Full List of Trade Mark Classifications used in New Zealand

24 April, 2021 | Bret Gower

There are 45 classes covered under the Nice international system of classification for trade marks. This is the classification system used by Intellectual Property Office New Zealand (IPONZ). You will need to register your trade mark in all the classes that you want protected. Below is a full list, including 24 classes related to goods and 11 classes related to services.

Class 1: includes chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; manures; adhesives used in industry.

Class 2: includes paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colourants.

Class 3: includes cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics.

Class 4: includes industrial oils, and greases; lubricants.

Class 5: includes pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin, fungicides, herbicides.

Class 6: includes metal building materials, metallic transportable buildings; nonelectric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; metallic pipes and tubes; metallic goods not included in other classes.

Class 7: includes agricultural implements; machines and machine tools; motors; machine coupling and belting.

Class 8: includes hand tools and hand operated implements; cutlery.

Class 9: includes scientific, electric, photographic, optical, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision) and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound and images; automatic vending machines; data processing equipment and computers; and their parts and accessories.

Class 10: includes surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; orthopaedic articles.

Class 11: includes apparatus for lighting, heating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

Class 12: includes vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.

Class 13: includes firearms, ammunition and explosives.

Class 14: includes jewellery, horological and chronometric instruments.

Class 15: musical instruments.

Class 16: paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials; printed matter; photographs; stationery; artists materials; office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging(not included in other classes).

Class 17: includes rubber, mica and goods made from these materials; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes.

Class 18: includes leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, and walking sticks; harness and saddlery.

Class 19: includes non-metallic building materials and transportable buildings; asphalt.

Class 20: includes furniture, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) made of wood, cane, bone, shell, and substitutes such as plastics.

Class 21: includes household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

Class 22: includes ropes, string, nets, tents, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23: yarns and threads, for textile use. Class 24: textile and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.

Class 25: clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 26: lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

Class 27: includes floor coverings and nontextile wall hangings.

Class 28: includes games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles.

Class 29: includes meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jams; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats; salad dressings; preserves.

Class 30: includes flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices, honey, sauces, salad dressings, spices.

Class 31: agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; living animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.

Class 32: includes beers; non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

Class 33: alcoholic beverages (except beers).

Class 34: tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.


Class 35: advertising, retail and business.

Class 36: insurance and financial.

Class 37: construction and repair.

Class 38: communication, telecommunications.

Class 39: transportation and storage; travel arrangements.

Class 40: material treatment.

Class 41: education and entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

Class 42: scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; legal services.

Class 43: services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.

Class 44: medical services, veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care services; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

Class 45: personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the protection of property and individuals.

For assistance with registering a trademark, talk to expert NZ Trademark Lawyer, Bret Gower today by email at bret.gower@smithpartners.co.nz or by phone on 09 837 6893

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