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Trademark International Class: Classes 32 & 33 (Light beverages; Wines and spirits)

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 a group of these trademark classes – classes 32 & 33.

What are International Classes 32 & 33 All About?

These 2 classes represent the beverage classifications for trademarks. Class 32 is light beverages and has 182 possible descriptions; class 33 is wines and spirits & has 129 possible descriptions.

Almost any non-alcoholic beverage is in IC 32 except beer, which is in IC 32. This class includes waters, juices, sodas as well as syrups and essences used in making non-alcoholic beverages.

IC 33 is going to be any type of liquor, wine or spirit. Also included are syrups and essences using in making alcoholic beverages.

Geographical Indications for Wines & Spirits

Wines and spirits g…
Retweet This

Last Thursday, Twitter filed a Federal trademark application for RETWEET for three different classes. Take a look at the record here.

What does this mean for the 4.9 million uses found online? Does this mean Twitter's going to start sending out please-stop-using-our-trademark-as-a-verb letters a la Google?
Trademark International Class: Classes 29, 30 & 31
(Meats & processed foods; Staple Foods; Natural agricultural products)


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 a group of these trademark classes – classes 29, 30 & 31.

What are International Classes 29, 30 & 31 All About?

These 3 classes represent the food classifications for trademarks. Class 29 is meats & processed foods and has 699 possible descriptions; class 30 is staple foods & has 900 possible descriptions; class 31 is natural agricultural products and has 345 possible descriptions.

Meats, poultry, seafood, game are, of course, going to be in IC 29. Also within that class are things like oils, frozen foods composed primarily of meat or fish, canned meats, fruits & vegetables. Nearly anything you'd find at the butcher or in most o…
Trademark International Class: Class 28 (Toys and sporting 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 28.

What is International Class 28 All About?

Each class has a short title heading that gives a snapshot of what that class is all about -- IC 28's short title is toys and sporting goods. But, as with anything trademark, there's more to it than that. The USPTO has 1317 accepted descriptions that fit into IC 28; check them out here.

This class is fairly straightforward -- essentially almost any tangible item that's used in play or as part of a sport is going to be living here. This includes things like balls, bats, paddles, rackets, nets, poles, boards, pucks, sticks, clubs and on and on. Bags for specific sports are in this class, while all-purpose sporting bags a…
Gonna Keep Going


Looking over the blog's stats I can tell that all the different international classification posts have been fairly popular. Given that, I'm going to keep on keeping on.

I wanted to give my readers a quick summary of the different classes I'll cover as well as any respective issues.

If you see something missing or you have a question (or five) about classes, please comment below & I'll be sure to post about it.

Left off at IC 25, clothing -- any other questions or issues not yet resolved for anyone?

Will write posts about:
IC 28
ICs 29, 30, 31
ICs 32, 33
- geographically deceptively misdescriptive marks (say that three times fast)

Then it'll be time to move on to Services and I'm thinking it'd be a good idea to write a post for each class, from IC 35 to IC 45. As I go along, I'll address any other side issues that seem to come up when talking about these classes. Of course, feel free to ask questions galore in the comments section.

- Mention o…