that “Electric caulking guns” are in Class 7.


008  Hand-operated choppers

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all handheld tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated cutting tools

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


021  Hand-operated food grinders

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated food processor

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all handheld tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated hair clippers

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated kitchen appliance for dicing, slicing and chopping food

On 11-24-2016, this 04-23-2009 entry was amended from “Hand-operated kitchen appliance for dicing, mincing, slicing and chopping food” to “Hand-operated kitchen appliance for dicing, slicing and chopping food” because small hand-operated kitchen apparatus for mincing is included in the Class 21 Nice Classification Heading.


008  Hand-operated lawn edgers

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated nail extractors

Hand-operated nail extractors are hand tools typically used for construction or building purposes.


008  Hand-operated nail pullers

Hand-operated nail pullers are hand tools typically used for construction or building purposes.


008  Hand-operated percussion hammer drills

On 05-23-2013, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified by inserting “Hand operated” and replacing “hammers” with “hammer drills” to make clear the nature of the goods. “Percussion hammers” are typically medical instruments for testing tendon reflexes. Hand-operated percussion hammer drills are rotary drills with a hammering action, which may be used for drilling water wells, for example.


008  Hand-operated press machines for paper making, book binding, embossing and relief and intaglio printing

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated riveting tools

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated sharpening tools and instruments

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated shears

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


021  Hand-operated ski brushes

Hand-operated ski brushes are classified in Class 21 because the Nice Alphabetical List includes Brushes* in Class 21.


008  Hand-operated ski corks for smoothing wax onto skis

Hand-operated ski corks are classified in Class 8 as hand tools consistent with the Nice Classification system’s Class 8 Heading.


008  Hand-operated ski files

Hand-operated ski files are classified in Class 8 because the Nice Alphabetical List includes Files [tools] in Class 8.


008  Hand-operated ski sharpening instruments

Sharpening instruments are in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 8.


008  Hand-operated slicers

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated sprayers for insecticide

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated telescopic arm for fixing panels of plaster on wood or walls and ceilings

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated tiller

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


008  Hand-operated tools, namely, chisels

“Hand-held” changed to “hand-operated” to avoid confusion with Class 7 power-operated tools.


021  Hand-operated vaporizers for household purposes

Hand-operated vaporizers for industrial or commercial use are classified as hand-operated implements in Class 8. Power-operated vaporizers for industrial or commercial and household use are classified as steam-generating apparatus in Class 11. 01-29-2015: On 01-29-2015, the 04-12-2012 entry was amended to replace “use” with “purposes” for clarity. Oral vaporizers for smoking purposes are classified in Class 34 under Nice 10-2015.


008  Hand-operated vaporizers for industrial or commercial purposes

Hand-operated vaporizers for household use are classified as household apparatus in Class 21. Power-operated vaporizers for industrial or commercial and for household use are classified as steam-generating apparatus in Class 11. 01-29-2015: On 01-29-2015, the 04-12-2012 entry was amended to replace “use” with “purposes” for clarity. Oral vaporizers for smoking purposes are classified in Class 34 under Nice 10-2015.


008  Hand-operated vegetable shredders

While all hand-operated or manually-operated tools (that is, tools powered by hand, not an external power source) are in Class 8, note that not all hand HELD tools are in Class 8 since many power tools in Class 7 are also hand held.


020  Hand-painted plastic foam display heads used to display merchandise such as hats, wigs, glasses and similar items for the human head

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


041  Hapkido instruction

Hapkido is a type of martial art.


009  Hard discs for computers featuring {indicate subject matter or field}

10-8-09 - “featuring {indicate subject matter or field}” was added to the 4-2-91 entry. Hard discs require subject matter unless indicated as being “blank.”


040  Hard drive destruction services

This service involves the physical destruction of hard drives by means of shredding, crushing, or disintegrating. However, hard drive erasure is a computer service classified in Class 42.


033  Hard lemonade

Hard lemonade is an alcoholic beverage resembling lemonade.


006  Hardware mounting system comprised of metal brackets for bath accessories and decorative hooks

04-10-2014 - This ID is classified in Class 6 according to material composition because the primary component of the hardware system is made of metal. Moreover, “Hardware of metal, small” is listed in the Nice Alphabetical list in Class 6.


018  Harness straps

These goods refer to harnesses for horses or other animals. Harnesses for people for various uses are in 9, 12, 26 or 28. (7-19-07)


018  Harnesses

These goods refer to harnesses for horses or other animals. Harnesses for people for various uses are in 9, 12, 26 or 28. (7-19-07)


009  Harnesses specially adapted for holding electronic devices, namely, {indicate electronic device, e.g., smart phones, MP3 players, compact video cameras, etc.} [excluding gaming apparatus]

On 12-06-2012, this 01-13-2011 entry “Harnesses for holding electronic devices, namely, {indicate electronic items, e.g., smart phones, compact video cameras}” was amended to make explicit the rationale for classification in Class 9. As previously written, the ID could be interpreted as including harnesses for gaming devices in Class 28 since all game apparatus are in Class 28 because “games and playthings” are in the Class Heading under the 10th Edition.


008  Harpoons for commercial fishing [not sports articles]

These goods are not sports articles. Harpoon guns in the nature of sports articles are in Class 28.


025  Hat frames

Hat frames are components of hats.


014  Hat ornaments of precious metal

1-1-07 Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement. 8-16-07 - Further review of the 9th edition indicates that this item remained in Class 14 when made of precious metal. Therefore, it has been transferred from Class 26 to Class 14.


026  Hat pins of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th edition of Nice Agreement.


040  Hazardous waste management

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 40 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) cables

Deleted 4/8/2010 because HDMI is a registered trademark


009  HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) apparatus and component cables sold as a unit

Deleted 4/8/2010 because HDMI is a registered trademark


009  Head cleaning tapes for video recorders

On 04-02-2015, this 02-04-2010 entry, “Head cleaning tapes for video recorder” was amended to “Head cleaning tapes for video recorders” to match the TM5 approved entry.


009  Head guards for rugby training purposes

02-28-2013 - Although the head guards ultimately protect the user’s head by dispersing impact, these goods are classified in Class 28 according to their primary function as sports padding similar to “Elbow guards [sports articles]” and “Knee guards [sports articles],” which appear in the Nice Alphabetical List in Class 28. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 04-23-2009 entry was transferred from Class 28 to Class 9 in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Under Nice 10-2016, head guards for sports are classified in Class 9 because they protect against serious injury and are analogous to the wording “life-saving apparatus and instruments” in the Class 9 Heading.


028  Head straps for weight lifting

Head straps for weight lifting are harnesses used to attach weights for head or neck exercises.


020  Head supporting pillows that may be attached to {indicate items, e.g., car seats, baby strollers, etc.}

Head supporting pillows is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


025  Headwear for {specify wearer, e.g., babies, adults, children, women, men, etc. NOTE: Animal clothing is classified in Class 18.}

Headwear is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but is not required.


012  Head-rests for vehicle seats

8-18-2011 corrected spelling of “vehicles” to “vehicle.”


044  Health care

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Health care in the nature of health maintenance organizations

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Health care services in the nature of athletic training

Athletic training services are health care services for athletes comprising of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, and other related health care services.


044  Health care services, namely natural allergy desensitization using muscle testing and vibrational frequency treatment

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health care services, namely, providing a database in the field of asthma and allergy information and featuring inputting and collection of data and information all for treatment and diagnostic purposes

05-01-2008 Wording modified and lead-in added to make entry clear that it is a health care service and not just the provision of the technology that allows for input and collection. 09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. On 04-17-2014, this 05-01-2008 entry was deleted because the nature and purpose of the services is not clear, and may include medical information services in Class 44 and computer technology services in Class 42.


044  Health care services, namely, providing a database in the field of {indicate area of health care treatment} information and featuring inputting and collection of data and information all for treatment and diagnostic purposes

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health care services, namely, {specify the type of health care services provided, e.g., geriatric health care, physical therapy, etc.}

01-16-2014: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example. “Health care” is acceptable wording in Class 44; indication of the specific type of health care service is permissible, but is not required.


044  Health care services offered through a network of health care providers on a contract basis

01-16-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health care, namely, assisting individuals to stop smoking

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


010  Health monitoring devices consisting of blood pressure monitors, thermometers and pedometers

On 05-22-2014, the 06-11-2009 entry “Health monitoring devices, namely, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and pedometers” was amended to replace “namely” with “consisting of” to clarify the nature of the goods. Although “pedometers” are generally classified in Class 9 as measuring devices, this entry is acceptable in Class 10 because the pedometers are merely a part of a medical apparatus used for health monitoring purposes. Medical apparatus and instruments are included in the Nice Class Heading for Class 10.


010  Health monitors comprising sensor that monitor the health of the elderly or disabled in their own homes

On 04-19-2012, the 04-19-2007 entry was amended by deleting the word “handicapped” and inserting the word “disabled.”


043  Health resort services, namely, providing food and lodging that specialize in promoting patrons' general health and well-being

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Health spa services for health and wellness of the body and spirit, namely, providing massage, facial and body treatment services, cosmetic body care services

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health spa services for health and wellness of the body and spirit offered at a health club facility

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health spa services for health and wellness of the body and spirit offered at a health resort

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health spa services for health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit offered in or from a remote, mobile or temporary on-site location

08-01-2013: Acceptable entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Health spa services, namely, cosmetic body care services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Hearing aid services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Hearing protection headsets, not for medical use

3-14-2013: This entry from 01-18-2007 was deleted. Pursuant to the 10th Edition of the Nice Agreement “hearing protectors” are in Class 10 whether for medical use or not. While headphones and communication headsets incorporating hearing protection are in Class 9, hearing protectors without the ability to reproduce or transmit sound are in Class 10.


011  Heat exchangers for chemical processing

On 04-02-2015, the 07-20-2004 entry was amended to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for chemical processing]” into the identification to clarify the use of the goods.


009  Heat sealing machines for {indicate use}

On 06-12-2014, this 08-06-2001 entry was deleted because it is too broad for classification purposes. Sealing machines for industrial purposes is acceptable in Class 7.


003  Heavy duty, multi-purpose degreasers

This entry was deleted because the Nice Agreement classifies degreasers for use in manufacturing processes in Class 1 and degreasers not used in manufacturing processes in Class 3. Both items were encompassed in this Class 3 entry so it was deleted. The entries Degreasing preparations [used in manufacturing processes] for use on [indicate specific type of surface or field of use] in Class 1 and Degreasing preparations [not used in manufacturing processes] for use on [indicate specific type of surface or field of use] in Class 3 were added in its place.


022  Heavy-duty bags for recycling and disposal of building materials, namely, {specify, e.g., roofing shingles, bricks, etc.}

Heavy-duty bags for recycling and disposal of building materials is acceptable wording in Class 22; further specification as to the type of building materials to be disposed is acceptable, but it is not required.


028  Helical spring toys

Helical spring toys consist of a compressed coil spring of metal, plastic or other material.


012  Helicopters and structural parts therefor

Note that parts of all motors and engines such as camshafts, cylinders, cylinder pistons and other parts essential to the working of motors and engines such as alternators, belts and carburetors are in Class 7.


009  Heliographic apparatus

Heliographic apparatuses are instruments for measuring or recording duration and intensity of sunlight.


025  Helmet liners [headwear]

Helmet liners are in the nature of fitted caps or headwear.


010  Hematimeters

Hematimeters are apparatus used to determine or estimate the number of red blood cells in a particular quantity of blood.


005  Hemostatic gel matrix preparations for treating wounds

On 06-20-2013, the 06-13-2013 entry was modified by deleting the word “Medicated” to more accurately describe the nature of the preparation, which acts as a medicine, but does have medicine added to it.


005  Hemostatic pencils

Hemostatic pencils are also known as styptic pencils.


022  Hemp for textile use

On 05-19-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was modified from “Hemp” to “Hemp for textile use” to make clear the purpose of the goods and the justification for classification in Class 22. Hemp is a natural fiber that is used to make textiles, such as yarn and fabric.


030  Herbal flavourings, other than essential oils, for making beverages

On 01-01-2016, this 10-21-2010 entry was amended to add “other than essential oils” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016. Food or beverage flavorings that are essential oils are classified in Class 3. The identification must indicate whether or not food or beverage flavorings are essential oils for appropriate classification of the goods.


034  Herbal molasses

These goods are tobacco substitutes made from herbs and flavorings.


005  Herbal pills for the treatment of diabetes

On 1-12-2012 this 6-17-2010 entry was amended from “herbal pills for diabetics” to “herbal pills for the treatment of diabetes” to make clear the purpose of the goods. These goods are covered by the Nice Alphabetical List entry, “Medicinal herbs” in Class 5.


005  Herbal products, namely, aromatherapy packs containing herbs used for relief from headaches, insomnia and sinus discomfort

Specific conditions to be treated added to ID to differentiate from aromatherapy products in Class 3.


029  Herrings, not live

On 1-31-2013, the 7-20-2004 entry “Herrings [not live]” was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording into the identification. Live herrings are classified in Class 31.


025  Hijabs

Hijabs are squares of cloth worn by some Muslim women for covering the head and neck.


018  Hiking bags

Note that bags that are fitted to carry a particular item are classified with the product that they are designed to carry, e.g., ammunition bags in Class 13; ski boot bags in Class 25; and bowling ball bags in Class 28.


010  Hip kits comprising hand-operated apparatus for performing self-care activities without bending at the hip

Items for use by invalids or handicapped individuals are classified in Class 10. See TMEP 1401.05(b) for further information. 07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


016  Histological sections for teaching purposes

Histological sections are stained cross-sections of organic tissue affixed in a medium and mounted on a slide for viewing under a microscope. The entry “Histological sections for teaching purposes” is in the Nice Alphabetical List of Goods in Class 16 as an instructional or teaching materials.


028  Hobby craft kit for making {indicate specific item} comprising {indicate primary components}

Painting sets, arts and craft paint kits, coloring books are in Cl. 016 8-9-07 - Kits for making objects that are not identified as hobby craft kits will most commonly be classified in the class of what they make, e.g., kits for making clocks in Class 14 and kits for making bird houses in Class 21. On 1/1/12 this 10-1-94 entry was amended to delete the wording “item to be made” in the parenthetical because that is covered by the related entry “Hobby craft kit {indicate specific use}.” On 11-27-2014, the entry, “Hobby craft kit comprising {indicate primary components},” was modified to include wording indicating purpose in compliance with TMEP §1401.05(a). On 04-28-2016, this 27-11-14 entry was deleted pursuant to the April 30, 2016 update to TMEP Section 1401.05(a).


028  Hobby craft sets for {indicate specific use}

Painting sets, arts and craft paint kits, coloring books are in Cl. 016 8-9-07 - Kits for making objects that are not identified as hobby craft kits will most commonly be classified in the class of what they make, e.g., kits for making clocks in Class 14 and kits for making bird houses in Class 21. On 04-28-2016, this 04-02-1991 entry was deleted pursuant to the April 30, 2016 update to TMEP Section 1401.05(a).


008  Hoes [hand-operated]

These tools are powered by hand, not by electricity or other non-manual power source.


006  Holder in the nature of a portable, flexible arm composed primarily of metal with a pressure lock system having the ability to attach to most flat surfaces and used to hold various household-related appliances during use

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example. 07-10-2014: The description was corrected to change “flat services” to “flat surfaces.” The effective date remains 01-17-2008 as the entry has not been modified but merely corrected.


034  Holders for cigar and cigarette of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


034  Holders of cigars and cigarettes of precious metal

Transferred from Class 14 in accordance with 9th Edition of Nice Agreement.


006  Holiday ornaments of common metal [not tree ornaments]

6-4-09 - “metal” in 6-1-01 entry changed to indicate “common metal.” Ornaments of precious metal are in Class 14.


044  Holistic health services featuring herbal medicine

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


009  Hologram apparatus

This entry refers to the apparatus used to create holograms. Printed holograms are in Class 16.


044  Home health care services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Home inspection services for purposes of {indicate purpose of home inspection, e.g., home repair, restoration, renovation, etc.}

Concerning home or house inspections in Class 42, this activity usually takes place when purchasing or renting a home. It does not take place in the course of constructing a new building so it is not classified in Class 37. Also, inspection for safety purposes is in Class 45.


042  Home inspections

A home inspection usually takes place when purchasing or renting a home. It is not an inspection that takes place in the course of constructing a new building so it is not classified in Class 37.


044  Home nursing aid services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Home parties (Retail sale of {indicate specific goods, e.g. cosmetics, housewares, lingerie} by means of)

Selling and sales are not service under the US Trademark Act or the Nice Agreement since the primary beneficiary of selling or sales is the seller. Language describing services acceptable in the retail chain (e.g., retail stores, distributorships, on-line retailing) should be used instead of selling or sales.


045  Home security monitoring using wireless and wired sensors for glass breakage, motion detectors, cameras, pool alarms, water alarms and shutoff valves, gate, door and window contact sensors, severe weather alarms

08-09-2012: Monitoring services in Class 45 typically involve observation of an activity or physical condition for security purposes, e.g., dispatching of emergency personnel when changes in conditions occur. 09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


045  Home sitting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


009  Home theater products, namely, DLP [digital light processor]

DLP is a registered trademark and cannot be used as a generic term in an ID.


009  Home theater systems comprising {indicate specific electronic components, e.g., DVD players, audio amplifiers, audio speakers} [DO NOT include components that are in classes other than 9, e.g., lighting and seating]

1-13-11 - the note in square brackets was added to 1/15/10 entry to avoid inclusion of items that are not in Class 9 in the list of components of the home theater system.


010  Home urine collection kit consisting of test tubes, pipette, and self-mailer used to determine a person's nutraceutical needs

07-04-2013: Status changed from “A” - Added to “X” - example.


005  Homeopathic-style HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) oral sprays for weight loss purposes

To qualify for federal trademark/service mark registration, the use of a mark in commerce must be lawful. See TMEP §907. The FDA has declared illegal HCG marketed for weight loss purposes in homeopathic products. Accordingly, on 11-15-2012 this 11-11-2010 entry was deleted.


005  Homeopathic-style HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in the form of {indicate form of preparation, e.g., sprays, drops, pellets, etc.} for weight loss purposes

To qualify for federal trademark/service mark registration, the use of a mark in commerce must be lawful. See TMEP §907. The FDA has declared illegal HGC marketed for weight loss purposes in homeopathic products. Accordingly, on 11-15-2012 this 1-20-2011 entry was deleted.


005  Homeotherapeutic HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) oral sprays for weight loss purposes

To qualify for federal trademark/service mark registration, the use of a mark in commerce must be lawful. See TMEP §907. The FDA has declared illegal HCG marketed for weight loss purposes in homeopathic products. Accordingly, on 11-15-2012 this 2-25-2010 entry was deleted.


030  Hominy

Hominy is a corn product. Corn is a grain and all grains and grain products are classified in Class 30.


040  Honing of concrete floors

Previously in Class 37 due to a typographical error. This service is in Class 40 as now indicated.


025  Hoodies

HOODIES is a registered trademark for a hooded sweatshirt and should not be used in identifications as a generic term. On 01-11-2013, U.S. Registration No. 2424471 for HOODIES was cancelled under Section 18 of the Lanham Act. USPTO is reviewing this matter to determine appropriate action.


026  Hook and loop fasteners for use in the manufacture of bags made of leather or fabric

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


026  Hook and loop fasteners for use in the manufacture of clothing and shoes

10-03-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


007  Horning machines for metalworking

On 06-25-2015, this 07-20-2004 entry was modified to incorporate the bracketed wording “[for metalworking]” into the identification in order to clarify the purpose of the goods.


045  Horoscope forecasting

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 45 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


018  Horse blankets

12-18-2014: “Horse blankets” are considered animal clothing for keeping horses warm.


044  Horse breeding and stud services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Horse farming services

On 08-15-2013, this 12-01-2005 entry was modified by inserting “services” to make clear that the activity is being performed for others. Additionally, the status was changed from “A - Added” to “X” to indicate that it is an example of acceptable wording. To be a service, an activity must be primarily for the benefit of someone other than the applicant. TMEP 1301.01(a)(ii). Therefore, operating a wheat farm, for example, for the purpose of growing, harvesting, and selling wheat for further manufacture, is not considered a wheat farming service under the Trademark Act because, although the manufacturers derive an incidental benefit, the farming activities primarily benefit the farmer. Farming activities must be rendered for others to be a registrable service.


018  Horse flanks and shanks, namely, horse protective padding, braces, and leg boots for the flanks and legs

On 11-28-2013, this 08-01-2004 entry has been deleted because the wording did not clearly indicate the equine goods with sufficient particularity. The horse boots, shanks and padding are covered by other entries in the ID Manual.


018  Horse rugs

12-18-2014: “Horse rugs” are considered animal clothing for keeping horses warm.


001  Horticultural {specify type of chemical preparation, e.g., soil amendments, soil conditioners, etc.} that are incorporated into or onto a turf, lawn or soil profile

05-02-2013: This entry of 12-21-2006 was modified to allow for customization by including fill-in portions and to delete the overly-specific intended purposes “for creating a health medium for increased root growth and/or a smoother turf or lawn surface cut or appearance.” 06-06-2013: The type of chemical preparation specified must be of a nutritive or growth-enhancing nature to justify Class 1. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other biocidal agents are in Class 5.


044  Horticultural processes and turf or lawn care services, namely, providing preparation and development of turfgrass and/or soil for providing an environment that encourages improved growth attributes

09-05-2013: Entry status changed from “A” added to “X” example.


044  Horticultural services

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


044  Horticultural services, namely, installing sod

6/12/08 - Transferred from Class 37 with added language “horticultural services, namely.” This is more of a planting service in Class 44 than construction installation in 37.


017  Hoses of textile material

Metal pipes are in Class 6, non-metal, rigid pipes are in Class 19, and non-metal hoses and flexible pipes are in Class 17.


044  Hospice services

01-01-2002: This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2002 entry was amended from “Hospices” to “Hospice services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


044  Hospice services for {specify individual or group, e.g., veterans, women, men, dogs, etc.}

Hospice services is acceptable wording; further specification is acceptable, but it is not required.


044  Hospital services

01-01-2002: This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 44 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement. 01-01-2016: On 01-01-2016, this 01-01-2002 entry was amended from “Hospitals” to “Hospital services” in compliance with the Nice Classification, Tenth edition, version 2016, effective 01-01-2016.


043  Hostels

This entry was transferred from Class 42 to Class 43 due to the restructuring of Class 42 that was implemented in the 8th edition of the Nice Agreement.


042  Hosting an online community website featuring shared communications between community members interested in personal and small business computer information security

On 5-12-2011, the 9-11-2008 entry was deleted from the Manual because it is encompassed by the existing Manual entry “hosting an on-line community web site featuring {indicate subject matter or purpose}” in Class 42. Providing a web site featuring technology that enables internet users to create, bookmark, annotate, and publicly share fitness-related data, as well as providing health and fitness professionals with a subscription-based client management system.


042  Hosting an online website featuring {indicate subject matter or purpose} [provision of hosting technology only - not classified by subject matter]

This is a technology service ONLY - the service of providing server space for another entity’s website to reside. It is not classified by subject matter, although subject matter should be indicated. 5-12-2011: The bracketed note of this 7-17-2008 entry was modified to indicate that the services are not classified by subject matter. 12/17/2015: Hosting of one’s own website is not a service; See TMEP Section 1402.11(a)(xi).


042  Hosting an on-line community web site featuring {indicate subject matter or purpose}

5-12-2011: This is a technology service ONLY - the service of providing server space for another entity's web site to reside. It is not classified by subject matter, although subject matter should be indicated for purposes of this fill-in entry. 08-29-2013: Entry status changed from “M” modified to “X” example.


042  Hosting of digital content on the Internet

5-12-2011: This is a technology service ONLY - the service of providing server space for another entity's digital content to reside. It is not classified by subject matter of the digital content, although subject matter may be indicated.


042  Hosting on-line web facilities for others for {specify the function of the facilities, e.g., conducting interactive discussions, sharing on-line content, etc.}