Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 23 in Japan

We have decided to start marketing a variety of yarns used for knitting. First of all, we have prepared a high-end product name and logo, 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 23, which includes “yarn”!
Class 23 includes many goods related to “yarn”! Let’s check it out.
In the future, it seems to be better to designate other goods as well, since we plan to brand “fibers” for making yarns and focus on selling them. Is it possible to designate “hair fiber” in Class 23 as well?

Class 23 is the classification of yarn, etc.

Class 23 includes mainly threads and yarns made of natural or synthetic materials.
Generally, yarns for weaving and knitting fall into this classification.

Goods included in Class 23 and Goods NOT included in Class 23.

List of main goods in Class 23.

The main goods included in Class 23 are listed below.
These goods can be designated by Amazing DX.

The above list of “the main goods included in Class 23” is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 23 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 23)

Goods related to yarns for weaving and knitting

→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
cotton thread and yarn
hemp thread and yarn
silk thread and yarn
spun wool
synthetic fiber thread and yarn for textile use
glass fiber thread and yarn for textile use
metal fiber thread and yarn for textile use
mixed spun threads and yarns
twisted threads and yarns
sewing thread and yarn
rubber thread for textile use
paper yarn for textile use
gilt thread for textile use
embroidery thread and yarn
threads and yarns, other than degreased waste threads and yarns

Goods NOT included in Class 23.

Specific threads and yarns for special applications

Other yarns not for weaving

I see, so even among yarns, if it is not ‘for weaving’, it is in a separate classification.
Right, yarns that are not for weaving need to be designated in a separate classification according to their respective uses and materials.

Other goods NOT included in Class 23.

All of the above【class 22

Aren’t “coarse animal hairs” and “raw textile fibers” class 23!

File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 23!

Class 23 is a classification for yarns for weaving and knitting. Please consider class 23 first if you are in the yarn manufacturing or spinning industry.

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)”.

Supervisor for the article:
大阪法務戦略部長 八谷 晃典
, , ,

Let's start,
an easy trademark application in Japan!

For those who are worried about registering a trademark for the first time, we offer free advice tailored to your situation.