Last updated: 
16 October 2017

You must identify at least one good or service you will use your trade mark for in the course of trade. Your trade mark will only be protected for the goods or services you choose.

A ‘good’ is an item produced or manufactured. A ‘service’ is an action performed by a business for the benefit of the customer.

Lists of goods and services are provided under 45 different categories called trade mark classes. Classes 1 to 34 are for goods and 35 to 45 are for services.

When selecting goods and services, think about ‘what do people pay you for?’

Choosing the right goods or services is important as you will need to pay for each class and you may be open to non-use action if you don’t use your trade mark for those selected.

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