Trademark Class 2: Paints and Varnishes

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Trademark Class 2 is for colorants, paints and the preparations which are used for the protection against corrosion of colorants, wood, mordants, metals which are in foil and also powder form used by painters, artist, decorators and decorators.

Class 2 mainly includes colorants, paints and the preparations which are used for protection against corrosion. This particularly includes paints, lacquers and varnishes for industry, arts and handicrafts, colorants for beverages and foodstuff and the dyestuffs for clothing.

The trademark registration is built on a class system. For each class of goods or services that is registered, a separate registration fee is payed.

The correct class should be indicated at the time of applying for a trademark registration, because if the class is found incorrect then the application process starts all over again.

When registering for any of these types of goods you have to choose Class 2:
Varnishes, lacquers and paints for industry, arts and handicrafts;
dyestuffs for clothing;
Colorants for beverages and foodstuffs.

Class 2 is NOT used if you are registering:
artificial resins unprocessed;
cosmetic dyes;
laundry blueing;
paint boxes (articles which are for use in schools);
insulating varnishes and paints.

Specimens for Class 2

If the mark is being used in commerce, then you must furnish a specimen of this mark as consumers see it .It is necessary for the specimen to show the mark as used on or in connection with the goods in commerce. A trademark specimen should be a tag, label, or container for the goods, or a display which is associated with the goods. A copy or any other reproduction of a specimen of the mark as used on or in connection with the goods is acceptable.

In most cases, the label is an acceptable specimen, if the trademark is applied to the goods or the containers for the goods in Class 2 by means of labels.

Mailing or shipping labels may be accepted if proper usage is shown and if they are fixed to the goods or to the containers for the goods .It is not acceptable if the mark shown is just used as a trade name and not a trademark.

The proper method of trademark affixation is to stamp a trademark on the goods, the container, or on the labels or tags attached to the goods or containers.

A lawyer with 14 years' experience, Vikram has worked with several well-known corporate law firms before joining Vakilsearch.