Trademark Classes (TM Classes)

Classes of goods and services

Image result for trademark classesBefore filing a trademark application, it is necessary to identify the classes in which you wish to seek protection for your trademark. An application should be made in the relevant classes of current goods/services as well as in classes where there is intent to use. All goods and services are divided into 45 classes.
The 9th edition of the NICE international classification system is followed in India. The following list gives general information about the goods and services covered in each class.
Trademark Classification of Goods and Services in India

Class 1

Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
Class 2

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

Class 3

Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.

Class 4 Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.
Class 5 Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
Class 6 Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.
Class 7 Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.
Class 8 Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.
Class 9

Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10 Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
Class 11 Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Class 12 Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
Class 13 Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Class 14

Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

Class 15 Musical instruments.
Class 16

Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.

Class 17 Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.
Class 18 Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.
Class 19 Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Class 20 Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.
Class 21 Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.
Class 22

Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23 Yarns and threads, for textile use.
Class 24 Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Class 25 Clothing, footwear, headgear.
Class 26 Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
Class 27 Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
Class 28

Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

Class 29 Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
Class 30

Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.

Class 31 Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.
Class 32 Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Class 33 Alcoholic beverages (except beers).
Class 34 Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.
Class 35 Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.
Class 36 Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Class 37 Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38 Telecommunications.
Class 39 Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Class 40 Treatment of materials.
Class 41 Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Class 42 Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Class 43 Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Class 44

Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

Class 45

Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

 

GST RATE SCHEDULE FOR GOODS

GST RATE SCHEDULE FOR GOODS

[As per discussions in the GST Council Meeting held on 18thMay, 2017]

Image result for gst ratesThe fitment of rates of goods were discussed today during the 14th GST Council meeting held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The Council has broadly approved the GST rates for goods at nil rate, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% to be levied on certain goods. The information is being uploaded immediately after the GST Council’s decision and it will be subject to further vetting during which the list may undergo some changes.

GST rates for certain goods like textile, footwear, biris, precious metals, etc. are yet to be decided by the GST Council. The footnote below the table gives the list of such goods.

Click here to download GST-Rates For Goods

VPP Scam – Company Registration & DIN Allotment

Image result for scamHello everyone, Trust all of you doing extremely well in your life. Today I would like to inform you about VPP scam. The VPP scam is now common for all young or new entrepreneurs.  

Story – When you registered a company or just applied for DIN and there comes a postman with VPP parcel, that seems to be sent through Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), at your door steps and asks for Rs 1900 for delivering the packet as it is Value Payable Post. You in joy, that you have received the certificates from MCA after application of Company Registration in India, gives Rs 1900 to the post man and receives the packet. Now you are enthusiastically opening the packet. Bingo there is the Scam !! The VPP Scam !!

Why this is scam – This is scam because we purchased useless material and paid Rs 1900/-. We think that Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) sent parcel to us and it is very important for us but truth is opposite. Its a scam. 

Various fraud companies including certain publishing houses, extract this information of such newly registered company from MCA. They send various books, journals, copy of registration certificate or may be some useless papers etc. to the newly registered addresses of new companies through VPP i.e. they instruct the Posts to get the charge while delivering the item like COD (Cash on Delivery).

When it started – As per our analysis this scam started since 2011. 

Reason – The entrepreneurs who want to get their Company/LLP registered provide all their information to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Now, this information gets public and all details are available to the people about the new companies being registered.

Solution 

  • Share this post on social media because your small efforts may enhance knowledge of young and new entrepreneur reading this scam.
  • Inform to your family members that you not order any parcel and not pay any amount before your confirmation. 
  • If by mistake you paid then raise a complaint against such publication house and aware to your circle about such scam. 

CS Sukhwinder Singh | 9999939069

Last chance to file missing Annual Returns – FCRA

Image result for fcraThe Centre has given one final opportunity to all non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which had applied for renewal of their registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA) but had not uploaded their annual returns from financial year 2010-11 to 2014-15, to do so.

Image result for fcra return“All such NGOs can upload their missing Annual Returns along with the requisite documents within a period of 30 days, starting from May 15, 2017 to June 14, 2017. Further no compounding fee will be imposed on them for late filing of Annual Returns during this period,” the home ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also added that the registration under FCRA would not be renewed unless the annual returns were uploaded by the NGOs.

Click here – List of NGO’s With Annual Return Filing Status

E-stamping mandatory for non-judicial stamp paper in Haryana

The Government of Haryana was made e-stamping mandatory for non-judicial stamp paper for all denomination in the entire State of Haryana. Now, the Government has decided that Treasuries/ sub- Treasuries will issue physical non judicial stamp paper and Special Adhesive Stamps (SAS) of small denomination upto Rupees 100/- to the stamp vendors with effect from 1st May, 2017. This would enable the stamp vendors to sell these papers/ stamp to general public.

Payment Methods on egrashry.nic.in

1. Online Payment through Payment Aggregator on E-GRAS portal
Payment aggregator service is already running on E-GRAS portal through Punjab National Bank, IDBI Bank and State Bank of India. These banks will not charge any fee for the purpose of collection of Government receipts through netbanking on E-GRAS portal.

However in case of making payments through credit or debit cards following would be the extra charges, exclusive of all taxes, charges & levies which will be automatically deducted along the payment to be made.

Card Type Charges
Debit Card 0.70% for up to Rs. 2000/-, 0.73% for above Rs. 2000/-
Credit Card 0.90%

Online stamp papers can be generated through e-Stamping immediately after the successful payment.

2. Manual Payment through E-GRAS Challan
The candidates can also make payments through demand draft or cash to any of the bank branches of SBI, IDBI, SBOP, PNB, CBI and concerned treasury bank branch. To make the offline manual payment, the person needs to generate the requisite challan from egrashry.nic.in and then he/she can generate the online stamp paper immediately after the successful manual payment.

Immediately after successful payments through any of the methods, the depositors can generate stamp papers online through egrashry.nic.in and then seek registration from the Revenue Authority by using HARIS portal. The revenue authority after verifying the payment through E-GRAS system shall register the document and the system will automatically deface the e-Stamp and corresponding Government Receipt Number (GRN) online to avoid duplicity.

Refund of Unused Stamp Papers
The citizens can also apply for the refund of their unused stamp papers on the same E-GRAS portal at egrashry.nic.in by filling the required information through the prescribed form available on the website. Upon verification, the amount will be transferred to the bank account of the payee’s through NEFT/RTGS modes.

The detailed instructions about the notification are available on the official website of Finance Department of Haryana at http://finhry.gov.in

GST Enrolment Re-open on June 01, 2017

71.jpgMore than 60 lakh taxpayers enrolled on GST Portal between 8th November 2016 and 30th April 2017. The Enrolment process has closed with effect from 1st May 2017. Data of all those who have signed the enrolment form will be migrated to the new GST System.

The revenue department on Thursday said 6.05 million entities have enrolled themselves with the goods and services tax network (GSTN) system and for the remaining taxpayers it will reopen for 15 days from June 1. The process to enroll taxpayers on the GSTN portal was suspended on April 30. The government intends to roll out GST from July 1.

At a review meeting of IT Preparedness for GST System at GSTN office on Wednesday, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia expressed satisfaction with the preparation for the roll-out of GST. He reviewed the progress on enrolment of existing taxpayers. Adhia was also briefed about the software system being developed for GST, training of tax officials and outreach program being undertaken by Tax Departments across the nation. Of 62,937 tax officials, 24,668 tax officials have been given hands-on training on the application software on live system while the remaining officials will be trained by June 15, it said.

The training is being conducted on registration, returns and payment modules developed by GSTN, it said, adding GSTN is also conducting a pilot on GST System Software from May 2 to May, 16 where 3,200 taxpayers drawn from each state/UT and Centre will be participating.

MCA Updats – 09.05.2017

  • MCA – Due to urgent maintenance the following document related services will not be available on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 – View Public Documents, Download of form 49A/49B, Download form for Resubmission, and Documents in Track Payment Status / Track SRN status / Enquire DIN status services. Stakeholders are requested to plan accordingly.
  • Form DIR-3C and RD-1 are likely to be revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 11th May 2017. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.
  • Forms CHG-1, CHG-4, CHG-9 and STK-2 were recently revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.