Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 4 in Japan

We have developed a biomass alcohol fuel made from soybeans that do not produce CO2. First of all, we have prepared an impactful product name and logo for the new biomass alcohol fuel, and we would like to register it as a trademark so that others will not imitate us.
Then you need to remember to designate Class 4, which includes “fuel”!
Class 4 includes many goods related to fuel! Let’s check it out.
Considering the future development of products other than biofuels, it seems to be better to designate other goods in Class 4, as well. Is it possible to designate ”cosmetics containing isoflavone” in Class 4 as well…?
目次 Index
  1. Class 4 is a classification for small manual kitchen utensils, cosmetic utensils, glassware, etc.
  2. Goods included in Class 4 and Goods NOT included in Class 4.
    1. List of main goods in Class 4.
  3. What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 4)
  4. Goods NOT included in Class 4.
  5. File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 4!

Class 4 is a classification for small manual kitchen utensils, cosmetic utensils, glassware, etc.

Class 4 includes mainly solid fuels, liquid fuels, gaseous fuels, and industrial oils.

It may be easier to understand if you associate them with fuels that generate energy when burned, such as crude oil, gasoline, coal, natural gas, or biomass fuels.

Goods included in Class 4 and Goods NOT included in Class 4.

List of main goods in Class 4.

The main goods included in Class 4 are listed below.
These goods can be designated by Amazing DX.

The above list of “the main goods included in Class 4” is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 4 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 4)

Goods related to fuel.

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX, please specify the item that the product is included.

For example, ……

products you want to includeselection on Amazing DX
coal
firewood
combustible briquettes [charcoal briquettes]
coke
solid fuels
gasoline
crude oils
heavy oils
kerosene
benzine [fuel]
liquid fuels
liquefied petroleum gases
coal gas
natural gas
gaseous fuels
bio mass fuelsolid fuels, liquid fuels, gaseous fuels

Goods related to Industrial oils and other products.

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX, please specify the item that the product is included.

For example, ……

products you want to includeselection on Amazing DX
industrial gasoline
cutting fluids
lubricating oil
petroleum jelly
mineral oils and greases for industrial purposes [not for fuel]
lanolin
olive oils for industrial purposes, not edible
hardened oils for industrial purposes [hydrogenated oils for industrial use]
non-mineral oils and greases for industrial purposes [not for fuel]

Goods related to lubricants, lubricating oil, and lubricating grease.

it includes so-called lubricants and moisturizers.

products you want to includeselection on Amazing DX
solid lubricantssolid lubricants
wax for skis
paraffin wax
beeswax
sumac wax [sumach wax]
waxes [raw material]

Goods related to Leather preserving oil.

products you want to includeselection on Amazing DX
grease for shoes and bootsgrease for shoes and boots
leather preserving oil and greaseleather preserving oil and grease

Goods related to candles and wicks for lighting.

products you want to includeselection on Amazing DX
lamp wickslamp wicks
nightlights [candles]nightlights [candles]

Goods NOT included in Class 4.

Special oils and fats for industrial use.

Special wax products, etc.

Oils with different purposes.

I see, that even though they are made from soybeans, “cosmetics” and “sweets” are classified differently.
Right, it is necessary to designate a different classification for these “cosmetics” and “sweets”.

Other goods NOT included in Class 4.

Even if it’s a wick for burning, it doesn’t fall under Class 4, unless it’s used for lamps!

File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 4!

Class 4 is the classification for pharmaceuticals and other medical or veterinary preparations. Please consider Class 4 first if you are a dietary supplement and medical and pharmaceutical professional.

Amazing DX allows you to easily select your designated goods and services online.
First, please select as many goods and services as possible. After the search, it is easy to exclude the goods marked with “×” and search again.

If you are not sure which goods or services to select, please feel free to contact us via chat. Our attorneys specializing in trademarks will be happy to answer your questions.

Reference: Japan Patent Office, “Examination Guidelines for Similar Goods and Services (corresponding to the Nice Classification, 11th Edition, Version 2022)”.

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Supervisor for the article:
HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK
大阪法務戦略部長 八谷 晃典
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