Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 28 in Japan

We have decided to start marketing a new “educational toy” this time. First of all, we have prepared a cute and friendly 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 28, which includes ‘toys’!
Class 28 includes goods related to toys and dolls, and also includes equipment related to sports! Let’s check it out.
Considering future product development, it seems like we should designate other products in Class 28. Is it possible to designate “toy boxes” in Class 28 as well…?

Class 28 is a classification for game equipment, toys, stuffed animals, sports equipment, etc.

Class 28 mainly includes game equipment, toys, stuffed animals, and sports equipment.
It may be easier to understand if you associate them with products found in toy stores or sporting goods stores.

Goods included in Class 28 and Goods NOT included in Class 28.

List of main goods in Class 28.

The main goods included in Class 28 are listed below.
These goods can be designated by Amazing DX.

The above list of “the main goods included in Class 28” is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 28 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 28)

Goods related to toys.

→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
infant development toystoys
plush toys
stuffed toys
plastic toys
clockwork toys of plastics
toys
musical toys
toy musical boxes
toy glockenspiels
toy harmonicas
toy pianos
toy xylophones
toys
toy beanbags [Otedama]
marbles
toys
home video game machines
hand-held games with liquid crystal displays
toys
Japanese traditional dolls
Osuwari dolls [dolls in sitting position]
Japanese boys festival dolls and accessories thereof
Kokeshi dolls
Sakura dolls
clothes for Japanese traditional dolls
Japanese girls festival dolls and accessories thereof
European style dolls
clothes for European dolls
traditionally dressed Western dolls
cute figures for decorating personal space
dolls

Goods related to sports equipment, etc.

Various sports equipment is included.

→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
ball game implements
baseball implements
softball implements
basketball implements
volleyball implements
rugby implements
football implements
American football implements
handball implements
dodgeball implements
tennis implements
table tennis implements
badminton implements
golf equipment
field hockey implements
ice hockey implements
bowling implements
gateball implements
squash implements
lacrosse implements
sports equipment
track and field events implements
skiing implements
boxing implements
appliances for gymnastics
training implements
slides
swings
sports equipment

Other Goods.

products you want to includeselection on Amazing DX
fishing floats
fishing sinkers
landing nets for anglers
rods for spear fishing
fishing lines
rods for fishing
fishing rod cases
fishing tackle
toy Christmas trees
artificial snow for Christmas trees
ornaments for Christmas trees, except lights, candles and confectionery
Christmas tree stands
bells for Christmas trees
candle holders for Christmas trees
Christmas crackers [party novelties]
toys

Goods NOT included in Class 28.

game program

Toy boxes and other storage furniture.

Retail and other services such as toy stores.

I see, so “game programs for home video game machines” and “toy boxes” are in a different classification, even if they are related to toys.
Right, it is necessary to designate a separate classification for these “programs” and “storage furniture”.

Goods to wear during sports.

Other goods NOT included in Class 28.

It’s not Class 28 for clothing to wear when playing sports!

File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 28!

Class 28 is for game equipment, toys, stuffed animals, and sports equipment. Please consider Class 28 first if you are a toy manufacturer or a sporting goods manufacturer.

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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