Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 6 in Japan

I’ve decided to start selling lightweight high-strength metal mountaineering equipment. First of all, I have prepared an impactful product name and logo for the new crampons and haken, and I would like to register it as a trademark to prevent others from copying it.

Then you need to remember to designate Class 6, which contains ‘metal goods’!
Class 6 contains a lot of metal-related goods! Let’s check it out.

Considering the future product development of mountaineering equipment, I think it would be better to designate other products included in class 6. If they are in the same category, the cost is the same, but I wonder if it would be possible to designate Alpine stocks in class 6…?

Class 6 is a classification of metals (including ores) and certain metal goods, etc.

Class 6 includes mainly raw and semi-processed metals and metal goods, including ores.

It may be easier to understand if you associate it with the raw materials and processed products handled in metal processing.

Goods included in Class 6 and NOT included in Class 6

List of main goods in Class 6

The following is a list of the main goods included in Class 6.
You may file a Japanese trademark application designating these goods by Amazing DX®.

The above list of main goods included in Class 6 is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 6 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 6)

Goods related to raw and semi-processed metals (including ores)

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, specify the item it contains.

For example,

Products you want to includeSelected on Amazing DX®
iron
steels
steels in primary forms
rolled steels
steels and irons in secondary forms
iron or steel scraps
iron and steel
copper and its alloys
zinc and its alloys
tin and its alloys
aluminium and its alloys
titanium and its alloys
indium and its alloys
nonferrous metals and their alloys
zinc ores
uranium ores
lead ores
gold ores
cobalt ores
mercury ores
tin ores
ores of metal

Goods related to building or construction, etc.

This includes metal parts and materials used in so-called building, construction, and civil engineering works.

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, specify the item it contains.

For example,

Products you want to includeSelected on Amazing DX®
chimney shafts of metal
guardrails of metal
wall linings of metal
pilings of metal
water-pipes of metal
hinges of metal
wainscottings of metal
fire retarding doors of metal
windows of metal
manhole covers of metal
gates of metal
pillars of metal
barbed wire
metal materials for building or construction

Products related to portable building assembly sets, etc.

It includes a set of so-called moveable, assembled structures.

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, specify the item it contains.

For example,

Products you want to includeSelected on Amazing DX®
prefabricated houses [kits] of metal
skating rinks [structures] of metal
chicken-houses of metal
prefabricated building assembly kits of metal

Certain metal goods

This includes so-called metal goods for specific uses.

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, specify the item it contains.

For example,

Products you want to includeSelected on Amazing DX®
nails
nuts of metal
tacks of metal
screws
chains of metal
casters of metal
metal fixtures for ropes for use with swimming pools
metal hardware, not including
“security locks, ring of
metal for keys, keys of metal
for locks and padlocks”
tin cans
high pressure gas containers, sold empty
steel drums, sold empty
industrial packaging containers of metal, not including “metal stoppers, lids and caps”

Other Products

This includes metal commodities used for further processing.

→When you want to specify such a product in Amazing DX®, specify the item it contains.

Products you want to includeSelected on Amazing DX®
metals in foil or powder form for 3D printersiron and steel
nonferrous metals and their alloys
pipework of metaliron and steel
nonferrous metals and their alloys

Goods NOT included in Class 6

Metals and ores used as chemical substances in chemical research, etc.

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Certain metal goods classified by function and use

 

I see, so alpenstocks are included in a different class, even if they are made of aluminum alloy.

Yes, alpenstock should be designated a separate class since it is a companion to cane.

File a trademark application in Japan, designating goods in Class 6!

Class 6 is for metals (including ores) and goods made of metals, etc. Class 6 is for metals (metalworking manufacturers and those in the construction industry should consider Category 6 first.

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.

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

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HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK
大阪法務戦略部長 八谷 晃典
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