Deciphering Class 44 of Nice classification for trademarks:
Trademark Class 44 is one of 45 NICE classifications used to identify and classify products and/or services.
Class 44 for trademarks a brief description:
Class 44 includes mainly medical care, hygienic and beauty care gave by persons or establishments to human beings and animals; it also includes services relating to the fields of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry.
Class 44 for trademarks header:
The Nice Class Headings describe in very broad terms the nature of the goods or services contained in each class. The Class 44 class header includes Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture, and forestry services.
Famous brands protected on Class 44:
Independent Vetcare Limited
Johnson & Johnson
Gilead Sciences Ireland UC
Syngenta Participations AG
Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Beauty Brands Concept
Trademark Class 44 includes, in particular:
Medical analysis services relating to the treatment of persons (such as x-ray examinations and taking of blood samples);
Artificial insemination services;
Services relating to the growing of plants such as gardening;
Services relating to floral art such as floral compositions as well as garden design.
Beauty & medical attention is really important for most of us. Not only for women but for both men and women as it focuses on hygiene and beauty, This class is considered to be crucial for taking a big part of every household interest.
Trademark common confusion between Class 44 and other classes
Trademark Class 44 vs Trademark Class 37:
Vermin exterminating (other than for agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture, and forestry) and installation and repair services for irrigation systems and covered with Class 37 as it’s not within the Class 44 scope.
Trademark Class 44 vs Trademark Class 39:
Worth to mention that Class 44 covers medical care services So, so if you wish to register for an ambulance transport service we would highly recommend Class 39.
Trademark Class 44 vs Trademark Class 40:
While Class 44 includes services relating to the fields of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Class 40 includes timber felling and processing.
Trademark Class 44 vs Trademark Class 41:
Services regarding animal training services and health clubs for physical exercise are only covered with Class 41.
Trademark Class 44 vs Trademark Class 42:
Unfortunately, services relating to scientific research for medical purposes are not covered by Class 44 so, we need to select Class 42 in this regard.
Trademark Class 44 vs Trademark Class 43:
Class 44 includes mainly medical care, hygienic and beauty care given by persons or establishments to human beings and animals however boarding for animals and retirement homes can be found in Class 43.
Changes in the Nice Classification relating to trademark goods on Class 44
Services relating to veterinary services were recently added to Class 44 of the Nice Classification:
Understanding the main elements of Class 44:
The EUIPO, in collaboration with WIPO, has developed a hierarchy of goods and services within a class to link the different products and to make the classification process easier. The hierarchy has no legal effect in trademark examination or the comparison of goods and services; it was only created as an assistive tool.
Class 44 in Nice classification is divided into the subsections below:
Trademark Class 44 - Subsection 1
Agriculture, Aquaculture, Horticulture, and Forestry service
Trademark Class 44 - Subsection 2
Human Healthcare services
Health spa services
Trademark Class 44 - Subsection 3
Human Hygiene and Beauty Care
Beauty salon services
Trademark Class 44 - Subsection 4
Body Art services