Trademark Registration – TM Classification & Documents Required

by Ananya Nair Accounting and Legal Services

A trademark is a type intellectual property consisting of a logo, design, sign, expression or combination of characters and numbers that are importantly used by a business to distinguish its product or services of one person from others. Registering a trademark ensures the product and services have uniqueness in the market and also help to gain investors for the business.

Trademark registration and filing Law in India is governed by the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The Act provides trademark registration for goods and services to ensure prevention and protection of the use of fraudulent marks. The trademark registration in India required a list of documents and a simple process to follow that can be done online.


Trademark classification


According to goods and services, a trademark classification is very important. Trademark consultants and examiners understand the classification of trademark and arrange required documents for trademark filing applications. Trademark application depends upon the description and scope of the types of goods or services.




  • Chemicals (Class 1)
  • Paints (Class 2)
  • Cosmetics and Cleaning Preparations (Class 3)
  • Lubricants and Fuels (Class 4)
  • Pharmaceuticals (Class 5)
  • Metal Goods (Class 6)
  • Machinery (Class 7)
  • Hand Tools (Class 8)
  • Electrical and Scientific Apparatus (Class 9)
  • Medical Apparatus (Class 10)
  • Environmental Control Apparatus (Class 11)
  • Vehicles (Class 12)
  • Firearms (Class 13)
  • Jewelry (Class 14)
  • Musical Instruments (Class 15)
  • Paper Goods and Printed Matter (Class 16)
  • Rubber Goods (Class 17)
  • Leather Goods (Class 18)
  • Non-metallic Building Materials (Class 19)
  • Furniture & Articles Not Otherwise Classified (Class 20)
  • Housewares and Glass (Class 21)
  • Cordage and Fibers (Class 22)
  • Yarns and Threads (Class 23)
  • Fabrics (Class 24)
  • Clothing (Class 25)
  • Fancy Goods (Class 26)
  • Floor Coverings (Class 27)
  • Toys and Sporting Goods (Class 28)
  • Meats and Processed Foods (Class 29)
  • Staple Foods (Class 30)
  • Natural Agricultural Products (Class 31)
  • Light Beverages (Class 32)
  • Wines and Spirits (Class 33)
  • Smokers' Articles (Class 34)




  • Advertising and Business (Class 35)
  • Insurance and Financial (Class 36)
  • Building, Construction and Repair (Class 37)
  • Telecommunication (Class 38)
  • Transportation and Storage (Class 39)
  • Treatment of Materials (Class 40)
  • Education and Entertainment (Class 41)
  • Computer, Scientific and Legal (Class 42)
  • Hotels and Restaurants (Class 43)
  • Medical, Beauty, and Agricultural (Class 44)


Documents Required for Trademark Filing


Government initiative has simplified the Trademark registration process. It helps business owners and Entrepreneurs to obtain trademark registration within a few months for their brands. Trademark registration is important to protect our brand from fraudulent use and infringement.


Important: Scan copy of the original document is sufficient during the trademark application process in India.


For Individuals and Sole Proprietorship


  • Copy of the logo (Optional). In any case, the trademark application can be filed for the word if the logo is not provided.
  • Signed Form-48. Applicant authorisation to a Trademark Attorney, for the application of trademark filing on her/his behalf.
  • Address Proof  (Proprietor or individual)
  • Identity Proof (Proprietor or individual)


For Partnership or LLP or Company


  • Copy of Logo - preferably in black & white (Optional)
  • Signed Form-48 – Form 48 signed from Trademark Attorney
  • Signatory Identity Proof.
  • Incorporation Partnership Certificate or Deed.
  • Signatory Address Proof


Partnership or LLP or Company


  • Copy of Logo - preferably in black & white (Optional)
  • Udyog Aadhar Registration Certificate.
  • Signed Form-48 – Form 48 signed from Trademark Attorney
  • Partnership Deed or Incorporation Certificate.
  • Signatory Address Proof.
  • Signatory Identity Proof.


Other Applicants for Trademark Registration


  • Copy of Logo - preferably in black & white (Optional)
  • Partnership Deed or Incorporation Certificate.
  • Signed Form-48 – Form 48 signed from Trademark Attorney
  • Signatory Address Proof.
  • Signatory Identity Proof.


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