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International Classes 21-25



Class 21 is for Housewares and Glass.


Class 21 is mainly for small, hand-operated utensils meant to be used for household and kitchen purposes. This includes household or kitchen utensils and containers; cookware; articles for cleaning purposes; glassware, porcelain, and earthenware; and toilet utensils.


Some specific examples in class 21 are fly swatters, corkscrews, ice tongs, pie servers, vases, bottles, piggy banks, cooking pots and pans, nutcrackers, coffee mugs, and dish stands. Class 21 also applies to cosmetic utensils such as toothbrushes, and dental floss. It also includes gardening articles such as gardening gloves, watering cans, and nozzles for watering hose.


Other goods in class 21 are barbeque tongs, beer mugs, birdcages, bottles, chopsticks, cookie jars, dishes, non-electric egg separators, funnels, lunch boxes, rat traps, shoe horns, teapots, and toothpicks.


An example of a mark in class 21 is PYREX for glass baking ware, which incidentally was registered in March 21 of 1922 and is still in use!


Not included in class 21 is table cutlery, which we already discussed was in class 8. Electric cooking utensils are in class 11. Certain goods of glass, porcelain, and earthenware are classified according to their function, such as spectacle lenses in class 9, and earthenware tiles in class 19.


Class 22 is for Cordage and Fibers.

This class includes rope, string, nets, tents, sails, and stuffing materials that are not paper, cardboard, rubber, or plastic. It also includes twines, tarpaulins, animal hair, hammocks, mesh bags for washing laundry, body bags, raw silk, and zip ties not of metal.


An example of a mark in Class 22 is COLEMAN for awnings, canopies, hammocks, cords and ropes, shock cords, guy lines, tied down straps, sleeping bag straps, etc.

Not included in class 22 are metal ropes, which are in class 6. Strings for musical instruments are in class 15. Hairnets are in class 26, and nets for sports are in class 28.


Class 23 is for Yarns and Threads.

Yarns and threads for textile use are found in Class 23. This includes fiberglass, elastic, rubber, and plastic threads for textile use, threads for embroidery, darning, and sewing, and spun silk, spun cotton, and spun wool.


An example of a mark in Class 23 is SERAFIL for Infinite sewing thread and yarn of polyester.


Class 23 does not include surgical thread, which can be found in class 10. Threads of precious metal are jewelry in class 14. And threads for specific uses, such as identification threads for electric wires are in class 9.


Class 24 is for fabrics.

This includes mainly fabrics and fabric covers for household use, textiles and substitutes for textiles, household linen, and curtains of textile or plastic. Class 24 includes bedspreads, pillowcases, towels of textile, bed linen of paper, sleeping bags, and mosquito nets. Other examples of goods in class 24 include cushion covers, hemp cloth, lingerie fabric, mattress covers, picnic blankets, shrouds, and velvet.


An example of a mark in class 24 is BURBERRY and its well-known pattern is registered in class 24 for goods such as blankets, throws, handkerchiefs, textile used as linings for clothing and accessories, and fabrics for manufacturing other goods.


Class 24 does not include electrically heated blankets for medical purposes, which can be found in class 10. Horse blankets are in class 18 and geotextiles

are in class 19. And now the last class for today’s video.


Class 25 is for clothing.


This is another class with voluminous goods. It mainly includes clothing, footwear and headwear for human beings. That means cuffs, pockets, heels, ski gloves, karate uniforms, football shoes, ski boots, sneakers, costumes, and pocket squares are all included.


In this case, it might be easier to list some of the types of clothing that are NOT included in class 25. Fastening for clothing such as zippers and buckles are in class 26. Certain special clothing such as protective helmets for sports are in class 9. Clothing for protection against fire is also class 9. Clothing for operating rooms is in class 10. And clothing essential to sports such as baseball gloves and boxing gloves are in class 28. Electrically heating clothing is in class 11.


It gives me great joy to include as the example for Class 25 the design of the Jordan 4 by Nike, my favorite shoe!


Please note that the information contained in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and not as specific legal advice. The facts of your situation may differ from this general information. It is not intended to and does not in any way establish an attorney-client relationship.


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