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The House of Mouse is at it Again

And boy have they been busy bees...or er, mice? Disney filed 10 applications on June 24th for Mickey By... for a whole mess of products: toys, clothing, textiles, linens, fabrics, housewares, furniture, pillows, photo frames, bags, backpacks, luggage, books, publications, printed materials, jewelry, audio & video recordings, video games, cosmetics, fragrances. PHEW!
Trademark International Class: Class 25 (Clothing)
All goods or services are categorized within International Classes (IC hereafter). Goods run from classes IC 1-34, while Services are in IC 35-45. Please see a complete chart here. Let's take a closer look at one of these trademark classes – class 25.

What is International Class 25 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 25's short title is clothing. But, as with anything trademark, there's more to it than that. The USPTO has 887 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 25; check them out here.

IC 25 is pretty straightforward in that clothing of virtually any type you can think of is going to be here. The exceptions are clothing that's of a protective nature (e.g. bulletproof vests, clothing worn by motorcyclists for protection against injury), which, oddly enough, is in IC 9

How do I File in IC 25?

Filing in IC 25 is a bit different from other goods classes …
Trademark International Class: Class 20 (Furniture and articles not otherwise classified)

All goods or services are categorized within International Classes (IC hereafter). Goods run from classes IC 1-34, while Services are in IC 35-45. Please see a complete chart here. Let's take a closer look at one of these trademark classes – class 20.

What is International Class 20 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 20's short title is furniture and articles not otherwise classified. Well, that's vague. The USPTO has 894 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 20; check them out here.

Furniture of all sorts (excepting toy furniture) is in IC 20. This includes many of the related accessories for furniture such as shoe racks, curtain rings & rods, mattresses & pillows, etc. Also included is a long list of non-metal objects such as handles, hooks, bolts, latches, hinges, etc. If any of those items are made of me…
Trademark International Class: Class 18 (Leather goods)


All goods or services are categorized within International Classes (IC hereafter). Goods run from classes IC 1-34, while Services are in IC 35-45. Please see a complete chart here. Let's take a closer look at one of these trademark classes – class 18.

What is International Class 18 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 18's short title is leather goods. But, as with anything trademark, there's more to it than that. The USPTO has 447 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 18; check them out here.

The short title, leather goods, is a bit misleading as there are a number of items that aren't made of leather that reside in this class. Bags, purses, backpacks, wallets, luggage, etc. are all classified in IC 18 regardless if made of leather or not. There are a few exceptions such as paper bags (IC 16), cloth bags for laundry or storage (IC 22), bags for …
Trademark International Class: Class 16 (Paper goods and printed matter)


All goods or services are categorized within International Classes (IC hereafter). Goods run from classes IC 1-34, while Services are in IC 35-45. Please see a complete chart here. Let's take a closer look at one of these trademark classes – class 16.

What is International Class 16 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 16's short title is paper goods and printed matter. But, as with anything trademark, there's more to it than that. The USPTO has 1515 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 16; check them out here.

Anything that's made of paper or is printed is in IC 16, which includes things like posters, journals, greeting cards, art prints, magazines, books, calendars and on and on.

What about Book Titles?

This is an area worth exploring a bit. Titles of a single creative work are not protected by trademark law; however, trademark r…
Trademark International Class: Class 14 (Jewelry)

All goods or services are categorized within International Classes (IC hereafter). Goods run from classes IC 1-34, while Services are in IC 35-45. Please see a complete chart here. Let's take a closer look at one of these trademark classes – class 14.

What is International Class 14 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 14's short title is jewelry. Seems pretty straightforward, right? But, as with anything trademark, there's more to it than that. The USPTO has 288 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 14; check them out here. Any jewelry item you could possibly think of belongs in this class, such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, anklets and watches. Also included is jewelry for your pet.

What Else is in International Class 14?

Seems like with any of these trademark classes, there always seems to be the oddball item or two and IC 14 is no excep…
Trademark International Class: Class 9 (Electrical and Scientific Apparatus)



All goods or services are categorized within International Classes (IC hereafter). Goods run from classes IC 1-34, while Services are in IC 35-45. Please see a complete chart here. Let's take a closer look at one of these trademark classes – class 9.

What is International Class 9 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 9's short title is electrical and scientific apparatus. But, as with anything trademark, there's more to it than that. The USPTO has 3107 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 9; check them out here.

This class encompasses nearly any tangible goods that are scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographer, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; …