International Classes Continued…
Let's pick up where we left off last week and continue looking further into the trademark international class system.
A wildly popular class number is easily international class 25, the clothing class. Almost any type of clothing you can think of falls into this classification, except protective clothing. International class 25 also contains shoes and hats.
The USPTO requires that when filing in the clothing class you be specific and boy, do they mean specific. Just saying clothing is not going to cut it. Each and every item must be listed.
What if you're selling t-shirts today but know you want to sell jackets, jeans, shoes, etc. later on?
If you're filing as an In Use application, be honest. List all the items you are currently selling because sending that application off means you signed (even an electronic signature counts!) a document stating that "all statements made of his/her own knowledge are true."
If you're in the situation where you know you'll have other items coming out, you may want to consider filing as an Intent-to-Use. Feel free to drop me a line should you have questions about these issues.
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Summary of all International Classifications