How do I choose a trademark class?
When you apply for trademark registration, you must identify the class of goods or services that your trademark covers. It's important to choose the right class, because if you get it wrong, you may not be able to register a trademark. And if you do manage to register for the wrong class, you can't change your registration later to name a different one, or to switch from a good to a service. A comprehensive trademark search can help you identify trademark classes where a mark similar to yours may already be in use.
The CTPLO keeps a searchable "trademark identification manual" online to help you find the trademark classification that's right for you. If you're not sure or you have questions, consider one of our legal plans and schedule a consultation with an attorney.