Understanding trademark classification - Class 18 of the trademark manual
Trademark Class 18 is one of 45 Nice Classifications used to identify and classify products and/or services.
Class 18 for trademarks a brief description:
Class 18 of the Nice classification of goods and services for classifying trademarks mainly includes Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins and hides; luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harnesses, and saddlery; collars, leashes, and clothing for animals.
This Class includes, in particular:
Luggage and carrying bags, for example, suitcases, trunks, traveling bags, sling bags for carrying infants, and school bags;
Luggage or baggage tags;
Business card cases and pocket wallets;
Boxes and cases of leather or leatherboard.
Class 18 for trademarks header:
Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins and hides; luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harnesses, and saddlery; collars, leashes, and clothing for animals.
Class 18 trademark application Owners
Class 18 trademark does not include, in particular:
Walking sticks or canes for medical purposes (Class 10);
Clothing, footwear, and headwear of leather for human beings (Class 25);
Bags and cases adapted to the product they are intended to contain, for example, bags adapted for laptops (Class 9), bags and cases for cameras and photographic equipment (Class 9), cases for musical instruments (Class 15), golf bags with or without wheels, bags especially designed for skis and surfboards (Class 28);
Certain goods made of leather, imitations of leather, animal skins, and hides are classified according to their function or purpose, for example, leather strops (Class 8), polishing leather (Class 21), chamois leather for cleaning (Class 21), leather belts for clothing (Class 25).
Similar and Coordinated Classes for Trademark Class 18:
A coordinated class is linked to another, generally because the PTO has discovered that applicants who file in Class 18 also file in these other classes. To ensure you are choosing the right class for your trademark before you protect it under Class 18 make sure to rule out all the coordinated classes:
Class 14 - Precious Metals and their Alloys
Class 25 - Clothing, Footwear, Headwear
Class 35 - Advertising and Business Services
Class 42 - Science and Technology Services
Class 44 - Medical and Vet Services.
Changes in the nice classification relating to trademark goods on Class 18
frames for bags, reusable shopping bags, toilet bags, not fitted, suitcase packing organizers, luggage organizers set, vegan leather, sew-on tags of leather for clothing, adhesive tags of leather for bags.
Trademark Class 18 and the Metaverse:
The Metaverse is a persistent, online, three-dimensional environment that integrates numerous virtual spaces. It may be compared to a future version of the internet. Users will be able to collaborate, meet, play games, and interact in these 3D environments thanks to the Metaverse. As for Class 18, Samsara brand Luggage's first NFT collaboration with Desperate ApeWives marks it’s the travel and lifestyle company and brand ambassador in the metaverse space, on Feb. 14, 2022. Accordingly, the metaverse digital environment is the next step in the evolution of technology and retail.
Understanding the main elements of Class 18:
Class 18 in Nice classification is divided into the subsections below:
Trademark Class 18 - Subsection 1 –
Umbrellas and parasols
Trademark Class 18 - Subsection 2 –
Trademark Class 18 - Subsection 3 –
Luggage, bags, wallets, and other carriers
Trademark Class 18 - Subsection 4 –
Leather and imitation leather, pelts and hides, and goods made thereof
Trademark Class 18 - Subsection 5 –
Saddlery, whips, and apparel for animals