Trademark Class 16 is one of 45 NICE classifications used to identify and classify products and/or services.

Class 16 for trademarks a brief description: 

When someone asks us about class 16, the first thing we could think about is painting, books, and drawing materials, how amazing! Class 16 also includes films and bags for wrapping and packaging, materials for artists and books from the majority of class 16, and you can include brushes for printing, teaching materials, and plastic sheet, for printing, which is used at (schools, universities, offices) and other products related to certain goods made of those materials, as well as office requisites printing, and art.

Class 16 for trademarks header:

Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films, and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers' type, printing blocks.

Class 16 trademark application Owners:

  • Staedtler
  • Faber-castell
  • Muji
  • Kokuyo
  • Sakura color products corporation
  • Typo
  • Canson
  • Crane currency
  • Maped
  • Marie Claire
  • Catwalk
  • Jacob & co
  • Global cannabis

After reading the list of goods, what came across my mind immediately is (paint, hand tools for artists, spatulas, and sculptors' chisels) but they fall under Class (8) and not Class (16), also Class (16) doesn't include teaching apparatus, audiovisual teaching apparatus, resuscitation mannequins, which included in class (9), Class (16) does not include toy models and certain goods made of paper or cardboard that are classified according to their function or purpose, photographic paper these are mainly covered by Classes (1,28) table cups and plates of paper are covered under Class (21) bed linen of paper under Class (24).

Coordinated Classes for Trademark Class 16:

When a specific product or service falls under more than one trademark classification, the applicant must apply in each of the trademark classes in which the product or service falls. These extra trademark classes or classifications are referred to as "Coordinated Classes."

Class 2 Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and deterioration of wood; colorants, dyes; inks for printing, marking, and engraving; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing, and art.

Class 8 Hand tools and implements, hand-operated; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors.

Class 9 Scientific, research, navigation, surveying; photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, detecting, testing, inspecting, life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling the distribution or use of electricity; apparatus and instruments for recording, transmitting, reproducing or processing sound, images or data; recorded and downloadable media, computer software, blank digital or analog recording and storage media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating devices; computers and computer peripheral devices; diving suits, divers' masks, ear plugs for divers, nose clips for divers and swimmers, gloves for divers, breathing apparatus for underwater swimming; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Class 28 Games and playthings; gymnastics and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

Class 20 Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; containers, not of metal, for storage or transport; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber.

Class 21 Household or kitchen utensils and containers; cookware and tableware, except forks, knives, and spoons; combs and sponges; brushes, except paintbrushes; brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass, except building glass; glassware, porcelain, and earthenware.

Class 24 Textiles and substitutes for textiles; household linen; curtains of textile or plastic.

Trademark Class 16 and the Metaverse:

Change is required for progress, such as progress in technology, Metaverse is the new face of intellectual property rights, and who knows, days or weeks from now, it is possible to have offices and schools, and photo studios. Class 16 is broad, and it is related to many things needed in real life. Metaverse is attempting to create a new virtual world that is identical to, and possibly better than, the real world. As a result, we will see a large number of trademarks registered in the Metaverse under Class 16.

Understanding the main elements of Class 16: 

The hierarchy has been developed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and national offices of the European Union with the collaboration of WIPO. Although based on the Nice Classification, it does not form part of the Classification. The hierarchy does not have any legal effect on trademark examination or the comparison of goods and services. This is without prejudice to the possibility of using the hierarchy as an administrative tool in the specification of goods and services voluntarily.

Class 16 in Nice classification is divided into the subsections below:

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 1 – 

Works of art and figurines of paper and cardboard, and architects’ models

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 2 – 

  • Decoration and Art materials
  • Arts, crafts, and modeling equipment

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 3 – 

Flirting materials of paper

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 4 – 

Bags and articles for packaging, wrapping and storage of paper, cardboard or plastic                    

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 5 – 

  • Stationery and education supplies
  • Writing and stamping implement
  • Correcting and erasing implement
  • Office machines
  • Printing and bookbinding
  • Education equipment
  • Photo albums and collector albums

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 6 – 

Adhesives for stationery or household purposes

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 7 – 

  • Printed and cardboard
  • Industrial paper and cardboard

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 8 – 

Money holders

Trademark Class 16 - Subsection 9 – 

Disposable paper products

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