Trademark Registration – Classification Guide Class 30 in Japan

What is the classification of Class 30?

I’m going to start a bakery. What kind of designated goods should I use in our application?

Processed plant-based foods, including bread and sandwiches, fall under Class 30. Please note that if you can eat and drink in the store as well as take out, you need to be careful. Let’s check out what specific designated goods fall under this class.

This page explains what goods are included in the category “Class 30”.
Before you file a trademark application, make sure you know whether your product is in Class 30 or in another category!

目次 Index
    1. What is the classification of Class 30?
  1. Class 30 mainly includes processed plant-based foods, seasonings, and spices.
  2. Goods included in Class 30 and Goods NOT included in Class 30
    1. List of main goods in Class 30
    2. What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 30)
    3. Goods NOT included in Class 30.
  3. File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 30!

Class 30 mainly includes processed plant-based foods, seasonings, and spices.

Class 30 mainly includes processed plant-based foods, seasonings, and spices. Processed plant foods include coffee, cocoa, tea, bread, confectionery, cereal preparations and lunch boxes.

Goods included in Class 30 and Goods NOT included in Class 30

List of main goods in Class 30

The main goods included in Class 30 are listed below.
These goods can be designated by Amazing DX®.

The above list of “the main goods included in Class 30” is just an example.
Let’s take a closer look at what other goods are included in Class 30 and what goods are not.

What should you do if you want to specify such items? (Goods included in Class 30)

Goods that fall under the heading of tea

→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®
Japanese green tea, Mugi-cha [roasted barley tea], tea of salty kelp powder [Kombu-cha], black tea [English tea], iced tea, herbal teas, oolong tea [Chinese tea]tea

Goods that fall under the heading of prepared coffee and coffee-based beverages, prepared cocoa and cocoa-based beverages

→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®
coffee-based beverages, roasted coffee beansprepared coffee and coffee-based beverages
cocoa beverages with milk, chocolate-based beveragesprepared cocoa and cocoa-based beverages

Goods that fall under the heading of sweets, desserts and snacks other than fruit-based, vegetable-based, bean-based or nut-based, bread and buns

→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®
Japanese traditional confectionery, sweet pounded rice cakes [Mochi-gashi], pellet-shaped rice crackers [Arare], fried dough cookies [Karintoh], rice crackers[Senbei], sweet soup of adzuki-beans with rice cake [Zenzai], bars of sweet jellied bean paste [Yohkan]sweets, desserts and snacks other than fruit-based, vegetable-based, bean-based or nut-based
western-style confectionery, ice cream, sherbets [sorbets], Castilia sponge cakes, doughnuts, pies, waffles, pancakes, cookies, cream puffs, puddings, caramels, chocolatesweets, desserts and snacks other than fruit-based, vegetable-based, bean-based or nut-based
bean jam buns, cream buns, bread, bunsbread and buns

Goods that fall under the heading of spices

→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®
curry powder [spice], pepper, ginger paste [seasoning], star aniseed, mustardspices

Goods that fall under the heading of cereal preparations

→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®
pasta-wrappings for Gyoza, pounded rice cakes [Mochi],
breadcrumbs, oatmeal, corn flakes,
noodles, uncooked Chinese noodles, udon noodles,
uncooked Soba noodles [Japanese buckwheat noodles], pasta
cereal preparations

In the future, I’d like to have a selection of prepared foods and desserts to go with the bread. For desserts, I think the same Class 30 “sweets, desserts and snacks” will be fine, but I wonder if there are some items that don’t fall under this class, since there is a part that says “other than fruit-based, vegetable-based, bean-based or nut-based”.

How observant of you. In fact, please note that “potato chips”, “sweet roasted chestnuts”, “baked apples”, and “roasted mixed nuts” fall under class29.

Other goods included in Class 30.

→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 30.

Please note that if the goods are provided in the form of a restaurant, they fall under class43, as they constitute the providing of services.

I got it. If you have food and drink (eat-in) in your restaurant, it seems that I may choose class 43 as well.

File a trademark application, designating goods in Class 30!

Class 30 mainly includes processed plant-based foods (confectionery, bread, lunch boxes, coffee, tea), seasonings, and spices. 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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