Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 29 in Japan

What is the classification of Class 29?

I’m thinking of opening a fried Fried chicken shop that specializes in take-out. I plan to sell French fries and lunch boxes as well. What kind of goods should I specify in my application?

Fried chicken is classified as a meat product of class 29. Let’s check out what specific designated goods fall under this class.

目次 Index
    1. What is the classification of Class 29?
  1. Class 29 is a classification of foods of animal origin, and processed foods of horticultural plants and crops such as vegetables and fruits.
  2. Goods included in Class 29 and Goods NOT included in Class 29
    1. List of main goods in Class 29
    2. What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 29)
    3. Goods NOT included in Class 29.
  3. File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 29!

Class 29 is a classification of foods of animal origin, and processed foods of horticultural plants and crops such as vegetables and fruits.

Class 29 mainly includes,
・foods of animal origin
・processed foods of horticultural plants and crops such as vegetables and fruits

Foods of animal origin include milk products, eggs, processed meat products, and processed seafood products.

Goods included in Class 29 and Goods NOT included in Class 29

List of main goods in Class 29

The main goods included in Class 29 are listed below.
These goods can be designated by Amazing DX®.

The above list of “the main goods included in Class 29” is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 29 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 29)

Goods that fall under the heading of “fruit-based, vegetable-based, bean-based or nut-based snacks”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
sweet roasted chestnuts, candied beans, roasted chestnuts, roasted beans, baked apples, sweetened boiled adzuki-beans, potato chips, roasted mixed nutsfruit-based, vegetable-based, bean-based or nut-based snacks
[Note] Japanese traditional confectionery and western-style confectionery included in Class 30.

Goods that fall under the heading of “edible oils and fats”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
vegetable oils and fats for food, olive oil for food, rape oil for food, corn oil for food, soy bean oil for foodedible oils and fats
animal oils and fats for food, beef tallow for food, whale oil and fat for food, lardedible oils and fats
processed oils and fats for food, shortening, margarineedible oils and fats

Goods that fall under the heading of “milk products”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
milk, goat milk, sheep milk, butter, cheese, lactic acid drinks,
lactic acid bacteria drinks, condensed milk and evaporated milk,
almond milk, coconut milk
milk products

Goods that fall under the heading of “processed meat products”, “processed seafood productss [other than “blocks of boiled, smoked and then dried bonitos [Katsuo-bushi], dried pieces of agar jelly [Kanten], flakes of dried fish meat [Kezuri-bushi], fishmeal for human consumption, edible shavings of dried kelp [Tororo-kombu], sheets of dried laver [Hoshi-nori], dried brown alga [Hoshi-hijiki], dried edible seaweed [Hoshi-wakame] and toasted sheets of laver [Yaki-nori]”]”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
croquettes, sausages, ham, bacon, yakitori, liver pateprocessed meat products
smoked seafood products, canned seafood products, seafoods boiled down in soy sauce [Tsukudani], steamed or toasted cakes of fish paste [Kamaboko], tube-shaped toasted cakes of fish paste [Chikuwa], steamed cakes of smashed fish and yam [Hampen], fish sausagesprocessed seafood productss [other than “blocks of boiled, smoked and then dried bonitos [Katsuo-bushi], dried pieces of agar jelly [Kanten], flakes of dried fish meat [Kezuri-bushi], fishmeal for human consumption, edible shavings of dried kelp [Tororo-kombu], sheets of dried laver [Hoshi-nori], dried brown alga [Hoshi-hijiki], dried edible seaweed [Hoshi-wakame] and toasted sheets of laver [Yaki-nori]”]

Is it safe to assume that fried chicken boxed lunches are also included in Class 29?

Boxed lunches are included in class30. If you wish to handle boxed lunches as well, it is recommended that you file an application designating two classes, Class 29 and Class 30.

Goods that fall under the heading of “processed vegetables and fruits”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
canned or bottled fruits, dried fruits, “vegetables, dried”,
fermented bamboo shoots boiled and preserved in salt,
kimchi, pickles, jams, peanut butter, marmalade
processed vegetables and fruits

I did some research on my own and found out that ”french fries” are also a “processed vegetable” and can be filed under class 29!

Goods that fall under the heading of “pre-cooked curry stew, stew and soup mixes”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
pre-cooked curry stew, instant or pre-cooked stew,
instant or pre-cooked miso soup,
instant or pre-cooked soup, soups
pre-cooked curry stew, stew and soup mixes

Goods that fall under the heading of “side-dish made of fermented soybean [Name-mono]”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
fermented soybean food containing chopped vegetables [Kinzanji-miso], fermented soybean food containing minced red snapper meat [Tai-miso]side-dish made of fermented soybean [Name-mono]

Goods that fall under the heading of “preserved pulses”

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

products you want to includeselected on Amazing DX®
Adzuki [preserved red beans], preserved kidney beans,
preserved peas, preserved broad beans, preserved soybeans, preserved peanuts
preserved pulses

Other goods included in Class 29.

→If you would like to specify the following goods or other items in Amazing DX®, please contact our trademark attorneys via chat.

Goods NOT included in Class 29.

[Note1] Live animals and unprocessed horticultural plants fall under class31.
[Note2] If the goods are provided in the form of a restaurant, they fall under class43, as they constitute the providing of services.

File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 29!

Class 29 mainly includes foods of animal origin and processed foods of horticultural plants and crops such as vegetables and fruits. This classification is recommended for those in the food 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)”.

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